San Antonio is a city that will throw a party at the drop of a hat.
That’s the main reason why the Alamo City is one of the best towns in America to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Not only will there be a ton of events for families, but the city’s robust bar scene will be alive with revelers looking to ring in 2018 on a great note. So if you and your squad are in search of the perfect bar in San Antonio, look no further than these five awesome bars.
The Local Bar
600 N. Presa St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Downtown San Antonio is one of the nation’s best bar scenes, and one of the best happens to be on North Presa. The Local Bar has a generic name, but there is nothing generic about the beer and other drinks in this cool bar. The atmosphere is super chill too, and it will make for a mellow New Year’s Eve in downtown SA.
El Luchador Bar
622 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78210
You really haven’t done San Antonio’s bar scene right unless you take in the dive bars that populate the city. Some of the city's best bars are in Southtown, and that one that you absolutely must visit for New Year’s Eve is El Luchador Bar. This is a dive that holds a special place in the hearts of many San Antonians, and don’t wait until two hours before midnight, come during happy hour when this historic bar is at its best.
204 Alamo Pl., San Antonio, TX 78205
What words can really be said about this historic bar? The Menger Bar is one of San Antonio’s most historic bars, and taking in New Year’s Eve at the Menger Bar is something that feels like a must-do if you’re celebrating the New Year in the Alamo City.
The Friendly Spot Ice House
943 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Texas is known for its ice houses, and for a cool time in San Antonio on New Year’s Eve, this King William spot is a must-visit. The Friendly Spot Ice House is a unique place where many locals come to chill out with their squad drinking ice cold beer. That’s the San Antonio way, and it doesn’t get more SA than at The Friendly Spot.
The Recovery Room
1139 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209
This is one bar that may live up to its name on New Year’s Eve. The Recovery Room is a dive bar that has become one of the best in San Antonio, and if you don’t feel like fighting the crowds downtown, then this is a bar that should be on your radar to ring in 2018.