Listen up, y'all. I'm doing you a solid right now and letting you know about one of the best things San Antonio has to offer: Beer, Bacon, and Bingo. You read that right. Alamo Beer knows what the people want and delivers every Thursday.
We experienced it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it was FANTASTIC. Here's basically how it works: You show up. You grab some bingo cards. Decide amongst your group on a team name for trivia. (Did I mention there's also trivia? Because there's also trivia.) Order yourself a beer. Play some bingo. Play some trivia in between each round of bingo. Get yourself some grub provided by The Box Street Social. Win some prizes. Have a blast. Repeat next week. Here's the best part: IT'S FREE. Pay for your beer. Pay for your food. The entertainment and prizes are on the house!
Alamo Beer has plenty of seating, both indoors and outdoors. All of the fun stuff happens inside, but if you're coming just to hang out and enjoy some beers, it won't be hard to find a place to sit your ass down. Obviously, the beer selection is glorious. Alamo Beer is a San Antonio treasure just based off the brews themselves. The four staples provide something for every beer lover (Golden Ale, Amber Lager, German Style Pale Ale, & Pilsner) plus there's usually a seasonal option or two. The Box Street Social provides excellent food options (and bacon, duh.) We ordered the burger and avocado stuffed with spicy crab. Both were DELISH, but I must admit I'm already looking into making a copycat recipe for the avocado/crab concoction. And duh, wash that food down with some brewskies!
And not to toot our own horns, but we won trivia. We are the trivia masters. Like, officially. (Our prize was happy hour for our group, which we took full advantage of and thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend becoming a trivia master.)