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

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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.
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21. Downstairs at the Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
“This is one of the coolest bar/restaurants I have ever seen. It's dark and romantic with amazing food and a delicious wine menu. The servers are very relaxed and never rush you to order. It’s wonderful for drinks and small bites after a long day at work.” – Theresa F.
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San Antonio Bars Where You Can Drink Before Noon

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Paramour
102 9th St #400, (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
This swanky rooftop bar opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. on Sundays for your drink of choice. While lots of bar-goers will likely be sipping on coffee in the early morning, pay them no mind and go ahead and order up a wine, cocktail or beer of your choice to make the most of your morning.
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My Brother’s Bar
845 N St Mary's St, (210) 557-0677
While St. Mary’s has plenty of watering holes, one that can hold it down but doesn’t always get the recognition is My Brother’s Bar. Down-to-earth and cozy, MBB is plenty homey with pool tables and cold beer to boot. With the name My Brother’s Bar, become a regular here and you’ll feel like family.
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