San Antonio's Bar Scene Offers Outdoor Breweries, Upscale Cocktails and Tiki Delights

Everyone in Texas knows that you can find somewhere to drink in San Antonio around the clock. However, you're not just looking for any old hole-in-the wall, right? For some upscale bars, outdoor hangouts and, yes, even a tiki bar, you've come to the right place.

Alamo Beer Brewery tops the list for one of the coolest places to hang out and enjoy some brews. They have an expansive indoor space and outdoor patio. With stunning views of the city and the historic Hays Street Bridge, this bar is hard to beat.

If you're looking for some craft cocktails in the hippest hoods, check out Blue Box Bar at the Pearl or Park Social in Olmos Park. Both are fantastic choices for mingling, having fun and trying out some new drinks you've probably never heard of before.

If you want to get your tiki on, check out Concrete Jungle for an usual taste of the Southside of San Antonio. This may be a hole-in-the-wall, but they've got character, yummy drinks and live music on the weekends!




Park Social
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Park Social, which is a little speakeasy-type bar next to its sister, restaurant FOLC, invites guests to dive into the depths of mixology by popular mixologist, David Naylor, who's developing a reputation as one of the greatest bar managers in...  Read More

Monte Vista
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Joey's is a well-known neighborhood bar along the St. Mary's Strip and one of the best places to go for a relaxed evening of fun or just chilling at the bar with some brews. With 17 beers on tap, standard and tournament-sized pool tables, and a...  Read More

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TBA is a concept that is certainly unique for the San Antonio scene. TBA stands for "To Be Announced," and in terms of this snazzy little snack bar and cocktail lounge, it means that there's no telling what exciting concoctions Chef James Moore...  Read More

Mezcaleria Mixtli
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The Mezcaleria, located at the Yard shopping center in the Olmos Park neighborhood in central San Antonio, focuses on Mexican-centric flavors and features Mexican spirits such as tequila and the largest variety of mezcals you'll find in the...  Read More

Nao Latin Gastro Bar
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The Culinary Institute of America at San Antonio is the one to thank for Nao Latin Gastro Bar The restaurant/bar, located at the Historic Pearl, not only offers some of the most innovative, seasonal, and delicious cuisine in the Alamo city, but...  Read More

San Antonio

The Liberty Bar is a popular hub in Southtown for dining and live music. It's the perfect place to kick back and relax while enjoying some fantastic food and low key but exceptional music. While it can get crowded, as long as you have a table...  Read More

The Last Word
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If you like a low-lit, intimate atmosphere that feels like a modern day speakeasy, then The Last Word might just be the bar for you. This beautiful new venue serves up some of the city's finest handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine in the growing...  Read More

Blue Box Bar
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Blue Box Bar is one of the best and newest editions to San Antonio's nightlife scene and is located in the hottest and hippest spot in town, The Pearl Brewery, but if you don't keep your eyes peeled you might miss it! It's tucked back between...  Read More

Alamo Beer Brewery
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The East side of San Antonio just got cooler with this giant indoor/outdoor space filled with picnic tables that features craft draft beer and live music. Located next to the iconic Hays Street walking bridge, this bar is really one of the most...  Read More


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Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly