interior of Sternewirth
Scott Martin/Courtesy of Hotel Emma

Sternewirth

San Antonio
Lounge
$$$$

This rustic cool bar, located in Hotel Emma, has soaring ceilings and no shortage of wooden accents or intimate sofas. Craft beers, carefully selected wines and handmade cocktails pair perfectly with small plates or conversation. The top bartender recommendation is The Three Emmas, which combines gin, gran classico, apricot and absinthe.