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20 San Antonio Bars that are Great for Drinking Alone 

San Antonio has several spots where the the vibes are all aways great, the booze is always pouring and the floor is always packed. However, we know that type of scene isn't for everyone. So for the crowd-averse, the introverts and the people who just needs some peace and quiet, here are 20 bars in San Antonio that make a great spot for drinking alone.
Sternewirth
136 E Grayson St., (210) 223-7375
Sometimes it seems like Hotel Emma was designed for folks looking for a quiet place to just be. Nearly every nook and cranny is filled with plush leather couches and tiny tables perfect for holding cocktails. That vibe extends, of course, into Sternewirth. Grab a cold one and settle in.
Photo via Instagram, s.a.vortooth
Halcyon
1414 S Alamo St., (210) 277-7045
Located in the Blue Star District, Halcyon features a hip, industrial loft-style interior adorned with local art and modern décor. With plenty of tables to work and lounge areas to hang, Halcyon functions as a study space during the day with a casual bar scene at night.
Photo via Instagram, hellodomeier
The Last Word
229 E Houston St #10, (210) 314-1285
Created to appease the readers, Last Word is lined with two-seater bar tables. Set your backpack on the chair facing you and voila — a cozy nook for one.
Photo via Instagram, roadsgold
Bar Du Mon Ami
4901 Broadway St., (210) 740-9229
This cozy little spot along Broadway is one of our top picks for when you're trying to escape the crowds of big bars downtown. Plus, they have great cocktails to sip on all night long.
Photo via Instagram, pokgaiwokguy
The Brooklynite ?
516 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 444-0707
The Brooklynite (or BKSA) was one of the city's first truly crafty craft bars, and it would be easy for them to rest on their obscure herbal bitters and arcane boozes. Not so. Indulge in their craft alone and treat yourself for the night.
Photo via Instagram, bbwalther
TBA
2801 N St Mary's St., (210) 320-1753
You may start off drinking alone, but by the night’s end, you’ll be sitting amongst a wild cast of regulars and service industry-types just out of work and ready to enjoy one a drink or two.
Photo via Instagram, tbasatx
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-2261
Barbaro is the perfect location for a pre-dinner cocktail, antipasto, dinner, dessert and nightcap. And the atmosphere is great for doing it all alone.
Photo via Instagram, royaltheartist
High Street Wine Company
302 Pearl Pkwy #104, (210) 908-9144
High Street Wine focuses on high-value, small production wines from across the globe and brings it to the Pearl for you to sip, smell and enjoy close to home.
Photo via Instagram, josh.medran0
Bar 414
205 E Houston St., (210) 585-9999
Bar 414’s prohibition-era inspired atmosphere, cocktails and live jazz make it the perfect hotel speakeasy.
Photo via Instagram, epik000
Ash at St. Paul's Square
1170 E. Commerce Street, ashsanantonio.com
This cool, basement bar packs a speakeasy vibe with lots of room at the bar and a chill lounge area for hanging out alone. Grab yourself a cocktail or a beer and get away from the big crowds.
Photo by David Rangel
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Ocho
1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008
You don't have to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy this beautiful bar.
Photo via Instagram, gigimh8
Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St., (210) 227-1187
With a cozy atmosphere and and a long list of cocktails, beer and wine, Liberty Bar is a great spot for pulling up a seat at the bar and staying put for the night. Here you'll find an ideal place for a good book or the perfect setting for a conversation with a like-minded neighbor.
Photo via instagram, amanthadikin
Market on Houston
205 E Houston St., (210) 554-1721
The Market on Houston is simple, modern and offers one of the largest wine menus in the downtown area.
Photo via Instagram, marketonhouston
Cobalt Club
2022 McCullough Ave., (210) 251-2027
For some, enjoying a bourbon and Coke is relegated to happy hour once the sun is set and the workday is done, and not a minute sooner. But what about the nocturnal set, the scrub-clad hospital nurses, techs and other medical personnel who slave away through the wee morning hours only to find just about every bar within the vicinity has closed its doors by 2 a.m.? Well, for those few there’s Cobalt Club.
Photo and words by Jessica Elizarraras
George's Keep
17101 La Cantera Pkwy #1200, (210) 310-3733
This swanky spot has great lighting, good vibes and even better cocktails. Even better, it's a perfect place to take yourself on a date. Be sure to head to the large room in the back for a night to yourself.
Photo via Instagram, afterthe.beer
Jazz, TX
312 Pearl Parkway, Bld. #6 Suite #6001, (210) 332-9386
Since opening its doors back in August 2016, Jazz, TX, an upscale (and decidedly Pearl-appropriate) take on the old school saloon/Texas dance hall, has drawn crowds for its splendid signature cocktails, its rustic yet refined menu, and, most of all, its live music. Enjoy the people watching, the drinks and the music on your night out alone.
Photo via Instagram, nicolekaplanbeauty
Lowcountry
318 Martinez St, (210) 560-2224
Opened by Danny Delgado (Faust Tavern, Hi-Tones, the late Phantom Room, The Squeezebox) and Drew Morros and Roberta Marques of Crossroads Kitchen, Lowcountry is as chill as the Southern-inspired name would suggest. The space is dark, yet homey, and dotted with quaint knick-knacks like cat-shaped planters and other whatnots. — JE
Photo via Instagram, hazalgumus
20Nine Restaurant & Bar
255 E Basse Rd # 940, (210) 798-9463
For the wine lover who likes to fly solo, 20Nine Restaurant & Bar was designed for you.
Photo via Instagram, _diana_garcia
Jandro's Garden Patio
2623 N St Mary's St.
The latest spot to hit the St. Mary's strip also happens to be a good place for a night out alone. Order and sit at the bar, grab yourself a cozy spot or table inside, or check out the patio for a good spot to sit by yourself. There's also live music regularly at this spot, so those looking to check out some local sounds are in for a treat.
Photo via Instagram, dgrpat
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Sternewirth
136 E Grayson St., (210) 223-7375
Sometimes it seems like Hotel Emma was designed for folks looking for a quiet place to just be. Nearly every nook and cranny is filled with plush leather couches and tiny tables perfect for holding cocktails. That vibe extends, of course, into Sternewirth. Grab a cold one and settle in.
Photo via Instagram, s.a.vortooth
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