College Guide 2013
Major Entertainment For Minor Students
Published: August 20, 2013
4. Graham Central Station
With seven locations in three states, GCS is an entertainment marvel. The unique set-up includes six different themed nightclubs under one roof: karaoke, hip-hop, old school, techno, tejano and regional Mexican music. 4902 Fredericksburg, (210) 979-9303, grahamcentralstationsanantonio.com.
Hookah Brother Up
San Antonio has an abundance of hidden hookah hangouts that are perfect for underage students. An ancient Persian ritual, smoking shisha (flavored tobacco) out of a hookah has gained immense popularity in North America. All establishments are 18 and older. Remember, shisha is tobacco, and there are certain health risks involved when smoking it.
1. Shisha Café
5500 Babcock, #101. (210) 694-4800, 11am-2am Sun-Thur, 11am-4am Fri-Sat, shishacafesa.com.
2. Sultan Café and Grill
5625 Babcock, (210) 641-5544, 6pm-2am Sun-Thu, 6pm-3am Fri-Sat, facebook.com/SultanCafe.SA.
3. Suck It Hookah & Bubble Tea
6565 Babcock, #7, (210) 384-2974. noon-2am Mon-Thu, noon-2:30am Fri-Sat, 6pm-1:30am Sun, suckitsa.com.
4. Amore Café
4553 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 492-4994, 6pm-midnight Sun-Wed, 6pm-2am Thu-Sat, myamorecafe.com.
5. The Raven Hookah Lounge
1255 SW Loop 410, #133, (210) 673-3650, 7pm-2am Mon-Wed, 7pm-3am Thu-Sat, 7pm-1am Sun, ravenhookah.com.
At the Gay Bar
Why are LGBT nightclubs always more entertaining than regular clubs? Because they allow minors, of course!
1. The Electric Company
We suggest drinking a Red Bull before coming here. The energy is, well … electric. $8 cover charge for 18+. 820 San Pedro, (210) 212-6635.
2. The Saint
The Saint is anything but virtuous. Dancing, lights, hypnotic music. Who knows what goes on in all that smoke. $10 cover charge for 18+. 800 Lexington,
3. Bonham Exchange
Advertised as wanting the customer to “be whoever you want to be and have a great time without fear of criticism,” San Antonio’s most (in)famous LGBT night club is a must-go for college kids. The diversity among the crowd and the ambiance will make you feel comfortable, straight, gay or other. Cover charge varies, but minors are always permitted entrance. 411 Bonham, (210) 271-3811, bonhamexchange.com.
4. Silver Dollar Saloon
Foggy and packed ... What more can you ask for in a gay club? $10 cover charge for 18+. 1812 N Main, (210) 227-2623.