22 San Antonio bars that open at noon or earlier so you can day drink

Whether you're pre-gaming ahead of a sports event, having a nightshift happy hour or going through a bad breakup, there are times when a daytime tipple is just what you need.

Luckily, San Antonio is home to a varied collection of boozeries that offer beer, wine and harder stuff at all hours of the day. These 22 local spots open at noon or earlier, catering to your day-drinking desires. 
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Highlander Bar
5562 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 340-4577, highlanderbarandgrill.com
If you want to start your day drinking with shots or a beer, you can get your fix at Highlander beginning at 7 a.m. every day but Sunday (when it opens at 11 a.m.). This Scottish-themed spot gives off pub vibes, includes dining options and even offers live music – though we can’t guarantee such in the early morning.
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Highlander Bar
5562 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 340-4577, highlanderbarandgrill.com
If you want to start your day drinking with shots or a beer, you can get your fix at Highlander beginning at 7 a.m. every day but Sunday (when it opens at 11 a.m.). This Scottish-themed spot gives off pub vibes, includes dining options and even offers live music – though we can’t guarantee such in the early morning.
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Pat O’Brien’s
121 Alamo Plaza, (210) 541-5940, patobriens.com
In true New Orleans fashion, the party starts early at Pat O’Brien’s. Complete with Cajun fare and a dueling piano bar that comes alive at night, you can start your Pat O’s experience at noon on the weekends with a Hurricane cocktail. Just pace yourself if you know what’s good for you.
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Pat O’Brien’s
121 Alamo Plaza, (210) 541-5940, patobriens.com
In true New Orleans fashion, the party starts early at Pat O’Brien’s. Complete with Cajun fare and a dueling piano bar that comes alive at night, you can start your Pat O’s experience at noon on the weekends with a Hurricane cocktail. Just pace yourself if you know what’s good for you.
Photo via Instagram / patobrienssa
Thirsty Aztec
200 River Walk St, (210) 580-4844, thirstyaztec.com
The party starts early thanks to Thirsty Aztec. A go-to for to-go drinks that come in a variety of flavors in a fun tube, you can score that and beer beginning at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
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Thirsty Aztec
200 River Walk St, (210) 580-4844, thirstyaztec.com
The party starts early thanks to Thirsty Aztec. A go-to for to-go drinks that come in a variety of flavors in a fun tube, you can score that and beer beginning at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
Photo via Instagram / thirsty_aztec
Agave Bar
521 Riverwalk Street, (210) 223-2939, facebook.com/AgaveBarSA
Though technically a Mexican restaurant, take advantage of the patio on the River Walk here for a nice view while you get boozy. You can start early too – 9 a.m. on Saturdays (when it really counts, tbh) and 11 a.m. on any other day of the week.
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Agave Bar
521 Riverwalk Street, (210) 223-2939, facebook.com/AgaveBarSA
Though technically a Mexican restaurant, take advantage of the patio on the River Walk here for a nice view while you get boozy. You can start early too – 9 a.m. on Saturdays (when it really counts, tbh) and 11 a.m. on any other day of the week.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Bananas Billiards
2003 San Pedro Ave, (210) 226-2627, facebook.com/BananasBilliards
Whether you stop by for a game of billiards or just want to get your drink on, you can post up at Bananas beginning at 2 p.m. daily.
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Bananas Billiards
2003 San Pedro Ave, (210) 226-2627, facebook.com/BananasBilliards
Whether you stop by for a game of billiards or just want to get your drink on, you can post up at Bananas beginning at 2 p.m. daily.
Photo via Instagram / _corpser_
The Hoppy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 545-3330, thehoppymonk.com
With a huge selection of beers on tap, consider Hoppy Monk an obvious choice for getting boozy in the morning. Here’s the drawback: they open at noon Wednesday though Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Plan accordingly so you can get the buzz going well before 5 o'clock.
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The Hoppy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 545-3330, thehoppymonk.com
With a huge selection of beers on tap, consider Hoppy Monk an obvious choice for getting boozy in the morning. Here’s the drawback: they open at noon Wednesday though Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Plan accordingly so you can get the buzz going well before 5 o'clock.
Photo via Instagram / sgstith
Texas T Pub
121 Broadway St, (210) 271-1058,facebook.com/texastpub/
Whether you’re playing tourist or just live the sort of life that you can enjoy having a few rounds before noon, you can head downtown to get your drink on at Texas T Pub. The pub opens at 11 a.m Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday.
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Texas T Pub
121 Broadway St, (210) 271-1058,facebook.com/texastpub/
Whether you’re playing tourist or just live the sort of life that you can enjoy having a few rounds before noon, you can head downtown to get your drink on at Texas T Pub. The pub opens at 11 a.m Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday.
Photo via Instagram / theplateprincess
Barflys
8503 Broadway St, (210) 277-7202, facebook.com/BARFLYS1/
If you find your daylong bender is kicking-off near the airport, stop by Barflys for a round or two. Opening at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at noon on Sunday, you can score a beer or cocktail at this divey sports bar. 
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Barflys
8503 Broadway St, (210) 277-7202, facebook.com/BARFLYS1/
If you find your daylong bender is kicking-off near the airport, stop by Barflys for a round or two. Opening at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at noon on Sunday, you can score a beer or cocktail at this divey sports bar.
Photo via Instagram / barflys.satx
Sir Winston’s
2522 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 829-5933, facebook.com/pages/category/Pub/Sir-Winstons-Pub-236441305360/
By opening at 10 a.m. on weekdays and noon on Saturday and Sunday, Sir Winston’s lets you post up and have a drinks well before mid-day. If you feel inspired enough, you can even play some shuffleboard too.
Photo via Facebook / Sir Winston's
Sir Winston’s
2522 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 829-5933, facebook.com/pages/category/Pub/Sir-Winstons-Pub-236441305360/
By opening at 10 a.m. on weekdays and noon on Saturday and Sunday, Sir Winston’s lets you post up and have a drinks well before mid-day. If you feel inspired enough, you can even play some shuffleboard too.
Photo via Facebook / Sir Winston's
Two Rivers Tavern
13550 O'Connor Rd #3, (210) 368-2264, 2riverstavern.com
A place where everyone knows your name, the Two Rivers Tavern is a spot where you'll want to stay awhile. Opening at 8 a.m. Monday-Saturday and at 10 a.m on Sunday, this neighborhood joint could be a worthy addition to your next day-long bar crawl lineup. 
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Two Rivers Tavern
13550 O'Connor Rd #3, (210) 368-2264, 2riverstavern.com
A place where everyone knows your name, the Two Rivers Tavern is a spot where you'll want to stay awhile. Opening at 8 a.m. Monday-Saturday and at 10 a.m on Sunday, this neighborhood joint could be a worthy addition to your next day-long bar crawl lineup.
Photo via Google Maps
The Crazy Ape
9930 San Pedro Ave, (210) 375-5813, facebook.com/crazyapesatx/
Opening at 7 a.m Monday through Saturday and at noon on Sundays, your day drinking is sure to get off to a wild start at the Crazy Ape.  
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The Crazy Ape
9930 San Pedro Ave, (210) 375-5813, facebook.com/crazyapesatx/
Opening at 7 a.m Monday through Saturday and at noon on Sundays, your day drinking is sure to get off to a wild start at the Crazy Ape.
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Rookies Too Sports Bar & Grill
9200 Broadway St, (210) 375-6615, facebook.com/Rookies-Too-1555996714630997/ 
A dive bar known for its awesome variety of bar games, kicking back at Rookies Too is a solid way to take it easy. Enjoy a few cold ones and just have a good time here with a weekday opening at 11 a.m.
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Rookies Too Sports Bar & Grill
9200 Broadway St, (210) 375-6615, facebook.com/Rookies-Too-1555996714630997/
A dive bar known for its awesome variety of bar games, kicking back at Rookies Too is a solid way to take it easy. Enjoy a few cold ones and just have a good time here with a weekday opening at 11 a.m.
Photo via Google Maps