Retox Bar, a beloved fixture in the local music scene since its establishment in 2007, has announced its decision to close its doors. In an emotional announcement, the owners and staff of Retox Bar shared the news with the community, expressing both nostalgia for the past and excitement for the future.
The venue at 1031 Patricia Drive has been a vibrant center for live local and regional music, a platform for emerging talents, and a gathering place for music enthusiasts throughout its 16-year history. Its closure on October 28th comes as a result of various challenges, including lease renewal difficulties, new city regulations regarding sprinkler installations, unexpected rent increases, and the high costs of renovating the venue to create an ideal space for live music and drinks.
However, before the final curtain falls, Retox Bar has planned a series of farewell performances featuring some of the crowd’s favorite artists. These shows aim to capture the essence of Retox and provide patrons with memorable nights. Detailed information, including lineups and schedules, can be found on the venue’s official website at Retoxbar.net.
The Retox Bar team expressed their deep gratitude to the bands that graced their stage, the loyal customers who became part of their extended family, and the dedicated employees, past and present, who contributed to the heart and soul of Retox.
Retox Bar has always been more than just a music venue; it has been a sanctuary for music lovers, a vibrant hub, and a testament to the dynamic musical spirit of San Antonio. Owner Eddie shared his profound thanks, saying, “Serving this community has been a true privilege. The energy, camaraderie, and rhythms we’ve shared are etched in my heart.”
While this chapter in Retox’s history comes to an end, the team is already looking ahead to their next endeavor. They are eagerly preparing to introduce a brand-new bar in late 2023 or early 2024, with the same commitment to offering exceptional music, enticing beverages, and a warm atmosphere. They extend a warm invitation to the community to be part of this exciting new venture.
To stay updated on Retox Bar’s future adventures and to participate in their farewell events, you can follow them on their social media channels and visit their website.
Retox Bar expressed their deepest appreciation to San Antonio, emphasizing that this isn’t a final farewell but a transition to a new chapter filled with passion for music and camaraderie.