About Francis Bogside

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 will have a rotating, seasonal menu of scratch made pub fare. The kind of food that sticks to your ribs, 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

Great food and drink in a charming pub with excellent service...one of the best in SA!
— 5-Star Review on Google, February 2019
Nice and cozy! Great place to go to have dinner and drinks.
— Recommended on Facebook, January 2019
Lovely ambiance. Great service. Delicious food & drink. Overall a great evening out.
— Selene, 5-Star Review on Facebook
Super awesome new bar. Pizza was GREAT. Drink specials were off the hook. Pretzel was divine. Cant wait to go back
— 5-Star Review on Google, January 2019
One of my favorite spots in San Antonio. This place knows how to treat the customer right. Awesome customer service, amazing food, awesome happy hour and drink specials. The atmosphere is so chill. Love this place!
— Ediekens, 5-star review on Facebook
Amazing vibe and even better staff... the ambiance is well lit .. acoustically it can get a bit loud... but in a way it provides privacy for more intimate conversations
— 5-Star Review on Google, January 2019
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).