September 10, 2021

25 San Antonio bars with food as good as the drinks

Sometimes when you're drinking, a bag of chips or a bowl of peanuts just won't cut it. Not to mention, if the cocktails are boozy, it's smart to have something lining your stomach.

That's why it's always good to have a few spots in your back pocket that offer hearty and delicious eats along with the drinks. Booze may be the primary draw at most of these San Antonio bars, but the food is equally intoxicating.
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Cullum's Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263, facebook.com/cullumsattagirl
This ice house may be small, but the flavors are mighty here. Yes, there’s lots of craft beer here, but also delicious fried chicken as well as wings and sandwiches. Need we even need to say more?!
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cullumsattagirl
Cullum's Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263, facebook.com/cullumsattagirl
This ice house may be small, but the flavors are mighty here. Yes, there’s lots of craft beer here, but also delicious fried chicken as well as wings and sandwiches. Need we even need to say more?!
Photo via Instagram / cullumsattagirl
Hanzo
7701 Broadway St #124, (210) 826-1488, hanzobar.com
This Broadway hangout not only brings casual vibes and Japanese spirits, but also some creative bites. The gastropub serves up inspired dishes like karaage calamari, gyoza, poke bowls and a variety of bao to name a few.
Photo via Instagram / hanzobarsa
Hanzo
7701 Broadway St #124, (210) 826-1488, hanzobar.com
This Broadway hangout not only brings casual vibes and Japanese spirits, but also some creative bites. The gastropub serves up inspired dishes like karaage calamari, gyoza, poke bowls and a variety of bao to name a few.
Photo via Instagram / hanzobarsa
The Hoppy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 545-3330, thehoppymonk.com
With a major selection of beers on tap, you can’t go wrong with the Hoppy Monk. Add in the elevated pub selections and a patio and you’ve got a hell of an outing. The menu includes brunch dishes – avocado toast, chicken & waffle and chilaquiles – and lunch/dinner options – a ribeye sandwich, burgers and varieties of tacos.
Photo via Instagram / thehoppymonk_sa
The Hoppy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 545-3330, thehoppymonk.com
With a major selection of beers on tap, you can’t go wrong with the Hoppy Monk. Add in the elevated pub selections and a patio and you’ve got a hell of an outing. The menu includes brunch dishes – avocado toast, chicken & waffle and chilaquiles – and lunch/dinner options – a ribeye sandwich, burgers and varieties of tacos.
Photo via Instagram / thehoppymonk_sa
The Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
On top of having the longest wooden bartop in Texas, Esquire Tavern also offers an incredibly delicious menu. Here you can score elevated pub grub like deviled eggs, a Bison burger, a pulled pork sandwich or the Big Red empanada.
Photo via Instagram / esquiretavernsa
The Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
On top of having the longest wooden bartop in Texas, Esquire Tavern also offers an incredibly delicious menu. Here you can score elevated pub grub like deviled eggs, a Bison burger, a pulled pork sandwich or the Big Red empanada.
Photo via Instagram / esquiretavernsa
The Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St., (210) 598-0496, cherritybar.com
Seated comfortably at the corner of Cherry and Montana streets on the East Side, The Cherrity Bar combines cocktails, charitable giving and a top-notch ramen shop. For financially efficient eating, stop in for happy hour, when apps are half off. 
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cherritybar
The Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St., (210) 598-0496, cherritybar.com
Seated comfortably at the corner of Cherry and Montana streets on the East Side, The Cherrity Bar combines cocktails, charitable giving and a top-notch ramen shop. For financially efficient eating, stop in for happy hour, when apps are half off.
Photo via Instagram / cherritybar
Jazz, TX
312 Pearl Pkwy #6001, (210) 332-9386, jazztx.com
Jazz is regarded as a prime spot for live music and cocktails, but it’s also scrumptious from the kitchen. Specializing in “refine Texan cuisine,” you can find menu items like blackened snapper, quail quarters as well as chips and queso.
Photo via Instagram / jazz_texas
Jazz, TX
312 Pearl Pkwy #6001, (210) 332-9386, jazztx.com
Jazz is regarded as a prime spot for live music and cocktails, but it’s also scrumptious from the kitchen. Specializing in “refine Texan cuisine,” you can find menu items like blackened snapper, quail quarters as well as chips and queso.
Photo via Instagram / jazz_texas
 Bombay Bicycle Club
3506 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, (210(737-2411 bombaybicycleclubsa.com 
Bombay Bicycle Club has always been a popular near-downtown hangout, but revamps to the food menu over the recent years have put food back at the focus of this social spot. Post up on the newly-expanded patio area for maximum outdoor dining comfort. 
Photo via Instagram / bombays_sa
Bombay Bicycle Club
3506 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, (210(737-2411 bombaybicycleclubsa.com
Bombay Bicycle Club has always been a popular near-downtown hangout, but revamps to the food menu over the recent years have put food back at the focus of this social spot. Post up on the newly-expanded patio area for maximum outdoor dining comfort.
Photo via Instagram / bombays_sa
Künstler Brewing
302 E Lachapelle , (210) 688-4519, kuenstlerbrewing.com
Kid- and pet-friendly, this South SA brewery features handcrafted beers such as stouts, ales, IPAs, ciders, and more on tap in the spacious brewpub’s indoor and outdoor spaces. Stop in daily for a flight of beers and a bite off their new lunch menu, featuring Texas twists on German 
favorites such as pork schnitzel, bratwurst and potato pancakes.
Photo via Instagram / kuenstlerbrew
Künstler Brewing
302 E Lachapelle , (210) 688-4519, kuenstlerbrewing.com
Kid- and pet-friendly, this South SA brewery features handcrafted beers such as stouts, ales, IPAs, ciders, and more on tap in the spacious brewpub’s indoor and outdoor spaces. Stop in daily for a flight of beers and a bite off their new lunch menu, featuring Texas twists on German favorites such as pork schnitzel, bratwurst and potato pancakes.
Photo via Instagram / kuenstlerbrew
Lucy Cooper’s Ice House
16080 San Pedro Ave, (210) 462-1894, lucycoopers.com
This 21+ joint is a perfect hangout to get boozy, but also a prime spot for some damn good eats. In addition to ice cold beers, this ice house is regarded for its Tin Can Nachos, its long list of burgers and mix of wings. No matter what route you go, you can expect your stomach to be satisfied.
Photo via Instagram / lucycoopersicehouse
Lucy Cooper’s Ice House
16080 San Pedro Ave, (210) 462-1894, lucycoopers.com
This 21+ joint is a perfect hangout to get boozy, but also a prime spot for some damn good eats. In addition to ice cold beers, this ice house is regarded for its Tin Can Nachos, its long list of burgers and mix of wings. No matter what route you go, you can expect your stomach to be satisfied.
Photo via Instagram / lucycoopersicehouse
Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
If you want hearty eats to accompany your bar crawl, you’ll want to swing by Liberty Bar. As cooler weather sweeps in, try the pot roast bowl — grass fed, cage-free chuck roast w/ carrots, potatoes and onions — with a warming whiskey, neat. 
Photo via Instagram / libertybarsa
Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
If you want hearty eats to accompany your bar crawl, you’ll want to swing by Liberty Bar. As cooler weather sweeps in, try the pot roast bowl — grass fed, cage-free chuck roast w/ carrots, potatoes and onions — with a warming whiskey, neat.
Photo via Instagram / libertybarsa