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San Antonio's 25 Best Spots for Day Drinking 

Whether you're playing hooky, have the day or are looking for a fun place to enjoy the weekend, here are the 25 best places in San Antonio to go day drinking. Grab yourself a cold one, head to the patio and don't forget the H2o. As a disclaimer, alcohol isn't permitted to be sold before noon on Sundays. Some of the spots on this list open earlier, however the fun will have to wait until after 12 p.m.
Ocho
1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008
Whether you’re a guest at Hotel Havana or not, Ocho is a favorite amongst people looking to grab a drink in the daylight. Opens at 7 a.m. daily.
Photo via Instagram, roxtorres
Chisme
2403 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 530-4236
Great drinks, delicious food, chill vibes. What more could you ask for? Chisme opens from 4 to 11.
Photo via Instagram, jennrollins
El Mirador
722 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 225-9444
Have you ever seen a more perfect bar? El Mirador opens at 7 a.m. M-F, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Photo via Instagram, taylorwmurphy
Sangria on the Burg
5115 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 744-1448
Because everyone knows that sangria is the ultimate day drink. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Photo via Instagram, eat_it_b
Bexar Pub
114 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 236-7828
San Antonio’s latest favorite bar also makes for a great day-drinking location. Doors open at 3.
Photo via Instagram, _chanclita_
Viva Tacoland
103 W. Grayson St., (210) 368-2443
Starting at noon you can chill at Tacoland with beers, tacos y todo.
Photo via Instagram, txmikka
The Luxury
103 E. Jones Ave., (210) 354-2274
Drink in style, on the river, or in a swing at The Luxury starting at from 11.
Photo via Instagram, safoodjunkie
Cured
306 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 314-3929
Trying to keep it classy while you sip on some cocktails during the day? Be sure to order a charcuterie board while you’re at Cured. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Photo via Instagram, mollg
Down on Grayson
303 E. Grayson St., (210) 248-9244
Down on Grayson has all the fixings for the perfect day outdoors. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Photo via Instagram, yeah4016
Sancho’s
628 Jackson St., (210) 320-1840
Did someone say rooftop patio? There’s no going wrong at Sancho’s, no matter what time you get there. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Photo via Instagram, texassalsafestival
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Burleson Yard Beer Garden
430 Austin St., (210) 354-3001 Grab a frozen margarita or a cold one at this outdoor spot, find yourself a hammock and enjoy the day. Doors open at 3 p.m.
Photo via Instagram, kflores56
La Botanica
2911 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 716-0702
La Botanica’s patio makes it one of the best places to sip on refreshing drinks and cold beers on a hot afternoon.
Photo via Instagram, La Botanica
Blue Star Brewing Company
1414 S. Alamo St., (210) 212-5506
If you’re looking to get your drinking started early, grab a bite to eat and some beers at Blue Star Brewing.Doors open at 11.
Photo via Instagram, kate_alane
El Machito
7300 Jones Maltsberger Road, (210) 314-3971
Less crowded than its sister restaurant La Gloria, El Machito has all the margaritas, cervezas and micheladas you could want. Doors open at 11.
Photo via Instagram, jocelyn_u09
The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo S., (210) 224-2337
Southown’s friendliest hangout also makes for a great day-drinking spot. Doors open at noon.
Photo via Instagram, tipsydrinker
Halcyon
1414 S. Alamo St., (210) 277-7045
Looking to swap your coffee for a mimosa instead? Halcyon is just the place. Opens at 7.
Photo via Instagram, southtownsatx
Rumble
2420 N. St. Mary’s St.
Voted this year’s best place to people watch, there’s always something exciting going on a Rumble — no matter what time of the day it is. Doors open at 4.
Photo via Instagram, rumble_sa
Alamo Beer Company
415 Burnet St., (210) 872-5589
Keep it local with brews from the Alamo Beer Company. Doors open at 3 p.m.
Photo via Instagram, alamobeerco
Big Hops
multiple locations, bighops.com Starting a 3 p.m., check out Big Hops’ long list of brews at their Bitters, Huebner and The Bridge locations.
Photo via Instagram, bigredbreakfasttaco
Freetail
Multiple locations, freetailbrewing.com
If you’re looking to sip on something local, Freetail has got your back. Doors open at the 1604 location at 11; S. Presa location at 4 p.m.
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Hoppy Monk
1010 N. Loop 1604, (210) 545-3330 The north side’s coolest hangout also makes for a great spot for day drinking. Doors open at 11:30.
Photo via Instagram, The Hoppy Monk
Paramour
102 9th St., (210) 340-9880
Sip your cocktails from the rooftop bar and enjoy the fancy vibes. Doors open 7-2 M-F, 8-midnight, Sun. and Mon., 8-2 Sat.
Photo via Instagram, safood.e
Supper
136 E. Grayson St., (210) 448-8351 Despite its name that might have you thinking of evening drinks, Supper actually opens at 7 a.m. and makes for a cool place to grab a drink.
Photo via Instagram, thehotelemma
Flying Saucer
11255 Huebner Road, (210) 696-5080
San Antonio’s draught emporium will keep ya busy all day long with its huge list of brews. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Photo via Instagram, furryfozzie
The Cove
606 W. Cypress St., (210) 227-2683
Grab a refreshing brew or two and take a seat on The Cove’s huge patio. Doors open at 11.
Photo via Instagram, mainefrankee
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Ocho
1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008
Whether you’re a guest at Hotel Havana or not, Ocho is a favorite amongst people looking to grab a drink in the daylight. Opens at 7 a.m. daily.
Photo via Instagram, roxtorres
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