In this post we will be breaking down drinking at the best bars in San Antonio. Whether you are looking for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to buy cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.
Our first section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in San Antonio. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.
Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.
Lastly we will talk about bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a local bar map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.
And if you want to compare the scene here to others around the Midwest you can do so at that link.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in San Antonio are:
- The Green Lantern at 20626 Stone Oak Pkwy #101
- Bar 1919 at 1420 S Alamo St
- Sternewirth at 136 E Grayson St
- The Copa Wine Bar at 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy
- Clementine at 2195 NW Military Hwy
- Stave at 540 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels
- The Grapevine at 1612 Hunter Rd, New Braunfels
- Patio Dolcetto at 322 Cheatham St, San Marcos
- The Davenport at 194 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos
- Sip Wine Garden at 232 Brite Rd, Cibolo
- 1908 House of Wine & Ale at 207 N Main St, Cibolo
Green Lantern Bar offers discounts on their drinks including Old fashions, Moscow mules, cucumber infusion shots, signature cucumber martinis, classic daiquiris, spicy tequila shots, and pineapple rum.
Quality beers, wines, cocktails, and delicious food are available at Bar 1919.
Sternewirth serves classic cocktails, craft beers, wines, and small bites.
For over 20 years The Copa Wine Bar has been offering alcoholic drink specials in your area on weekends from 3pm to 6pm and is definitely a fine place to throw bachelorette parties, wedding showers, and many more gatherings.
Since 2016 Clementine has been serving quality wines and beers.
Stave is a neighborhood craft beer and wine bar in New Braunfels that also serves tasty cheese, charcuterie boards, and light snacks.
A large selection of wines, craft beers on tap, gift items, and delicious fare are offered along with free live music on weekends at the Grapevine which is open every day from 11am to 9pm.
Great wines, craft ciders, cocktails, martinis, craft beers, and good food as well as live music and drink specials in San Marcos from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Thursday are available at Patio Dolcetto.
The Davenport is open from 12pm to 2am on weekdays and from 11am on weekends serving scotch, whiskey, martinis, cocktails, beer, and wines alongside great food and tunes.
Over 50 wines by the glass and more than 30 craft beers, delicious food, Sunday brunch, and special events are featured at Sip Wine Garden in Cibolo.
The 1908 House of Wine and Ale has a modern ambiance and offers a variety of beverages including 15 ales on tap, over 30 craft beer options, and more than 50 wines suitable for relaxing with their enjoyable live music.
San Antonio Breweries & Sports Bars
Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best local breweries and sports bars:
- Alamo Beer Company at 202 Lamar St
- Weathered Souls Brewing Co. at 606 Embassy Oaks #500
- Freetail Brewing Co. at 4035 N Loop 1604 E
- Sideliners at 15630 Henderson Pass
- Charlie Brown’s at 11888 Starcrest Dr #101
- Faust Brewing Co at 499 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels
- Scores Sports Bar & Grill at 223 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels
- Sean Patricks at 202 E San Antonio St, San Marcos
- Big Hops at 4470 Green Valley Rd, Cibolo
- Old Main Ice House at 110 N Main St, Cibolo
Weathered Souls is a local brewery bar with a taproom and patio offering high quality beers and meals.
Since 2008 Freetail Brewing Co has been hosting comedy nights as well as live performances by talentedmusicians.
Sideliners Sports Bar and Grill is one of the best sports bars near you with indoor and outdoor seating and restaurant offering a diverse range of games for all ages along with delicious meals and drinks.
Faust Brewing Co produces traditional German and English beer styles with an American influence and serves signature cocktails and even features live music.
You can choose from a large selection of specialty beers, great food, and top brands of liquor while watching your favorite sporting events and enjoying drink specials that start at 7pm every night at Scores Sports Bar and Grill in New Braunfels.
Sean Patricks has 70 beer taps in San Marcos including some of their own in house brews as well as great food, shuffleboard, pool, and darts.
Local brews, craft beer, wines, meads, ciders, and non alcoholic beverages are served at Big Hops which also hosts trivia and karaoke nights in Cibolo.
Old Main Ice House excels at providing a wide selection of your favorite beers, craft beer, liquors, and wines as well as a variety of specialty drinks and indoor and outdoor TV’s.
Local Drink Specials
Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:
- Mellow Mushroom at 115 N Loop 1604 E #2100
- Azuca Nuevo Latino at 709 S Alamo St
- Barbaro at 2720 McCullough Ave
- Vino en Verde at 2351 Gruene Lake Dr B&C, New Braunfels
- The Oyster Bar at 203 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels
- Shade Rooftop Patio Bar at 127 E Hopkins St, San Marcos
- Zelicks Icehouse at 336 W Hopkins St, San Marcos
- Lone Star Lounge at 646 W FM 78, Cibolo
- Mako’s on the Creek at 169 Buffalo Place, Cibolo
You can get half priced munchies, beers, wine, and cocktails at Mellow Mushroom.
Azuca’s drink specials for pisco sours, caipirinhas, mojitos, and local beers are available every day from 4pm to 7pm.
You can also buy cheaper drinks in San Antonio every day of the week from 4pm to 6pm at Barbaro.
Vino en Verde hosts live music and offers alcoholic drink specials in New Braunfels from 3pm to 6pm Tuesday through Friday in addition to serving some of the best wines, craft cocktails, and draft beer on the market.
The Oyster Bar is one of the best places to go for a night filled with live music, happy hours, scratch made fare, handcrafted drinks, pool tables, darts, trivia, and much more.
All day liquor specials, ice cold beer on tap, craft cocktails, and more are provided at Shade Rooftop Patio Bar in San Marcos.
Zelicks Icehouse has a full bar with bar top seating, televisions, and a pool table area as well as games like washers, horseshoes, and cornhole plus they also offer happy hours on weekdays.
You can drink alcohol for cheaper in Cibolo at Lone Star Lounge on weekdays between 4pm and 7pm and they also serve martinis, craft cocktails, wines, and beer in addition to featuring a back game room to play games, TV’s for sports, and live music.
A full bar offering a flavorful New American menu and classic and unique cocktails as well as drink specials from 4pm to 6pm is featured at Mako’s on the Creek.
There are many other bars that offer great drink discounts near you that we have tried to mention in other sections so don’t only focus your attention here if you want to save some money.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:
- Joe’s Crab Shack at 212 College #100
- Sparky’s Pub at 1416 N Main Ave
- The Thirsty Camel at 5307 McCullough Ave
- Downtown Social at 386 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels
- Lucy Cooper’s Ice House at 1515 Kuehler Ave, New Braunfels
- The Taproom at 129 E Hopkins St #120, San Marcos
Joe’s Crab Shack hosts bar trivia on Monday nights from 6:30pm.
You will probably be satisfied if you try the cold draft beers and cocktails at Sparky’s Pub.
On Thursday nights The Thirsty Camel bar hosts a free beer pong tournament.
Downtown Social is an American bar and bistro providing a range of activities such as bowling, pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, arcade games, giant scrabble, and ski ball. They also serve delicious food and drinks and host bar trivia in New Braunfels on Wednesday nights and offer drink specials all day.
You can play Dominos, listen to the jukebox, eat some chicken wings, drink cold beers, and dance on the slab and even join bingo on Wednesday nights at Lucy Cooper’s Ice House.
Bingo, trivia, and game nights in San Marcos are some of the events hosted at The Taproom which is also a great spot for family meals and specialty bottled beers.
Some additional bars with games in San Antonio include Big Hop’s, Oyster Bar, Zelicks Icehouse, Lone Star Lounge, and Treff’s Tavern who we have linked you to in other sections.
Dance, Karaoke & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke can head to:
- Bonham Exchange at 411 Bonham
- Dads Karaoke at 2615 Mossrock
- 502 Bar at 502 Embassy Oaks
- Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music Venue at 437 McCarty Rd #101
- The Watering Hole at 1390 McQueeney Rd, New Braunfels
- Moonshine & Ale at 236 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels
- Treff’s Tavern at 804 Chestnut St D, San Marcos
- Axis at 202 N LBJ Dr a, San Marcos
- Noble Lounge & Bar at 203 S Main St, Cibolo
Bonham Exchange has a large patio with multiple DJ’s spinning music all night long including house dance, EDM, top 40, Latin, and hip hop.
Live music in your area also goes down at 502 Bar.
Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music Venue offers bar karaoke in San Antonio on Wednesdays, local and international live music on Friday and Saturday, and open mic jams on Monday and Thursday nights.
The Watering Hole is a live music venue with fantastic bands, a large dance floor, air conditioning, and a full service bar.
Over 150 different beers, full bars, rock and roll sing along piano bar shows on Friday and Saturday nights, and live band karaoke on Thursday nights are featured at Moonshine and Ale.
There’s a range of entertainment and events such as karaoke on Sunday, you call it drink on Tuesday, pub trivia and karaoke on Wednesday, and poker on Monday at Treff’s Tavern.
Axis serves late night food until 2am and hosts live entertainment, karaoke, piano shows, and private events.
Noble is a sophisticated lounge and event venue with a full bar, live music, karaoke nights, and food options.
Don’t forget about the live music at Freetail Brewing Co, Big Hops, Grapevine, Patio Dolcetto, The 1908 House of Wine and Ale, Faust Brewing Co, Vino en Verde, The Oyster Bar, and Lone Star Lounge either.
You might also want to read our posts on the best:
- Local Drink Specials In Austin
- Local Drink Specials In Houston
- Local Drink Specials In Dallas & Ft Worth
- Local Drink Specials In El Paso
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In San Antonio
After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.
If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in San Antonio.