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Lackluster DJ Aside, Aztec Lounge Has Plenty of Potential

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The humongous faces of Aztec gods cast judgment on the stanky legs of revelers below

Unobtrusive but quietly visible security patrolled the second floor, which wasn’t an unwelcome thing, what with the nooks and crannies of the mez. At one point, I noticed an ambulatory light-up tchotchke vendor, because, San Antonio.

Drink specials from the bar vary every night, but when I paid my visit, wells and three varieties of Karbach beer were going for $4 during the first half of the evening. The beer and liquor selection is standard, with Macallan rounding out the upper end of the spectrum at $12. The friendly ’tenders were happy to chat and pleased to mix up all sorts of instant-hangover inducing shots in the $7 to $9 range, including the Purple Gecko, with tequila, raspberry, Blue Curaçao and salt on the rim ,and the Tokyo Typhoon featuring Malibu, Midori, more Blue Curaçao and pineapple. (The Typhoon was a bit better than the vaguely cough syrup-reminiscent Gecko, FYI, but my shot recommendation remains straight tequila.)

Overall, the Aztec has potential to be a viable downtown dance destination. It’s housed in a really rad-looking and historic space, has a stage for concerts, boasts reasonable club-drink options and prices, charges cheap entry and—most importantly—it’s not fucking Pat O’s.

The Aztec Lounge

280 W Crockett
(210) 201-3301

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