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Ocho, Floore Country Store Named Among Best Bars in the South

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Ocho has been named one of the best bars in the South.

Just in time for the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Southern Living magazine has named its best bars in the South. Not surprisingly, two area favorites made the list.

Ocho in the Havana Hotel, 1015 Navarro St., was listed in a group of swanky hotel bars that are favored by locals as well as out-of-towners. “Hotelier Liz Lambert’s sexy pan-Latin lounge in the Hotel Havana,” as the article phrases it, is a great place to have a drink, whether you’re sitting on the patio that overlooks the river or in the dark basement.

The drink to have while visiting? A mojito, of course, given the Cuban flavor of the hotel.

John T. Floore Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Road, Helotes, was included in a group of live music joints offering “toe-tapping (music) worth the cover charge,” the magazine said: “Weekends-only dance hall that launched Willie Nelson’s career. Look for up-and-comers such as Jason Boland & The Stragglers.”

And what should a visitor have make the trek out to Helotes even more memorable? Beer and tamales. Any other questions?

For the full list of places, stretching from Houston and Austin to Lexington, Ky., and Decatur, Ga., click here. For more on the Cocktail Conference, which runs through Sunday, click here.

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