Tobin Hill & Pearl

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What Its Known For

Top-rated restaurants
The Pearl District
Nightlife on St. Mary's Strip


Central location
Endless restaurant options
Pedestrian and bike friendly
Lots of parking


Pricey rental rates
High traffic area


While its neighboring borough to the south is crowned “Downtown,” Tobin Hill is really considered the central hub these days. Formerly a drab stretch of land best known for the landmark Pearl Brewery complex, the old factory grounds have been transformed into walkable businesses, homes, restaurants, and bars that pay homage to the history and culture of the neighborhood.


When in Tobin Hill, getting your grub on at The Pearl District is a given. Home to one of three Culinary Institute of America (CIA) campuses in the country, you’re always within steps of new chef-owned favorites to try. In the A.M, shop local goods at the Weekend Market and then fuel up on coffee and macarons at the French pâtisserie and bistro, Bakery Lorraine. Split a charcuterie spread at Cured, or get your greens in at the 100% kosher vegetarian restaurant, Green. For modern takes on your favorite comfort food fare, we recommend checking out Supper and Bud’s Southern Rotisserie.

When you finish up at one of the many neighborhood eateries, there are plenty of spots nearby to get your steps in. Take a bike, walk, or boat ride down the 1.33-mile extension to Downtown’s Riverwalk, explore the botanical gardens and museum campuses at Brackenridge Park, or peruse the collections at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

When the sun goes down, entertainment spots around here are just getting started. Running through both Tobin Hill and Midtown is the St. Mary’s Strip, Tobin Hill’s main nightlife-hopping destination. For a more intimate evening out, you can’t beat small plates and cocktails at Sternewirth Tavern inside the area’s architectural gem, Hotel Emma.


With so much to see and do, this neighborhood is quickly becoming a popular place to lay your hat. Thanks to new construction keeping stride with the high demand, rental rates around here still tend to be relatively affordable. You’ll have your pick from renovated historical apartments, modern new builds, and upscale luxury—with the constant orchestra of cranes and trucks, if you haven’t already found your dream place, it’s probably being built now.

If Tobin Hill San Antonio sounds too good to be true, don’t worry, there is a catch. With such a large variety of Pearl District Apartments to choose from, deciding on your perfect home will be tough—but that’s where we come in! Pair up with an apartment locator and get free help finding your next San Antonio apartment.

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One of the hottest spots to visit in San Antonio! The blend of history and endless activities make it a culinary and cultural destination for tourists and locals alike.

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