The St. Mary's Strip
The Strip is on its way back... In the late 80s/early 90s the St. Mary's Strip was the focal point of San Antonio nightlife, once even the site of MTV's infamous Block Party TV show. A victim of its own success, the Strip went bust in the late 90s/early 2000s and has flatlined ever since... til now. Strategically located just a few blocks from the Pearl Brewery (which is at the heart of the booming River North area) as well as Trinity University to the north and the newly minted Tobin Center(and the rest of downtown) to the south, the Strip is currently roaring back to life.
So what exactly is the St. Mary's Strip? It's a collection of retro-funky bars and restaurants on N. St. Mary's Street that stretch roughly from Grayson Street to Hwy 281. Just a few steps from our address you will find Burger Boy(badass old school burgers), a once legendary small concert venue, an iconic neighborhood bar/pool hall, a formerly awesome punk rock biker bar, a Greek restaurant(with Greek Orthodox church across the street), a retro dance club, an all-male strip club, plenty of food trucks and an unassuming but epic craft cocktail bar... as well as a few annoying pseudo-hipster corporate-backed wannabe Austin hangouts, unfortunately as of this writing. But that just gets you started. The best part about the Strip? It's authentic - if you want the latest trend, look elsewhere. The Strip marches to its own beat... and we are glad to be a part of it.
The Amp Room is open... San Antonio's newest live music club is dedicated to all things Rock n' Roll, with a special nod to the vintage guitar amplifiers that helped make(and continue to make) the music we love. Live bands, sexy vibe and decor, great patio, awesome drinks and friendly service in the heart of the St. Mary's Strip... come see what the fuss is all about!