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Bar at Bohanan's

219 East Houston Street

San Antonio, Texas 78205

Tel: (210) 472-2202

 www.Bohanans.com 

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In a city known for Margaritas and River Walk revelry, we were delighted to discover a decidedly different watering hole off the beaten path.  Tucked away in the Theater district, only doors from the Historic Gunter Hotel is the Bar at Bohanan's.  The restaurant has long been known as one of the best steakhouses in Texas.  From my perspective, they may now add top shelf whisky bar to their already lengthy accolades. 

No cowboy kitsch here as you step through the doors into what would appear to be an exclusive club.  Elegantly appointed yet comfortable, the ambiance is that of old world charm.  The centerpiece 46 foot long cherry wood bar displays an impeccable collection of whiskies.  The staff is gracious and knowledgeable.

Bar manager Don Marsh has amassed a liquid treasue of over sixty single malts.  The scotches that line his shelves range from the expected, to top rated and hard to find.  There are whiskies from all regions and different palates.  An added bonus is the cigar menu and beautiful adjacent outdoor courtyard for your smoking pleasure when the weather is comfortable (which in San Antonio is nearly year round).  While the restaurant has been established for years, the bar recently opened in November 2009.  It definitely lives up to Owner Mark Bohanan's reputation for excellence and is one of our top picks and a choice destination to enjoy a great dram in a haven away from the touristy crowds.