Tiki-inspired cocktails at Hot Joy = flaming experience

Stick around for Asian-fusion wings, Spam fried rice & ramen bowls

Hot Joy is known for their asian fusion, flavorful ramen bowls, wings and the it happens to be the largest rum bar in Texas

SAN ANTONIO – In the heart of Southtown, south of downtown San Antonio, you’ll find Hot Joy and once you do, you may add this to your go-to local restaurant list.

The playful menu includes: Spam fried rice, cheeseburger spring rolls, crab fat caramel twice-fried chicken wings and an array of ramen bowls.

If you’re thirsty, you’ll also get the perk of enjoying tiki-inspired cocktails from a bar with one of the largest rum selections in Texas.

Bartender Adrian Cardenas is the man behind the cocktail experience. His favorite cocktail is the “Pain Killer.”

“It’s a classic tiki concept. There’s no other place in the city you can get this (Pain Killer),” Cardenas said.

Cardenas put Jen Tobias-Struski to the test with the “Joe’s Volcano” punch bowl cocktail. It includes several doses of rum and other liquors - meant for sharing - and it’s topped off with a flaming spark.

“It’s very classic tiki as well - heavy on the booze,” Cardenas said.

Happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight.

The restaurant also offers fish fry family meals every Friday leading up to Easter.

Click here to place your order.

About the Author:

Jennifer Tobias-Struski loves her hometown of San Antonio, and is proud to celebrate it every day working on SA Live. The Emmy-Award winning producer hosts the Mom-Day series, featuring fun, family-themed segments from crafting to fashion hacks every Monday.