San Antonio has a plethora of bars to keep your bar crawl filled to the brim. Check out these five places for a drink next time you’re in San Antonio:
The Esquire Tavern
The Esquire Tavern has been an San Antonio watering hole since 1933 when it opened to celebrate the end of Prohibition. Upstairs, The Esquire has the longest wooden bar in Texas — over 100 feet to rest your drink on. And in the dark and cozy downstairs, directly off the River Walk, are craft cocktails and small bites.
Hours: Sun-Wed: 11:30 am – 12 am; Th-Sat: 11:30 am – 2 am
The Menger Bar, attached to the swanky Menger Hotel, was built in 1887 as an exact replica of the House of Lords Pub in London. This vintage piece of San Antonio features dark cherry wood paneled ceilings, mirrors imported from France, and the establishment’s original brass spittoons. This is also where Theodore Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders before the Spanish-American War, so you can drink knowing you’re fully engulfed in San Antonio history.
Hours: M-F: 10 am – 12 am, Sat-Sun: 12 pm – 12 am
Cork Bar at Hotel Contessa
Located on the Hotel Contessa‘s River Walk level, Cork Bar is an elegant bar for specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. The seating is incredibly comfortable, one of the seating options even being a couch-bed hybrid perfectly designed to keep you snuggled up there all night.
Hours: Sun-Th: 10:30 am – 12 am; F-Sat: 10:30 am – 1 am
Copa Wine Bar
Located in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio, Copa Wine Bar is an intimate place for sipping on wine and sampling cheese. Copa Wine Bar has a varied selection of European and domestic wines, which can be sampled in one of the bar’s many pre-selected flights, and a spread of delicious tapas.
Hours: M-Th: 3 pm – 12 am, F-Sat 3 pm – 1 am
Have your drinks with a view at the Chart House in the top of San Antonio’s Tower of the Americas. Just over the Chart House’s rotating restaurant is the stationary bar level with one of San Antonio’s top happy hours and views of the Alamo City from 750 ft in the air.
Hours: M-Th: 11 am – 2 pm, 3 pm –10 pm, F: 11 am – 2 pm, 3 pm – 11 pm, Sat: 11 am – 11 pm, Sun: 11 am – 10pm
What’s your favorite bar in San Antonio? Comment below!