30 San Antonio lounges, speakeasies and hidden bars — and where to find them

San Antonio's bar scene has always been fun, but the cocktail explosion of recent years have given it double shot of hip…

By San Antonio Current Staff

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. Downstairs offers funky, swanky vibes and expertly crafted drinks on the River Walk level of the storied building, which is also said to host a guest of supernatural persuasion.
Photo via Instagram / downstairsatesquire
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27 cozy San Antonio bars for when it's getting too cold to drink outside

The weather is finally cooling down for the few weeks that Texas approximates winter, and we can't blame anyone who's breaking out…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Downstairs at Esquire
155 E Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
Skip the tavern and stop by the riverside bar instead. This intimate lounge dishes out small bites packed with flavor and top-of-the-line cocktails. Go. Now.
Photo via Instagram / downstairsatesquire
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A local’s guide to the 19 best hotel bars in San Antonio

San Antonio’s recent uptick in luxury hotels offers more than a new crop of fancy AF accommodations. By that we mean, these…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Ocho at Hotel Havana
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
With Pan-Latin fare, mojitos and a chic aesthetic at the forefront, Ocho is a favorite for a reason. Tourists may flock to the beautiful Hotel Havana, but locals will feel more than welcome to enjoy the scenery brought to you by this mostly-glass riverside drinking spot. With the cocktail menu highlighting San Antonio’s Mexican roots (we’re talking about tequila) and the prevalence of rum in Havana’s culture, you’ll be drinking well here.
Photo courtesy of Nick Simonite for Hotel Havana
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20 Cozy San Antonio Bars Perfect for Keeping Warm This Winter

Let's be honest – the cold front has got us wanting to stay put under our San Marcos cobija with some Abuelita.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bar 1919
1420 S. Alamo St., (210) 227-1420, bar1919.com
Snag one of the armchairs in this speakeasy, or stay close to the bar to watch these spirits wizards work their magic. Wherever you decide to set up for the night, the low-lights of the bar will have you feeling like you’re drinking at home – just with much, much better drinks.
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