One of our favorite new coffee bars takes us to new heights – literally. Paramour Bar, located in the Phipps building at 102 9th St., starts off as a high-class coffee shop before the bar hours hit at 4 p.m. When you arrive at Paramour, get ready to climb up a few flights of stairs to get to the top. Do it – it’s totally worth it!
When you combine amazing coffee, a lush atmosphere and an incredible view of the downtown San Antonio skyline, you can’t really go wrong. The first time I came upon Paramour, I was stunned. This exists? Seriously? Paramour’s large floor space makes sense because it is bar that’s usually jam-packed and booming with music, but when the sun is out and the music is taken down a notch, it’s the chillest place in the city.
Colorful couches, pillows with vintage photos printed upon them and rows of seating on the patio make up this unique coffee bar. Along with high quality coffee drinks, Paramour prides itself on it’s extensive menu of craft cocktails. With a large, photogenic bar taking center stage, it’s easy to remember this isn’t your ordinary coffee shop. Parmaour serves up espressos, tea, specialty and seasonal drinks.
The patio features colorful plants and couches you’ll lose yourself in all around. As the temperatures rise, make sure to find a spot in the shade, especially if you’re planning on staring at a computer screen.
Paramour Coffee Bar is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stick around after coffee hours to catch the transformation into a hot bar and enjoy a perfectly crafted cocktail!
What do you think of San Antonio’s rooftop coffee bar?