19 Essential Cocktail Bars in San Antonio, Right Now
By San Antonio Current Staff
San Antonio’s craft cocktail game has grown exponentially in the last few years. With the San Antonio Cocktail Conference and more bartenders than ever shaking things up, you’re always close to your next shot of Cinzano. Cheers!
The Esquire Tavern
155 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
If you’re hoping to soak in more San Antonio history, a visit to The Esquire Tavern is a must (and don’t miss out on Downstairs). Overlook the San Antonio River Walk while sipping on classic cocktails inside this historic bar that’s been nominated as a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist twice.
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300 E. Travis St., (210) 352-3172, facebook.com/hauntsa
The St. Anthony holds Haunt where cocktail themes veer into spooky specter territory inside a chic bar. Stop in for an aperitif before or digestif after dinner at Rebelle.
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219 E. Houston St., (210) 472-2600, bohanans.com
Whet your whistle the high-brow way at Bohanan’s, where you’ll get a first-class view of The Majestic from your barstool and some of the best service in town.
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1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
If you need less vests and more laid-back atmosphere head to Hotel Havana’s bar for a Martinique Punch and dazzling patio.
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803 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 369-9192, francisbogside.com
Back after a fire and better than ever, this Southtown bar has been making dwellers happy with their pub menu by Chris Cook and quality cocktails by the staff.
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102 9th St., Suite 400, (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
Spend your Sunday Funday at Paramour which packs in serious cocktails with lots of fun be it through their burlesque, boylesque, drag shows or tea takeovers. Oh, and there’s a Möet Champagne dispenser for the ‘gram.
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2801 N. St. Mary’s St., 210-320-1753, tbasatx.com
This industry-favorite bar finally scored signage. Expect chill, inexpensive and potent drinks here.
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312 Pearl Pkwy., Building 6, (210) 332-9386, jazztx.com
Want cocktails and next-level jazz, salsa and country music? Find it at this downstairs bar owned by Brent “Doc” Watkins.
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136 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-7375, thehotelemma.com
Visit The Pearl’s boutique Hotel Emma, and sit inside former brew tanks that have been converted into posh seating. The menu changes seasonally.
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2410 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 365-3246, rumblesatx.com
Catch all the action on the St. Mary’s Strip from this bar’s patio while enjoying themed cocktails and more.
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