If you feel like dancing Salsa, Copa Bar & Grill is the place for you. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Copa offers dance lessons from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., and you can stay to dance for free until 2 a.m. when the bar closes. The bar also serves dinner until 10 p.m. on weeknights. Salsa lessons cost $5 and the cover for the dance by itself is between $5 and $8. Thursday nights are 18+, while Friday and Saturday nights are 21+ only.
Here is the link to Copa’s online calendar- check the site for a specific day before going because Salsa dancing isn’t offered when there are private parties scheduled.
Another “Fun and Under 21” option is to try non-alcoholic (actually low-alcohol) beer. I haven’t heard anyone claim any one brand tastes as good or better than alcoholic beer, but among the most recommended brands are O’Doul’s, St. Paul NA, and Clausthaler.
An employee at the 1600 Lavaca St. Twin Liquors location who professed to having many years of experience in alcohol sales said the company only offers non-alcoholic beer in select locations, and that even where it is offered the selection is limited. He said he had been around non-alcoholic beer more “back in the day,” but that it was never good-enough tasting that he would drink it himself.
Even if you’re not a big fan of beer or are over 21 years old, it’s worth trying a non-alcoholic beer just for the experience- so go ahead!
Here is a link to some non-alcoholic beer ratings and the history of non-alcoholic beer:
“The Opinionated Beer Page”
“Non-Alcoholic Beer Origins”