San Antonio's downtown is the hub of the city's nightlife, with hundreds of dining options, bars and clubs mostly on the Riveralk and throughout street level. Other major nightlife locales, include Southtown Arts District, home to First Friday Art Walk, a large art block party with crowds upward of 20,000 along Alamo St. Scores of dining, galleries, theatres and lodging options, that include more than 10 historic 19th century B&B's adjacent to the Riverwalk.
Wander down through the River Walk and take your choice of bars and eateries. You can't go wrong. There are also several bars/restaurants in the Mercado block of tourist shops.
Drink Cocktail Bar200 Navarro, Suite 100Phone: +1 -888-DRINK21Hours: 5PM-2AM dailyDrink features over 200 liquors, a signature martini and cocktail list, along with draft beers, wines and Champagnes. Drink offers a lounge-style relaxed environment with attentive service, perfect for meeting friends over a few drinks. Swig Martini Bar111 West Crockett, No. 205Phone: +1 210 476 0005Swig features specialty martinis, cocktails, cigars and live music. The ambience is vintage 1940s with an exciting urban twist. Sit back and relax where the classic American cocktail meets its contemporaries-where Cary Grant meets Cameron Diaz. Enjoy friendly, attentive service in a relaxed upscale atmosphere. Martini time-with a twist. Mad Dogs British Pub123 Losoya St # 19Mad Dogs and Shanghai Martini open 7 nights a week offerring a vibrant spectacle of entertainment including DJs, Karaoke, Live bands and much, much more... Howl at the Moon111 W. Crockett #201Howl at the Moon is a singing, clapping, stomping, dance-on-the-piano, rock 'n' roll dueling piano show! Its part concert, part piano bar & all centered around audience interaction & 2 baby grand pianos. Howl at the Moon offers an experience beyond the average bar with live entertainment, comedy, & sing-a-longs throughout the night. Howl at the Moon is the perfect place for corporate parties & special events. Dont fret if you cant get there for your party or eventwith their Piano Shows To Go, theyll bring all the excitement & fun to you! On Thursday nights, bring your Texas college ID for free admission and drink specials -- usually $1 domestic, $2 Corona or Dos XX, and $3 UV Vodka $4 Bull Blasters. Great place to meet people on Thursdays. Zinc207 N. Presa St.Phone: +1 210 224-2900Zinc, located in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio and only a stone's throw from the river walk, invites you to experience the finer things life has to offer. Zinc serves wines from all corners of the globe with an emphasis on champagne and domestic varietals. SoHo Wine and Martini Bar214 W. Crockett StreetPhone: +1 210 444-1000Extensive drink menu, in addition to your usual favorites SoHo also provides an impressive array of of fun specialty house martinis such as the Ginger Tini, The Espresso Tini and the Carmel Apple Tini. Retox bar1031 PatriciaPhone: +1 210-775-2886Hours: 2PM-2AMPrice: $Retox is local live music venue, retox is classified as a upscale dive bar. Voted best sounding bar in 2009, 2010, 2011. Voted number 1 happy hour by gotime.com.
Boston Pub8202 North Loop 1604 WestHours: late afternoon - 2 a.m.Boston Pub, on the nice, quiet, suburban northwest side of town is part of a family of bars in SA (New York, Chicago, Vegas, New Orleans, and Miami)If you want cheap drinks, fun with your friends, a different set-up than your typical bar than come here. The bar here is a pit in the middle of the room with chairs all around it. Couches and seats line the perimeter of the room for groups, couples, or people who just need to sit down. The best part about this place is the drink specials (which usually apply to every other "city" bar)Every month or so there is a different special. A beer, or family of beers, will be $1.50 while liquor specials are usually $3 for a select whiskey, vodka, rum, or combination of those. What is typically on special here is the Bud family of beers, Jack, Absolut, some type of tequila, etc. Come here with one friends, two friends, ten friends, for your birthday, to get out of the house. Whatever you reason you decide to come, you will have some kind of fun. Maybe you'll see dancing iPod chick there.
Coco Lounge18402 Hwy. 281 NIf you want to go somewhere that looks great, to impress someone, to order something more than a jack and coke or Bud Light, then come here. Coco has one of the nicest interiors, if not the nicest, in San Antonio. It's not too nice, it's just very nice. There are different rooms with different music too. So, if you want to salsa stay in the main area, if you want to keep it trill then go outside to the patio section. Order the chocolate martini here, you'll be sneaking into the hot tub at your place in not too long thereafter.