San Antonio Bars Where You Can Drink Before Noon 

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Whether it's Fiesta, a drinking holiday or you just feel like getting boozy in the morning, you can knock back a few rounds of your drink of choice at these San Antonio bars.
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Cobalt Club
2022 McCullough Ave, (210) 251-2027
A prized gay dive bar, Cobalt Club is a blessing for so many reasons. You should definitely make it a point to visit and enjoy it at its best by slamming back a few rounds as early as 7 a.m.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
Thirsty Aztec
200 River Walk St, (210) 580-4844,
The party starts early thanks to Thirsty Aztec. A go-to for to-go drinks that come in a variety of flavors in a fun tube, you can score that and beer beginning at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
Photo via Instagram / thirsty_aztec
The Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521,
With the longest wooden bartop in Texas, you’ll be silly not to enjoy a morning drink at the Esquire Tavern. Though you’ll have to wait until it opens at 11:30 a.m., consider this tavern a go-to spot for your morning bar crawl.
Photo via Instagram / esquiretavernsa
Pat O’Brien’s
121 Alamo Plaza, (210) 220-1076,
In true New Orleans fashion, of course the party starts early at Pat O’Brien’s. Complete with Cajun fare and a dueling piano bar that comes alive at night, you can start your Pat O’s experience off early in the day with a Hurricane cocktail. Just pace yourself if you know what’s good for you.
Photo via Instagram / patobrienssa
Highlander Bar
5562 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 340-4577,
If you want to start your morning with shots or a beer, you can get your fix at Highlander beginning at 7 a.m. every day but Sunday (when it opens at 11 a.m.). This Scottish-themed spot gives off pub vibes, includes dining options and even offers live music – though we can’t guarantee such in the early morning.
Photo via Instagram / crystal7delgado
The Growler Exchange
4130 Broadway St, (210) 320-2738,
If you find yourself in Alamo Heights and in need of a drink as early as 11 a.m. any day of the week, the Growler Exchange is the place to go. Get your fill of some American craft beers – either local or from across the country – and maybe enjoy some light snacks to balance out your visit.
Photo via Instagram / thegrowlerexchange
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
11255 Huebner Rd #212, (210) 696-5080,
Opening at 11 a.m. every day of the week, Flying Saucer gives you a wide variety – like more than 200 global beers type of variety – to choose from for your morning brew. You could seriously spend a whole day enjoying the lot of beers here, so why not get started in the morning?
Photo via Instagram / flyingsaucersa
Whiskey Smith
6310 Callaghan Road, (210) 342-7321,
Open at 11 a.m. every day but Sunday, Whiskey Smith keeps it simple with daily drink specials and offering of beers and cocktails. However you choose to get lit, you can do just that with ease at Whiskey Smith.
Photo via Instagram / rcortinas85
Bier Garten Riverwalk
126 Losoya St, (210) 212-7299,
An open-air beer garden, German brews, Bavarian fare – what else could you ask for in Bier Garten? This River Walk spot truly has it all, and it opens at 11 a.m. daily. What are you waiting for, fam?
Photo via Instagram / kakikat
Agave Bar
521 Riverwalk Street, (210) 223-2939
Though technically a Mexican restaurant, take advantage of the patio on the River Walk here for a nice view while you get boozy. You can start early too – 9 a.m. on Saturdays (when it really counts, tbh) and 11 a.m. on any other day of the week.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
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102 9th St #400, (210) 340-9880,
This swanky rooftop bar opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. on Sundays for your drink of choice. While lots of bar-goers will likely be sipping on coffee in the early morning, pay them no mind and go ahead and order up a wine, cocktail or beer of your choice to make the most of your morning.
Photo by Jeffrey Burton
628 Jackson St, (210) 320-1840,
Though happy hour isn’t until the afternoon, you can start getting slammed in the morning at Sanchos. You can stop by at 11 a.m. daily for your fix of beers and frozen drinks. Go ahead and make it an early lunch date and order some food too so you don’t get too sloshed.
Photo via Instagram / safoodienetwork
Little Woodrow’s
Multiple locations,
Little Woodrow’s is a godsend for boozeheads who like to have fun. So consider stopping in for a few morning rounds – no, actually do so. The Babcock locations opens at 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday while the Stone Oak location starts pouring our beers at 11 a.m. daily.
Photo via Instagram / littlewoodrowsbabcock
Mo’s Irish Pub
255 E Basse Rd #1400, (210) 930-1736,
Hitting up an Irish pub in the morning shouldn’t be reserved for just St. Paddy’s Day. On any day of the year, you can hit up Mo’s as early as 11 a.m. for Irish fare – and of course for Irish beer or your favorite liquor to kick off your day.
Photo via Instagram / whatwouldjohndo
Bananas Billiards
2003 San Pedro Ave, (210) 226-2627,
Whether you stop by for a game of billiards or just want to get your drink on, you can post up at Bananas beginning at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
Photo via Instagram / _corpser_
The Hoppy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 545-3330,
With a huge selection of beers on tap, consider Hoppy Monk an obvious choice for getting boozy in the morning. Here’s the drawback: they open at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday though Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Plan accordingly, and you can get the buzz going before noon most of the week here.
Photo via Instagram / sgstith
The Hangar
8203 Broadway St, (210) 824-2700,
Round up your fellow borrachos and hang out at the Hangar! Beginning at 11 a.m. you’ll be able to score a variety of pub grub, plus a stacked lineup of beers.
Photo via Instagram / iamdj_therapy210
Cullum’s Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263,
Though known for its fried chicken that’s now available for lunch, you can also stop by Cullum’s starting at 11 a.m. every day (except Mondays, they’re closed). Seriously, grab a craft beer or two and enjoy it out on the patio of this rustic joint for a late morning pick-me-up.
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1414 S Alamo St, (210) 277-7045,
Though many will likely post up at Halcyon beginning at 7 a.m. to get their coffee fix to jumpstart the day, you’re more than welcome to do the same with a beer, cocktail or wine of your choice.
Photo via Instagram / nrd_urban
Texas T Pub
121 Broadway St, (210) 271-1058
Whether you’re playing tourist or just live the sort of life that you can enjoy having a few rounds at 8 a.m., you can head downtown to get your drink on at Texas T Pub that early in the morning. Consider doing so as a way of you treating yourself.
Photo via Instagram / theplateprincess
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Rookies Too Bar & Grill
9200 Broadway St, (210) 375-6615,
A dive bar known for its awesome variety of bar games, kicking back at Rookies Too is a solid way to take it easy. Enjoy a few cold ones and just have a good time here with a weekday opening at 11 a.m.
Photo via Instagram / maetxrealtor
8503 Broadway St, (210) 277-7202,
If you find yourself near the airport in the mid-morning, stop by Barflys for a round or two. Opening at 10 a.m. daily, you can score a beer or cocktail at this sports bar. We just can’t guarantee that a game will be on TV that early in the day.
Photo via Instagram / the_rjr10_4
Sir Winston’s
2522 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 829-5933,
By opening at 10 a.m. on weekdays, Sir Winston’s lets you post up and have a drinks in your before mid-day. If you feel inspired enough, you can even play some shuffleboard too.
Photo via Instagram / mechaamigo
Cobalt Club
2022 McCullough Ave, (210) 251-2027
A prized gay dive bar, Cobalt Club is a blessing for so many reasons. You should definitely make it a point to visit and enjoy it at its best by slamming back a few rounds as early as 7 a.m.
Photo by Jaime Monzon

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