Here’s when San Antonio’s newest nightclub opens at the old Sunset Station

The new nightclub will mix a formal cocktail atmosphere with high-energy house music.

By Marco Garza for

San Antonio’s newest nightclub is banking on a big opening week by bringing in a well-known DJ. The new space, called 1902, will open Nov. 20 in the former Sunset Station Train Depot (now known as Espee) at 1174 E Commerce Street, according to a press release.

Great care has been taken to rehabilitate the hall’s grand staircase features, 16-foot windows and vaulted ceilings. The hope was to preserve the building’s Spanish Mission Revival architecture, originally commissioned by architect Daniel J. Patterson.

“1902 Nightclub is a labor of love for me and our partners,” said general manager Victor Valenzuela in the press release. “The atmosphere, drinks and service will rival any nightclub in any city in the world.”

The new club, which takes its name from the year the station opened, promises energetic house music to kick off its opening weekend. DJ Steve Aoki plays a set on November 24.

There is a $15 entrance fee at the door and a strict dress code will be enforced. The dress code is described as “dress to impress”, so cocktail attire for women and business attire for men. Shorts, sandals, hats, sweatpants and workout clothes will not be permitted.

Jerry C. Greiner