The Most Beautiful Hotel Bars in San Antonio 

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Don't get us wrong, we love a trashy dive bar. But sometimes, we want something a little more upscale. Whenever you want a break from your usual go-to cocktail bars, why don't you play tourist and stop by for a drink at a local hotel? These gorgeous watering holes will have you feeling like you're on a vacation, too. Seriously y'all, it's a win-win.
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Ocho at Hotel Havana
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
With Pan-Latin fare, mojitos and a chic aesthetic at the forefront, Ocho is a favorite for a reason. Tourists may flock to the beautiful Hotel Havana, but locals will feel more than welcome to enjoy the scenery brought to you by this mostly-glass riverside drinking spot. With the cocktail menu highlighting San Antonio’s Mexican roots (we’re talking about tequila) and the prevalence of rum in Havana’s culture, you’ll be drinking well here.
Photo via Instagram / artsatx
Sternewirth at Hotel Emma
136 E Grayson St, (210) 223-7375, thehotelemma.com
Every facet of Hotel Emma delivers in every way possible, and Sternewirth is no exception. Serving as the hotel’s tavern and club room, you’ll feel nice and cozy on the sofas that sit underneath the 25-foot vaulted ceilings. Whatever you decide to sip on, you’ll feel swanky oding so here.
Photo via Instagram / deeelizious
Naranja Bar at Hotel Valencia
150 E Houston St, (210) 227-9700, hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com
With marble countertops and muted orange bar chairs, this Downtown wine bar has plenty of reasons for you to stop by and be in awe of its beauty. And let’s be honest, the specially-slected Spanish wines do wonders here. There’s also live entertainment from a flamenco guitarist on select days to round out your drinking experience.
Photo via Instagram / calebjmacias
Haunt at The St. Anthony
300 E Travis St, (210) 352-3171, facebook.com/HauntSA
Arguably one of the most post hotel bars in San Antonio, Haunt is sleek and sexy for a reason. This bar may look contemporary, but it actually pays homage to the spooky spirits that cal The St. Anthony home. So go ahead, sip on some drinks and meet the ghosts here, all while enjoying the view.
Photo via Instagram / paolavallado
Nonna Osteria at The Fairmount Hotel
401 S Alamo St, (210) 224-8800, nonnasa.com
So it turns out Italian eateries more often than not also house really beautiful bars. Nonna Osteria specializes in rustic Northern Italian cuisine as well as wine. The breezy eatery is still fairy new, the modern decor here will definitely entice you in and keep your eyes satisfied while you down a cocktail or glass of wine (there’s plenty to choose from).
Photo via Instagram / 2live_jkrew
Sire Bar at La Cantera Resort & Spa
16641 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 558-6500, destinationhotels.com/la-cantera-resort-and-spa
While the resort has come to have its own reputation, Sire Bar is offers hand-crafted cocktails made from a wide range of spirits. Consider this the spot to start the night at before heading to other nearby watering holes like The Rustic and George’s Keep.
Photo via Instagram / lacanteraresort
Havana Bar at Hotel Havana
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
Can a bar be sexy? The answer is yes, and that bar is none other than Havana Bar. This dimly candlelit basement offers cozy vibes that pair beautifully with craft cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a bit of intimacy or discretion, Havana Bar is definitely the spot to feel like a tourist.
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Bar Rojo at the Grand Hyatt
600 E Market St, (210) 224-1234, hyatt.com
We’ll be honest here. This probably isn’t the hotel bar you should go to if you’re looking for a damn good drink. But, if you’re into looks, Bar Rojo is more than worth visiting. Housed inside the massive Grand Hyatt, this bar brings a mixture of upscale and casual – perfect if you want to go out without going all out. Indulge in a cocktail and unwind, fam.
Photo via Facebook / katherinehlavac
Q Bar at the Hyatt Regency
123 Losoya St, hyatt.com
While you can grab a bite to eat at the Q Kitchen Bar, the sole Q Bar is all about getting boozy. Situated on a 55-foot granite bar, the open-concept lets you relax and unwind. The hotel is settled on the River Walk, so the next time you’re strolling down, swing by Q Bar to unwind for a few minutes and breathe a bit.
Photo via Instagram / hyattregencysa
Zocca Cuisine D’Italia at Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market St, (210) 444-6070, zoccariverwalk.com
Specializing in contemporary Italian fare, you’ll get delicious bites at this casual riverside eatery. While dining on the river may be calming, the views inside the bar will put you at ease too. We bet you’ll have a drink here and forget its a short ride home back to reality. So maybe order an extra drink and pretend you’re on vacation.
Photo via Facebook / Zocca Cuisine d'Italia
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Las Ramblas Cork Bar at Hotel Contessa
306 W Market St, (210) 298-8040, thehotelcontessa.com
On the River Walk level of the hotel, you’ll find this Las Ramblas Cork Bar. Whether you order your usual beer or wine, or opt for a specialty cocktail, you’ll enjoy the view here at Las Ramblas. You’ll have plenty of natural light too, so sit in one of the lounge chairs and watch the day pass you by. Seriously, come here if you intend to chill like you’re on vacation.
Photo via Instagram / lifeafterob
Rincon Alegre Lobby Bar at Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S Alamo St, (210) 222-1400, hilton.com
Though it also houses a sports bar at the famous piano bar Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, the Hilton Palacio Del Rio also brings you the Rincon Alegre. Perfect for a casual drink just inside the bar, you can sip on a cocktail while enjoying River Walk views.
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Bar 414 in Sheraton Gunter
205 E Houston St, (210) 585-9999, bar414.com
Jam-packed with history, this Sheraton Gunter hotel bar pays tribute to the recording studio that used to be in the hotel – specifically room 414. And unlike some hotel bars, there’s happy hour so you can play tourist without hurting your wallet.
Photo via Instagram / sip_sa
El Colegio at Omni La Mansion Del Rio
112 College St, (210) 518-1000, omnihotels.com
Paying tribute to the St. Mary’s School of Law that first inhabited the space in 1934, El Colegio highlights cocktails popular in the ‘30s. But that’s not to say this is a speakeasy. Either way, the Prohibition-era decor is the cherry on top to a drinking spot that focuses on local and regional spirits.
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Oro at the Emily Morgan
705 E Houston St, (210) 244-0146, emilymorganhotel.com
Facing the Alamo, the views at Oro are pretty damn great. But even more beautiful is the bar itself (and we mean that with the utmost respect, Alamo defenders). Offering modern exas-inspired cocktails, Oro’s sleek design makes for a prime spot to enjoy the beauty of Downtown SA.
Photo via Facebook / ORO Restaurant
Ostra at Mokara
212 W Crockett St, (210) 396-5817, omnihotels.com
Though Ostra is technically a restaurant, the Mokara hotel spot includes a beautiful bar that attracts both locals and tourists alike. Sure, treat yourself to a classy dinner here if you’d like, but you should at least pay the bar a visit and try one of the specialty cocktails. Perhaps the Mexican Martini?
Photo via Facebook / Ostra
Market on Houston at Sheraton Downtown
205 E Houston St, (210) 227-3241, marketonhouston.com
Though food is at the forefront here, you’ll be more than tempted to stop by and get boozy here. With a full bar and several beers on tap, do yourself a favor and post up at this modern bar. Really though, the interior design will have you feeling like you’re grabbing a drink in NYC.
Photo via Instagram / marketonhouston
Ernie’s Bar in the Crockett Hotel
320 Bonham, (210) 225-6500, crocketthotel.com
We’ll admit, Ernie’s may not be the most beautiful hotel bar out there, but it’s one of those situations where it’s so laid-back and chill that it’s undeniably attractive. Anyway, Ernie’s is cozy as can be and spotlights Texas spirits, because this is the Crockett Hotel after all. Plus, there’s a happy hour perfect for those who love draft beers.
Photo via Instagram / sniperv
Menger Bar at Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza, (210) 223-4361, mengerhotel.com
Built in 1887 to be an exact replica of a London pub, the wood-paneled bar is one that’s beautiful in its own right. A historic bar no less with its ties to Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, this Downtown bar is perfect for history buffs and boozeheads alike.
Photo via Instagram / jillwaterston
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Ocho at Hotel Havana
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
With Pan-Latin fare, mojitos and a chic aesthetic at the forefront, Ocho is a favorite for a reason. Tourists may flock to the beautiful Hotel Havana, but locals will feel more than welcome to enjoy the scenery brought to you by this mostly-glass riverside drinking spot. With the cocktail menu highlighting San Antonio’s Mexican roots (we’re talking about tequila) and the prevalence of rum in Havana’s culture, you’ll be drinking well here.
Photo via Instagram / artsatx