Brooklynite
Brooklynite

Brooklynite

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thebrooklynitesa.com/
  • Phone: 2104440707
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our Events Coordinator, Mary Syms @ 210.444.0707 or mary@thebrooklynitesa.com for inquires on private events. We offer packages to rent out our private event space, bar buy outs, and we can take our cocktails on the road for offsite catering!
  • Private Party Contact: Mary Syms 2104440707

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ave A
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer street parking surrounding The Brooklynite along with a parking lot directly behind the Brooklynite. Parking available in lot behind building off Avenue B in between Brooklyn Ave and 8th St.
A word from Brooklynite
Showcasing premium spirits alongside house-made cordials, bitters, ginger beer and fresh squeezed juices. Craft cocktails offered at The Brooklynite are thoughtfully balanced, palate provoking, and unmercifully tasteful.

A variety of food trucks featured outside* the bar. Rotating on a nightly basis. Usually available after 8:00pm.

While we do not offer liquor bottle service, punch bowls with a spirit of your choice are available with prior arrangment. For information on any special requests please email info@thebrooklynitesa.com
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Brooklynite reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (11)neighborhood gem (9)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (8)good for groups (6)romantic (5)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Good Times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Brooklynite is a great spot that has a special atmosphere that will definately make memories for anyone. The staff was very nice and warming and that was a great feeling.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambience with a classy vibe
    luv2drink111
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Celebrated my birthday here and it being my first time, I made reservations to ensure a table. This place is a hidden gem. The crowd is young professionals and up. Wasn't too fond of the Casino cocktail but I did ask my cocktail waiter to surprise me with something fruity and sweet. He came back with a Daquiri cocktail which was excellent! The Communist cocktail was as superb! Will be definitely coming back whenever I visit San Antonio!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Foodfiend1205
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    There was a great ambience right as soon as you walked into the bar. Waiter was exceptional- each of the cocktails was amazing- taste profiles were as advertised and each layer of flavor revealed itself one by one- not all at once. The food truck outside is a great idea- Tailgate Bistro was outside and the Avocado fries were out of this world. Would recommend for a special occasion or a group function- small and vibrant with great service. Will be back again to experience more of what is the the Brooklynite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chow1VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    What a fun find. Great bartenders and inventive cocktails, cozy little corners to sit in, lots of craft beer choices too. Poor rating on food only because they don't serve foo. Food trucks out front but we left before they were fired up.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice drinks
    NickVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Nice drinks, no food served inside. Different food trucks provide the edibles. Amazing craft cocktails. Each cocktail is hand made with tremendous detail, it does take time to get your drink. Staff is extremely knowlagable so tell them what your in the mood to taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Greatfinds
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great little bar for fabulous cocktails! It has a great atmosphere for sophisticated tastes!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome if you are not in a rush
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Don't expect immediate service. If you happen to show up right after a rush you could be looking at at least a 30 minute wait for drinks. We had reservations and it still took a very long time to be served and had to approach the bar for service. When service did come it was well received and high quality overall. At the end of the night the drinks made up for the wait.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make it count!
    Garzathoughts
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    A true handcrafted drink. This establishment doesn't just want your money. They want you to experience the truth behind why liquor was intended. Anyone can mix a drink and charge $9. This places creates an experience and serves up a quality cocktail to go with it. As for the food, I don't believe there is any.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Brooklynite reviews archive.
  • Cool Space...AWESOME COCKTAILS
    Nelliep
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Stopped into Brooklynite for pre-dinner cocktails. It wasn't vey busy so we had the attention of a great bartender. We told him what we liked and he guided us in what to try. My husband was blown away by the Philly Smash. Interior is Frey chic. We loved the old cartoons showing on the big screens.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Service!!!
    Rich123VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Words can't describe the service and attention to details. You need to check for yourself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Laugustine
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Love the Brooklynite! I've come here often but this is the first time I reserved a table for my birthday celebration. They had my table ready and we got to try there new spring menu. The bartender also made up drinks for us. It's such a great, classy place! I highly recommend this place. Especially if you like original cocktails. There is a lot a gin -based drinks but also a lot of great whiskey-based drinks as well. The bartenders are always friendly as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Spot
    dgc89
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This was my second trip to the Brooklynite. I would say that I enjoyed their summer menu offerings more, but perhaps my sampling of drinks this time around was not as wisely chosen. Everything I tried over the summer was on point. The other night, though, a couple of drinks were a little bit off. Overall, still a great experience and a great place for a pre- or post-date spot. Probably the best cocktail bar in SA, definitely the best that I've had. House cocktails are creative and have yet to have one that did not impress.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve at the Brooklynite
    tourist
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This little bar was hard to find and not at all what I expected. My grown up children liked it due to the seating - which was in a little tucked away part of a bigger room and we were seated on love seats. The drinks menu is pretty specfic and they don't carry many wines or beers that you'd find in a regular drinking or eating establishment. The greeter was very nice and called a cab for us. The rest of the staff was nice and friendly. If you have a group of friends who like to talk and drink, this may be just the place for you. It just wasn't what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience. Excellent
    Rich123VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Excellent Experience. Excellent Service and Excellent Vibe!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate Experience
    SanAntonioMarkVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    This was our second visit to Brooklynite. The first was wonderful. Sadly, at this second visit, we were embarrassed to have brought friends to an establishment with such poor service. The staff seemed to have no interest in their customers or their jobs. A 5-minute wait at door (with no host to seat us as the signage required), and a 25-minute wait at table for service (just to take our order). We more or less had to beg for service. There are many options in San Antonio for a good cocktail. I thought that Brooklynite was a great find for pre-dinner conversation and cocktails (made well). The quality of the drinks is high, but the appalling service makes this place a no-go for us in the future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Night
    Jaime
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Wish the food trucks would have been present. The one that did show up wasn't even ready till 10 Otherwise, great drinks and service
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Cocktail Experience
    SanAntonioMarkVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Brooklynite is a great addition to the San Antonio lounge scene. The delicately-made cocktails were delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect for consuming them. The friendly staff members were always available for service or questions. We had a wonderful evening at Brooklynite, and I'll be looking forward to trying more of their offerings as I work through the cocktail menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as usual
    kimo
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    I'm so glad I made a reservation to come here for my birthday! Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great concept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    Awesome place to have innovative cocktails with a touch of old school Will definately return whenever I am in the area
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brooklynite
    paul
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    Had a great birthday here. The drinks are always greaat and the bar is always a nice relaxing place to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulously Classic
    ry054max
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    The Brooklynite serves a variety of classic cocktails plus offers a great wine and beer menu. The dim lighting and great mix of music provides an amazingly relaxing atmosphere throughout the entire bar. The food trucks that work on a rotation out front offer some very interesting and delicious creations. The truffed shrooms and tots from Tapa Tapa were sensational!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Bar and Service
    claudettecag
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Brooklynite is a true gem. No other bar like it in San Antonio!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent cocktails. Loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Excellent cocktails. Loved the Missionary the best! No food ordered. Waited over 15 before drink order taken. Short on staff but very friendly and knowledgeable. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hannah, who greeted us at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Hannah, who greeted us at the front door, was warm and personable. Javi, our server, was terrific and patient with my friend, who was "particular". This place is for cocktail drinkers who want cocktails that are creative and delicious. The atmosphere is elegant and slightly funky. Fun, upscale bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the beaten path
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Great place! It has a fantastic drink menu, unique decor, and the best service I have ever experienced. I'd definitely recommend going there!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had an old fashioned and French
    daisies121VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Had an old fashioned and French 75 and both were awful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a really cool place,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    It was a really cool place, but so quiet, I came from spain, and was expecting a little more, after all the good reviews on trip advisor. i would go again, but maybe on a saturday . the waitress was amazing, and the drinks were FAB! And loved the VINTAGE photo booth.!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best places in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    One of the best places in town if you appreciate handmade cocktails
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasing first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    My husband and I recently visited Brooklynite on our date night. The bar's atmosphere was fantastic. We were excited to order drinks off the menu and loved most of them. My personal favorite was the Missionary. I am hoping that the drink menu will either get a little longer, or will change periodically. I also would love to see a drink that features lavender! The service was kind (although a tad slow). Fortunately everything else made up for that. We were hoping to have more than one food truck outside, but it must have been a busy night elsewhere. We absolutely plan on visiting Brooklynite again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I found this bar when looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I found this bar when looking for a restaurant. There was an indication on the website that they have a menu. What they neglect to tell you is that it's the menu from the mobile coach parked at the curb just outside the front door. It's only a bar, not a restaurant. The ambience and decorations are eclectic and enjoyable for drinks. I would recommend that their website (or Open Table's reference) state clearly that no food is available, and that this is clearly a bar.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best drinks ever. Loved the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Best drinks ever. Loved the owner and all the time he spent with us. He is an alcohol encyclopedia! It's just a smidge too dark to read menus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place, while having no
    miller7VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    This place, while having no food inside, has amazing drinks and access to some pretty special food trucks. A wonderful venue for parties and excellent cocktails.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When we made our reservation
    evor
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    When we made our reservation we mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary. The bar had champagne waiting for us at our table. It was such a nice touch. The drinks are always amazing and the staff is great. I'm so glad Brooklynite has opened in SA!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We started our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    We started our anniversary there and it was fantastic as usual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Brooklynite is an absolute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    The Brooklynite is an absolute gem in San Antonio. One of the best cocktail bars I've ever been too. Wonderful drink selection, ambiance and all around experience. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Probably our favorite cocktail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Probably our favorite cocktail bar in SA. Very personable and experienced staff, plenty of free parking, and conveniently located in proximity to both downtown and the Pearl complex. Rotating menu from various food truck providers offer a nice variety of eating options as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate