About Francis Bogiside

When bar developer Steve Mahoney set out to create an Irish, neighborhood bar, the aim was simple — to offer a great selection of drinks paired with quality, gastropub food in a setting that combines the building’s historic elements with some modern finishes. Foregoing Irish kitsch, Mahoney settled on subtle design elements that play up the feel of Ireland in a way that’s relaxed and beautiful — muted green walls, a bar made of reclaimed wood, large windows and one of the largest selections of Irish whiskey this town has to offer. “We want people to feel comfortable,” Mahoney said. The kitchen, which the bar will share with sister restaurant Brigid, will have a rotating, seasonal menu of your typical Irish and English pub fare. He’s envisioning the kind of food that sticks to your ribs — think cabbage and bacon, curried favorites and winter stews — made by some of the best chefs in town. An homage to his heritage, it’s also the place Mahoney wants to get a drink when he’s done with his day.

What people are saying about us

Lovely ambiance. Great service. Delicious food & drink. Overall a great evening out.
— Selene, 5-Star Review on Facebook 12.22.2017
The Sunday brunch food offerings were deliciously packed full of flavor, light, and healthful, decadent. The Bloody Mary from the bar was spectacular, service was spectacular. All around Francis Bogside is now one of my go to SA spots, thanks.
— James, 5-Star Review on Facebook 1.15.2018
Great for after dinner cocktails! Love the new look. Bartenders are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Really chill feel when we were here. Had a delicious bourbon cocktail that just made the night even better.
— -Local Guide Karen, 5-Star Review on Google 1.10.2018
The music was good, the food was outstanding and the drinks were delicious and different enough to set them apart from other bars.
— Ana Marie, 5-star review on Yelp
Great food, tasty cocktails and terrific atmosphere.
— Tracy, 5-star review on Facebook

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Francis Bogside Scores with $6 Cocktails, All-Day Sunday Happy Hour

Francis Bogside reopened on the anniversary of their closing as a whole new bar. They nixed the neighboring restaurant and expanded the bar, which now sports a full menu serving lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour treats.

Diving into San Antonio's Cocktail Bars & Pubs, SA Current

After a fire put this pub out of commision, this Southtown fave will make a comeback later this year with most of its cocktail and food menu inside a bigger footprint (RIP, Brigid).