The Best Bars for Foodies in San Antonio

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One of Texas’ most popular places to visit, San Antonio is a thriving, cosmopolitan city filled with rich historical significance. There is much to see and do, including the legendary Alamo, the beautiful River Walk, and the world-famous Zoo! It's no wonder the city gets over 34 million visitors a year. Visitors flock here for many reasons, but lately, the culinary and nightlife scenes have been getting national attention, too! Many people come seeking country music, BBQ and Tex Mex, but San Antonio has great food and watering holes of all kinds. Check out our guide to the best bars in San Antonio so you know where to go next time you want to chill out with a refreshing drink and light bites.

Restaurants:Artisan Distillery, Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse, Battalion
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steakhouse, Italian
Neighborhoods:Downtown, North San Antonio

Artisan Distillery

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Downtown
93 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
For one of the best bars in San Antonio that handcrafts its own vodka, head to Artisan Distillery on 8th STreet Downtown. It’s also one of the coolest craft cocktail bars in town! Read more
97% recommended
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Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
North San Antonio
706 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Live Music
  • Romantic
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse offers great music and great food and is one of the Texas Hill Country’s finest dining and live music venues. The restaurant serves up some of the Read more
88% recommended
Hot Spot in San Antonio
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Battalion

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,457 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Operated by famed restaurant duo Andrew Goodman and Stefan Bowers, Battalion is a casual yet elegant place to enjoy high-quality Italian food and drinks. The restaurant sits at theRead more
90% recommended
Italian in San Antonio
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Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
La Cantera
976 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse took over the former home of Chinese restaurant Wangchao, located just north of The Rim. It features a high style interior and an atmosphere of luxury aRead more
95% recommended
Best Value in San Antonio

Liberty Bar

$$$$·American·
Downtown
139 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Liberty Bar in San Antonio is a great place to go for American home cooking with a variety of influences. The menu is unlike typical bar fare but somehow pairs perfectly with tRead more
100% recommended
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Hard Rock Cafe - San Antonio

$$$$·American·
Downtown
348 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
  • Fun
The Hard Rock Cafe, located on the city’s famous River Walk, is a great place to dine and also has one of the best bars in San Antonio. This establishment features three floors of Read more
83% recommended
Hot Spot in San Antonio

Eddie V’s – Wildfish – San Antonio

$$$$·Seafood·
North San Antonio
5,253 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Eddie V’s is a beautiful, upscale restaurant and bar that both locals and visitors adore. It has a comfortably sophisticated environment - the perfect place to indulge in seafood, Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in San Antonio

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
6,415 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located in a beautiful historic building in downtown San Antonio about a block from the River Walk, Bohanan’s is famous for its amazing steaks and awesome bar. They serve up sublimRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in San Antonio
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Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,139 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Whiskey Cake, located on La Cantera Suite in the heart of Downtown, is the place to go for great whiskey. The interior of the restaurant and bar features reclaimed architectural elRead more
95% recommended
Healthy in San Antonio

Maverick - Texas Brasserie

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Downtown
1,085 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
Maverick, located in a beautiful and elegant spot downtown, is a great place to cozy up and enjoy a legendary dining and drinking experience. The dining room features a wide-open kRead more
100% recommended
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Rebelle

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
1,190 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Rebelle is downtown San Antonio's premier seafood spot - and a great place to enjoy amazing cocktails and wine. Located inside the Luxury Collection St. Anthony Hotel, it’s a classRead more
87% recommended

SILO Terrace Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
North San Antonio
923 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
SILO Terrace Oyster Bar is a modern classic take on the traditional Oyster Bar. The menu features the freshest oysters from East Coast boutique harvesters and American Seafood prepRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in San Antonio

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - San Antonio

$$$$·Steakhouse·
La Cantera
5,311 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille is the perfect spot for an upscale dining experience and one of the best bars in San Antonio. The restaurant, located in the upscale Shops at La CanteRead more
93% recommended
Steakhouse in San Antonio

Piatti - San Antonio

$$$$·Italian·
Alamo Heights
1,571 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Groups
Piatti is an excellent choice for dining and drinking out in San Antonio. It offers amazing people watching, beautiful decor and killer cocktails. It’s a contemporary neighborhood Read more
100% recommended
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Playland

$$$$·Pizzeria·
San Antonio
105 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
This place might have a playful vibe, but they are serious about maintaining one of the best bars in San Antonio. This is a one-of-a-kind place, created by famous Restaurateur AndrRead more
88% recommended
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Piatti Restaurant - San Antonio, Eilan

$$$$·Italian·
La Cantera
910 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
Piatti Eilan is the newest addition to the Piatti family. Piatti has many different locations scattered around the country and this one is in the unique community of Eilan. It promRead more
100% recommended
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Aldo's Ristorante Italiano - San Antonio

$$$$·Italian·
North San Antonio
1,014 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Aldo’s Ristorante is a casual Italian spot with an upscale vibe located in the North San Antonio area. The menu features a variety of fresh homemade dishes cooked to perfection, eaRead more
98% recommended
Italian in San Antonio

Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

$$$$·Italian·
Medical Center
811 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
This elegant restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine and drinks in a delightful setting. Diners can sit inside in the warm Enoteca interior or outside on the back patio amidst Read more
95% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in San Antonio
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Kirby's Prime Steakhouse - San Antonio

$$$$·Steakhouse·
North San Antonio
2,460 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse, located on the North Loop in North San Antonio, is an award-winning restaurant and bar featuring Mid-Western, grain-fed, aged prime beef. They also offer Read more
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in San Antonio
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Feast

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
329 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Located in the heart of the historic King William neighborhood, Feast is a casual neighborhood restaurant and bar that locals love. They serve up small plates, tapas-style and sourRead more
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