Every outdoor enthusiast worth his weight in beer knows a happy camper is one with a brew in hand. And that’s exactly the crafty idea behind Alamo City’s newest bar and entertainment space.
Camp 1604, a 12,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor camping-inspired beer garden, opened this week at 5535 N. Loop West at the Rim Crossing in Northwest San Antonio alongside other entertainment and food concepts like Top Golf, Andretti Karting, Velvet Taco, and a soon-to-open Kerbey Lane location.
The new concept from Austin-based KPG Hospitality includes tons of space to gather, a full bar featuring more than 60 brews, and the perfect beer-pairing grub from onsite barbecue food truck Holy Smoke. (Might we suggest you and your pals try a pitcher of beer paired with Texas Twinkies 4 Four, Holy Smoke’s bacon-wrapped jalapeños stuffed with brisket and cream cheese, for a tasty first Camp 1604 adventure?)
Once you gather your buddies, beer, and barbecue, it’s time to check out the entertainment, and Camp 1604 offers a play land of good-time games, including ping-pong, adult-sized seesaws, an archery range, and a simulated ax-throwing setup.
And coming to the entertainment complex January 4 is fellow amusement venue Kung Fu Saloon, the vintage-arcade-themed bar that falls under the KPG Hospitality umbrella. Though Kung Fu Saloon boasts locations in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Nashville, this will be the first San Antonio outpost for the brand.
Kung Fu will feature arcade games like “Mortal Kombat,” “NBA Jam,” and “Mario Kart,” in addition to classic boardwalk delights like Skee-Ball, as well as ping-pong and karaoke rooms. And perhaps the coolest attraction: Kung Fu will host a rotating themed pop-up bar of pop-culture favorites throughout the year.
Of course, if you’d rather sprawl in the beer garden with a cold one under the live oaks or chill out in comfort in Camp 1604’s 4,000-square-foot indoor space while watching a game on one of many TVs, that’s cool, too, campers.
“We’re proud to create unique spaces and experiences where friends can gather to socialize while they enjoy good food, great drinks, and activities,” says Bri Domowitz, marketing director of KPG Hospitality. “Camp 1604 and Kung Fu Saloon are now part of a very fun and exciting area of San Antonio, and we look forward to offering a great experience to the area’s residents.”