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Rooftop Bars San Antonio

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Best time to visit March - October
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar San Antonio
Courtesy of The Moon’s Daughters

San Antonio Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

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.

The list

8 best rooftop bars in San Antonio

Rooftop bar San Antonio The Moon’s Daughters in San Antonio

The Moon’s Daughters

$$$$ | 20th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Stylish lounge
  • 360° views
  • Expertly crafted cocktails

Floating on top of the Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk, The Moon’s Daughters is an enchanting indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge and bar, really raising the bar for the San Antonio rooftop scene. The spacious and stylish venue mixes dining tables with plenty of comfy lounge spots, surrounded by amazing 360° views over the San Antonio skyline. Up here you can sip expertly crafted signature cocktails and nibble on a large selection of Mediterranean inspired bites, during weekends to the sounds of live music and DJs.

Rooftop bar San Antonio Paramour in San Antonio


$$$$ | 4th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Craft cocktail bar
  • Amazing views
  • Fun & sexy

Paramour at The Phipps is 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 mid-day to late night, you can visit daytime for sunny bites and drinks, but the real impressive stuff are the night time cocktails and seductive vibes.

Rooftop bar San Antonio Fairmount Rooftop Oyster Bar in San Antonio

Fairmount Rooftop Oyster Bar

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

Set right in the heart of downtown San Antonio. the charming rooftop bar at the Fairmount Hotel offers 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 to enjoy fresh oysters, American seafood and sip crafted cocktails while overlooking the Hemisfair Park and the San Antonio skyline.

Rooftop bar San Antonio Sanchos Cantina & Cocina in San Antonio

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.

Rooftop bar San Antonio Bar America in San Antonio

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 San Antonio Chicken N Pickle - San Antonio in San Antonio

Chicken N Pickle - San Antonio

$$$ | 2nd floor | Northern SATX
  • Highlights
  • Games, drinks & food
  • Spacious terrace

Found in Northern San Antonio, Chicken N Pickle is an outdoor/indoor entertainment venue and restaurant concept, made for great food and great fun with friends and family. Here you find a fast casual dining restaurant, 11 Pickleball courts, 2 bocce ball and 4 shuffleboard courts, outdoor lawn games, and a lovely rooftop terrace and bar. With panoramic views over Northern SA, the spacious terrace is a perfect spot to chill between all the fun, enjoying locally-sourced food, refreshing cocktails and craft brews.

Rooftop bar San Antonio Ocho at Hotel Havana in San Antonio

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.

Rooftop bar San Antonio Topgolf San Antonio in San Antonio

Topgolf San Antonio

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Northern SATX
  • Highlights
  • Fun for groups
  • 200 HDTV's
  • Fire pit terrace

A premier entertainment destination for anyone who loves the game of golf, but you don't have to be an avid golfer to enjoy TopGolf. It is a fun way to start for any beginner, and the venue also offers a lot more. Apart from 3 floors of climate-controlled hitting bays, There you find arcade games, over 200 HDTV's, a bar and restaurant, and a third floor rooftop terrace. A perfect respite from good and bad shots, the rooftop offers views over Northern San Antonio, as well as a menu with a chef-driven selection of fresh pub-style food, along with a large range of drinks.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

Rooftop bar San Antonio

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

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.