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The Best Bars for Foodies in San Antonio

The OpenTable Team

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
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Artisan Distillery

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Downtown
81 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
96% recommended
Best Value in San Antonio
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Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
North San Antonio
377 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
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
89% recommended
Hot Spot in San Antonio
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Battalion

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,132 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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

Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
La Cantera
340 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
97% recommended
Best Overall in San Antonio

Liberty Bar

$$$$·American·
Downtown
105 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • 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
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Antonio

Hard Rock Cafe - San Antonio

$$$$·American·
Downtown
274 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
Kid Friendly in San Antonio
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Eddie V’s – Wildfish – San Antonio

$$$$·Seafood·
North San Antonio
4,741 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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
99% recommended
Best Overall in San Antonio

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
5,835 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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
95% recommended
Best Overall in San Antonio

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,636 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for Birthdays
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
94% recommended
Healthy in San Antonio

Maverick - Texas Brasserie

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Downtown
960 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Antonio

Rebelle

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
949 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
89% recommended

SILO Terrace Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
North San Antonio
622 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
100% recommended
Best Food in San Antonio

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - San Antonio

$$$$·Steakhouse·
La Cantera
4,456 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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

Feast

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
324 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
Neighborhood Gem in San Antonio

Piatti - San Antonio

$$$$·Italian·
Alamo Heights
1,499 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
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
95% recommended
Italian in San Antonio

Playland

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Downtown
91 reviews
  • Fun
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
100% recommended
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Piatti Restaurant - San Antonio, Eilan

$$$$·Italian·
La Cantera
857 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
92% recommended
Italian in San Antonio

Aldo's Ristorante Italiano - San Antonio

$$$$·Italian·
North San Antonio
811 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
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
93% recommended
Best Overall in San Antonio

Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

$$$$·Italian·
Medical Center
692 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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
85% recommended
Italian in San Antonio

Kirby's Prime Steakhouse - San Antonio

$$$$·Steakhouse·
North San Antonio
2,225 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
96% recommended
Best Food in San Antonio
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