The Modernist

tastemaker nominee

This Grayson Street hideaway so effectively captures the vibe of a midcentury cocktail party, that one wants to engage in some All About Eve cosplay just to keep all the details intact. The approach to bar craft feels just as swanky. Instead of asking guests to order off an impersonal menu, owners Olaf Harmel and Gerry Shirley encourage guests to strike up conversation with their hosts. Name a spirit and a flavor profile, and the bartenders will create a bespoke drink — one as fit for a Hollywood star as an everyday San Antonian. 


The Modernist
516 E Grayson St.
San Antonio, TX 78215


Sun: Closed
Mon: 5 pm-2 am
Tue: 5 pm-2 am
Wed: 5 pm-2 am
Thu: 5 pm-2 am
Fri: 5 pm-2 am
Sat: 5 pm-2 am

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • $$
  • Craft Cocktails