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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (210) 476-0243

Payment method
amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Neighborhoods
East Side, Downtown San Antonio
AKA

Swig Inc

Categories
Bars, Night Clubs, Taverns, Bar & Grills, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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rubencho

09/17/2008

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Overall
Discriminating Taste

While having ice cream in the Riverwalk on Monday, my two daughters and I grabbed a table that happened to be next to another family enjoying their ice cream and that happened to be outside the Swig Bar. Shortly after we sat down, a guy came out of the bar and took a look around. We acknowledged each other without saying a word, and he went back in. Then he came back to the table and asked me if I was going to order something to drink or wanted a menu. I told him that I did not want to drink anything that we were just trying to finish eating the ice cream. He clarified that the tables belonged to the bar and its clients. I told him that we would leave the table shortly.
Before we left, something told me to make sure that the guy was not making me move just because he could. I asked my daughters to finish their dessert on a wooden bench that did not belong to the bar but it was not far from the bar area. It was the perfect place for me to see if the family of five was also going to be asked to move. Twenty minutes passed and the guy never came to ask them to move. He spent most of his time in the front area of the bar chatting with people. He peaked outside for a couple of seconds and saw us on the bench; we acknowledged each other again. All of the kids were behaving well. The parents at the other table were not drinking anything from the bar either; they were sharing ice cream with their kids. The only difference that I saw was that they were Caucasian, and we were not.
I was so outraged with the situation that I asked a waitress for the guy?s info. She said that he was the manager and confirmed that the table being used by the family of five belonged to the bar.
It pains me to have to write this, but I thought that treating racial minorities as ?second class? citizens was something that my daughters would have to read in history books and not have to experience it first hand.

vq13

02/11/2008

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Overall
This review is for the Stone Oak location!

If you look at my Dolce Ultra Lounge review, you'll see that Dolce was lame so we walked next door to Swig North and it was so much better!!! It's a very cool place to have martini's...really great martini's at that! They have an extensive cute menu that makes you want to try them all! The waitstaff was very attentive as the manager. Signs of a great running establishment!

mintonm

10/09/2007

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Overall
One of the best bars in the area

Great service and well-made cocktails about summarize this downtown institution. The music usually good too. The mojito is really a highlight for me, and it doesn't seem to burn too much of a hole in your pocket. I usually go either here or to Drink after work - both are relatively tourist-free and good places to find locals.

liquorman

11/21/2006

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Overall
Best Cocktails in Town

They serve my favorite Vodka, UV! The service is supurb and the cocktails are devine! The atmosphere is upscale and beyond trendy, it is a true cocktail lounge. If you are looking for beautiful people this is the place.

larjay62

09/19/2006

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Overall
GREAT BAR

Great bar, drinks, service, you name it. Very relaxing after a hard days travel. I highly recommend this bar.

bellys2

08/14/2006

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Overall
Great Employees

My brother and I were in San Antonio last week and ended up at Swigs every night at some time or another. The Employees are awesome! Fiona, Shannon, Big D and the crew made us feel right at home. They have great drinks and also offer cold Black and Tans for the beer drinker. Check out the Jazz band 87 Caprice that plays there, good stuff. Thanks Swig!

njgarza

02/28/2006

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Overall
This place sucks and overcharges

The place has the worst service I have ever experienced. Plus, I was overcharged!

tjpc

07/22/2005

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Overall
Good Experience @ Swig

We recently visited SWIG. We definitely are not ""yuppies"" or ""plastic"" people. We are very much the average, blue collar worker and both visits, we were in shorts. Definitely not dressed up. Although the bar was very smokey and the music very loud, we did have a good time. The bar was extremely busy yet our waitress was very attentive and treated us like anyone else there who were ""dressed to the nines"" so to speak. Yes, the drinks are outrageously priced, yet they were the best martinis we have ever had.

kmmtexas

06/06/2005

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Overall
HOT HOT HOT!!!!! ok CALIENTE!!!

Anyone who has been to SWIG will tell you, anyone who is anyone is at SWIG. This place is HOT! If you can sit on the patio and have a cocktail with Hollywood's hottest and the swank of San Antonio, it seems that no wonder it is the best. You feel like are you are truly in a metropolitan city, not an over-sized town. The martinis are the best in TEXAS, possibly the USA. I give a huge thumbs-up to SWIG crew, AMAZING DIGS.

dsh

12/07/2003

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Overall
Great place to relax

Great place to relax and sip on some very good drinks. The Editor Review is about right
on. The crowd is what you make of it. If you are a beer guzzler.....not your place.

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