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“Drinks Are Great--Atmosphere Not So Much”
Review of Swig Martini Bar

Swig Martini Bar
Ranked #12 of 139 Nightlife in San Antonio
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Swig Martini Bar is a welcome change of pace from the hustle that is the Riverwalk.

The drink list is large, and the martini's are very tasty!

I had a cucumber martini that was served with a dried chili spice rim. Very unique!

The Moscow Mules are served in a nice mule cup, but unfortunately not the traditional mule copper cup.

The atmosphere is open but lacks any eye catching decor for a nice place offering such hand made unique beverages not found anywhere else on the Riverwalk.

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Visited with a group of friends and their family members a couple of weeks ago in San Antonio. Located at the street level of the river walk, Swig's has a great location to walk to from anywhere while staying downtown.

Plenty of martini and mixed drink offerings, cigars, outdoor seating and a great environment. The bar extends the length of the club, and opens onto the river walk and the street. They do have a couple of tv's to allow the sports fanatic to stay in touch, but I wouldn't expect to have a great view of a screen.

Staff was attendant, and the bartenders kept things flowing. The only thing I didn't care for was the single bathrooms opening directly into the bar area.. They need larger bathrooms to handle the crowd.

Thank DeepBlueDives
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We opted to go here after going to Dirty Nellys (hot and no place to sit), Howl at the Moon was charging $10 a person for a cover band? No thanks! Pat Obriens only had outside seating and it was hot and steamy due to some rain showers.
We loved Swigs and this is always the place I go to; since I was with other family, we checked out the above mentioned bars. Best part, NO cover charge!!
Swigs was cool inside, and service was excellent. They had the best band, a 3 piece band that took requests and were very friendly.
Go early, so you get a place to sit. Drinks were not expensive at all, and they have a menu with a variety of drinks, and of course, martinis!
Years ago this was the place to go to hear jazz music, but not the night we went but that was ok. I hope to hear jazz next time I go to San Antonio.
Coming from a town that allows smoking, it was a pain to smoke outside. :(
Stay clear of the "touristy" bars and give Swigs a try; you won't be disappointed!

1  Thank tahoequeen21
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Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Celebrated a momentus occasion...wife anniversary. Service was slow but picked up. The Band playing that night was awesome...very "bluesie". Would visit again due to value, ambience and location.

Thank Whatup1989
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Went to Swig for the first time last month with friends. I loved it!! Every drink I tasted awesome. It is a little small, but otherwise very cute!!

Thank CyndiK248
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