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The Best Bars for Foodies in San Antonio

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.

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16 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse, Battalion, Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Antonio
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Italian, Brazilian Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:North San Antonio, Downtown, La Cantera
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Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
North San Antonio
4.5
1076 reviews

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 finest steak and American fare in the area and proudly serves Niman Ranch, Angus Beef, and USDA Prime Steaks as well as seafood and delicious desserts. But the happening bar is where the action is! They feature locally brewed and imported beers, local Texas wines and a full selection of top-shelf liquor. Plus you can enjoy your beverages on the beautiful patio.


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Battalion

$$$$
Italian
Downtown
4.7
3077 reviews

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 the Historic and Majestic Firehouse #7 and overlooks the beautiful downtown cityscape and the famous Tower of the Americas. The contemporary design gives it a warm and inviting ambiance. They serve up fresh pastas, char-grilled meats, and pizzas and feature an amazing cocktail list as well as an extensive wine selection.


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Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Antonio

$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse
La Cantera
4.7
2130 reviews

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 and world-class service. The goal here is to savor your meal - and to do so, you need to have perfectly paired drinks! They offer a variety of beef, lamb, poultry and pork entrees along with a salad bar and gourmet side dishes. The professional mixologists prepare all of the signature cocktails, craft beers, and fine wines.


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Liberty Bar

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.7
178 reviews

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 the casual, boisterous atmosphere here. It's a laid-back yet elegant space and the bar features cocktails, premium beer, a fantastic wine list and lots of top-shelf liquor. As for food, menu items include everything from sourdough pizza to handmade pasta, daily quiche or even prime rib steak.


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Hard Rock Cafe - San Antonio

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.2
546 reviews

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 patios where you can relax and enjoy the gorgeous Texas weather and picturesque views of the San Antonio River and the passing riverboats. The patio is a great spot for a drink but the dining room inside is also a charming place full of music memorabilia to look at while you decide on a cocktail.


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Eddie V’s – Wildfish – San Antonio

$$$$
Seafood
North San Antonio
4.8
5484 reviews

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, steak, and award-winning wines. They have a varied selection of the finest seafood available, as well as critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks, aged 28 days for maximum flavor. Choose a glass of wine from their list of more than 200 or chill out in the V Lounge where you can sip classic and creative cocktails.


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Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.8
6704 reviews

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 sublimely tender prime beef grilled over fragrant mesquite wood and use only Akaushi beef and succulent seafood flown in fresh. The bar on the first floor serves exquisite cocktails, such as the Rio Blanco, a combination of Dulce Vida Tequila Blanco, sauternes, DeGroff's pimento bitters, lemon juice, and jalapeno skin.


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Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

$$$$
Contemporary American
La Cantera
4.6
3246 reviews

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 elements and creates an environment that is comfortable and inviting, making it an ideal spot for dinner after a long day at work. The large central bar is inviting and features an expansive list of whiskeys and other high-end liquors. The farm-to-fork food menu is divine, especially when paired with one of their creative cocktails.


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Rebelle

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.4
1812 reviews

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 classy spot with purple hues, comfy seating and delicious libations. The menu features everything from East Coast Oysters to fresh seafood to cast-iron Ribeye, Filet Mignon and Spanish Iberico Pork-loin. Make sure to order one of their specialty cocktails from the bar, like Envy, a mix of Tito’s Texas Vodka, St. Germaine, Pear Puree and Rosewater.


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SILO Terrace Oyster Bar

$$$$
Seafood
North San Antonio
4.9
1427 reviews

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 prepared with meticulous attention to detail. The interior is a casual yet elegant atmosphere and they also have an amazing covered outdoor rooftop Oyster Bar. Their signature cocktails are tasty and creative and pair perfectly with the small plates on the menu. Try the Silo Mule, a refreshing take on the Moscow Mule.


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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - San Antonio

$$$$
Steakhouse
La Cantera
4.7
6695 reviews

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 Cantera, serves hand-selected, USDA-aged Prime beef and features tableside carvings of signature items. The beautiful open kitchen gives you a chance to see the chef whip up your meal, too. And Vibrant Bar 79 is a super energetic and trendy place to enjoy cocktails, wine and live entertainment with expansive views overlooking the local shops.


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Piatti - San Antonio

$$$$
Italian
Alamo Heights
4.6
1605 reviews

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 restaurant with creative dishes with traditional Italian influences. The Alamo Heights location makes it a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Their focus is on simple pizzas here. Try the Margherita, made with fresh marinara sauce, mozzarella, and basil, and pair it with a classic cocktail from the bar menu.


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Piatti Restaurant - San Antonio, Eilan

$$$$
Italian
La Cantera
4.6
1035 reviews

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 promises a commitment to sustainable and locally-sourced dining options in the community, like the other outposts. The seasonally inspired cuisine here has a special emphasis on local farms and producers and the result is phenomenal tasting food. Check out their list of house libations, like the Market Martini or the Capri Lemon Drop.


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Aldo's Ristorante Italiano - San Antonio

$$$$
Italian
North San Antonio
4.8
1405 reviews

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, each one calling to mind the flavors of Tuscany. They pride themselves on the exquisite service and extensive wine list that make a winning combination. The lounge is a great place to meet friends and enjoy a drink while waiting for a table.


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Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

$$$$
Italian
Medical Center
4.5
962 reviews

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 the flowers and fresh air. Established in 2006, they have been serving up some of the best pizza, house-made gnocchi, Italian Rice Balls and house-made mozzarella in San Antonio. It's a super warm environment with an extensive wine list so you can always pair the perfect glass of vino with your pizza.


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Kirby's Prime Steakhouse - San Antonio

$$$$
Steakhouse
North San Antonio
4.7
2580 reviews

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 fresh seafood, daily chef specials and an awesome collection of New and Old World wine. In fact, their wine cellar has over 3,000 bottles! If wine isn’t your thing, try one of their handcrafted cocktails or premium spirits with your meal.


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