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Martini's

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(21 Reviews)

8507 Mccullough Ave Ste A9, San Antonio, TX 78216

(210) 344-4747

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Today: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tomorrow: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
38
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IN BUSINESS
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Phone: (210) 595-7626

Phone: (210) 595-7623

Payment method
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Neighborhoods
Shearer Hills - Ridgeview, North Central, Uptown Loop
AKA

Martini Club

Category
Clubs
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Bike Parking: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

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Donnicino

08/01/2010

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This place is way overpriced!!!!!!!!!!!

My wife and I went to this bar for drinks and karaoke last night and were greatly disappointed. I drank two double gin and tonics and my wife had two fuzzy navels. I ordered double tank and tonics and it tasted like there was no gin in my drink at all. I finished my watery drinks and went to pay the tab, when i was slapped in the face with a $44 bill. I think it is pretty bad when the drinks here cost two dollars more then it does at the ATT center when watching a spurs game. A double tanqueray at the games cost about $12.50. The Karaoke was ok if you dont mind too much treble and a hissing sound coming from the speakers. My wife and I went to a small bar by our house after and I ordered the same drink. The cost at this bar was $8 and it tasted like a double tank and tonic. In all, I would not recommend this bar to anybody, unless you want to get ripped off with overpriced watery drinks and a slow staff with no enthusiasm. The bar we ended up at seemed like a little hole in the wall from the outside, but we were welcomed with a smile and got our moneys worth for what we ordered.

rippedoffatmartinis

08/08/2009

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Rip off servers

Servers charge 1 extra dollar per drink just to bring it to your table....then expect a tip. For instance: If you go to the bar for a white wine and a red wine you will be charged $12.00 if a server brings it to the table for you the same thing will cost you $14.00. And after that they expect a TIP?

ToryC

07/24/2009

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Still the best bar in San Antonio!

A large group of us essentially lived at Martinis on Friday and Saturday night during law school. We've been in Dallas for the last two years and recently made a last minute trip down to SA specifically to see Wayne and the band. The experience was just as incredibly fun as it used to be. Wayne even pulled the wife and I on stage for our anniversary and gave us a shout out for coming in from Dallas.

I wish there was a way to recreate this bar near our house but Wayne is the bar. Here's to Johhny Cash, the Beatles, Neil Diamond, Steve Miller, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Jerry Jeff Walker, Elvis, and on and on and on . . .

As for the service, we have never once had an issue in the sixty or seventy times we have been there. In fact, the service is usually quite excellent.

For anyone complaining about drink prices, take note that there is no cover for what amounts to an incredible musical act.

Enelra

07/10/2009

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There is more than 1 Martini's

From some of these ""Review's"" discriptions, I think they are talking about ""Martini Ranch"" not ""Wayne Harpers Martini's"". Some of these people are confused.

Martini's is in a shopping strip, behind North Star Mall.
Fri and Sat are Wayne's night, there is no karoke, they don't have food, what they do have is wonderful entertainment in which you cannot sit still or resist singing along....Loudly!

No review has mentioned that the songs he does are not only very good, but he is doing the impressions of the original singer (ie Willy Nelsion, Neil Diamond). It is really cool, when he does a song that was originally recorded by many artisits and he changes the voices as he sings.

Yes, I do agree their drink prices are a little steep(watch for specials!) and you do have to watch your tab (but you should watch it anywhere). And, if it is any indication, you do need to get there before eight thirty to get a seat or table, the place gets really, really packed.

This place is much more fun and exhilirating on a date than dinner and a movie! And costs about the same for a longer period of time!!

Larrivee

05/27/2009

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Took Forever to log on here

This is the concept of the best entertainer in San Antonio. A Vegas lounge show and San Antonio prices!

Wayne does his show on Fri and Sat. But there is entertainment every night.

My friends from La Hacienda Los Barrios often stop by there after work.

I have nothing but admiration for the club. (Check it out for yourself and you'll be hooked. :)

This is ""Vegas Baby Vegas"" right here behind North Star Mall.

TTkyle

03/05/2009

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Wayne's Great and so are his girls

I have to Admit I enjoyed My visit to Wayne Harper's martini Club
though it is a little small and Wayne's wife was Very Rude I almost Left in till I sat at a Table and got a Hott little waitress she Made it Worth My stay, she Laughed and Joked with me about How Great the Place was, we Sang along She Inshored me Wayne lives up to his great reputation. When i questioned the Drink Prices she gave me a Great smile and Said it is a free show and i agreed.
i would for sure go back there to see That Hottie and Wayne

ladybug420

02/12/2009

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Awful Experience!

This is the worst bar! The management was rude and ugly with my party when we asked about our tabs. First off, the martinis were 10.50 each, then when the tab was reviewed, I found drinks added that were not ordered by us. The bartender was rude to us and she allowed our waitress to charge what she wanted. On top of all that, we were charged 25 for gratuity. The entertainment was mediocre, not worth the the trouble. Never come here!

Eric244

02/12/2009

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DISGUSTING

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS PLACE. THE HORRORS I WITNESSED HERE ATROCIOUS. THESE PEOPLE DONT FIX ANYTHING, THERE'S BEETLES AND GNATS, AND WORMS HERE, NOT TO MENTION THE OTHERT CRITTERS CITYSEARCH WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO ADD. THE TOILETS ARE BLACK AND DONT FLUSH, THERE MOLD ON THE BATHROOM CEILING. AND THEY CHANGE MANAGMENT HERE LIKE I CHANGE UNDERWEAR, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT EVER GO HERE.

maggie1941

11/20/2008

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Response to a very unsettling review......by a very satisfied customer.

Martini Club will always be the ""best little hole in the mall"" in San Antonio. If the ""gentleman"" (cddheath) who gave the rather scathing review to the club wasn't happy there then he should go elsewhere and I have a few suggestions as to where that might be. I travel 2000 miles to visit just that club. I love the atmosphere, drinks and the fantastic entertainment always offered there. Mr and Mrs Harper are the ultimate hosts and have always worked to serve their clientel. As to the request to stop whistling loudly, remember this is not a ""biker bar"" or a ""strip joint"" so a little decorum is advised as if this would stop this ""gentleman"" and I use the term loosely, from just acting like the obvious idiot he is.

kck2780

11/10/2008

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Watch Out for the Drink Prices!

This bar is tucked in the corner of a shopping strip and wouldn't of been a place I'd normally go if some friends hadn't recommended it. We arrived early (disclaimer: this bar is very small, so make sure if you want to sit, come early) and the place was kind of quiet, aside from our group. By 9:30 pm the main act started playing. Very 'lounge-ish' but fun nonetheless. He played a variety of music genres including Rod Stewart and Texas country Robert Earl Keen and Pat Green. One of our group members was whistling during a performance and was repromanded for this for some odd reason (mind you, there were many other patrons whistling as well).

But my main issue with Martini's came when it was time to close my tab. The prices were outrageous! Each martini is $10.50 - I also asked my waitress for water by the end of the night and she charged me $2/each for an 8 oz bottle of water (tap water would of sufficed). Then she tacked on a martini that I never orderdered nor drank (warning: REVIEW your receipt, ask for an itemization). I made the mistake of not reviewing my receipt again after that was fixed and after I closed out my tab and left, she had actually charged me $10.50 for a rum/coke!!!

While I enjoyed the act, the drink prices did not make this place worth it, I'm sorry to say. Good friends are what makes any evening fun!

cddheath

11/10/2008

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Most horrible, rude, awful atmosphere...

This place was horrible. The owner/manager was extrememly rude and the waitresses will steal your change. We had to confront our waitress in order to get our money back. Martini's are $10.50 a pop and on top of that you have greedy waitresses stealing $10 tips!! OUTRAGEOUS!! Do not whistle or clap. We were told not to whistle in an extremely rude manner. Do not go to this place if you want to have a good time, because the atmosphere is awful and management is rude. Horrible hole in the wall!

Back2Wellness

05/05/2008

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You will sing along with your hands in the air!

This bar is one of the most fun clubs I've ever been to. We go on Saturday nights when the owner, Wayne Harper, and his band take the stage. They sing 70's and 80's Vegas lounge music. Van Morrison, Barry Manilow, Jimmy Buffet, and every sing along tune you can remember. If you have a request, write it on a napkin, throw it at his feet and if it attracts Wayne's attention, you'll be singing along with the entire club! They only serve drinks and you might get a basket of popcorn. The place is smokey and standing room only by 11pm, and you won't mind a bit! The group we go with ranges from 30 to 55 years old and everyone can't wait for the next trip!

cash11

02/20/2008

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Viva Las...............San Antonio

When I have friends come from out of town, we go to the Riverwalk first, then to Matinis. They all say that the first thing they want to do when they come back to SA, is go back to Matinis. The drinks might be a little pricy, but when you consider the entertainment is free, it all balances out. Great for b-days, anniversaries, shoot, any occasion. Wayne is ready to toast anything, even divorces. If it is Friday or Saturday it is Martiniday in my book. Don't tell to many people, as this place gets packed quickly. And remember, get there early and get there often.

gbromagen

09/27/2006

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Not swanky and chill. boring and outdated

Martini's is not, under any circumstances, a swanky joint. It is a small, outdated karaoke joint. The drinks are very affordable (I suggest the $3 long islands when they're offered), but the atmosphere is lacking. There are a few individuals who know how to sing and do so frequently but many times those who sing look like the bad outtakes of american idol. The clientele includes the epitomy of barflies - middle to late aged women chain smoking in the corner, loud drunk and underage college kids, and randoms who thought they might try a new bar tonight. I've never seen it packed, and many times we're the only ones there. I give this place a five at best but I continue to go because of the cheap drinks and close location. Try elsewhere.

lookingforagoodplace

08/28/2006

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The Best Late Night Las Vegas Entertainment in San Antonio

I can't get enough of listening to Wayne Harper and drinking all those fun drinks. This club is very versitile offering kareoke during the week and Las Vegas entertainment on the weekend. What a great place to impress your out of town company, hometown friends or just a fun time with your spouse. I have not seen a place like this in San Antonio. Very Unique!

lady007

07/29/2006

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San Antonios best kept secret

What a great time for dates and friends. Wayne Harper is San Antonio's premier entertainer. The atmosphere is nostalgic and the Martini girls are exquisite. Drink prices are compatable to similar bars of equal class. One other great thing no cover!

execsupport

07/21/2006

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This place is GREAT!!!! But can be EXPENSIVE!

The Martini Club is an awesome place to enjoy a Friday or Saturday night. The Music is awesome, the wait staff is fantastic, but sometimes, if you're not paying much attention, you can walk out with an empty wallet. Not to say that this doesn't happen at other drinking establishments, but the drinks here are WAY OVERPRICED. That is about my only complaint, however, sometimes we feel like we have to take out a second mortgage to enjoy a good night of drinking and fun at Martini's.

dcis1970

07/18/2006

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EXPENSIVE DRINKS! WATCH YOUR TABS!

BAD EXERIENCE!! They need to do something about the drink prices! Offer more than just beer specials....watch your tabs! I am sure I was overcharged! Better to pay in cash for each order at a time....

laniepooh

07/17/2006

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Fun but PRICEY!!!!

I've really enjoyed Martini's throughout the years, but my last visit I was a little upset. The atmosphere, the band - WONDERFUL as always!!! The drinks, however, were not. Maybe I just never noticed before, but I was there with a large group and everyone was WAY overcharged for drinks. The waitresses would charge different prices for the same drink (one charged $8, the other charged $10). Sometimes the bartenders wouldn't give proper change back. My boyfriend was the designated driver and was charged $2.50 for the little bitty bottles of water because apparently they ""don't have tap water."" It was also $2.50 for a small glass of Diet Coke for another person that was driving home. Maybe they do this at all bars and I just never noticed before, but I've never heard so many complaints from my friends as I did that night.
It's a great place. Wayne Harper is awesome. You will have a TON of fun. But I don't suggest opening a tab and make sure you keep track of what you're getting charged. It's so easy while you're caught up in the music and having such a great time that you just hand the waitress some money and leave her a dollar for the tip without paying too much attention to how much change she actually gave you back.

jstargo

02/13/2004

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The Best bar in town!

Wayne is the greatest! It would be impossible to go to Martini's and not enjoy the great music and atmosphere! Wayne can sound like any singer you request! It is amazing! We have been regular customers for years...and each time we go it is just great. It is a ""best kept secret"" in San Antonio.

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