Special Issues » City Guide

27. Skip The Observation Deck And Have A Drink In The Tower

by

comment
A room with a view and a drink at Tower of the Americas. - COURTESY
  • Courtesy
  • A room with a view and a drink at Tower of the Americas.

Built as the centerpiece of HemisFair '68, the Tower of the Americas is a San Antonio icon and every local must take the elevator ride up to the top at least once. Sure, you can take in the panoramic view from the Observation Deck, but why fall into a ticketed tourist trap 750 feet above the ground? Instead, take advantage of happy hour (4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) in the bar area of the Tower's Chart House Restaurant. While the libations are fairly standard (draft imports, specialty martinis and mojitos among them), the view of the Alamo City is unbeatable — and the Chart House's rotating floor is likely to enhance your buzz. 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., (210) 223-3101, toweroftheamericas.com

See the rest of the list.

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.