Guide to San Antonio Living

If you are looking for apartments in North Central San Antonio you will want to know what is around you. What is nearby? What is there to do? Are there family friendly restaurants? What about weekend activities?

Here at MCLife we want you to be connected to the world around you. That is why we have our 5-5-5 program which gives you the best 5 places to eat, shop and play all within 5 miles and 5 minutes of each our MCLIFE communities.

When the weekend hits we all want to let loose, relax and decompress from the work week. That is why we are bringing you our top 5 choices for a night out in North Central San Antonio near our property The Place at Castle Hills.

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Where: 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
Perfect For: Date Night; Girls Night; Family Night – Any occasion!
Why:  It is a signature theatre that started in Austin TX and remains unlike any other theatre chain you have been to before. They have great specials like Girlie Night on Sunday’s showing films like Pretty in Pink and Clueless. So get your girlfriends together and head to Girlie Night!  They also have interactive screenings on their Action Pack nights with quote along screenings of films like The Three Amigos, The Princess Bride, The Big Lebowski, Mama Mia! And more.

Embassy Miniature Golf
Where: 500 Embassy Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78216
Perfect For: Take the family for an afternoon or get playful on a date or with friends
Why: It’s an 18 hole miniature golf course with waterfalls and they have a giant giraffe on the course! There are also fun water balloon games and an arcade.

Retox Bar
Where: 1031 Patricia, San Antonio, TX 78213
Perfect For: Drinks with friends
Why: It is a rock n roll bar with live music weekly as well as Ladies Night every Thursday night. They also have ALL DAY Happy Hour every Sunday! But the best part is the live Karaoke night they have where you perform with a live band! It’s a great time! You can check out their calendar for all of their events (and there is ALWAYS something going on)

The Rollercade
Where: 223 Recoleta Road, San Antonio, TX 78216
Perfect For: Family Fun
Why: The Rollercade brings you a neon-lit roller rink dating from the ’50s, with ’70s roller disco lighting, arcade games & snacks. It is another fun playful place to goof around and have a good time

Painting with a Twist
Where: The Alley On Bitters (555 W Bitters Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216)
Perfect For: Date night or girls night out
Why:  It is a BYOB paint studio with a featured painting each night that you are lead through. Our classes are $35 for 2 hour paintings and $45 for 3 hour paintings, so there’s something for everyone! Skill level doesn’t matter; whether you are an experienced painter or just going for the fun of it, you’ll enjoy the classes. You can check their calendar to see what the different themed nights are so you can decide which classes to attend.

The Place at Castle Hills



There you have it! Those are our 5 favorite places to play in North Central San Antonio near The Place at Castle Hills. What do you think? Do you like our choices? Leave us a comment and let us know what you would choose for your favorite places to Play. Keep an eye on our blog for upcoming posts about our 5-5-5 choices to eat, shop and play in your community. Until then, keep on sharing the good life. If you are curious about leasing or getting a tour at The Place at Castle Hills call: 210-441-9150 or email:

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