The newest bar on this list, Lonesome Rose has been open for less than a year, haven taken over the former location of the Phantom Room in November 2018. However, it seems like it has been around for decades. With Lone Star signs, taxidermy, and a killer vinyl jukebox, it captures the feel of a classic Texas honky-tonk and its lineup of acts relish in the grit of country music instead of Nashville gloss. Only one thing is inauthentic — and thank goodness for that. Instead of choking down rotgut, this bar’s new generation of cosmic cowboys are sipping on drinks from Hillary Woodhouse, one of San Antonio’s most acclaimed mixologists.