How to celebrate Texas Independence Day in San Antonio

Margs, music, mechanical bulls — oh, my.

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How can we not include this truly Texan spot on the River Walk?

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“Yee” (and we can’t stress this enough) “haw” to all our fellows Texans. This Saturday, March 2 is Texas Independence Day and we can’t wait to celebrate with all the most rootin’-tootin’ happenings around town.

We’re lassoing up the most Texan things you could possibly do to celebrate the day of or all year round (we’re talkin’ beer, barbecue, cowboys, and country music).

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Eats + Drinks

  • The Republic of Texas | 526 River Walk St. | Dine at this iconic River Walk restaurant and order its colossal 46-ounce margarita — proving that everything is bigger in (The Republic of) Texas.
  • Alamo Beer Co. | 202 Lamar St. | Just like the stories of The Alamo Defenders, the history of Alamo Beer is courageous — being the only beer to bear the Alamo name since the start of prohibition.
  • Two Bros BBQ Market | 12656 West Ave. | Dust off your boots for live music, ice cold beer in the bier garten, and Texas barbecue by Chef Jason Dady.


  • Texas Independence Day | The Rustic, 17619 La Cantera Pkwy. Unit 204 | Kick up your boots and enjoy $5 Tito’s Vodka Lemonade specials, roller rompers, and live music.
  • La Tuna Icehouse | 100 Probandt St. | 5-8 p.m. | Grab a pint of Independence Brewing and celebrate being Texan with live music by the Rancho Road Trio.
  • Texas Independence Day Celebration | Pinkerton’s BBQ, 107 W. Houston St. | 11 a.m-2 p.m. | Free | Enjoy Live music, drink specials, and free food while supplies last with the Texas Exes San Antonio Chapter.
  • Urban Cowboy Party | Cowboys Dance Hall, 3030 NE Loop 410 | Get your boot scootin’ boogie on with Enchanted Rock and Lone Star featuring cash prizes, a Jack and Jill dance contest, a mechanical bull riding contest, and a punching back contest.

Everything else

  • Briscoe Western Art Museum | 210 W. Market Street | Enjoy art that encompasses all things Western from cowboys to stagecoaches.
  • Buc-ee’s | 2760 I-35, New Braunfels | C’mon, you’d think we’d leave out the world’s largest convenience store? This truly Texan gem is 66,335 sqft of pure Lone Star bliss. Pro tip: Stock up on your Texas merch and Beaver Nuggets.