Amy Garza Lee is a project manager at the downtown-based Dura Software. You can follow this avid foodie on Instagram at @saycheesehoney for more of her food adventures in the Alamo City.
For all of my wine lovers out there, San Antonio offers plenty of wine bars, each with such unique styles where you can grab a glass (or a bottle if you’ve brought friends).
Each one on our list offers something special, and many encourage reservations for busy weekend nights. All are located in the greater downtown area, on the Eastside, on the St. Mary’s Strip, or at the nearby Pearl District.
This new “urban winery” is located in the heart of Hemisfair in downtown San Antonio. Perfect for date night, girls’ night, or a pre-dinner drink, this chic industrial feeling wine bar has a great selection of Texas wines and delicious charcuterie boards.
Their kegged wine system provides Re:Rooted wines on tap to be enjoyed by the glass or growler. Choose from one of their sommelier curated wine flights, diverse bottle selection, or a list of locally produced cider and sake. Try a flight to get the best experience!
Address: 623 Hemisfair Blvd., Suite 106, San Antonio TX 78205
Hours: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday; Monday 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday-Sunday 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Nestled along the San Antonio River near the San Antonio Museum of Art, this modern industrial building is home to a spacious cafe and wine bar. With both inside and outside seating, your options are vast, depending on the group you’re with.
Each month their team tastes dozens of wines from each of the wine-growing regions around the globe, so their wine list is made up of undiscovered gems that have made the grade. Their wine tastings are a great way to try new wines in a fun social setting. It’s casual and fun, and the staff will help you find a wine you are sure to enjoy.
Address: 203 E Jones Ave, Ste. 101, San Antonio, TX 78215
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM; Friday-Saturday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
You can never be in a bad mood here. Little Death Wine Bar is a place to discover cool and interesting wines you won’t find at the grocery store. It’s a passion project from Chad Carey, owner of Empty Stomach Restaurant Group (Paper Tiger, Barbaro, Hot Joy, Rumble & Midnight Swim). Follow them on Instagram to stay up to date on all of the local, fun, delicious food pop-ups and unique wines you can’t find anywhere else.
Located on the N St. Mary’s Strip between Burger Boy and Midnight Swim, they have limited indoor seating, casual picnic tables, and more outdoor seating.
Address: 2327 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Hours: Monday-Thursday 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM; Friday-Saturday 1:00 PM – 12:00 AM; Sunday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
High Street Wine Co. is in the middle of San Antonio’s historic Pearl neighborhood. This is a great place for those looking for a more sophisticated wine experience to enjoy carefully crafted wine flights and charcuterie boards. Their wine classes, coupled with a highly curated selection of wine, beer, and ciders from around the world, means you can have new drinking experiences every time you visit.
With both inside and outside seating, the outside shaded seating gives drinkers the perfect vantage point to watch the liveliness of the Pearl District.
Address: 302 Pearl Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78215
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday-Thursday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Friday-Saturday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This all-day cafe is located in San Antonio’s historic Eastside. They feature natural, biodynamic wines and shareable plates of Peruvian food developed by Chef Kenny Loo.
Their approachable and accessible wine selection means you’re going to find something amazing to pair with fried yucca, summer salads, salcipapas (crispy papas, crispy hotdogs, burnt onion mayo, and ají tamarind ketchup), and lomo saltado filled spring rolls.
Address: 125 Lamar St Suite 106, San Antonio, TX 78202
Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Wednesday-Sunday 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The featured image is of ReRooted wine bar, courtesy photo.