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Where to drink in San Antonio right now: 5 hotels for poolside sips

Where to drink in San Antonio right now: 5 hotels for poolside sips

La Cantera Resort and Spa pool drinks
It's pool season, after all. La Cantera Resort & Spa/Facebook

Poolside drinking has never been better. These San Antonio hotels are bringing the cool with upscale drink menus, along with great music and hospitable San Antonio flair. Dip into these great spots.

Éilan Hotel & Spa
The pool, aptly named Blu, is a wonderful place to relax in your own cabana and order a drink. We went for a cocktail party and wished we had arrived a few hours early to take a dip. The drinks are delicious and ice cold. Our favorite? The very dirty martinis — an endless supply of olives had us marveling.  

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
There are activity pools and a lazy, meandering tube ride where you can grab a drink and relax. It was frozen drinks all day for us: margaritas, strawberry daiquiris, and a bartender surprise that was vodka and frozen pickle juice — our very favorite.  

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott brings a whole new level of Sunday Funday when you stop by the pool, one of the best in the country. Grab the Miami Vice, it's layered white and pink, with half piña colada and half strawberry daiquiri. 

La Cantera Resort & Spa
Skip the general pool and head straight to Topaz, the adults-only pool. We loved the Summer Bliss, made with vodka, strawberry syrup, pink peppercorn, and Moet Ice Imperial. Grab some adult popsicles while you're at it. La Cantera hosts summer parties on Thursday nights between June 1 and August 10.

Mokara Hotel & Spa
This rooftop pool is amazing, and paired with a bottle of Veuve, you may never leave. There are city views and an endless supply of options for your imbibing pleasure. Bubbles seem the very best for the sparkling views.