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Where to Find the Best Bloody Marys, Micheladas in San Antonio 

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What's red, delicious and goes great with brunch? That's right — we're talking about Bloody Marys and micheladas. Whether you're throwing them back in the morning, sipping them in the middle of the day on a shady patio or if you fancy the drink at night, here's where you can get your fix.
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The Pigpen
106 Pershing Ave, (210) 267-9136, thepigpensa.com
Even aside from the sinfully delicious Sunday brunch, Pigpen has proven itself a delicious go-to for nursing a hangover. Among one of the spot’s most popular drinks is the brisket Bloody Mary, which is exactly what it sounds like. The spicy libation is complete with a slice of the meaty brisket inside. Consider the soulful brunch and live tunes the cherry on top to your visit.
Photo via Instagram / alchemyvacationproperties
Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
A favorite for its Bloody Marys and as a prime spot where you can nurse a hangover, Liberty Bar is a dependable spot for any boozehound. The bright pink Southtown outpost has the kind of laid-back vibes and attentive service that tend to aid a successful recovery. Consider yourself lucky if your hangover falls on a Saturday, because that's when Bloody Marys, made with the bar's own spicy mix, are half-price. Seldom does a $4 Bloody Mary taste this good.
Photo via Instagram / treatyoselftexas
Grayze
521 E Grayson St, (210) 481-8776, grayzeongrayson.com
Major patio vibes are just one (though important) reason why Grayze is a go-to for sobering up — fresh air is super important. Just as crucial is a finely-made Bloody Mary, which is also gound at this Grayson spot. During brunch you can score the $6 BM made with the house mix, and opt for the loaded garnish if you’d like. It’s totally worth it.
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Bite
1012 S Presa St, (210) 532-2551, biterestaurantsa.com
If you find yourself in Southtown and in need of a sexy libation, you’ll be in good hands over at Bite. The French-Chilean restaurant is known for its colorful digs and creative bar menu, including the Bloody Mary that’s adorned with celery — and olives, a pickle, onion rings, slices of sausage and even a chicken wing at times. Bite does not play around.
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Ocho
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
Located inside the beautiful Hotel Havana, Ocho is a prime spot for brunch babes and anyone who enjoys the crisp aesthetic of the window-filled bar. While the abundance of natural sunlight may be a problem depending on how crudo you are, the libations here more than make up for that. Take your pick from the Michelada Cubana (made with Ranger Creek SA Lager) or the Bacon Bloody Mary (with bacon-infused Enchanted Rock vodka and the house mix) — either way you’ll be on your way to a full recovery.
Photo via Instagram / jesgonjr
La Botanica
2911 N St Mary's St, (210) 716-0702, vivalabotanica.com
If hanging out on a patio is your idea of sobering up, you’ll be all set at La Botanica. After boozing it up on the St. Mary’s Strip (heck, you may even get drunk at this very cantina), you can post up the next morning with a Bloody Mary or michelada. Or come during happy hour in the afternoon if you decide to sleep in. Just be sure to score from vegetarian bites while you’re here.
Photo via Instagram / thekickstandsa
Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
136 E Grayson St #120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com
This Pearl outpost remains an undisputed champ for brunching. The 32 oz. house michelada is made with spicy horseradish, gold export lager and Gulf shrimp. Oh, and it’s only $8. Now that’s a steal.
Photo via Instagram / southerleigh
The Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
With the longest wooden bartop in Texas, the Esquire Tavern is a sought-out drinking spot. And when the drinks can hold their own against the cool features, that makes visiting a good choice no matter what. Next time you’re wanting to head downtown during the daytime, consider stopping in at this River Walk watering hole, where you can score a spicy Bloody Mary adorned with olives and a lemon wedge.
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Taqueria La Siberia De Monterrey
6151 FM78, (210) 549-0844, facebook.com/familiatellezz
If eating a delicious breakfast/brunch is equally important to you as having a hangover-friendly libation for getting sober, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of both worlds at this joint. Venture inside and you’ll be able to score giant micheladas that will hit the spot and do its job. So will the delicious Mexican bites, but what to order is totally up to you.
Photo via Instagram / taquerialasiberiademty
El Luchador
622 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 272-0016, facebook.com/luchadorbarsa
Of course the lucha-themed watering hole will come through with your hangover remedies. Although you may very well get drunk off your ass here, you can also sober up the next morning with a damn good michelada. You won’t be disappointed, fam.
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Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 21200, (210) 236-8095, whiskeycake.com
At La Cantera and need to sober up? Whiskey Cake has got you covered. Visit here and you’ll be able to create your own drink at the Bloody Mary bar. Now that sounds like a damn good time to us.
Photo via Instagram / nan_rojano
Tycoon Flats
2926 N St Mary's St, (210) 320-0819, tycoonflats.net
Got the kids and need a place to get over your night of drinking? Your little ones will be welcome at this St. Mary’s Strip outpost, especially if you grab a table on the patio. With a generous menu of Tex-Mex grub and burgers, as well as a full bar, there’s something for everyone. If you’re crudo on Sunday, make it a point to order the Bloody Mary, made with Absolut vodka and served in a mason jar. There’s also Michelada Wednesdays, which you can celebrate for only $6.
Photo via Instagram / armadagabriel15
Cover 3
1806 N 1604 W, (210) 479-9700, cover-3.com
Looking to cure your hangover while catching the game? Consider sports bar Cover 3 to be your go-to. This Stone Oak hotspot delivers American bites and a full bar, which always guarantees a good time. If you stop by during the weekend for brunch, you’ll be able to have your fun with the Bloody Mary bar where you can make your perfect concoction.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniostephanie
The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St, (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
With more than 250 brews on tap and lots of other libations, it’s a no-brainer that you’d spend some time drinking at the Friendly Spot. It’s also a solid spot to sober up given that its Bloody Marys and micheladas are damn delicious. Both with their own house mixes, you’ve got a variety of choices to make the perfect drink for you. Whatever you create, it’s pretty much guaranteed that the drink will take you to your happy place.
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Sanchos Cantina & Cocina
628 Jackson St, (210) 320-1840, sanchosmx.com
Known for its budget-friendly booze menu and excellent bar food, Sanchos is also the spot to rid yourself of a hangover. Post up at one of the picnic tables on the rooftop patio and slam back a few Bloody Marys, garnished with olives and a rim covered in chili powder. Mmm...
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El Bucanero
Multiple locations, el-bucanero.com
With three locations in San Antonio, it’s not hard to get your hands on a Bloody Mary or michelada from El Bucanero. The Bloody Mary is made with the restaurant’s house mix and vodka, and is topped with celery and olives. If you opt for the Michelada Bucanera, you’ll score the beer of your choice to top it off as well as fresh shrimp and cucumbers. Yum!
Photo via Instagram / jan_eats210
The Hoppy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 545-3330, thehoppymonk.com
It’s no secret that Hoppy Monk holds it down with its massive beer menu, but the bar also comes through with its hangover remedy. Available during brunch, the michelada is made with the house mix and topped with a chili rim. All you have to do is choose from one of four beers: Real Ale Gose, Sierra Nevada Sierraveza, High Wheel Betty or Deschutes Blacke Butte Porter.
Photo via Instagram / thehoppymonk_sa
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave, (210) 320-2261, barbarosanantonio.com
Come for the pizza, stay for the drinks and come back time and time again for the Bloody Mary. Stop by for brunch (weekends 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and score the $7 house Bloody Mary, made with your choice of booze (vodka, paranubes or aquavit). If you’ve got an appetite, the biscuit sandwich always hits the spot.
Photo via Instagram / sabarbaro
Supper
136 E Grayson St, (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
Part of the ultra sexy Hotel Emma, Supper remains a popular spot for weekend brunch. The beautiful space offers an impressive drink menu, including the $10 Bloodless Blood Mary. If you can hold yourself upright, grab a seat at the bar and watch the bartender do their magic.
Photo via Instagram / supperatemma
Luther’s Cafe
1503 N Main Ave, (210) 223-7727, lutherscafe.com
If you’ve got a soft spot for the Main Strip, you’ll want to sober up at Luther’s Cafe. Always a poppin’ spot during Sunday brunch, this LGBTQ-friendly mainstay offers retro digs and fun vibes. Stop in and you’ll be able to have your fun at the Bloody Mary bar — which is totally worth getting out of bed for.
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Halcyon
1414 S Alamo St, (210) 277-7045, halcyoncoffeebar.com
Whether you sober up with coffee or Bloody Marys, you can choose either over at Halcyon. If you’ve got a preference to the latter, all the better. On Cruda Sundays you can score $5 Bloody Marys, made with your choice of vodka, tequila or gin. If you want a new take, try the BM made with carrot juice.
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The Bang Bang Bar
119 El Mio Dr, (210) 320-1187, thebangbangbartx.com
There’s lots of reasons to love Bang Bang Bar — its delicious Bloody Marys and micheladas among them. Grab a seat in one of the cozy chairs and sip on a 23 oz. michelada or a 16 oz. Bloody Mary, both made with house mixes, and take your pick between the Plain Jane, the Turkey Leg and the Chicken on a Stick. No matter what you get, you won’t be disappointed.
Photo via Instagram / mannayse
Cappy’s
5011 Broadway St, (210) 828-9669, cappysrestaurant.com
A Broadway staple, this eclectic restaurant is beloved for lots of reasons — its drink menu among them. One of the standout libations is definitely the Bloody Mary, made with the spice house mix and a Sriracha-candied piece of bacon. Now that’s what we call a drink.
Photo via Instagram / g_picciotti
The Fruteria Botanero
1401 S Flores St #102, (210) 251-3104, chefjohnnyhernandez.com
Brought to you by chef Johnny Hernandez, this Southtown spot keeps it real whether you’re trying to get drunk or sober up. If you’re part of the latter group, the trendy spot can offer fruit snacks, yes, but also the micheladas for when you need to get over a night of drinking. Here you’ll pay $7 for the life-saving beverage, complete with chiles and limes.
Photo via Instagram / thefruteriasa
La Fonda On Main
2415 N Main Ave, (210) 733-0621, lafondaonmain.com
A San Antonio mainstay, it goes without saying that La Fonda On Main can be trusted with your michelada fix — whether you’re nursing a hangover or just in the mood for classic drink. A mixture of beer, lime juice, Jugo Maggi, Tabasco and tomato juice has never tasted so good.
Photo via Instagram / matthewmauldon
Cured
306 Pearl Pkwy #101, (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com
A high-brow brunch your type of scene? You’ll want to snag a table at Cured, one of the Pearl’s prized spots. There you’ll be able to sip on the Mountain Mary — made with moonshine, pickled okra and celery salt — and snack on a charcuterie board if you’d like. Don’t forget to snap a few pics for the ‘Gram.
Photo via Instagram / curedatpearl
Feast
1024 S Alamo St, (210) 354-1024, feastsa.com
Instead of the Bloody Mary, you’ll find the Bloody Marie during brunch at Feast. The $7 drink is complete with chipotle and habanero house infused chile vodka. Yum! Grab a seat on the patio and you’ll be set for a damn good time.
Photo via Instagram / feastsa
Franky Diablos
1301 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 723-6451, facebook.com/frankydiablos
A favorite for many locals, Franky Diablos can be trusted to make sure you’re not cruda for forever and ever. The puro spot serves up a michelada so good that you’ll be happy to depend on it time and time again.
Photo via Instagram / alarreola
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The Pigpen
106 Pershing Ave, (210) 267-9136, thepigpensa.com
Even aside from the sinfully delicious Sunday brunch, Pigpen has proven itself a delicious go-to for nursing a hangover. Among one of the spot’s most popular drinks is the brisket Bloody Mary, which is exactly what it sounds like. The spicy libation is complete with a slice of the meaty brisket inside. Consider the soulful brunch and live tunes the cherry on top to your visit.
Photo via Instagram / alchemyvacationproperties

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