Apr 22, 2024 - Food and Drink

๐Ÿน San Antonio sips: Holy Diver

A pink-glow bar has a foamy cocktail with mint on top.

The Missionary's Downfall cocktail at Holy Diver Tiki Lounge. Photo: Megan Stringer/Axios

๐Ÿ‘‹ Megan here. I recently stopped by Holy Diver Tiki Lounge, a sort of reverse-speakeasy that opened above Hi-Tones on the St. Mary's Strip in February.

The vibe: It's perfectly low-lit with a pink glow and warm wood tiki tones throughout.

  • The seating and lamps have a '70s aesthetic about them with unique art and plants to boot.

What to try: I had the Missionary's Downfall ($13), made with rum, crรจme de peche, pineapple, mint, honey and lime. And it was pretty unbelievable โ€” complex layers of taste that maintained a fruity brightness.

  • Everything was blended together to give it a nice foam on top that added great texture.
  • It's probably one of the best cocktails I've ever had.

Pro tip: If you don't know Holy Diver is up there, you might not find it. There's no signage outside. Look for a heavy, tiki-themed door inside Hi-Tones.

avatar

Subscribe for more Axios San Antonio in your inbox.

Read the full edition
๐ŸŒฑ

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More San Antonio stories

San Antoniopostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios San Antonio.

๐ŸŒฑ

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more