New Japanese inspired Bar to Focus on Japanese Cocktail Menu with Light Snack Options
This new Japanese inspired bar or an izakaya, a type of informal Japanese gastro pub, Hanzo is a casual neighborhood spot for after-work happy hours, weekend and late night drinks, as well as light bites.
Hanzo, a new bar concept developed by Steve Mahoney, opened its doors in San Antonio on May 18, 2017. Inspired by the idea of an izakaya, a type of informal Japanese gastro pub, Hanzo will be a casual neighborhood spot for after-work happy hours, weekend and late night drinks, as well as light bites.
“After seeing the space and brainstorming this concept, we wanted to offer a unique and fun pub for this neighborhood,” said Steve Mahoney, owner of Hanzo. “I did some research and discovered that the Japanese version of your local watering hole is called an izakaya.”
The cocktail program incorporates a range of Japanese ingredients such as matcha and miso, as well as a selection of Japanese beers and sake. Developed by Hanzo’s Lead Bartender Nick Kenna – well known for his time at Dorćol Distillery and Blue Box – the cocktail menu includes options like The Yuzual Suspect (yuzu sake, yuzu-ginger syrup, lime, Topo Chico), Miso Hungry (sake/soju, miso simple syrup, lime, ponzu/angostura reduction misting), the Matcha Matcha Man (Kinsman Rakia, gin, matcha, honey), and more.
The small but unique food menu, developed by local Chef Justin Richardson of Francis Bogside, focuses on Japanese cuisine and includes items such as lotus root chips with wasabi, edamame and avocado puree; Hamachi sashimi with ginger soy dressing and scallions; house made pork dumplings and gyoza sauce, and more.
Hanzo is located at 7701 Broadway St., Suite 124, San Antonio, TX, 78209. Hanzo’s hours of operations are Monday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information on Hanzo, please visit www.hanzobar.com or follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.