Saluté International Bar

Dive right into the San Antonio music scene with a healthy helping of everything from Cajun, blues and funk to rock, metal and punk.

The St. Mary's Strip dive bar brings in a new crowd each night with each new band that takes the tiny stage. There's no doubt that "international" is an appropriate title for Salute's with the different bands that play, but the bar is most popular when local San Antonio bands are rocking the house. Colorful walls, bright neon lights and—oh, yes—velvet paintings are a constant reminder that Salute' International Bar really is a dive bar. The kitschy décor is easily overlooked, though, when there's a hot band going crazy five feet away.