November 23, 2021

27 cozy San Antonio bars for when it's getting too cold to drink outside

The weather is finally cooling down for the few weeks that Texas approximates winter, and we can't blame anyone who's breaking out a sweater. Sure, curling up at home is great during the winter season, but sometimes you want a drink that you didn't have to make yourself.

We rounded up 27 Alamo City bars with atmospheres tailor made for a cozy, comforting scene. And it doesn't matter whether you've got a crew in-tow or want to spend some quality time with yourself.
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Bar Loretta
320 Beauregard St., (210) 757-3607, barloretta.com
Relatively new to the San Antonio bar scene, Bar Loretta is a quick favorite for those seeking good food, good drinks and superb people watching.
Photo courtesy of Dandelion Gatherings for Bar Loretta
Bar Loretta
320 Beauregard St., (210) 757-3607, barloretta.com
Relatively new to the San Antonio bar scene, Bar Loretta is a quick favorite for those seeking good food, good drinks and superb people watching.
Photo courtesy of Dandelion Gatherings for Bar Loretta
Three Star Bar
521 East Grayson St., okayestbar.com
A self-proclaimed “dad bar” in all the best ways, Three Star Bar’s great food, drinks and arcade games are sure to keep you coming back for more — dad jokes included, of course.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniobarsofficial
Three Star Bar
521 East Grayson St., okayestbar.com
A self-proclaimed “dad bar” in all the best ways, Three Star Bar’s great food, drinks and arcade games are sure to keep you coming back for more — dad jokes included, of course.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniobarsofficial
Amor Eterno
540 S. Presa St., instagram.com/amoreterno_sa
Amor Eterno — a new venture helmed by local bar owners Brian Correa and Aaron Peña — is poised to bring puro flavor to Southtown, including SA-inspired, locally sourced fare from popular pop-up ¡Bucho! The space, which previously housed Don Martin's Coffee Co., boasts one-of-a-kind wallpaper, cozy seating and moody lighting.
Photo via Instagram /  amoreterno_sa
Amor Eterno
540 S. Presa St., instagram.com/amoreterno_sa
Amor Eterno — a new venture helmed by local bar owners Brian Correa and Aaron Peña — is poised to bring puro flavor to Southtown, including SA-inspired, locally sourced fare from popular pop-up ¡Bucho! The space, which previously housed Don Martin's Coffee Co., boasts one-of-a-kind wallpaper, cozy seating and moody lighting.
Photo via Instagram / amoreterno_sa
Bar du Mon Ami
4901 Broadway St., (210) 740-9229, instagram.com/bardumonami
With dozens of spirits in house, you’ll enjoy cocktails that were created with plenty of thought and consideration. The red walls and light combination provides a warm atmosphere that will help you feel at home when you call dibs on one of the booths.
Photo via Instagram / bardumonami
Bar du Mon Ami
4901 Broadway St., (210) 740-9229, instagram.com/bardumonami
With dozens of spirits in house, you’ll enjoy cocktails that were created with plenty of thought and consideration. The red walls and light combination provides a warm atmosphere that will help you feel at home when you call dibs on one of the booths.
Photo via Instagram / bardumonami
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave., (210)-320-2261, barbarosanantonio.com
If you’re a late-night bar hopper, no place is more inviting than Barbaro. With its share of beer and cocktails, this is a must since it also serves delicious grub — whether you need to sober up or or find somewhere comfy to hang out for an hour.
Photo via Instagram / sanantonioexplorer
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave., (210)-320-2261, barbarosanantonio.com
If you’re a late-night bar hopper, no place is more inviting than Barbaro. With its share of beer and cocktails, this is a must since it also serves delicious grub — whether you need to sober up or or find somewhere comfy to hang out for an hour.
Photo via Instagram / sanantonioexplorer
Bar Ludivine
1014 S Presa St., (210) 908-9209, barludivine.com
The building that once housed J&O’s Cantina has become home to a new King William neighborhood favorite. If you’re down to mix it up, try one of their five seasonal special cocktails featuring uber-Texas ingredients like Poteet strawberries and Hill Country peaches.
Photo via Instagram / barludivine
Bar Ludivine
1014 S Presa St., (210) 908-9209, barludivine.com
The building that once housed J&O’s Cantina has become home to a new King William neighborhood favorite. If you’re down to mix it up, try one of their five seasonal special cocktails featuring uber-Texas ingredients like Poteet strawberries and Hill Country peaches.
Photo via Instagram / barludivine
Downstairs at Esquire
155 E Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
Skip the tavern and stop by the riverside bar instead. This intimate lounge dishes out small bites packed with flavor and top-of-the-line cocktails. Go. Now.
Photo via Instagram / downstairsatesquire
Downstairs at Esquire
155 E Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
Skip the tavern and stop by the riverside bar instead. This intimate lounge dishes out small bites packed with flavor and top-of-the-line cocktails. Go. Now.
Photo via Instagram / downstairsatesquire
Havana Bar
1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
Perhaps the most intimate of all the bars on this list, Havana Bar is all dim lights and cozy couches. We’re not here to give you ideas, but this tiny bar below the lively Ocho will.
Photo by minkmade via Instagram / havanasanantonio
Havana Bar
1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
Perhaps the most intimate of all the bars on this list, Havana Bar is all dim lights and cozy couches. We’re not here to give you ideas, but this tiny bar below the lively Ocho will.
Photo by minkmade via Instagram / havanasanantonio
High Street Wine Company
302 Pearl Pkwy #104, (210) 908-9144, highstreetwine.com
For an extensive wine menu in a modern, yet rustic atmosphere, High Street is the place to be. Get a table along the wall to get a view of this beautiful space while you sip on wine and enjoy some small bites.
Photo via Instagram / highstreetwine
High Street Wine Company
302 Pearl Pkwy #104, (210) 908-9144, highstreetwine.com
For an extensive wine menu in a modern, yet rustic atmosphere, High Street is the place to be. Get a table along the wall to get a view of this beautiful space while you sip on wine and enjoy some small bites.
Photo via Instagram / highstreetwine
Haunt Lounge at The St. Anthony Hotel
300 E. Travis, (210) 227-4392, marriott.com/hotels/travel/satlc-the-st-anthony-a-luxury-collection-hotel-san-antonio
Don’t let the name fool you, this hotel bar is all kinds of inviting. With chic furniture and delicious cocktails, Haunt Lounge will have you playing tourist all winter – and probably all year too.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Haunt Lounge at The St. Anthony Hotel
300 E. Travis, (210) 227-4392, marriott.com/hotels/travel/satlc-the-st-anthony-a-luxury-collection-hotel-san-antonio
Don’t let the name fool you, this hotel bar is all kinds of inviting. With chic furniture and delicious cocktails, Haunt Lounge will have you playing tourist all winter – and probably all year too.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie