South Side Does Happy Hour Right

Guava-rita and Puerto Rican fare from Luna Rosa? Sliders from 54th Street Grill? Yes please!

There are few things better than delicious bites and tasty sips after a long work day. San Antonio’s South Side is full of local Mom and Pop’s and national staples with excellent food and drink deals. If you live or work in the Brooks area, check out our list of happy hours on the South Side.

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 and cocktails bring tastes from Puerto Rico and Spain to the Alamo City in a fun and festive local atmosphere, complete with live music and dancing.

Happy Hour:
Tuesday-Thursday 5-7 PM
Friday 3-7 PM
Saturday 9-11 PM

Our recommendation: Mango Wings and Bacon-Wrapped Figs

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 is the neighborhood spot you’ve been hoping for.

Happy Hour:
Daily 4:30-7:30 PM

Our recommendation: Rosemary Parmesan Tots and the Southside cocktail

54th Street Grill

7303 S. New Braunfels Ave.

This Kansas City-based restaurant has several locations in San Antonio, and its S. New Braunfels Ave. location is the South Side go-to for watching the game, or sampling one of more than 30 draft options. With it’s laid-back, retro vibe, 54th Street Grill is the perfect spot for a cold one on a weekday afternoon.

Happy Hour:
Monday-Friday 3-6 PM
Daily 9 PM-close

Our recommendation: Frozen Margarita and Gringo Dip


2619 S. E. Military Dr.

San Antonio-born-and-bred restaurant Armadillo’s boasts the “best burgers in San Antonio.” See for yourself with happy hour deals every weekday. Which Texas-style burger option will be your favorite?

Happy Hour:
Monday-Thursday 4-7 PM
Friday 2-6 PM

Our recommendation: Armadillo Eggs

Nicha’s Comida Mexicana

3119 Roosevelt Ave.

A San Antonio staple since 1977, Nicha’s Comida Mexicana offers delicious Mexican food in a family-friendly environment. With daily drink specials and $5 bites, don’t miss out on Nicha’s Hora Feliz.

Happy Hour:
Monday-Friday 3:30-7 PM

Our recommendation: Beef Empanadas and a Mexican cerveza

Hurricane Grill & Wings

2611 S.E. Military Dr. Ste. 108

With nearly all-day deals on the weekends, Hurricane’s definitely has the longest-lasting happy hour. With so much more than just wings, this chain also serves burgers, salads, soups, and bowls.

Happy Hour:
Monday-Thursday 2:30-6 PM, 8:30-10:30 PM
Friday 2:30-6 PM
Saturday-Sunday Noon-10:30 PM

Our recommendation: Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Fries and a Michelada

Buffalo Wild Wings

3158 S.E. Military Dr.

Everyone’s favorite wing place has a home at Brooks too, and their happy hour is not one to miss. Roll up your sleeves and get your wet napkins ready. With happy hour deals every weekday, BWW is the casual post-work spot calling your name.

Happy Hour:
Monday-Friday 2-7 PM, 9-11 PM

Our recommendation: Classic Buffalo Wings and your favorite draft beer