Where to Drink Right Now
Where to drink in San Antonio right now: 5 hot happy hours for the holidays
We know you have a million holiday parties with your boss this month. And, in that spirit, we thought you might enjoy a little warm-up so you don’t knock over the punch bowl at said office party. Here’s the roundup of happy hour spots in San Antonio that should get you ready for those parties and impressing your boss. Next promotion is practically in the bag.
The food and beverage industry’s favorite hang out, TBA offers some amazing happy hour nosh and drink specials on weekdays from 5 to 8 pm. Select house cocktails are $5 for drinks like the Juan Collins, a serrano and cilantro tequila concoction. To nosh, there are $6 sandos and beer cheese. Secret: it’s about to get even better. In January, you’ll get an extra hour to be happy with new house cocktails coming on the redesigned menu.
Zinc Bistro & Bar
Known as the European little sister of Boudro’s, Zinc Bistro is tucked away on North Presa Street, and happy hour runs from 3 to 7 pm on weekdays. With so much to love, you’re practically crazy to miss it. Classic in nature, this happy hour drinking spot is both easy on the wallet and favorable to the senses. The prices are cut in half for house and specialty cocktails and most shared plates. Enjoy a cigar on the patio paired with red and white happy hour wine priced at $5 a glass.
Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House
The perfect mix of a cozy space and great wine list, happy hour is from 4 to 6 pm Wednesday through Friday and offers 15-percent off (Tuesdays it's 20-percent off all day). Here’s the bonus, if you don’t feel like staying, you can just grab, pay, and go. There are also some delightful bites that pair perfectly with that vino like The Sweety Goat served with bell peppers stuffed with goat cheese and sprinkled with basil.
Bar du Mon Ami
An Alamo Heights gem, Mon Ami has specials every day at 4 pm with a seasonal menu highlighting fall spices — the Apple Cider Mule is a favorite. With great entertainment like acoustic music offerings and Star Wars trivia nights, it’s a lively environment. Yes, you need a pretend Star Wars-based name to participate and space is limited: The next one is Wednesday, December 16.
A 1604 must, from 4:30 to 7 pm Monday through Friday foodies can experience half-priced appetizers like grilled lamb chops and snow crab paired with a perfect $5 cocktail, like Kirby’s dirty martini. And it doesn’t end there. The offers are staggering with select beer at $1 off, $5 wines by the glass, and too may other things to share. Get there and explore.
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