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Esquire Tavern

155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226
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Ranked #56 of 4,125 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 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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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

In four days we ate here 3 times! It's that reliable, different, and delicious. (It's too bad that they're not open for breakfast; we'd probably have eaten there again.) While other places on the Riverwalk are glorified Chiles or the like, Esquire stands out. The menu is pub food with a twist and a lean towards Mexican. The food is... More

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Decatur, AL
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The bar is gorgeous, and very popular. It was packed the night I went - possibly because of the torrential downpour outside, but more likely for the excellent food and lovely craft cocktails. I really enjoyed watching the bartenders in action while waiting for a table. I had the aforementioned beets (OMG, you guys...they were awesome!) and the chicken mole,... More

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Cypress, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went in for a steak and a cocktail. The steak they have was a rib eye. It was large and cooked perfectly and was spiced nicely. My wife and I split the steak and the waiter brought an extra full sized plate but no extra steak knife.The cocktails where made correctly as well. What got me... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Came here after one too many drinks at Acenar and before a comedy show at LOL rivercenter location. The food was amazing and the service was good too. I had come here once before with girl friends and the staff was not nearly as attentive. They redeemed themselves.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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257 reviews 257 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This tavern dates from about 1933 and is accessible from the street and the river walkway. It is, when in full swing, very noisy and popular with younger people and especially students. There are moves all along the length of one long wall as well as and other eating/drinking area. We went back there twice because we enjoyed the atmosphere,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Entering this place is like visiting another world. It is dark and cosy and very popular, if the crowd at our visit was any indication. If you want a romantic date night this is a great place to go. It feels special. I was there with a big crowd. They were able to accommodate us and were great about the... More

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Nashville, TN
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Might be my new favorite bar, kind of an oasis of authenticity among the schlocky River Walk joints. Great beer selection, more limited wine choices, serious cocktails. My daughter and I split a burger and had the chili salt fries, which I could eat every day of my life. Would definitely go back.

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Wilmington NC
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are young and have a group of friends looking for a place to have a drink, this would be just fine. If you are hungry, go elsewhere. If you are older, the noise level is excruciating, the food borders on inedible and the service is almost non existent. We were drawn in by the historic aspect of the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stopped in for a few drinks bar hopping along the river walk. Coolest place we were in. Drinks were great, and bartender/mixoligist was on top of it. Very cool old/long bar. Menu looked interesting too. I would return on a return visit to San Antonio.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Old saloon style place with good beer and food, excellent bar staff who are interested in what they do and the local area I think we spoke to Steve. We called in for lunch and had a great pulled pork sandwich and a turkey club.

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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 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Gastropub, Organic, Brew Pub

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