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November 01, 2016 Slideshows » Food & Drink

15 San Antonio Bars and Restaurants that Keep a Cozy Vibe 

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Though it might not feel like it yet, fall is here and winter is on it's way, which means cold and rainy days are inevitable. Bookmark this page now and check out San Antonio's coziest bars to keep you warm this winter.
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Havana Bar
1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008,
Though Havana below Ocho (maybe we just love basements…) tends to veer into sultry territory, those nooks and crannies are homey and made for chill catch-up sessions over a boozy Martinique.
Photo via Instagram, havanasanantonio
La Roca Cantina
416 8th St.,
Though still brand-spanking new and with a grand opening date looming in the future, La Roca sits inside a 100-year-old building and has not one but two fireplaces. Sure, it’s not entirely cold enough yet to turn them on, but you can still cozy up on the plush couches and nooks.
Photo via Facebook, La Roca Cantina
Bar du Mon Ami
4901 Broadway St., (210) 740-9229,
Mon Ami had cozy cornered way back when you needed to enter the phone booth to get to the bar. These days, the bar’s still made for conspiring and decompressing after a long day at work.
Photo via Instagram, desierayy
The Last Word
229 E. Houston St. Suite 10.,
Maybe it’s the faux-library wall lined with leather-bound books that makes this basement bar appealing. Or maybe it’s dark and intimate setting where you can chat about your latest read without judgement.
Photo via Instagram, lumapixl
George's Keep
17101 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 1200,
When redesigning the storage-space-turned-bar where George’s Keep now sits, Steve Mahoney and co. must have thought “More nooks!” Each and every booth in the back room is seductive and inviting. It’s perfect for slow sipping on bold booze.
Photo via Instagram, gabriesquivela
Bar 1919
1420 S. Alamo St., (210) 227-1420, bar1919
Think about how much money the bar saves by keeping the setting dim and almost spooky...Grab a Scotch and ponder the meaning of life while there.
Photo via Instagram, heygirlfisher
2720 McCullough Ave., (210)-320-2261,
You can cozy up to a pizza or to your partner-in-crime at this gorgeous bartop that’s all high ceilings and bright old-timey Hollywood bulbs. Cocktail of craft beer are a must.
Photo via Instagram, kiki3boom
2801 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 320-1753, The former home of Salute is inevitably cozy because of its lean build and warm crimson hue. But head past the bar — after grabbing a cocktail or brew — and visit with your pals on one of their antique couches.
Photo via Instagram, tbasatx
20Nine Restaurant & Wine Bar
255 E Basse Rd #940, (210) 798-9463,
This wine bar combines a great selection of reds, whites and bubbles and pairs them with equally alluring snacks. Sure, you could sit on the patio, but the private dining room helps keep those gossip sessions extra hush-hush.
Photo via Instagram, _diana_garcia
102 9th St., (210) 340-9880,
Part of what makes Paramour so dang cozy is the plethora of soft and fuzzy pillows that litter just about every ultra-comfy couch. Grab a boozy beverage and share a couch with a pal.
Photo by Jeffrey Burton
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The Green Lantern
20626 Stone Oak Pkwy., (210) 497-3722,
Basement bars are snug. Like Last Word and Downstairs before it on this list, Green Lantern keeps things chill and informal but still classy.
Photo via Instagram, kenzeebell
Downstairs at Esquire
155 E Commerce St., (210) 222-2521,
Leather chairs you can’t help but sink into, dark-as-your soul lighting, amazing charcuterie boards and classic cocktails are all in store Downstairs, which takes the flawlessly executed concept of The Esquire to higher (and yet literally lower) levels.
Photo via Facebook, Downstairs at The Esquire Tavern
The Bin Tapas Bar
511 E. Grayson, (210) 994-8099,
Jason Dady’s latest effort goes into new territory with this tapas joint that harkens of Barcelona adventures past (with just a few reminders of Umai Mi). The communal chef’s table is one option, but even if you sit in the tightest dining room in all of SA, the vibe is still made for both raucous times or
Photo via Instagram, mlylpz
Candlelight Coffee House
3011 N St Mary's St., (210) 738-0099,
Get your fill of wine and chill conversation on one of Candlelight’s comfy couches. The comfortable setting extends past the dining room and into the patio where you’ll forget you’re at the tail-end of the Strip.
Photo via Instagram, freshinkyouthslam
Park Social
218 E Olmos Dr.,
Lacking any sort of pretension, but filled with willing bartenders ready to serve up your favorite poison, Park Social is dark and moody and quaint all in one. Stop in for a Caramello or some duck fried rice.
Photo via Instagram, folcsa
Havana Bar
1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008,
Though Havana below Ocho (maybe we just love basements…) tends to veer into sultry territory, those nooks and crannies are homey and made for chill catch-up sessions over a boozy Martinique.
Photo via Instagram, havanasanantonio

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