5 to Try: Classic Cocktails

Forget the low-carb beer and go retro instead. From a classic martini to a timeless Manhattan, find the best 1950s-era cocktails in San Antonio.

Updated: March 19, 2004

5 to Try

Azuca Cocina Latina

713 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The mojitos at this Caribbean and Latin American restaurant are a true standout with fresh, aromatic mint leaves.


111 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Literary types may want to order the Hemingway martini--Beefeater gin and Noilly Prat vermouth with frozen Spanish cocktail onions.

Club Cohiba

1015 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205

This downtown bar is known for an impressive selection of single-malt scotches.

Biga On The Banks

203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Live like a high roller with a martini at one of San Antonio's finest restaurants.

Menger Bar

204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Order an old-fashioned with a side of Texas history at this Alamo-adjacent bar.