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San Antonio

By Michael LaBelle

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People remember the Alamo, but there's a lot more to this sprawling metropolis in southeastern Texas. Into history? Visit the aforementioned attraction, or one of the interesting Spanish missions. Just want to put your feet up? Boats ply the waters of River Walk, an artificial waterway lined with interesting eateries. When the weather is pleasant, there's no better place to be than on one of the tree-shaded patio bars overlooking the water.
For nightlife, there's a lively gay bar scene in the downtown neighborhood known as Northcentral.

Getting around
Unless you are staying right downtown, a car is a must for getting around San Antonio.

Three gay-friendly options are found in the Kings William neighborhood, not far from River Walk and the Alamo.
Arbor House Suites (109 Arciniega; 210-472-2005) five stately houses linked by a lush garden courtyard.
Painted Lady Guesthouse (620 Broadway; 210-220-1092) impeccable and luxurious suites, rooftop spa.
Victorian Lady Inn (421 Howard St; 210- 224-2524) elegant rooms, period antiques, modern amenities.

Bars and clubs
2015 Place (2015 San Pedro) centrally located neighborhood bar, daily happy-hour specials.
Annex (330 San Pedro Avenue) men's cruise bar, bears, cowboys, leather groups, darts, burgers on Sunday.
Bonham Exchange (411 Bonham) multi- level River Walk dance club, big and busy, drag shows, go-go boys.
Heat (1500 North Main) futuristic dance club, after-hours on weekends, heated patio, go-go dancers, Sunday cookouts.
One-O-Six (106 Pershing Av) local hangout, popular with Mexican guys.
Pegasus (1402 North Main) cruise and dance bar, mostly men, patio and pool tables, fills up after 9pm.
Saint (1430 North Main) devilish drag divas reign over go-go boys and 18+ dance crowd.
Silver Dollar (1418 North Main) country-western saloon, large patio, gyrating strippers of all types.

Mad Hatter's Tea (320 Beauregard St) breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner for every budget.
Bloom N Bistro (501 Jackson Keller) new cafe and meeting space, free wi-fi, great chicken salad sandwiches.
Candle Light Coffeehouse (3011 North St Mary's) laid-back coffeehouse, appetizers, gourmet desserts, beverages, shady patio.
Luther's Cafe (1425 N Main Av) greasy spoon for before or after the bars, great hamburger and meatloaf.
Rosario's (910 S. Alamo) Mexican cafe and cantina, always crowded for good food and reasonable prices.
Timo's Coffee House (2021-1 San Pedro) coffee blends, pastries, homemade munchies.

Bloom N Bistro (501 Jackson Keller) this coffee shop also does flower arrangements.
Encore Video (1031 NE Loop 410) camcorders, VCR rentals, erotic DVD sales and rentals, apparel and toys.
Zebraz (1608 North Main Av) gay merchandise, funky club wear, CDs, flavored lubes, underwear.

Day trips
The Natural Bridge Caverns (Naturalbridgecaverns.com) Texas natural scenic and discovery marvel just to the north.

Gay media
Look for Ignite Magazine, San Antonio's only gay and lesbian magazine.

Getting here

From San Antonio International Airport, VIA (Viainfo.net) has bus service to downtown for about $1. Shuttle vans cost about $18 per trip. See Saairportshuttle.com.

Events planner

The Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Alamo Empire crowns its queen.
May 28-31

Concert Under the Stars
The Botanical Gardens hosts nighttime shows.
June 11

Blanco Lavender Festival
Old Blanco County Courthouse, Blanco TX
Gay venders, food, artists, and musicians entertain the crowds.
June 12-14

San Antonio Council of Clubs raises funds for charity.
July 30-August 2

San Antonio Rodeo
The Texas Gay Rodeo Association holds its annual event at the Guadalupe County Fairgrounds in Seguin, Texas.
August 28- 30

Pride is June

Pridefest San Antonio, a local celebration that first took place in 1981, will be held this year on June 13.

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