The Casino Club, the oldest social club in San Antonio and the second oldest in Texas, was started by meetings of fifty German immigrants who met for social interaction and fellowship in 1854. The club initially had a membership of only 106 men, all German immigrants from Germany, Austria, and Hungary.
At the time, the clubs were considered a part of the new life in San Antonio. They had a canteen, a clubhouse, a barber shop, and a place for dancing.
The name of the club, in fact, came from a small village in Switzerland known as the Casino of San Antonio, which was located on the bank of Lake Zurich. The name of the club was used as a promotional marketing campaign. The casino did not have a saloon and only a few drinks were served to its patrons at the clubhouse. The guests paid a small entrance fee and a share of the bar was provided to them.
The clubhouse was a place where the men could relax, play games, and create a warm and sociable environment. There was no saloon or bar and no dances. It was primarily a place for socialization and bonding.
In 1866, the original clubhouse moved to Santa Angeles. The casino kept its location on South Alamo Street until it moved to its present location on North Alamo Street in 1930. When the club moved back to its original location on South Alamo Street, the first barber shop was added.
Today, the Club is known for its food, its music, and its events. Its monthly events include live music, an open bar, and a variety of games. On the other hand, the Club also has a variety of different activities for its members such as bowling, tennis, and soccer.
The Club also has its own Museum. It houses the Club’s most popular memorabilia, including photographs, coins, and even a bottle of tequila. The Club also has a collection of sports memorabilia. It has many posters and trophies from major sporting events that took place throughout the club’s history.
You can attend the Club’s monthly meetings any day of the week. Members enjoy their meetings in a large and comfortable room overlooking Lake Austin and a statue of Jesus Christ sitting in the middle of the room.
The Club offers many great activities to its members. Members may enjoy their clubhouse by playing games of horseshoes, blackjack, and poker while enjoying a hot drink at one of the many fine restaurants located on the Club’s property or attending one of the club’s many events.