Rooftop bars San Antonio

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5 best rooftop bars in San Antonio [2020 update]

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Last updated: April 6th, 2020

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With long and warm summers and mild winters, rooftops in the fast growing San Antonio can stay open year round. Even though this is one of the oldest cities in the US (and one of the most populated), the rooftop-trend is not yet as booming as in other major cities. So finding a rooftop bar San Antonio can be a bit tricky, but this guide will help you out.

Here you'll find all the best San Antonio rooftop bars, packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Enjoy some Texas hospitality and drinks with views over the skyline and San Antonio River. Just scroll down and find the San Antonio rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Paramour in San Antonio
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Paramour

$$$$ | 4th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Craft cocktail bar
  • Amazing views
  • Trendy & unique

A craft cocktail rooftop bar with amazing views over the San Antonio skyline. Chances are you will be equally impressed with the vistas on display as with the drinks served from the bar. Decorated in a unique, fun yet stylish way, and open from early morning to late night, you can visit daytime for a nice coffee with a view, but the real impressive stuff are the night time cocktails.

Rooftop bar Rooftop at the Fairmount Hotel in San Antonio
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Rooftop at the Fairmount Hotel

$$$$ | 4th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Modern terrace
  • Skyline views

The charming Fairmount Hotel rooftop bar is set right in the heart of downtown San Antonio, offering one of the best views the city has to offer. While the hotel date back to 1906, the rooftop terrace is a much more new and modern space. Equipped with comfy lounge furniture, as well as a shaded rooftop bar, this is a perfect spot for sipping cocktails while overlooking the Hemisfair Park and the San Antonio skyline.

Rooftop bar Sanchos Cantina & Cocina in San Antonio
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Sanchos Cantina & Cocina

$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Great food & drinks
  • Live music & sports

Not the highest or most spectacular rooftop in the world, but San Antonio's only authentic 'cantina y cocina' also comes with a lovely, open-air rooftop deck that offers fine views over the surroundings. A place for great food, great drinks and great vibes. Enjoy creative Mexican and South American food, 100% agave tequilas, Mexicana cervezas and original cocktails, combined with live music almost every night.

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Rooftop bar Bar America in San Antonio
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Bar America

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Southtown
  • Highlights
  • Rustic terrace
  • Skyline views
  • Fun & vibrant

The family owned Bar America is in many ways your typical 'American bar', but what makes it stand out is the lovely second floor rooftop terrace. Intimate and rustic, the rooftop comes with both a graffiti wall and some fine views over the San Antonio skyline. At this a vibrant, popular and full-filled venue you can enjoy a wide range of beers, classic cocktails, along with a full kitchen producing bar-classics like burgers, wings and tacos.

Rooftop bar Ocho at Hotel Havana in San Antonio
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Ocho at Hotel Havana

$$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Glass conservatory
  • River Walk views
  • Beautiful setting

Overlooking the River Walk, Ocho at Hotel Havana comes with seating both in a glass conservatory and on a small outdoor terrace. Calm and sophisticated in vibe and with a beautiful setting, the rooftop bar serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night snacks and drinks. Enjoy a food menu taking influences from Mexico, Cuba and Texas, and fine cocktails made from old school recipes, but with a modern touch.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 600 rooftops visited over the last two years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop bar San Antonio

Rooftop-grade: 4/10
Prime season: March - Oct
Residents: 1.5 millions
Climate: humid subtropical

Which are the best rooftops in San Antonio? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in San Antonio. Most rooftops can be found in the beautiful downtown area of the city, where you can combine a stroll along the Riwerwalk with some al-fresco cocktails and dining with views over the city skyline.

While the temperature in San Antonio usually is ok for outside drinks year round, the winter months can get a bit cold, so the best time to visit is during the long and warm summer.

About San Antonio

San Antonio is fast growing, but already the second-most populous city in Texas and the seventh-most populous city in the US. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, San Antonio has a rich history and is often called "Alamo City", after the famous Alamo Mission in downtown. This is also where you find the San Antonio River and the beautiful Riverwalk.