October 30, 2020

The absolute 20 best happy hours in San Antonio right now

It’s safe to say everyone appreciates happy hour. What’s not to love about boozy drinks and savory snacks at a discount? And — given the current state of, well, everything — the need for an alcoholic beverage to relax before heading home has never been more relatable.

We gathered up 20 local spots that know how to take the edge off by serving up economically priced food and booze that will help you unwind on a budget.
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The Amp Room
2407 N. St. Mary's, (210) 320-2122 theamproom.com
Mosey down to the St Mary’s Strip for an extensive HH from iconic venue The Amp Room. Throw back $1 wells, $3 tall boys, $5 fireball buckets — and more — from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. nightly.
Photo via Instagram / theamproom
The Amp Room
2407 N. St. Mary's, (210) 320-2122 theamproom.com
Mosey down to the St Mary’s Strip for an extensive HH from iconic venue The Amp Room. Throw back $1 wells, $3 tall boys, $5 fireball buckets — and more — from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. nightly.
Photo via Instagram / theamproom
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave, (210) 320-2777 barbarosanantonio.com
Enjoy Barbaro’s self proclaimed ‘best damn happy hour in town’ from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day, featuring $5 classic and house cocktails, plus discounts on select beer and wine. Stop in on Tuesday for HH pricing all day — just make sure you get one of their delectable pizzas to soak up all that booze.
Photo via Instagram / sabarbaro\
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave, (210) 320-2777 barbarosanantonio.com
Enjoy Barbaro’s self proclaimed ‘best damn happy hour in town’ from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day, featuring $5 classic and house cocktails, plus discounts on select beer and wine. Stop in on Tuesday for HH pricing all day — just make sure you get one of their delectable pizzas to soak up all that booze.
Photo via Instagram / sabarbaro\
Bistr09
6106 Broadway, (210) 245-8156, bistr09.com
If you’re back at the office these days, stop by this quaint Alamo Heights bistro on your way home to enjoy an entire menu of $5 cocktails and appetizers, offered Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Photo via Instagram / bistr09
Bistr09
6106 Broadway, (210) 245-8156, bistr09.com
If you’re back at the office these days, stop by this quaint Alamo Heights bistro on your way home to enjoy an entire menu of $5 cocktails and appetizers, offered Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Photo via Instagram / bistr09
The Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St., (210) 598-0496, cherritybar.com
Downtown’s most charitable boozery offers half price appetizers from onsite ramen shop Kuriya and rotating drink specials Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. If weekday HH isn’t your speed, try the new Day Drinkers’ HH on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., where you can score half price apps from Kuriya and $6 palomas, margaritas, scorpions and pain killers.
Photo via Instagram / cherritybar
The Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St., (210) 598-0496, cherritybar.com
Downtown’s most charitable boozery offers half price appetizers from onsite ramen shop Kuriya and rotating drink specials Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. If weekday HH isn’t your speed, try the new Day Drinkers’ HH on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., where you can score half price apps from Kuriya and $6 palomas, margaritas, scorpions and pain killers.
Photo via Instagram / cherritybar
Copa Wine Bar
19141 Stone Oak Pky, (210) 495-2672, thecopawinebar.com
Copa’s impressive wine list isn’t the only draw to this Stone Oak-area spot — their happy hour is extensive, too. Swing by for a buy one, get one half off deal on select food items and 25% off bottles of wine and sangria carafes.
Photo via Instagram / copawinebar
Copa Wine Bar
19141 Stone Oak Pky, (210) 495-2672, thecopawinebar.com
Copa’s impressive wine list isn’t the only draw to this Stone Oak-area spot — their happy hour is extensive, too. Swing by for a buy one, get one half off deal on select food items and 25% off bottles of wine and sangria carafes.
Photo via Instagram / copawinebar
Cured at Pearl
306 Pearl Pkwy Ste 101, (210) 314-3929 curedatpearl.com
This award-winning eatery offers half off of their house cocktails — and most beers— from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. And don’t sleep on the .50 HH fried quail legs — they may be small, but they pack a flavorful punch.
Photo via Instagram / curedatpearl
Cured at Pearl
306 Pearl Pkwy Ste 101, (210) 314-3929 curedatpearl.com
This award-winning eatery offers half off of their house cocktails — and most beers— from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. And don’t sleep on the .50 HH fried quail legs — they may be small, but they pack a flavorful punch.
Photo via Instagram / curedatpearl
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
11255 Huebner Rd #212 @ I-10, (210) 696-5080 beerknurd.com
This Northwest SA beer haven offers happy hour every weekday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring $1 off any of the pub’s 200+ global draft brews. For optimum savings, stop by on Wednesday, when all draft pours are just $4.
Photo via Instagram / flyingsaucersa
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
11255 Huebner Rd #212 @ I-10, (210) 696-5080 beerknurd.com
This Northwest SA beer haven offers happy hour every weekday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring $1 off any of the pub’s 200+ global draft brews. For optimum savings, stop by on Wednesday, when all draft pours are just $4.
Photo via Instagram / flyingsaucersa
Happy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 545-3330 thehoppymonk.com
Boasting a recently-reopened dining room and huge patio, Hoppy Monk is one of SA’s premiere beer-drinking spots, and their happy hour is nothing to shake a stick at. Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — and all day Wednesday — the Monk offers an extensive list of beers for $4, select $5 cocktails and the quintessential beer-and-shot combo for $5.
Photo via Instagram / thehoppymonk_sa
Happy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 545-3330 thehoppymonk.com
Boasting a recently-reopened dining room and huge patio, Hoppy Monk is one of SA’s premiere beer-drinking spots, and their happy hour is nothing to shake a stick at. Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — and all day Wednesday — the Monk offers an extensive list of beers for $4, select $5 cocktails and the quintessential beer-and-shot combo for $5.
Photo via Instagram / thehoppymonk_sa
Hops & Hounds
13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd, (210) 592-9400 hopsandhoundsllc.com
This huge indoor/outdoor venue keeps HH interesting 7 days a week with $5 mezcal old fashioned and ranch water cocktails, as well as $3 Dos Equis and Bud Lights. Snag a $3 order of chips and homemade queso for a salty snack while you toss back those tipples.
Photo via Instagram / hopshoundssa
Hops & Hounds
13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd, (210) 592-9400 hopsandhoundsllc.com
This huge indoor/outdoor venue keeps HH interesting 7 days a week with $5 mezcal old fashioned and ranch water cocktails, as well as $3 Dos Equis and Bud Lights. Snag a $3 order of chips and homemade queso for a salty snack while you toss back those tipples.
Photo via Instagram / hopshoundssa
Picks Bar SA
4553 North Loop 1604 W #1101, (210) 253-9220 picksbar.com
This live music venue kicks their HH up a notch with $2 wells drinks and $3 frose, house margs and house shots. Happy Hour specials run Wednesday through Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Night owls can get their fix at Picks’ Reverse Happy Hour, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Photo via Instagram / picks_barsa
Picks Bar SA
4553 North Loop 1604 W #1101, (210) 253-9220 picksbar.com
This live music venue kicks their HH up a notch with $2 wells drinks and $3 frose, house margs and house shots. Happy Hour specials run Wednesday through Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Night owls can get their fix at Picks’ Reverse Happy Hour, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Photo via Instagram / picks_barsa