The Triple Crown is always my favorite. Live music ( almost )every night, and no frat boys, EVER.
The restless wind is ok, everyonce ina while. Frat boys, yeah sometimes, but great, dark, quite bar, with finger shuffle board.
Reilly's...Either on the Devils Backbone or out on Hunter Road. Weird bars, that you could do what ever the **** you want and no one will think twice. Just watch out for the bathrooms on the one on Hunter.
The Outback Saloon in Redwood. Hard to find, but priceless. Locals only, but kind hearted, non frat boys/girls, always welcome. Heavy duty pool tornaments.
The Hilltop on 21 WAS nice untill it magically burned to the ground.
The Pueblo Bar, on 35 south just north of wonderworld rd. Ever want to take your goomah to a bar, in town, where you don't have to worry about it getting back to your old lady? The Pueblo is the place. NO frat boys, hell NO white boys, but welcomeing to all beer lovers. Great place to get drunk and forget your in San Marcos. Just watch out for the Clown, or after any dance down the street.
Freiheight county store. On 1101 just north of New Braunfels. Awesome lil' honky tonk, with great burgers to boot. Keep your rush week t-shirts, and bad attitudes at home.
And please dont' tell every idiot you know about these places. These, with the exception of the Triple Crown ( criple frown ) are off the beaten path for a reason.