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Esquire Tavern

155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226
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Ranked #45 of 4,106 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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85% Recommend
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English first
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144 reviews 144 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I visited here on a recent business trip. This was my wife's favorite hangout many years ago when she danced for the San Antonio ballet. She was very surprised to get the opportunity to visit her old hangout again. We stopped by for a couple pints of their craft ale and some appetizers. The atmosphere is a... More

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Atlanta, GA
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228 reviews 228 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Dark and worn is the look they are going for in this upscale bar. It's a decent place to grab a unique cocktail or local brew. They serve eclectic food items covering vegetarians and burger lovers (burger was quite good actually). The drinks were expensive unless you were drinking beer and the food was pretty reasonable. We'd go again for... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had something like a meatball on a a stick with a mustard sauce. Good, not amazing. Lots of beer selections. The atmosphere in this place was cool. Like a man's hunting lodge.

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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

stiff drinks made with imagination are offered at the Esquire a bar thatis an old SAT tried and true bar. Dark wood booths, long bar with expert bar tenders. Wonderful surprises for special house concoctions. And good food if you want to nosh.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

LOVE the bar, the drinks, the hamburger with fritos- its all great. The only thing which keeps this from being EXCELLENT is the spotty service.....

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New York
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20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I headed here for a late night meal (just before 10PM when the kitchen closes) and some brews. The bison burger was as soft and luscious as butter and the pickled onions added a bit of acid bite that made this just spectacularly delicious. The side pickled veggies are quite spicy so be careful. I personally prefer my desserts sweet... More

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Hawalli, Kuwait
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is worth the visit. I has the longest wooden bar in the state of Texas and has been there since the Esquire opened up the day after prohibition ended. Most of their liquor and craft beer is on display and covers almost the entire back wall of the bar. Much of the furniture is original dating back to the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Service was friendly. Food was very good. Beer was cold. Prices were reasonable. A/C worked. What more could you want.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We ate here in early June of 2014. We sat on the balcony so we could enjoy watching the people and activity on the riverwalk while we ate. The food was terrific and the service was great. The atmosphere inside seemed to be excellend as well with live music.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped in to get out of the heat and have a cold drink. Was thrilled with the three piece jazz group playing. Had the homage fried pickles and a hard cider from the bar. Service was great.

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