November 23, 2022

The 25 coziest bars and restaurants in San Antonio

San Antonio may not get terribly cold during the winter, but when temperatures drop, it’s still natural to crave winter coziness.

These San Antonio eateries and drinkeries offer a comfy and romantic ambiance, from nostalgic speakeasy vibes to just-like-home feels. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to sweep a date off their feet or a place to recharge with some alone-time, these spots will keep you warm both inside and out.
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Amor Eterno
540 S. Presa St., facebook.com/Amor-Eterno-104928765099182
Located in the heart of Southtown, this spot aims to impress with its elevated cocktails and a sexy ambiance. Billed as a love letter to puro San Antonio cultura, the bar is small but bursting with personality. Custom wallpaper, velvet wall treatments and cozy nooks make for an ambiance that accommodates date night or after-dinner nightcaps.
Photo via Instagram / amoreterno_sa
Amor Eterno
540 S. Presa St., facebook.com/Amor-Eterno-104928765099182
Located in the heart of Southtown, this spot aims to impress with its elevated cocktails and a sexy ambiance. Billed as a love letter to puro San Antonio cultura, the bar is small but bursting with personality. Custom wallpaper, velvet wall treatments and cozy nooks make for an ambiance that accommodates date night or after-dinner nightcaps.
Downstairs at the Esquire
155 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com/downstairs
This intimate lounge dishes out small bites packed with flavor and top-of-the-line cocktails, which is to be expected — it's just below downtown's historic and lauded Esquire Tavern. The talented crew slings expertly-crafted drinks on the River Walk level of the storied building, adding to the swanky vibe.
Photo courtesy of Downstairs at the Esquire
Downstairs at the Esquire
155 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com/downstairs
This intimate lounge dishes out small bites packed with flavor and top-of-the-line cocktails, which is to be expected — it's just below downtown's historic and lauded Esquire Tavern. The talented crew slings expertly-crafted drinks on the River Walk level of the storied building, adding to the swanky vibe.
Arrosta
1803 Broadway, Suite 101, (210) 979-9950, arrostapearl.com
Helmed by Robbie Nowlin, who also serves as executive chef for sibling restaurant Allora, Arrosta serves up “comfort Italian” vibes at the Pearl for lunch and dinner. Cozy up with a hearty serving of pasta, or a classic panini for lunch.
Photo by Erin Winch
Arrosta
1803 Broadway, Suite 101, (210) 979-9950, arrostapearl.com
Helmed by Robbie Nowlin, who also serves as executive chef for sibling restaurant Allora, Arrosta serves up “comfort Italian” vibes at the Pearl for lunch and dinner. Cozy up with a hearty serving of pasta, or a classic panini for lunch.
La Ruina
410 Austin St., (210) 627-7846, la-ruina.com
Recently-opened La Ruina’s use of exposed brick and repurposed wood offers a lived-in vibe that vividly evokes its tropical inspiration. The bar doles out several cocktails made with rum, tequila and mezcal, as well as house sangria, and the backyard oasis is rife with cost nooks for a late night canoodle.
Photo by San Antonio Current Staff
La Ruina
410 Austin St., (210) 627-7846, la-ruina.com
Recently-opened La Ruina’s use of exposed brick and repurposed wood offers a lived-in vibe that vividly evokes its tropical inspiration. The bar doles out several cocktails made with rum, tequila and mezcal, as well as house sangria, and the backyard oasis is rife with cost nooks for a late night canoodle.
Jazz, TX
312 Pearl Pkwy. Building 6, (210) 332-9386, jazztx.com
​​Pianist Doc Watkins’ speakeasy-style venue at the Pearl presents a variety of local, regional and touring performers seven nights of the week. Jazz, big band, blues and salsa aren’t the only thing on the menu though — the food and sexy vibes are also a draw.
Photo via Instagram / jazz_tx
Jazz, TX
312 Pearl Pkwy. Building 6, (210) 332-9386, jazztx.com
​​Pianist Doc Watkins’ speakeasy-style venue at the Pearl presents a variety of local, regional and touring performers seven nights of the week. Jazz, big band, blues and salsa aren’t the only thing on the menu though — the food and sexy vibes are also a draw.
Josephine Street Cafe
400 East Josephine St., (210) 224-6169, josephinestreet.com
Walking distance from the Pearl, Josephine Street Cafe’s mouthwatering menu offers options that satiate any diet with a helping of comfy vibes on the side. You can’t go wrong with a basket of their iconic cornmeal-based onion rings or, as their iconic neon sign suggests, steak and whiskey.
Photo via Instagram / josephine_street
Josephine Street Cafe
400 East Josephine St., (210) 224-6169, josephinestreet.com
Walking distance from the Pearl, Josephine Street Cafe’s mouthwatering menu offers options that satiate any diet with a helping of comfy vibes on the side. You can’t go wrong with a basket of their iconic cornmeal-based onion rings or, as their iconic neon sign suggests, steak and whiskey.
Bar Loretta
320 Beauregard St., (210) 757-3607, barloretta.com
Guests indulge in "exceptional-yet-approachable" fare at this trendy, warmly lit Southtown spot. The eatery serves Texas-inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, perfect for those who want to treat themselves to a night out.
Photo courtesy of Dandelion Gatherings for Bar Loretta
Bar Loretta
320 Beauregard St., (210) 757-3607, barloretta.com
Guests indulge in "exceptional-yet-approachable" fare at this trendy, warmly lit Southtown spot. The eatery serves Texas-inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, perfect for those who want to treat themselves to a night out.
Paloma Blanca
5800 Broadway #300, (210) 822-6151, palomablanca.net
This Broadway eatery has a familial atmosphere — and not just because some of its employees are related to one another. The sprawling eatery offers several cozy areas in which to nosh on its hearty Latin fare.
Photo via Instagram / palomablancasa
Paloma Blanca
5800 Broadway #300, (210) 822-6151, palomablanca.net
This Broadway eatery has a familial atmosphere — and not just because some of its employees are related to one another. The sprawling eatery offers several cozy areas in which to nosh on its hearty Latin fare.
Bar du Mon Ami
4901 Broadway, (210) 701-0577, instagram.com/bardumonami
This Broadway haunt is the perfect cozy hideaway, replete with upholstered booths and sexy red lighting. With dozens of spirits available behind the bar, it’s a great spot to hide away with a favorite cocktail.
Photo via Instagram / bardumonami
Bar du Mon Ami
4901 Broadway, (210) 701-0577, instagram.com/bardumonami
This Broadway haunt is the perfect cozy hideaway, replete with upholstered booths and sexy red lighting. With dozens of spirits available behind the bar, it’s a great spot to hide away with a favorite cocktail.
Supper
136 E. Grayson St., (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
While Hotel Emma has no shortage of memorable dining and drinking spots, Supper is a can’t-miss. Open all day, this hotel outpost features elevated farm-to-table American dishes that diners can enjoy while seated in the restaurant’s cozy, cushioned booths.
Photo via Instagram / supperatemma
Supper
136 E. Grayson St., (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
While Hotel Emma has no shortage of memorable dining and drinking spots, Supper is a can’t-miss. Open all day, this hotel outpost features elevated farm-to-table American dishes that diners can enjoy while seated in the restaurant’s cozy, cushioned booths.