The 100 best bars in San Antonio 2021

It’s a longtime Alamo City ritual to swig from a longneck on the breezy patio of a neighborhood icehouse. But there’s also…

By San Antonio Current Staff

9. The Bar at Bohanan's

The clubby, library-looking bar inside the downtown steakhouse with an eclectic and timeless sonic playlist is San Antonio bar royalty. Many of the city's most lauded mixologists have done a stint behind the stick here, and the cocktail menu, organized not by spirit type but preparation method — stirred, shaken, tall with soda, crushed ice and the like — still whispers of the bar's early consultant, late cocktail guru Sasha Petraske. Classic drinks that any bartender worth his or her salted rim would know aren't listed, but if you ask for a martini, institutional memory will produce a Hoffman House — stirred, with gin, of course. And it will be one of the city's best. 219 E. Houston St., #275, (210) 472-2600, bohanans.com.  

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The 25 best bars in San Antonio, according to Yelp

With more than 50% of San Antonio's population now fully vaccinated, it's little surprise folks are looking to hit the town for a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

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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The 25 Best Bars in San Antonio, According to Yelp

Here are the top (translation: highest-rated) places to grab a drink and get boozy in the San Antonio area according to Yelp…

By San Antonio Current Staff

14. Still Golden
1900 Broadway St, (210) 616-2212, stillgoldensa.com
“Patio, Arcade, Photo booth and great cocktails all in one bar! Still Golden has created a great place for the weekends and has an awesome atmosphere. The drinks are delicious and the bartenders are friendly. It can get busy but they seem to keep up pretty well.” – Alexandra M.
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Where to Find the Best Piano, Karaoke Bars in San Antonio

Sometimes, you just want to get really drunk and sing in front of strangers. You're in luck, 'cause karaoke is poppin' here…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Dads Karaoke
2615 Mossrock, (210) 267-5703, facebook.com/dadskaraoke
When “karaoke” is in the name, you can expect a venue name to have its shit together for times you just wanna get drunk and scream into a microphone. Slightly sleazy, the bar is a solid option for hours of uninhibited fun for just about anyone, especially first-timers trying to get their feet wet in the art of karaoke. Expect a crowd – or shall we say audience?
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San Antonio's Best Bars That Aren't in Downtown

What can we say? We love getting boozy! But when a lot of the nightlife scene is Downtown, where traffic is annoying…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Sandbox
7280 UTSA Blvd, Suite 110, (210) 277-0970, thesandboxsa.com
UTSA students and area residents alike were super excited to hear about the opening of the massive bar appropriately named The Sandbox. There you’ll find a full indoor bar (and restaurant) as well as a rooftop bar. While the views may not be as nice as downtown, this rooftop spot has everything you’re looking for.
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