Open Hours: Mo to Sa from 02:00 PM to 02:00 AM,Su from 04:00 PM to 02:00 AM
Ultra-chic without trying too hard, Swig is San Antonio's ultimate martini and cigar bar. The full-service bar features ... More
Swig Martini Bar
Ultra-chic without trying too hard, Swig is San Antonio's ultimate martini and cigar bar. The full-service bar features more varieties of potent martinis than you can count. Along with delicious hors d'oeuvres, Swig offers the cigar afficionado perhaps the most complete humidor on the River Walk. Live jazz adds sizzle to the ambiance each night as this is easily one of the best spots to either start your evening or wind it down.
What a perfect night out! Not such a young crowd but still full of energy. This p[lace was great, the drinks were phenominal ( a little pricey but they were worth it), the music kept us moving in and out of our chairs, and being able to relax and smoke a cigar was fantastic. Great place, need more like it. Only downside is the dancefloor if you want to call it that. Tiny little space in front of small stage but we danced by our table instead so all was good. Also had a nice selection of cigars to choose from.
I visited Swig a few years ago while on vacation in San Antonio. I tried the Chocolate Martini and was blown away by it! I have since tried MANY chocolate martini's around the country and have not found any the compare to the one at SWIG. I am returning to the River Walk in May and SWIG is definitely on my list! Bartender... get those chocolate martini's ready!
I was a little afraid to get a drink in this place because frankly I don't particularly care for the taste of strong alcohol...you might as well just do shots. I told the bartender this...and he suggested I might like an Almond Joy. After the first sip I was hooked....whenever I am in San Antonio this place is high on my list of places to visit...wish I could find the recipe...until I do...I will just have to keep going back.
This place is great place to stop by for some stogies on the river walk. After going to a failed cigar bar to start a bachelor party, SWIG saved the night by providing some cigars to start the night. I do have to say the bartenders were a little quiet…that or maybe coming from Vegas I expected too much from them. Other than that the place was a great place to stop by and listen to some music and enjoy some stoges!!
I like the drinks and the company. When they have a live band, it's great. If you are into the tequila martini's, try my husband's favorite...the Red Slipper. I like the sweeter side with the Almond Joy and Rasberry Kiss. The only thing I like more is Swig North.
When you visit downtown San Antonio, never park in unattended parking lots on level ground, where you pay the metal box. If there is not an attendant on site, and if you don't get a receipt, your car will most likely be booted or towed. The average response time for the private enforcement company to remove the boot, is 20-45 minutes. Also, you will be forced to pay over $100 to have the company remove the boot, even if you have paid the full parking price in advance as posted.
From the minute we walked in I knew we were in my favorite kind of place, classy, yet modern/sleek, not uptight, and welcoming. We grabbed two seats at the bar, and were greeted immediately by the nicest bartender ever. My boyfriend and I had the dirty martini and it was fantastic. Just the right amount of dirty for me haha! Looked over their extensive menu of cocktails, wine list etc and was extremely impressed by the selection. Wish I could have tried everything but alas, did not stay enough days. Definitely will return on our next trip to SA. This place is a fantastic gem and I sure wish we had one closer to me in the DFW area.
Oh--also checked in on Facebook and received a free martini...What a great surprise.
To steal from the song--"We Love this Bar!"