Olmos Pharmacy

Olmos Pharmacy

When the owner of the Olmos Pharmacy listed his business on eBay in 2005, regulars worried that a new owner would close the iconic pharmacy and soda fountain, which has been around since 1938. The pharmacy did close, but the soda fountain has remained intact, offering hamburgers and thick shakes during the day. And come nightfall, you can sip a glass of Becker Riesling or down a Shiner Bock at the new Olmos Bharmacy, which occupies the space originally used for the pharmacy. ’It was the most viable solution for the location, to be able to save it in its current state as much as possible to be able to preserve the history,’ said Dru Van Steenberg, owner of the Bharmacy, which opened in October. Who goes there: Residents of Monte Vista and Olmos Park and a few students from nearby Trinity University and University of the Incarnate Word. Behind the bar: The bar is the old pharmacy counter, and dozens of wine bottles are displayed where prescriptions were once filled. Try the ’flu shot’ — port mixed with Red Bull — or the beer milkshake made with Guinness. The bar offers more than 25 imported and domestic bottled beers ranging in price from $3 to $5. Domestics cost $2.50 during happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Wines cost $5.50-$8 by the glass. Bottles of wine, mostly in the $20-$35 range, are also available to go. Wine and beer tastings are planned and patrons are encouraged to suggest additions to the menu. There are no mixed drinks. Munchies: The soda fountain closes at 4 p

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Olmos Pharmacy

3902 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212


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