January 19, 2018 Slideshows » Food & Drink

20 Cozy San Antonio Bars Perfect for Keeping Warm This Winter 

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Let's be honest – the cold front has got us wanting to stay put under our San Marcos cobija with some Abuelita. But what is a Texan to do when you want to get your drink on? Need not worry, y'all. These 20 San Antonio bars are equipped with warm, inviting atmospheres or comfy couches to curl up on, or both. So drink responsibly – and comfortably.
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The Last Word
229 E. Houston St. Suite 10., thelastwordsa.com
The muted tones of this underground downtown spot pair well with the high-back armchairs. Take a seat and set up for the night, just keep the crafty cocktails coming.
Photo via Instagram / thelastword_sa
The Brooklynite
516 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 444-0707
The dark lighting of the bar will have you feeling nice and warm, especially if you snag a seat on one of the couches or upholstered chairs. Ask the bartender about one of the winter cocktails for the ultimate cozy experience.
Photo via Instagram / pattyrankin
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave., (210)-320-2261, barbarosanantonio.com
If you’re a late-night bar hopper, no place is more inviting than Barbaro. With its share of beer and cocktails, this is a must since it also serves delicious grub whether you need to sober up or or find somewhere to park your butt for an hour.
Photo via Instagram / cyties
Paramour
102 9th St., (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
While the patio is made for summer nights, the sexy couches over at one of the city’s poshest rooftop bars is made for winter nights. Snuggle up with your boo with a cocktail in hand, or relax over brunch with friends. Either way, Paramour’s luxe interior will have you feeling fuzzy inside with its glamorous aesthetic.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniostephanie
Bar 1919
1420 S. Alamo St., (210) 227-1420, bar1919.com
Snag one of the armchairs in this speakeasy, or stay close to the bar to watch these spirits wizards work their magic. Wherever you decide to set up for the night, the low-lights of the bar will have you feeling like you’re drinking at home – just with much, much better drinks.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Candlelight Coffee House
3011 N St Mary's St., (210) 738-0099, candlelightsatx.com
What is more cozy than a coffee house? Nothing! Whether you go for drinks (the wine!) or want to keep it a little more laid back with some freshly made tea or coffee, Candlelight stays true to its name with the warm atmosphere. You’ll seriously feel right at home.
Photo via Instagram / andrewdoriyan
Bar 414
205 E Houston St., (210) 585-9999
Although you won’t find fabric couches inside this speakeasy, Bar 414 offers up prohibition era cocktails made with house ingredients and bootleg spirits. These discreet libations are paired with live music, so you’ll be feeling yourself in no time.
Photo via Instagram / sip_sa
Halcyon
1414 S Alamo St., (210) 277-7045, halcyoncoffeebar.com
Whether you need to kickstart your winter mornings or wind down somewhere warm, Halcyon is a place to check out. Stop by for coffee or cocktails at this hybrid bar/lounge, just make sure to have the s’mores at some point. You won’t regret it.
Photo via Instagram / allthingsashleylauren
Havana Bar
1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
While everyone raves on and on about Hotel Havana’s Ocho, pay Havana Bar a visit instead. This secluded spot serves up swanky cocktails in a dim candle lit basement – perfect for a secret rendezvous.
Photo via Instagram / randi.redmon
Bar du Mon Ami
4901 Broadway St., (210) 740-9229, bardumonami.com
With dozens of spirits in house, you’ll enjoy cocktails that were created with plenty of thought and consideration. The red wallpaint/light combination provides a warm atmosphere that will help you feel at home when you call dibs on one of the booths.
Photo via Instagram / mollg
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Downstairs at Esquire
155 E Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
Skip the tavern and stop by the riverside bar instead. This intimate lounge dishes out small bites packed with flavor and top-of-the-line cocktails. Go. Now.
Photo via Instagram / downstairsatesquire
La Roca Cantina
416 8th St., facebook.com
This dance/night club features a lounge to park with some drinks in hand – there’s always great drink specials going on. Just be sure to get your ass out of your chair and dance your booty off, too.
Photo via Instagram / ey219
Sternewirth
136 E Grayson St., (210) 223-7375
Hotel bars are best for keeping warm while drinking, and the Hotel Emma is no exception. Although Sternewirth aesthetic gives off a colder vibe, the collections of couches and comfy chairs are perfect for drinking at ease. Plus, it’s a prime spot for those with big parties. Just try not to disturb the tourists too much (or do, we don’t care).
Photo via Instagram / historicpearl
Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St., (210) 227-1187
Not only will you find cleverly named cocktails (Amaretto By Morning, Apple of My Eye), but also a spot for great eats and drinks. While this isn’t necessarily a place you’ll feel chill, the Liberty Bar gives off a feeling almost like nostalgia, making you feel all sorts of warm & fuzzy inside.
Photo via Instagram / devintahuahua
Haunt Lounge at The St. Anthony Hotel
300 E. Travis, (210) 227-4392
Don’t let the name fool you, this hotel bar is all kinds of inviting. With chic furniture and delicious cocktails, Haunt Lounge will have you playing tourist all winter – and probably all year too.
Photo via Instagram / bonita1979
High Street Wine Company
302 Pearl Pkwy #104, (210) 908-9144
For an extensive wine menu in a modern, yet rustic atmosphere, High Street is the place to be. Get a table along the wall to get a view of this beautiful space while you sip on wine and enjoy some small bites.
Photo via Instagram / gonzowoohoo
George’s Keep
17101 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 1200, georgeskeep.com
Escape the fast-paced bar scene in downtown and venture out to La Cantera. Unwind during happy hour with The Northwest Side (vodka, cucumber, lime, simple syrups with muddled serrano) or a glass of wine, each at $5.50.
Photo via Instagram / csj55
Ash at Sunset Station
1170 E. Commerce Street, ashsanantonio.com
Go to the underground sector of Sunset Station and you’ll find Ash. With a few murals reflecting the heart and soul of the city as well as plenty of comfy armchairs to fold yourself into, this might be your year-round favorite.
Photo via Instagram / grantryznarphotography
TBA
2801 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 320-1753, tbasatx.com
If you haven’t stopped by this watering hole yet, where are you even getting your drink on? This laid-back spot on St. Mary’s Strip lets you relax on what is otherwise known as a crazy street. TBA knows what it’s doing when it comes to drinks, and as far as atmosphere – well, you won’t be disappointed if you’re looking for something low-key.
Photo via Instagram / tbasatx
20Nine Restaurant & Wine Bar
255 E Basse Rd #940, (210) 798-9463, 20ninewine.com
Why go bar hopping when you can sit your ass down and just enjoy some wine? 20Nine lets you do just that with more than 300 wines available by the bottle. Pace yourself, chow down some meatballs (or pizza!) and unwind with more than a splash of class.
Photo via Instagram / lilimiller1717
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The Last Word
229 E. Houston St. Suite 10., thelastwordsa.com
The muted tones of this underground downtown spot pair well with the high-back armchairs. Take a seat and set up for the night, just keep the crafty cocktails coming.
Photo via Instagram / thelastword_sa

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