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Esquire Tavern

155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226
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Ranked #46 of 4,093 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Gastropub, Organic, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: St. Mary
Transit: 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.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Great food, fresh and tasty. This is a traditional and historic location but not a tourist trap. Yes; eat and drink here~

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Arrived from the airport after a delayed flight and only a breakfast sandwich before boarding the plane at 6:15...at 3:30 PM found this oasis and enchiladas that nearly saved me from extinction. Service was great and even came with tips on where to shop!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you wanna immerse yourself in a big-city type of atmosphere than go to this establishment! It's very nice inside, I was impressed by the beautiful wood furniture and tables, they play cool music videos on the TVs above the bar and have a HUGE selection if beverages. Adjacent to the river walk, this place is always catering to diverse... More

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San Antonio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Craft cocktails, solid selection of beer. The food is AWESOME. Try the fries and hangar steak salad. Two of my personal faves. They have really good lunch specials daily, check their website/facebook before you go. Atmosphere is great, service is very good. Be very clear with the hostess if you intend to eat, drink or both. Apparently there is separate... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stopped in here during a downtown San Antonio river walk kind of day. I was really looking forward to the atmosphere and the history of the place, not really expecting much from the food or drinks. Despite my low expectations, we had a delicious meal and even better drinks to accompany it. I had the potato tacos and my... More

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San Diego, California
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184 reviews 184 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Someone recommended this place to me for a beer. It's excellent. They have a seriously long bar, and the beer selection is very good. Try the Texas IPAs.

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Spring, Texas, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

An historic building on the Riverwalk, with plaster covering the limestone walls, tin ceilings, and a neat old bar. A pretty decent local beer selection, and a nicer place for a drink compared to most of the watering holes/tourist traps on the Riverwalk.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We came here for a quick bit to eat prior to going to game 5 of the NBA finals. Ill make this review quick and easy. You come here for the Bison Burger. I got the bison burger and my wife go the pulled pork sandwich. Being the good husband that I am I split the burger so my wife... More

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Tacoma, Wa.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was a refreshing breath of cool air to step inside The Esquire..The citrus drinks are made from fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and they were delish! Just a great place to eat or just have a libation!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Though this was not what we expected, it was still good. We went here for dinner and it was dark inside, the food was not your typical tavern food, and it was very expensive for smaller portions. But, that being said it was a good time, fun to try something a little bit different, and the food was good. FYI,... More

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