The message from the new Rounders Card Club is this: Sit down, relax and enjoy Texas hold ’em or another poker game.
The private, members-only poker and social club opened in March at 14602 Huebner Road, Suite 120, in the Olmos Creek shopping center.
According to the staff, it offers a safe, upscale environment to play rake/tip free card games and more. An annual membership is needed for access to the club, according to its website.
General partner Eric Thomas said Rounders evokes a “country-club atmosphere” for people who enjoy card games, socializing and watching sporting events with friends.
“(Poker has) always been a hobby of all the membership partners here,” Thomas said. “It is something that we enjoy.”
The venue — which can hold nearly 140 patrons — proved so popular during its grand opening that a waiting list was necessary.
“As people were eliminated from the tournament, we let other people in (to play the next game),” Thomas said.
The club offers Texas hold ’em, Omaha, Congress, Pineapple, no-limit and limit poker, as well as daily tournaments at 7:30 p.m.
For the last couple of years, card rooms have been popping up in San Antonio, Thomas said.
Rounders Card Club wanted to provide “higher-end, upscale options.”
The venue sports 13 custom tables and 22 televisions, and a private room for corporate parties and special events.
Rounders offers complimentary sodas, espressos and tea from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The new business provides table-side food service thanks to a partnership with Naples Italian Ristorante & Pizza next door.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.