ABOUT THE LONESOME ROSE
Honky tonk has a home in San Antone – it always has. Jimmie Rodgers played the grand opening of the Majestic Theatre in 1929, while The Carter Family spent their winters living and recording in Monticello Park through the 1930s and 40s. Hell, even Doug Sahm's brand of Tex-Mex swagger launched the Alamo City onto the scene during the 1960s, 70s, and beyond.
Now, an area that was once home to iconic clubs, like Saluté and the original Taco Land, is embracing its roots: introducing The Lonesome Rose, the "oldest honky-tonk" on the St. Mary's strip. While it may be one of the newest additions on the block (established November 2018), you'll feel right at home under the deep red hues of the old-school, Texas bar, conceived by well-known nightlife entrepreneurs Danny Delgado and Joey Cano.
Throw down on delicious drinks from partner and acclaimed mixologist Hillary Woodhouse (try the 'Cowboy Breakfast'), then punch your favorite tunes into the real-deal '45 vinyl jukebox. Live music takes over on the weekends, booked by Space Country musician, Garrett T. Capps – two-steppers fill the dance floor for a combination of local bands and acts that bridge the I-35 gap with the Austin music scene.
Plus, take the party outside to enjoy the enormous backyard, featuring fire pits, plenty of seating, and the Slab Side food truck – satisfy your late-night cravings with offerings like slow smoked Mesquite ribs and crispy hot wings, along with corn in a cup, queso, and waffle fries.
In the true spirit of Texas (the state motto is "friendship," after all) you'll find all the country comforts you crave at the Lonesome Rose. Get your foot – or, boot – in the door today.