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155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226
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Ranked #54 of 4,157 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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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Eagle Pass, Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The hamburgers at this place are awesome.The customer service was great. We ate during lunch hour and the timing was perfect.

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Halifax, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a late night Tuesday night cap with colleagues. Nice to see a trio playing some country music and some other favourites. They were a ton of fun. Our server was friendly and a great sense of humour! Great selection of tequila and beer. Didn't eat anything so don't know about the food - but liked the place... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stopped in here for a midday drink while walking on the Riverwalk. The atmosphere is great. The service is good. We sat outside and people watched. This is definitely a place you should pop in for a drink or a meal while visiting San Antonio. It is the oldest bar on the Riverwalk.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Yummy food and hand crafted cocktails. Nothing premixed or packages here. They make everything from scratch including simple syrups in the drinks. The margarita is potent and delicious. The food is amazing. Shrimp toast is one of a kind. Oldest bar in San Antonio and definitely a must stop whether you are a resident or you travel to San Antonio.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The oldest bar on the San Antonio Riverwalk the Esquire Tavern is worth a visit. We sat outside and had a birds eye view of the tour boars passing and people walking by. Drinks were good and the appetizers were tasty. A perfect spot to sit and relax and enjoy the Riverwalk. Would love to come back for a full... More 

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Mexico city
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is labeled as the very first restaurant/bar on the riverwalk, and it does not dissapoint. It certainly has that vibe that you know history has happened there. The place has a very NY style on the inside, the food is awesome, specially the burgers, the fries are magnificent and the selection of draft beer fair. I would recommend going... More 

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Denton, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We always visit this place when we're in San Antonio because of the ginger beer. They make it onsite and it is the best my wife has ever had. Non-alcoholic so the kids can try it too. Interesting place. From the river walk side, it's a non-descript stairway going up to the bar. Haven't eaten there so can't comment on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I just ate lunch at the Esquire. The food was amazing. Very good Bloody Mary. We both had the special which was a hamburger and fries- delicious. The server did spill and entire Bloody Mary on my husbands shoes and nice wool coat. I was very disappointed that they did not offer to pay for the cleaning... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place has been on our bucket list for several years now. Finally took the plunge New year's Eve and we both came back happy we did. Excellent choice of beers for this dark romantic place. The boast of being a mixology type bar but the simple margarita we requested on the rocks needed lots of help of mixing syrup... More 

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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

The Texas craft beer selection here is very good, which includes Live Oak from Austin. It's worth stepping in for a drink, but stick to getting drinks from the bar. They claim to be the longest bar in Texas; definitely the longest wait in Texas. They didn't seem to have their act together on managing the restaurant side of the... 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 - 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Gastropub, Organic, Brew Pub

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