25 Essential San Antonio Restaurants, Bars for Wine Lovers

If wine is your libation of choice, all the more power to you. Whether you're celebrating or just looking for a solid spot to go for post-drink works, here's 25 local spots where you'll have fun exploring the wine list.
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Sternewirth
136 E Grayson St, (210) 223-7375, thehotelemma.com
This cozy, yet sexy bar may be frequented by tourists daily, but it’s also a go-to for boozy locals. While the cocktail program reigns supreme here, you’ll be smart to order a glass of your favorite wine while you catch up with friends or during a hot date.
Photo by Jason Risner via Instagram / sternewirthatemma
Sternewirth
136 E Grayson St, (210) 223-7375, thehotelemma.com
This cozy, yet sexy bar may be frequented by tourists daily, but it’s also a go-to for boozy locals. While the cocktail program reigns supreme here, you’ll be smart to order a glass of your favorite wine while you catch up with friends or during a hot date.
Photo by Jason Risner via Instagram / sternewirthatemma
Paramour
102 9th St #400, (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
Plenty of boozy drinks are up for grabs at this sexy rooftop bar, but you should definitely make it a point to enjoy a few glasses of wine here. Though not the longest wine list by any means, these fortified wines will still pack a punch and will guarantee a satisfyingly fun time whether you’re on a date or having a night out with your crew.
Photo via Instagram / fremmington
Paramour
102 9th St #400, (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
Plenty of boozy drinks are up for grabs at this sexy rooftop bar, but you should definitely make it a point to enjoy a few glasses of wine here. Though not the longest wine list by any means, these fortified wines will still pack a punch and will guarantee a satisfyingly fun time whether you’re on a date or having a night out with your crew.
Photo via Instagram / fremmington
Biga on the Banks
203 S St Mary's St, (210) 225-0722, biga.com
Brought to you by Chef Bruce Auden, this downtown restaurant is one of the top dining destinations in SA – and it has solid wine options. This long list features reds, whites, pinks, bubbles and more, so make plans to enjoy a few glasses and have a good night.
Photo via Instagram / bigaonthebanks
Biga on the Banks
203 S St Mary's St, (210) 225-0722, biga.com
Brought to you by Chef Bruce Auden, this downtown restaurant is one of the top dining destinations in SA – and it has solid wine options. This long list features reds, whites, pinks, bubbles and more, so make plans to enjoy a few glasses and have a good night.
Photo via Instagram / bigaonthebanks
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
Multiple locations, doughpizzeria.com
Trust this local and super authentic spot to deliver just the wine you’re looking for. From bubbly to a classic red or white, feel free to play around as your fill your glass and pair it with your favorite pizza.
Photo via Instagram / joyofroyq
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
Multiple locations, doughpizzeria.com
Trust this local and super authentic spot to deliver just the wine you’re looking for. From bubbly to a classic red or white, feel free to play around as your fill your glass and pair it with your favorite pizza.
Photo via Instagram / joyofroyq
High Street Wine Co.
302 Pearl Pkwy #104, (210) 908-9144, highstreetwine.com
Getting boozy at the Pearl is always a delight, but more so when it means having a few glasses of fine wine at the complex’s premiere wine bar. The modern, rustic wine bar and bottle shop features a variety of both traditional and more elevated by-the-glass options that you can top off with small bites.
Photo via Instagram / highstreetwine
High Street Wine Co.
302 Pearl Pkwy #104, (210) 908-9144, highstreetwine.com
Getting boozy at the Pearl is always a delight, but more so when it means having a few glasses of fine wine at the complex’s premiere wine bar. The modern, rustic wine bar and bottle shop features a variety of both traditional and more elevated by-the-glass options that you can top off with small bites.
Photo via Instagram / highstreetwine
Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
As one of the oldest bars in San Antonio, thing of drinking at Esquire as a history lesson. Set up inside at the longest wooden bartop in Texas or head toward the patio to enjoy the view with a glass of rosé (or whatever your preference) in hand. Either way, you’ll be living your best life.
Photo by kodymelton via Instagram / esquiretavernsa
Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
As one of the oldest bars in San Antonio, thing of drinking at Esquire as a history lesson. Set up inside at the longest wooden bartop in Texas or head toward the patio to enjoy the view with a glass of rosé (or whatever your preference) in hand. Either way, you’ll be living your best life.
Photo by kodymelton via Instagram / esquiretavernsa
Max's Wine Dive
340 E Basse Road Suite 101, (210) 444-9547, maxswinedive.com
An evening at this industrial bistro will bring you comfort food, small plates and a long wine list that you will have loads of fun tasting your way through. The menu features plenty of options for every type and there’s even a sizable selection of eco-friendly tap wines for when you just need the goods.
Photo via Instagram / mwdsanantonio
Max's Wine Dive
340 E Basse Road Suite 101, (210) 444-9547, maxswinedive.com
An evening at this industrial bistro will bring you comfort food, small plates and a long wine list that you will have loads of fun tasting your way through. The menu features plenty of options for every type and there’s even a sizable selection of eco-friendly tap wines for when you just need the goods.
Photo via Instagram / mwdsanantonio
Little Death
2357 N St. Mary's, instagram.com/littledeathwine
A recent addition to SA’s wine scene, the St. Mary’s Strip joint is just what the neighborhood needed. This spot is all about enjoying wine – either by the glass or the bottle – at an affordable price. There’s even a snack bar that include cheese options. So, round up the gang and decide which bottle you want to share tonight.
Photo via Instagram / littledeathwine
Little Death
2357 N St. Mary's, instagram.com/littledeathwine
A recent addition to SA’s wine scene, the St. Mary’s Strip joint is just what the neighborhood needed. This spot is all about enjoying wine – either by the glass or the bottle – at an affordable price. There’s even a snack bar that include cheese options. So, round up the gang and decide which bottle you want to share tonight.
Photo via Instagram / littledeathwine
Battalion
604 S Alamo St, (210) 816-0088
This hot spot (pun intended) for Italian fare is sought after for pasta dishes, as well as for its wine program. The restored firehouse offers a stylish option for wine lovers who want plenty of options and want to be adventurous when filling their glass.
Photo via Instagram / battalionsa
Battalion
604 S Alamo St, (210) 816-0088
This hot spot (pun intended) for Italian fare is sought after for pasta dishes, as well as for its wine program. The restored firehouse offers a stylish option for wine lovers who want plenty of options and want to be adventurous when filling their glass.
Photo via Instagram / battalionsa
Signature
16401 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 247-0176, lacanteraresort.com
Complete your fine dining experience with a glass – or bottle if you’re celebrating – at this beautiful La Cantera spot. With a focus on French and Texan fare, Chef Andrew Weissman’s menu is complemented by an array of both affordable and more extravagant wines, split into categories by taste and type.
Photo via Instagram / femme_foodie
Signature
16401 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 247-0176, lacanteraresort.com
Complete your fine dining experience with a glass – or bottle if you’re celebrating – at this beautiful La Cantera spot. With a focus on French and Texan fare, Chef Andrew Weissman’s menu is complemented by an array of both affordable and more extravagant wines, split into categories by taste and type.
Photo via Instagram / femme_foodie