Texas liquor laws changed in the early seventies allowing on-premise liquor sales for the first time since Prohibition. Bombay Bicycle Club was built very early in that movement and was the classiest joint in town. The magnificent back bar built by Brunswick in the 1880s, heavy, turn-of-the-century furniture, and elegant chandeliers from a Kansas City hotel gave it a certain old-world charm.
San Antonio had never seen anything quite like this before. From day one, Happy Hour and late nights were off and running. Having no kitchen posed a lunch problem solved by a sandwich buffet on the bar, a build-your-own affair. A hearty sandwich, a handful of chips, a cold beer, or a frozen margarita (a drink we helped pioneer) for a couple of bucks and the BBC lunchtime tradition was born.
Times changed, a kitchen was shoehorned in behind the bar, the patio was added, a few proud veteran couches were retired making way for some booths, and a new food adventure began. The kitchen, while tiny (96 sq. ft.), does an amazing job. Blessed with some true culinary pros, we consistently deliver fresh food of high quality and value. Sometimes we get swamped, and patience is required because doing it right is more important to us than being quick. So, take a lesson from our legion of customers, have one of our award-winning margaritas, relax, enjoy our decor, and let the good times roll.