The Best Bars in San Antonio
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
From some of America's friendliest happy hours to outdoor patios with margaritas and live music aplenty, Alamo City is a top notch place to drink. San Antonio's breweries are legend and one, Pearl Brewery, has been around so long that it has morphed into a destination all its own. Stop into the Hotel Emma on the River Walk for one of the city's best cocktail menus.
1414 S Alamo St #105, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
Two of my favorite things are beer and bikes, so it was no surprise that I fell in love with the Blue Star Brewing Company in San Antonio. The beer is top-notch and all organic. It also has a stellar food menu and offers great ambiance, both...
214 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
San Antonio's River Walk is lined with bars, but for some of the best martinis in the city, head to SoHo on Crockett Street. The stylish lounge is housed in space that used to be a bank and specializes in wines and artfully crafted martinis, some...
303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
Pearl was founded in 1881 as a traditional brewery. These days, however, the bustling complex is less about beer than its 15 restaurants, dozen-plus retailers, and numerous family-friendly events, including a twice-weekly farmers’ market....
136 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
After years of development, San Antonio’s revived Pearl Brewery district is now a hotbed of activity, with an array of restaurants, shops, and residential buildings, plus an outpost of the Culinary Institute of America housed in a former...
849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
300 E Travis St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
From its perch on Travis Park, just three blocks from the Alamo, The St. Anthony hotel has witnessed a lot of San Antonio history. First opened in 1909, the hotel was technologically-advanced for its day (think private bathrooms and automatic...
202 Lamar, San Antonio, TX 78202, USA
Alamo Beer Company started production in 2014 and is now one of San Antonio’s most vibrant places to grab a drink. Expect a wide beer hall filled with picnic tables, plus live music, food trucks, and an annual Oktoberfest celebration. There...
6740 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA
While heading out to raucous clubs can be a good time every now and then, sometimes you just want to listen to some good music and chill out for the evening. Luna offers a host of live music shows (check their website for upcoming artists), boasts...
155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
When a place has not only the longest wooden bar in Texas (100+ feet) and is the oldest watering hole on the Riverwalk, you just know it's worth a visit. But rather than rest on the above laurels, Esquire Tavern churns out some terrific and...
306 Pearl Pkwy #101, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
Inspired by his time in New Orleans, Chef Steve McHugh brought to San Antonio a vision of a modern, welcoming spot with a killer charcuterie program, and that vision became his buzzy restaurant, Cured. Opened in late 2013 and having survived an...
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