By Joe Martin
LOGOS STAFF WRITER
Located under the recently redone Bottling House in the Pearl Brewery, Jazz TX is an up-and-coming live music venue with a Texas style, but a jazz influence.
Evoking a speakeasy vibe, Jazz TX’s music can barely be heard outside the venue, making the show seem more private and exclusive like stepping into another world.
General Manager Jake Corney describes the club as “prime real estate” due to it being at the center of the Pearl. The location is within walking distance to the Riverwalk extension north and restaurants such as Cured and Boiler House.
“When I walked down the steps I felt comfort and hospitality, and my eyes were drawn to the stage,” customer Kristi Anderson said.
The Southern-influenced menu designed by Executive Chef Lorenzo Morales includes options ranging from brisket tacos, fried pork chop to veggie potpie.
The bar offers an assortment of beers but also finely crafted cocktails such as the “Somewhere in South Texas,” made from vodka, a spicy Dr Pepper reduction, citrus and cilantro salt.
Despite its name, the venue is not restricted to jazz. Swing and salsa can also be heard Various country artists such as George Chambers and the Gentleman have been featured.
Owner Bryant Watkins also performs on stage several times a week.
As to why he established Jazz TX, Watkins said, “We wanted to create a venue for San Antonio to call home.”