Top 3 Cocktail Bars

cocktails san antonio

Paramour Bar

102 9th St, San Antonio, TX 78215

M 7AM-12AM

T-Sat 7AM-2AM

Sun 8AM-12AM

A soaring rooftop bar with swanky decor & city views plus a long list of cocktails, wine & beer. They also serve coffee in the morning and free wifi to help you crank out those emails.

Juniper Tar

244 W Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Tu-Sat 5PM-2AM
HAPPY HOUR  5PM-8PM

A beautiful bar designed by the same folks who did Milk & Honey in NYC. High-end classic cocktails with fresh fruits and ingredients. 

The Brooklynite

516 Brooklyn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

Tu-Sat 5PM-2AM
Sun 8PM-2AM

Artful bar with vintage furnishings & chandeliers as a backdrop for twists on classic cocktails

Top 2 Hotels

Hotel Havana

www.havanasanantonio.com

1015 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Hotel Havana’s greatest offering is the beauty of the original 1914 Mediterranean Revival design – Bastrop Pine floors, 20′ ceilings, large colonial shuttered windows, elegant terraces and historic elements. In addition to its architectural assets, the hotel provides a variety of useful services and amenities to enrich your stay.

 

 The Hotel Emma

www.thehotelemma.com

136 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215

A unique 146-room hotel with seven top-floor suites, a handsome bar and club room, an excellent restaurant, a purveyor of fine foods, and public spaces reminiscent of fine old hotels in far-flung locales. Comfortable and unconventional, the hotel’s historical ambiance proclaims a new standard of South Texas luxury and geniality.

The hotel’s design firm, Roman and Williams, is known for work that is distinguished by its unique blending of historical elements with modern references and finely balanced tension between past and future.

Top 3 Cafes

Best Coffee In San Antonio

Estate Coffee

https://www.estatecoffeecompany.com/

1320 East Houston St. A101, San Antonio, TX 78205

Monday – Friday, 7am – 4pm

Saturday, 8am - 4pm

Sunday, 9am – 2pm

Located near Downtown, Estate coffee made our list of one the best cafes in San Antonio for its excellent customer service, open space, and incredible dedication to a coffee drinks. The long wood table is ideal to work on while you get sufficiently caffeinated. 

Rosella Coffee

http://rosellacoffee.com/

203 E Jones Ave #101 San Antonio, Texas 78215

Mon- Thurs. 7:00AM – 9:00PM
Fri-Sat. 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Sun. 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Located 10 minute from downtown, Rosella Coffee has an impressive space with large airy cealings 

Local Coffee

http://localcoffeesa.com/

302 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215

Mon- Thurs. 6:30AM – 8:00PM

Fri 6:30AM – 10:00PM

Sat 7:00AM – 10:00PM

Sun. 7:00AM – 8:00PM

Serving the every popular San Antonio Merit Roasted beams Local Coffee has reached some awesome success with 4 unique coffee shops dotted all over San Antonio. A must visit in-town.

1 Spa 1 Meal.


The Spa Anjali
Avon

 

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We had to attend to some business in Denver and decided to hit Beaver Creek Mountain for some last minute spring skiing. After two days of early morning ski days, my colleague and I decided to not ski the last day and look for a nearby spa. Now, if you are a reader of B&P you already know our immediate desire was to find an exceptional steam room. Our searches found that the Westin’s Spa Anjali was the place to go. Named one of the "Top 25 Resort Spas" in the U.S. by Condé Nast, the spa has all the features one would need to melt away the soreness and detox the hot toddies out the system.

Unlike many other spas, you can buy a day pass and not get a treatment if you chose. My colleauge opted for a massage and was extremely pleased. After check-in, you get your locker, robe, sandals, and access to complimentary snacks. With the day pass, you have full access to the Westin facilities such as their high-tech gym ( they have Peloton bikes!) and the outdoor water facilities.

The outdoor features are stunning. There are three salinated infinity hot tubs ( yes that's a thing) and an Olympic lap pool overlooking Beaver Creek mountain. I read my newspapers ( they have NYtime & WSJ)  while I soaked.

After your muscles are sufficiently loose, use their steam room and dry sauna for a serious detox session. They also had a spray bottle of eucalyptus mist in the steam room for guests ( first I’ve seen). After you skin is pruning up, you can use their men's grooming utensils to highlight your new improved relaxed glow.

We had an excellent time here and give The Spa Anjali our B&P seal of approval as the best spa in Beaver Creek Avon Colorado.

Look to spend $40 for a day pass  if you are a guest at the Westin and $50 if your visiting. $140 with a massage.


Beano's Cabin 

Avon 

We had the fortune to be invited for a dinner at the exclusive Beano's Cabin. A restaurant only accessible by snowcat, Beano's is situated in the middle of Beaver Creek Mountain. We recommend having a couple of drinks earlier at the Chop house at the base of the mountain before climbing aboard the Beano's cat...it gets chilly and a booze blanket beats all blankets. 

After arrival, you put your shoes away and slip on fuzzy slippers provided by the restaurant. Walking into the main dining room, you feel as if you just entered Robert Redford's winter getaway. Ornate wood beams loom above you next to the four deer antler chandeliers that light the space.

Our meal consisted of 5 courses all paired with wine. Beyond the quality of the food was the service. Orchestrated down to the minute, each dish came out just at the right time allowing the perfect amount of time in-between courses. The staff recognized when there was engaging conversation at the table and made a point to silently skate between guests to fill wine to ensure no disruption. 

If you need to impress a client during a ski trip, this is the place to go. The meal is an experience that you and your dining partners will talk about for a long time. 

Look to spend $100-$150 a head.