Juniper Tar Makes You Say Yummm
Juniper Tar, a cure all elixir made from juniper berries. You could consider this is another way of saying, “the hair of the dog that bit you.” J.T. is a new cocktail bar located in downtown San Antonio. A name that owner Matty Gee wanted to name his new spot for quite some time.
The bar interior is elegant with a hint of gold funk. I pictured this could be Kanye West’s bar at home, ugghh! The bar area seats about 11 people, equipped with its very own sushi display refrigerator, filled with fruits and vegetables, not fish. The purpose of the case is to keep the ingredients as fresh as possible for the cocktails. Behind the bar was “eye candy” for any imbiber. J.T has an impressive selection of spirits to pick from and a cocktail menu that changes periodically. My picks from the menu were the Blackberry Fizz with Plymouth Gin, and the Apple Odd McIntyre with Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Lillet Blanc and Cointreau. You can also order a custom cocktail. I chose watermelon and mescal for my concoction. Bartender Matty Gee, finished it off with fresh lime juice, simple syrup and habanero sea salt. The cocktail was dynamite!
For more seating, head to the back of the bar to the lounge area, complete with a section for reserved seating. It has it’s own curtain pull and a coffee table, a good choice for a small get together. Normally, I don’t pay attention to the décor of the washroom but this bathroom is fitted with it’s own gold throne. Again, feeling like I’m back in Yezzy’s home. Overall, the ambiance at J.T. had a fancy feel with great customer service.
Address: 244 W Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Hours: Mon-Sat 5PM-2AM, Sun 8PM-2AM
Reservations: (210) 229-1833 or Chris@juniper-tar.com
Dress code for Men: Collared shirts and closed toe shoes