Beer plus food equals happy South Siders

Summer is here, which means the beer is flowing.

What goes best with a nice cold beer? A delicious meal. Good news for those who live, work, learn, play, and stay at Brooks: There are a host of options for you to grab a bite and a pint as the summer heats up.

From Puerto Rican to BBQ, seafood to burgers, you can find the best beer pairings on San Antonio’s South Side. Still looking for Father’s Day plans? Grab Dad and treat him to a cold one at one of these local spots.

Aquaduck Beer Garden

9214 Espada Rd

A visit to Aquaduck is a two-for-one experience, as it’s located right on the San Antonio Mission trail. Whether you sit on the patio and enjoy the South San Antonio sights or pull up a stool at the bar, you’ll find their selection of craft beers and traditional favorites to be more than satisfactory. A rotating food truck schedule ensures you always have a new cuisine to pair with your brew.

Luna Rosa

2603 S.E. Military Dr. #106

Experience the flavors of Puerto Rico at this local, family-owned business near Brooks that was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” in 2018. The tapas bring tastes from Puerto Rico and Spain to the Alamo City in a fun and festive local atmosphere, while a great beer selection keeps the party going.

Market Barbeque

2707 S.E. Military Dr.

Come for the full bar and drink specials, stay for the slow-smoked BBQ. Southern classics like ribs, po-boys, brisket, and creamed corn can be washed down with a beer selection including domestics, Mexican beers, and Dos-a-Ritas.

Nineteen17 at Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa

7610 S. New Braunfels Ave.

The restaurant and bar at Embassy Suites on the South Side is local fare at its finest—they even use honey from their own on-site beehive, veggies from their garden, and cook their pizza in a wood-fired pizza oven. Nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the South Side’s full-service hotel, Nineteen17’s beer selection is unlike many you’ve seen at hotel bars.

Longhorn Cafe

3150 S.E. Military Dr.

A San Antonio staple since the ‘50s, Longhorn Cafe is known for their Big Juicy burgers and family-friendly atmosphere. Bring the whole family, sit back with a hearty meal, and enjoy an adult beverage. Here’s the ultimate question, though: fries or onion rings?

Gulf Coast Fish House

2230 S.E. Military Dr.

If you’ve been looking for quality seafood on the South Side, look no further. Gulf Coast Fish House prides itself on selling top quality seafood at reasonable prices. Catfish, Cajun pasta, jumbo shrimp, fried oysters — you name it, Gulf Coast probably has it. Only a nice cold beer could truly pair with a meal like that.

Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery – Coming Soon

Expected to open at The Greenline at Brooks in Fall 2019, Southerleigh’s Jeff Balfour is bringing his coastal classics and beer brewed on-site to the South Side. Keep an eye out for this addition to the 43-acre linear park at Brooks.