Hotel Valencia Launches Naranja Tequila and Mezcal Bar

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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is launching the Naranja Tequila and Mezcal Bar Which Will be Open Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. to Midnight



Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is launching the Naranja Tequila and Mezcal Bar, a one-of-a-kind cocktail lounge that offers a selection of tequilas and mezcals not found elsewhere in San Antonio. The distinctive theme of Naranja offers visitors and locals alike a unique place to enjoy and learn about different tequilas and mezcals.




“At Valencia Hotel Group, we focus on how each of our hotels fits within its location and culture,” said Roy Kretschmer, Executive Vice President of Operations for Valencia Hotel Group. “At Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, we have always embraced the culture and history of San Antonio. Naranja offers the perfect setting for an authentic tequila and mezcal bar in the heart of San Antonio and it’s where we pay homage and respect to the art of tequila making.”



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Naranja offers a creatively curated menu of blanco, reposado, añejo and cristalino tequilas, as well as an extensive list of mezcals. The bar showcases some of Mexico’s most beloved tequila and mezcal brands. Just a few of these include LALO, Clase Azul, Casamigos, Tears of Llorona, Maestro Dobel, Tres Generaciones, Del Maguey Vida, Dos Amigos and Cases Dragones. These iconic brands represent the work of some of the finest master tequila makers in Mexico.




In addition to offering tequila and mezcal served straight up and in flights for sipping, Naranja’s menu also includes a variety of signature tequila and mezcal cocktails, and a tapas menu of small plates that complement the tequila and mezcal offerings. Naranja also features the Latin jazz sounds of the trio Fuego, led by Jean-philippe Rominger. Fuego performs in Naranja Thursday through Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.


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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk General Manager Juan Flores noted that tequila and mezcal continue to grow in popularity. “In many ways, tequila is the new ‘It’ distilled spirit in the U.S.,” he said. “It’s gaining a following similar to what scotch has enjoyed over the past couple of decades.




“Our extensive list of tequilas and mezcals, combined with the ambiance of our Latin jazz trio Fuego, make Naranja a perfect stop along the famed San Antonio River Walk,” added Flores.




We will continue to expand our tequila and mezcal offerings going forward and plan to add events, such as tequila dinners and tastings.”




Naranja is open Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight. Naranja patrons enjoy complimentary valet parking at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. The hotel and bar are located at 150 E. Houston Street in downtown San Antonio.



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About Valencia Hotel Group 


Houston-based Valencia Hotel Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks.  Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings, Valencia Hotel Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city.  The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The associates at Valencia Hotel Group are highly trained in a service-oriented culture and take pride in providing exceptional customer service to all  guests.  The Valencia Hotel Group portfolio currently includes : Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA,  Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX,  and The George™ in College Station, TX.  The Court concept brands include Lone Star Court in Austin, TX,  Cavalry Court in College Station, TX,  Texican Court in Irving, TX and Cotton Court in Lubbock, TX.   For more information, please visit

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