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Bonham Exchange

Night club

Introduction

History

  • πŸ›οΈ Established: Opened in 1981 by Arthur 'Happy' Veltman
  • 🏒 Building: Located in a 130-year-old building with a rich history
  • 🎳 Turner Hall: Originally a German athletic association's facility with a bowling alley, ballroom, and basketball court
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USO Club: Served as a USO club for the military before becoming a nightclub
  • πŸ”₯ Preservation: Hap Veltman was dedicated to preserving San Antonio's history

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Events and Theme Nights

  • πŸŽ‰ Saturday Nights Live: No cover until 10pm, $4 drinks until 11pm
  • 🎀 Karaoke Wednesdays: No cover for 21+, $10 cover for minors
  • 🎧 Talented Thursdays: Featuring Alayna Marquez
  • 🍻 Finally Fridays: No cover for 21+ until 10pm, $5 after; $25 cover for under 21
  • 🍹 Drink Specials: Wells are $2 and domestics are $3 every night

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Opening Hours

  • πŸ•— Monday-Saturday: Open from 8pm
  • πŸ•’ 3rd Sunday: Open from 3pm for Trash Disco, a weekly Sunday Funday Day Party
  • πŸ•“ Wednesday-Thursday: 4pm to 2am
  • πŸ•” Friday: 4pm to 3am
  • πŸ•• Saturday: 8pm to 3am
  • πŸ•– Sunday: 8pm to 2am

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Notable Guests

  • 🎀 Tina Turner: Legendary singer and performer
  • 🎸 Iggy Pop: Iconic punk rock musician
  • 🎡 The Ramones: Pioneers of punk rock
  • 🎀 Other Big Names: Various other notable artists have performed at the Bonham Exchange

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Inclusivity and Community Impact

  • 🌈 LGBTQ+ Safe Space: A welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ community for over 40 years
  • πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Historical Significance: Played a crucial role in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement in San Antonio
  • πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Community Center: A place where people could be themselves and organize marches and demonstrations
  • πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Legacy: Continues to be a safe haven for those who may not feel safe elsewhere

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Private Parties and VIP Service

  • πŸŽ‰ Private Events: Available for holiday parties, bachelorette parties, and birthday parties
  • 🎟️ VIP Service: Offers VIP service with a reservation
  • 🎊 Customizable: Can cater to various types of private events and celebrations

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: (210) 224-9219
🌐   Website: http://www.bonhamexchange.com/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: 411 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: Instagram LinkedIn Facebook X (Twitter)

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