It’s been more than two decades since UTSA students could legally enjoy a beer without going off campus. In the eighties, a bar existed at UTSA called the Roost. Ultimately, the bar was closed, and UTSA remained dry until now.
Happy times are here again. With a vibrant football debut, beer at Chili’s Too might be an all too natural step to take.
On Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 3:00 pm, students will be able to purchase alcoholic beverages at Chili’s Too. The drinks are limited to beer, wine and wine-based margaritas. The beer will be in bottles only, since installing draft beer pipelines proved problematic. Spirits are also excluded; Chili’s Toon does not have a license to sell hard liquor.
“It isn’t necessary,” Louis Keefe, resident district manager of Aramark (the firm that manages the restaurant) said. “We want to start responsibly; we don’t want to turn this into a not.”
Incoming freshmen are required to complete an Alcohol Education test, which has been norm in many other universities including Harvard and the “Public bartenders.”