Famous frozen cocktail bar finds its way back to San Antonio's River Walk
The River Walk is set to welcome the return of a fan favorite. Home of the original frozen cocktail and famous 190 Octane, Fat Tuesday is returning to its original Texas location on the San Antonio River Walk after 17 years.
Founded in New Orleans in 1984, Fat Tuesday is the largest off-premises and take-away alcohol business in the U.S. specializing in frozen cocktails. Operating 64 corporate locations with an additional 23 franchise owned locations, the brand largely operates in warm geographies, tourist destinations, entertainment districts, and outdoor malls.
These factors gave Fat Tuesday a robust San Antonio presence in the 1990s, but the brand largely disappeared in the early 2000s. Now, Fat Tuesday's first San Antonio location is reopening at 111 West Crockett. The River Walk spot will join two other new San Antonio Fat Tuesday locations, one in the Shops at River Center and one on Bandera Road, which opened quietly earlier this year.
In total, Fat Tuesday now has nine Texas locations, with Houston boasting the majority. With Texas heat looking like it won't take a vacation for a while yet, River Walk wanderers will rejoice at the return of frozen cocktails with endless flavor combinations.