24 Underrated Bars in San Antonio You Should've Tried By Now
Everyone has their go-to bar, but sometimes you're just in the mood to explore something new. Skip the usual recommendations you get and hit up these underrated bars – whether new and still finding their place in San Antonio's drink scene or long-standing but still a hidden gem. Cheers!
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930 Broadway St, (210) 263-9009, facebook.com/socialspotSATX
Away from the centralized business of Broadway sits the Social Spot, which is an accurate name in every sense. Let the trippy, yet beautiful mural on the exterior draw you in and the drinking games and booze keep you there. Trust us, fun is waiting to be had here.
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17803 La Cantera Terrace Suite #1200, (210) 310-3733, georgeskeep.com
Fitting in with its neighborhood, this sophisticated drinking spot has your drink of choice, whatever it may be. Whether you’re all about cocktails or prefer draft beer, having a few rounds at this beautiful lounge is ideal catching up with the girls or having a nightcap at the end of your date.
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The Edison Experiment
1846 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 479-9600, facebook.com/edisonexperiment
Away from the business of downtown lies the Edison Experiment, a cozy bar that is plenty welcoming and has a cocktail menu that justifies the drive to get there. The happy hour menu is a perfect adventure the next time you venture outside Loop 410. Order the Carajillo and be wowed, trust us.
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Thirsty Horse Saloon
2335 NW Military Hwy, (210) 348-1513,
San Antonians love dancing, but not everyone knows about the solid choice in Thirsty Horse. Mostly playing country tunes, this dancing spot comes through when you just feeling like dancing. Whether you want to shake your nalgitas or not, this spot is a great one for group outings that call for lots of booze.
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203 N Presa St, (210) 224-5635, davenportloungesa.com
Opt for something a bit less-divey and hit up Davenport Lounge. Located in the heart of downtown, this polished bar brings live entertainment every night, plus a sophisticated cocktail list. If craft beer is more your thing, you’ll find plenty of that here too.
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2022 McCullough Ave, (210) 251-2027, facebook.com
Daydrinking is one thing, but a morning cocktail is a whole other ballgame. You’re in for a surprisingly wonderful trip full of oddities when slamming back your drink of choice at Cobalt Club at 7 a.m. This gay dive bar is a classic that definitely does get enough rightfully-earned praise. We raise our glass to you, Cobalt Club.
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101 Pereida St, (210) 263-3753, southtown101.net
Bringing crowds for trivia night and a solid happy hour choice in the neighborhood, Southtown 101 is a must-know if you love classic bars. With a dependable drink menu as well as DJs, live music and even karaoke, this is the type of chill bar where memories are made.
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Babios Night Club
527 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 409-7245, facebook.com/babiosedd
“Eat. Drink. Dance.” That’s what you can expect when you swing by Babios. And what do folks here expect of you? Be fabulous. Serve looks while getting boozy at this nightclub, which is loved by some (others just don’t know about it yet). Fun music, good company and a glamorous ambiance are what you get at this gay bar – what more could you ask for?
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516 E Grayson St, (210) 446-8699, facebook.com/themodernistsa
Inspired by a mid-century aesthetic, The Modernist is a still-new addition to SA’s drink scene, but it can surely hold its own. With custom and classic cocktails on the menu, you can enjoy your libations in such swank, modish digs.
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6740 San Pedro Ave, lunalive.com
A perfect spot for a cozy date night, this dimly-lit bar is sexy to say the least. With live jazz performances on the regular and tasty cocktails to match, Luna is a worth a visit or two (you’ll quickly become a regular though).
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