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San Antonio Restaurants

Liberty Bar

Updated 02/05/2013

Fodor's Review

Built in 1890 and leaning conspicuously on its foundation (attributed to a 1921 flood), Liberty Bar is a hip, funky restaurant that's a place to see and be seen. The menu features basic, old-time favorites such as pot roast, peppered steak, and pasta. Dessert may be what they do best: try the chocolate cake or a slice of homemade pie. Guinness is on tap.

Restaurant Information

Address:

1111 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, Texas, 78210, USA

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210-227–1187

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 02/05/2013

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By Seamus

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Mar 19, 2011

Liberty Bar Review

Liberty Bar has moved! The venerable old tilted building is still there but the restaurant is now in the King William area, located in an old convent. Now at 1111 South Alamo Street, menu remains good with most of the old favorites still there.

By LB

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Jan 24, 2006

Leaning Restaurant of San Antonio

I have been going to the Liberty Bar for over twenty years, and it is consistently the best restaurant in San Antonio. It's got a hip bar scene, great, affordable comfort food with a flair (many recipes are from my mother's friend's grandmother, really!), and an ambience you're unlikely to encounter anywhere else (the leaning walls were recently reinforced, and the floods of 1998 and 2003 actually strengthened the wood structure). Several years ago

I hosted several businessmen from New Orleans, took them to Liberty Bar, and they refused to go anywhere else for the remainder of the trip. I confess there have been times when the service could be better (good news, the consistently stoned waitress left some time ago) but, to be fair, for the most part the service is very good and the bartender is excellent. It is definitely NOT a reason to miss this restaurant. Must have: If you make the trip and don't order Virginia Green's chocolate cake, you should be punished. Oh, and if you like chain restaurants, don't waste your time here.

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By Sarah

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Dec 14, 2004

Surley Waiter

As a "local", I go often as part of groups. However, on an individual basis, I choose not to, primarily because of one surley waiter in particular. He's The Libery Bar's version of Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi"; however, this guy doesn't do it with any flair ... just with a bad attitude. Ruins the dining experience, and the food isn't spectacular enough to overcome this guy's problem. Apparently his employment is some "sacred cow", and they just make

excuses for him.

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By John

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Feb 10, 2004

If only the service could catch up to the rest of this trendy restaurant.

The food was great. The outside is misleading to the wonderful food inside.

By Charles

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Jun 24, 2000

Great atmosphere; very good food

Having a drink at the bar is almost fun enough, since the place looks as if it's going to tip over on you. But you'd be missing a lot if you didn't stay for dinner. The food is first rate with a menu that is original and eclectic. The service is friendly and most often efficient, and the atmosphere is congenial.

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