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Esquire Tavern

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Brew Pub, Organic, Pub, Gastropub
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155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226 (St. Mary)
Conveniently located in downtown on the San Antonio River, The Esquire Tavern is within walking distance from most major hotels. In addition, The Esquire is serviced by the Yellow Line Downtown Trolley conveniently located at the corner of Commerce and St. Mary’s fifty feet from our front door.
210-222-2521
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 51
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  • 20
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food

We had dinner at the Esquire Tavern and the food was great. We tried several of their specialty drinks and they were just OK. It was very crowded so make a reservation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Edmond, OK
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  • Bar scene
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Edmond, OK
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at the Esquire Tavern and the food was great. We tried several of their specialty drinks and they were just OK. It was very crowded so make a reservation.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I returned to Esquire for drinks to celebrate his 40th birthday. The bartenders know their craft and serve up excellent drinks. They were knowledgeable in guiding us through the menu.

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Houston, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

everything was amazing, the place, the décor, the FOOOOOD, the atmosphere everything was great. we will definitely be back every time we go to san antonio

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the atmosphere here, very gothic looking and different. Very cool decorations. The wait staff here was great and so friendly. Food was delicious! Fried pickles are a much ( they make their own pickles in house) and I had a great burger too. Tried my sisters steak salad which was phenomenal also. It is also very reasonably priced,... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Such a cool vibe. The Old Fashioned with the 3 square inch nice cube that was the size of the glass was the best I have ever had. Food looked great but we were really just there for the Old Fashioned!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice stop for speciality cocktails in a unique tavern. Cool off with a craft brew or seasonal made to order cocktail. Mixologists very friendly and extremely knowledgable. Definitely a must stop while in San Antonio for a drink or two!

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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a trip we make annually and always look forward to having lunch here. A unique atmosphere and interesting menu.

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Aiken, SC
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a beautiful old establishment located on the River Walk. It's like stepping back in time 4o years. It offers a GREAT staff and delicious food. You have to sit back and just soak up the nostalgia around you from the ceilings to the wood bar top. And of course - EVERYONE has to get a pic with the... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Small balcony overlooking the riverwalk. A lot of well made craft drinks to choose from. Server was helpful in recommending drinks to suit our taste. He was attentive and even gave recommendations about activities in the area.

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pearland tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

we eaten there on Tuesday night service was good as usual, I had one the the burgers which was cooked the way I like my meat. my husband had something else which right now I don't remember. drinks are the best down day or night, this is one place you can get to either by climbing up or coming in... More 

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Nina K, Manager at Esquire Tavern, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tavern, and that you'll stop in again the next time your travels bring you to San Antonio! Cheers! Nina R Restaurant Manager More 

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Additional Information about Esquire Tavern

Address: 155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226
Phone Number: 210-222-2521
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 to 20
Cuisine: Brew Pub, Organic, Pub, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226
    (St. Mary)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located in downtown on the San Antonio River, The Esquire Tavern is within walking distance from most major hotels. In addition, The Esquire is serviced by the Yellow Line Downtown Trolley conveniently located at the corner of Commerce and St. Mary’s fifty feet from our front door.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: 210-222-2521

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 20
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Organic, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?