8134 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820929.510986 -98.466140
Neighborhoods: Oak Park / Northwood
This place sucks!!! – "The best bar ever"??? Give me a freaking break!!! That was probably written by Lee or Greg.
There are broken steps, sharp corners, old broken chairs full of splinters and disgusting apholstery, and they serve average drinks at an outrageous price in used glasses. The bands booked are usually sucky and the venue is tiny. The crowd is always young, arrogant, extremely drunk (because they'll serve anybody, anytime, even if they're sloshed) and I wouldn't go there again if you paid me... It's even probably un-insured because of all the 'atractive nuisances' like the ope fire-pits they leave un-attended or the stairs that are un-lit and shallow... It's an accident waiting to happen.
THE BEST BAR EVER – I LOVE THIS BAR, IT IS THE BEST!!!! I LOVE THE FACT THAT BAR TENDERS REMEMBER ME && REMEMBER THAT I LIKE MY DOS XX WITH SALT && NO LIME. EVEN AFTER A MONTHS OF NOT BEING THERE, THEY STILL REMEMBERED. I FELL COMFY IN THERE. I EVEN FELL COMFY ENOUGH TO GO BY MYSELF. I AM GOING TO KEEP GOING HERE!!!!
A Martini Bar? I don't think so.... – We love the embiance of Rebar. Great neighborhood bar with a awesome, casual feel. Old church and theatre seats for relaxing, or big screen T.V. for sports. There is always unique trendy artwork for sale on the walls. It's dark and a bit dingy looking, but that adds to the charm.
That being said, it should NOT be considered a Martini bar!! We love martinis and partake of them on a regular basis on Friday nights. Everytime we go to Rebar, it is a new and very young gal who has never made a martini in her young life. We patiently talk her through, (whoever it is) but it is always nasty. We like our martini's dry and with a twist. They don't have any lemons, only limes. Anyone who knows a good martini, uses a lemon twist. If you are really lucky, you will have a male bartender who used to be across the street at Karma. He is the only one who knows how to make a proper martini. Unfortunately, it is luck to catch him there.
So, don't be misled by thinking this is a martini bar because it isn't. A great bar for beer or simple cocktails, not requiring any thinking on the bartenders part.
A friendly crowd, twisted metal, and free-flowing booze add up to laid-back fun. – The Scene
A crowd of Alamo Heights 20- and 30-somethings keeps this neighborhood bar jumping seven nights a week. The whimsical decorating motif is rebar, that round, twisty metal normally seen poking out of a half-finished freeway overpass. Rebar appears in various forms, from the sign out front to the spider-like creation that holds the tip jar aloft. Stainless steel barstools, flip-down movie seats, and purple lights shaped like lava lamps all contribute to the funky atmosphere.
The bar has the feel of a party at a friend's house. In fact, it used to be a house. With large front and back patios and an area inside with comfy couches, it's a casual, flexible space that's good for hanging out with friends, chatting with a date, or prowling for love. Good-natured, hard-working bartenders keep your glass full at all times. Local bands play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Great Music – Some of the best bands in San Antonio play at Rebar. No cover, great music, attractive people, lounge-y inside and great patio outside--what more could you ask? Just get there early because it's hard to find parking...
Re-enforcing Rebar – Hey, I'm an old guy (50) and though it's loud, I think Rebar has the right attitude toward making customers happy! If I was 24-30 years old, it would be a good place to meet people.
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