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🗣️You’re being too loud
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Imagine this: You’re throwing a Super Bowl party and your neighbors complain about the noise coming from your house because you and your guests are cheering on the Dallas Cowboys — we can dream, right?

Did you know San Antonio has a running noise ordinance that outlines how loud we can be? It’s currently undergoing a review and revamp — but we’re here to break down the current ordinance so you can enjoy your next gathering without disturbing your neighbors.

🔊 Noise ordinance breakdown

The current city noise ordinance enforces sounds emitted from residences, businesses, and industrial + entertainment zones across San Antonio. The ordinance is enforced between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Each zone has it’s own decibel limit — measured by a sound level meter — and is reduced by seven decibels at night. Here’s a quick breakdown:
  • Residences: 63 decibels (daytime) and 56 decibels (nighttime)
  • Businesses: 70 decibels (daytime) and 63 decibels (nighttime)
  • Industrial zones: 72 decibels (daytime) and 65 decibels (nighttime)
  • Entertainment zones: 85 decibels (daytime) and 78 decibels (nighttime)
SATXtoday: River walk

Did you know the San Antonio River Walk has its own set of rules when it comes to noise?


Photo by City of San Antonio

Did you know the River Walk has its own set of rules? The nighttime decibel reduction rate does not apply to the River Walk, but all speakers + noise must be contained inside the establishments.

Check out the list of exceptions including parades, stadium events, and emergency vehicles.

🔊 Reporting and violations

Sometimes we can get a little rowdy while throwing a birthday party or watching the big Spurs game. If you’re trying to get some sleep and your neighbor is being too loud, complaints can be made by calling the San Antonio Police Department non-emergency line at (210) 207-7273.

Unfortunately, if you violate the ordinance, it does come with a fine between $100 and $2,000 — ouch.
Monday, Sept. 18
  • Coffee & Me | Monday, Sept. 18 | 9:30 a.m. | The Lemon Girls, 2214 N. Zarzamora St., San Antonio | $1-$20 | Grab a cold brew and get an updated headshot at this networking event.
  • Secret Screening | Monday, Sept. 18 | 6:45-8:45 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 618 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio | $11.75 | Head to the cinema for a mystery movie showing.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Story Time with Ms. Kim | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 10-11 a.m. | Yanaguana Garden, 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | Free | Join Hemisfair for a storybook reading in the garden.
  • Tiki Tuesdays | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 4-11:59 p.m. | Hugman’s Oasis, 135 E. Commerce St., San Antonio | Free | Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and recieve $2 off cocktails all day long.
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News Notes
  • Toro Kitchen and Bar unveiled a sneak peak of its newest location at the Shops of La Cantera. The design of the restaurant’s third location is inspired by Spain. The restaurant is still under construction and has not released an opening date.
Real Estate
  • Dallas-based home builder, HistoryMaker Homes, has a single-family development slated for construction this fall on the Southeast Side at Red Hawk Landing. The homes will feature floor plans between 1,400 to 3,100 square feet, and will range from the high $200K to the mid-$300K. (SA Business Journal)
  • Be Kind & Rewind is celebrating its one year anniversary with a spooky-themed pop-up called The Horror Section from Friday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 29. The throwback-themed bar will feature special drinks (like giant pumpkin pails and plastic IV-inspired bags), horror movie-themed murals, and life-sized glow in the dark skeletons. (SA Current)
  • The Beach Boys announced actor + singer John Stamos will join the group for select shows, including one in the Alamo City. Come see Stamos and the Beach Boys on Monday, Sept. 25, at the Majestic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are still available and start at $54.
Try This
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🐾 Paws and the city
SATXtoday: Elsewhere beer garden
Bring your pet and enjoy an afternoon at Elsewhere located downtown near the Riverwalk. | Photo by itshardbeingchula
No dog gets left behind in the Alamo City. And if you’ve read our ultimutt city guide on 37 dog-friendly places in San Antonio, you already know there’s an endless slew of shenanigans for both you and your pooch. But the fun doesn’t stop there.

McIntrye’s is a sport bar that just opened this summer near North Star Mall and looks like all the rage that will have your furry friend ready to raise the woof. Our favorite features include:
  • Large outdoor space
  • Daily happy hour
  • Outdoor LED screen
  • Eats + treats from the Dog Haus
  • McPup of the Month — submit a photo of your dog at this bar for a chance to win a $50 McIntrye’s gift card
Do you know the most popular dog breed in the US? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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