New bar coming to former Swig River Walk space
Spirits are set to pour once again in a storied River Walk space.
Merkaba, a new craft cocktail concept from the owners of Howl at the Moon, will open this fall in the former home of Swig Martini Bar. The newcomer will serve drinks inspired by Mexico and Central America and feature an outdoor patio, dance floor, live DJs and an elaborate audiovisual entertainment system.
When it opened in 1997, Swig helped usher in a new era of cocktail appreciation in San Antonio. It closed in early 2017 amid conflict between commercial real estate company Edens and bar owner Chris Erck.
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The property, located at 111 W. Crockett St., Suite 205, is currently under construction. Merkaba owners are giving the room a complete makeover, including an expansion into the neighboring unit previously housing Pizza to Go Go, another venture of Erck’s that was part of the same lease as Swig.
More at 210-212-4770, merkabatx.com or Facebook: @merkabatx.
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