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Ernest Hemingway's birthday celebration and other events at Ocho

Ernest Hemingway's birthday celebration at Ocho
Photo courtesy of Kristen Gehring/Giant Noise

Ocho and the San Antonio Public Library Foundation’s First Edition Society are celebrating the birthday of beloved author Ernest Hemingway next month. The annual celebration of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday will be on Saturday July 19, 2014 at Ocho.

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 and was a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. He wrote his first novel “The Sun Also Rises” in 1926. Overall he wrote various short story collections and three novels some of his works are classified as classics in American literature. He is considered one of the most influential writers of his time.

This event is free to the public with themed food and drink specials available to commemorate the occasion. Live music will be courtesy of the Austin Salsa/Latin Jazz band Tiburon. VIP tickets are available for $30 with a portion of the proceeds going to the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and San Antonio libraries. These tickets include complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres and VIP access to the terrace. They can be purchased online or by calling (210) 225-4728 ext 10.

Ernest Hemingway’s birthday celebration

Hotel Havana’s Ocho
1015 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 222-2008

Saturday July 19, 2014

7p.m. to 11:30p.m.

Other events at Ocho:

Havana Hi-Fi
Every Tuesday from 7p.m. to 10p.m. guests can enjoy an evening of psychedelic soul, funk and Afro-Latin sounds via a rotating cast of DJs. There is no cover charge.

Food and drink specials during Havana Hi-Fi include:

  • Sangria - $5
  • Barone Fini Pinot Grigio - $3
  • Xploaror Cabernet Sauvignon -$3
  • Castillo De Monseran Garnacha - $4
  • Lone Star Light -$2
  • Alamo Golden Ale - $3
  • Dos XX - $4
  • Tostones - $3
  • Huitlacoche Quesadilla - $4

Happy Hour
Ocho has their happy hour Monday through Thursday from 4p.m. to 7p.m. The special happy hour menu includes:


  • Tostones - $3
  • Huitlacoche Quesadilla - $4
  • Ocho Salsa Platter - $5
  • Drinks:
  • Mojito - $4
  • Havana Margarita - $5
  • Barone Fini Pinot Grigio- $3
  • Xploaror Cabernet Sauvignon - $3
  • Castillo De Monseran Garnacha - $4
  • Shiner - $3
  • Alamo Golden Ale - $3
  • Dos XX - $4

Source: Kristen Gehring/Giant Noise

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