800LIVE Nightclub and Venue Formerly: Annex

92% love it
Lively and intimate nightclub
This energetic space will keep you coming back every night for its incredible drink specials, weekly drag shows, and yummy dancers. Offering great music and plenty of space to dance and go wild, 800LIVE is about to become your favorite spot to rage in San Antonio!


    • mganderson60
      mganderson60 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love to go here
      great bartenders, good drinks, small place but busy on the weekends. it is the bear, leather levi bar for the area. there is a mirror behind the urinal so you can check your neighbors equipment :)

    • Kodak
      Kodak Over a year ago

      The Bear Attraction in SA
      I visited Labor Day weekend and it was my first time in San Antonio and this bar was just ehh ok. Very much a small dive bar but I do like that they incorporate a pool table in a clear area. The patio is tiny and smoked out so non-smokers stay inside. The drinks are great, strong and priced well. Also the jukebox helps add to more of a personable feel to the place. No all night dance mixes here! Its a nice break from the other places but it's not a must see by any means.

    • MechDroid
      MechDroid Over a year ago
      Loves it

      San Antonio's best attempt at a Man's bar
      The Annex is a small dive that you can run to if you just wanna get away from the craziness of The Strip. Not the most attractive bar or clientèle (even by dive bar standards), and it's far from the best of its "genre", but this is as butch as it'll get in San Antonio. All of the bartenders are nice guys and are very good at what they do. The drinks are as cheap as they are strong. Plus, they've started doing monthly Gear Nights, which have been fun so far. Also, as expected, it can be a cruisy atmosphere at times. If you can manage to find something attractive to fool around with, this will be the place to get a bit "warmed up" before heading home. This is a bar that knows what it is and intends to stay that way. If you like an older, more laid-back crowd, this is the place to be. But please, if you have a Fag Hag, leave her at The Strip...this isn't the place for her.

    • gonchi
      gonchi Over a year ago
      Loves it

      nice escape from club scene
      Small and dimly lit. On the corner of San Pedro, a few blocks from the gay strip. They have cheap drinks and they play good music from the jukebox. I go here when I just want a drink or two and to escape the club scene. It's a good atmosphere to chill with one or more friends. Everyone is nice and the bartenders and staff are awesome. I have never had a problem here.

    • needit2010
      needit2010 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Annex is Annex
      Small but good atmosphere whenever I go. Cheap drinks and nice bartenders.

    • TJSTTR13
      TJSTTR13 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      You can be you
      GREAT place to hang out. Great 80,s music and fun crowd. Very little attitude. Worlds away from the other kids bars.

    • southtx_1982
      southtx_1982 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      best place to be on a Sunday or anyday!
      I've only been hitting this bar up for the last few months, but was made to feel like a regular IMMEDIATELY! The service is great, amazing jukebox, and complete 180 from all the other "gay bars" in San Antonio. If you're a bear/otter/cub/chaser/ etc... this is the place to be!

    • sadevil
      sadevil Over a year ago

      Crazy times
      Only if those walls can talk, lol. i use to go there when they had .50 wells. yes .50 all nite!!! Now inflation has taken its toll. hahaha. anyways, if u really want to get fucked up with $10, go there. It's a leather bar but i dont recall wearing my assless chaps??? They have no dance floor at all tho:( Its pretty small also. Oh, the only music is from a junkbox. It is up to date. If your into the club scene, this is not your place. If you want to escape the club scene, you should try this place out. It does tend to smell though.

    • can you say double wide???
      No seriously it's in a double wide... Or at least it looks like one... It's gross, avoid it! Drinks are crazy cheap but it's musty and smokey and smells like vomit! Yuck!

    • bigstuddick9
      bigstuddick9 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Annex / A Friend in S.A.
      It's true that the Annex is not a bar were U are going to find attitude ( rude, stuck-on oneself type) people. We are good, friendly down-to-earth friends looking for & having a great time.

    • mikeandjoe
      mikeandjoe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Thank You ANNEX!
      the San Antonio Gay Pool League wishes to thank you for your continued support of the league and our community. you have been a gracious host and we look forward to another season. (2 time winning team)

    • howie
      howie Over a year ago
      Loves it

      a great place to relax
      my lover i go once a week and the bar is a great place to meet new friends and to have good drink the anexx is our favorite bar now

    • B1ColoNTex
      B1ColoNTex Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good 'ole Gay Bar!
      The crowd is diverse and very friendly. Great little place to hang out and have a few drinks. Single pool table, fireplace for those colder nights, and decent amount of seating.

    • houstonguyz
      houstonguyz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Kinda Fun
      Not a bad place, had a good time. Bartender Robert was super friendly and cute. The place is small and on the smoky side, though and the bathroom was the worst I've ever seen. The music was only as good as the people selecting it on the online jukebox so some was good, some was crap.

    • CalvinPisses
      CalvinPisses Over a year ago
      Loves it

      If Leather is your thing...
      ... this is currently the closest you'll come to an Eagle-like bar in San Antonio. Everyone is friendly, even if you aren't in leather/levi/fetish wear. In fact, there is no strict dress code, so you will see shorts, sandals, women, etc. Only drawback is there is no outside patio, so if you are from a city that bans smoking in bars, you will quickly learn that San Antonio does not have that restriction.