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Where to Find the 18 Best Outdoor Bars in San Antonio 

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It doesn't matter what time of the year it is, you can almost always spend some time out on a patio. Let's look on the bright side, San Antonians — there's more time to enjoy a cold one outside. Here's 18 of our favorite outdoor watering holes that always supply the best booze and greats vibes.

OF 18
The Luxury
103 E Jones Ave., (210) 354-2274,
Head to the bar, grab a frozen sangria, find a swing that overlooks the river. Repeat.
Photo via Instagram, shawnnotjohn
621 E Dewey Place,
Frozen drinks on the beautiful patio at Hi-Tones on a hot summer night — what could be better? Photo via Instagram, eam2103
The Pig Pen
106 Pershing Ave., (210) 267-9136,
Since opening last in 2015, The Pigpen has become a staple for great music, drinks, and family fun on the Broadway Strip. The comfortable atmosphere is the perfect place to bring the kids to run around their playground while the parents take a load off on their spacious patio. Photo via Instagram, dbarr_bq
La Tuna Grill
100 Probandt, (210) 212-5727
A classic spot and San Antonio favorite, La Tuna Grill is the ultimate hangout for sipping beers with friends and enjoy the Texas sun.
Photo via Instagram, chainringrevolution
La Botanica
2911 N St Mary's St., (210) 716-0702
At La Botanica you'll find a beautiful patio covered with shade, live music most nights, fresh vegan eats and and tastiest house-crafted cocktails.
Photo via Instagram, labotanica_sananto
Viva Tacoland
103 W Grayson St., (210) 368-2443
Tacos, drinks, Instagram-post worthy murals: Viva Tacoland has everything you could ask for and more. Photo via Instagram, mczepolap
The Bin Tapas Bar
511 E. Grayson, (210) 994-8099,
Modeled after the old Bin 555 at Artisans Alley ,The Bin Tapas Bar will feature throwback faves from Bin's original menu, plus several types of wine and a great outside space for hanging. Photo via Instagram, thebintapasbar
Texas Hofbrau & Beer Garden
multiple locations,
With every flavor of margarita imaginable, Texas Hofbrau & Beer Garden is definitely a favorite place when it comes to outdoor drinking.
Photo via Instagram, papaoutnumbered
628 Jackson St.,
Sanchos is the king of groovy outdoor vibes, with margaritas, cervezas and plenty of delicious eats to keep you and your crew happy.
Photo via Instagram, sacurrent
The Cove
606 W Cypress St., (210) 227-2683,
This family-friendly spot has everything for parents and kids to have a great time outside.
Photo via Instagram, handsome_dood_tucker
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Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St., (210) 224-2337,
Get friendly with with family, dogs and good ol' pals at this outside bar and Southtown favorite watering hole.
Photo via Instagram, cuzj112
2403 N. St. Mary's, (210) 530-4236
Great drinks, delicious food, chill vibes. What more could you ask for? Chisme and it’s beautiful outsides pace is open from 4 to 11.
Photo via Instagram, shimmyshake_
Bexar Pub
114 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 236-7828
At I-37 and Brooklyn, Luis Colon, formerly of Folc, has taken over the Toro Taco Bar location vacated by Josh Cross, rebranding it Bexar Pub in the process. Here you’ll find a staple burger, cocktails and beers and a great outdoor area for sipping brews.
Photo via Instagram, bexarpub_satx
Burleson Yard Beer Garden
430 Austin St.,
Composed of a sprawling gravel-floored outdoor patio and a white-brick indoor pavilion, Burleson owes a hefty portion of its identity to its East Side location. Grab a margarita, a michelada or a beer and see why this is one of our favorite outdoor bars in town.
Photo via Instagram, burlesonyardbeergarden
The Squeezebox
2806 N St Mary's St.,
Round up your primos and head to The Squeezebox for a night of dancing. With DJ's and a bar outside on the patio, there's a chance you might not even make it inside the bar — and that's perfectly ok.
Photo via Instagram, thesqueezebox_sa
Hoppy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E., (210) 545-3330
On the Northside off of Loop 1604, there is a bar that is sporting one of the largest tap walls in San Antonio — with one of the best patios to match it. Bring your dogs, bring your friends, bring whoever you want and grab a drink outdoors.
Photo via Instagram, paigecolbert_
Bier Garten Riverwalk
126 Losoya St., (210) 212-7299
Sure, it's location may attract tourists to partake in Riverwalk drinking and shenanigans, but we still love this place's outdoor vibes.
Photo via Instagram, sincitydreaming
2420 N St Mary's St.,
If you needed yet another reason to visit the St. Mary’s Strip, Rumble could be it. This patio is one of our favorites, especially during the summer when the bar still creates outdoor-vibes, but inside with the AC on.
Photo via Instagram, juliennolan3
The Luxury
103 E Jones Ave., (210) 354-2274,
Head to the bar, grab a frozen sangria, find a swing that overlooks the river. Repeat.
Photo via Instagram, shawnnotjohn

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