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About The Barwalk
A pub crawl/boutique walking tour of downtown San Antonio that incorporates stops in historic and unique bars and taverns. The tour features the history of the bars as well as the general history of the area and stops in each bar long enough to imbibe one drink before moving on.
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Drunk History - Straight Up

On this condensed version of our Classic tour, we will take a stroll through Alamo Plaza for a comprehensive look at the history of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. Next we will follow in the footsteps of legends in the historic Menger Hotel bar – you will share the space where Teddy Roosevelt recruited many of his Rough Riders. With drink in hand we will take an in depth tour through the oldest hotel west of the Mississippi. After discussing the rich and varied history of this classic San Antonio establishment we will take a look into another of San Antonio’s most historic bars and explore the associated history.

Warm welcomes, prompt service, heavy pours and exclusive access await you all while you learn history not found on any other tour in a truly unique personalized and boutique tour experience.

* food & beverages not included
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $41.03

The Barwalk - "The Classic"

Perhaps one of my reviews says it best "taking The Barwalk with Emzy is like visiting an old friend in his hometown and having him show you around" and The Classic route is the ultimate way to explore and discover the very best of San Antonio.

No scripts, no PA's and no costumes, just warm welcomes, prompt service and heavy pours await us as you leave the large groups of kitschy tours behind and enjoy the ultimate insider way to discover the absolute best of San Antonio.

From the Alamo, the oldest saloon in Texas and the oldest continually operated hotel in the west you'll skip the ubiquitous franchises and follow in the footsteps of legends. Less of a regimented, memorized tour and more of a conversation you'll learn about everything from the Alamo, grisly unsolved murders, pop culture connections and the "seedier" side of and enjoy unrivaled historical research in a truly magical night all washed down with the best cocktails anywhere.

* food & beverages not included
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5 to 6 hours
from $82.06

"The Nooner" - Lunch, Libations & History

A San Antonio native I have been researching and guiding guests through my hometown for twenty years. I strive to less of a "tour guide" and more of just a genuine guy with a passion who you would would want to have a drink (or 4) with. I cannot promise you a ghostly experience. I am just a guy and I dress accordingly. What I can promise you is authenticity and that I will be well prepared to prove the validity of the stories that I tell.

We will meet at the word famous Alamo then head to an award winning, locally owned bistro & wine bar for lunch where the topic du jour is all things San Antonio. After lunch we will head to the storied Menger Bar for a digestif at the same bar that Teddy and his Rough Riders imbibed. Drink in hand we will then explore the oldest hotel west of the Mississippi and discover it's many secrets including the history behind why it is reportedly the most haunted hotel in Texas.

*food and drink not included
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $41.03

Sweet Safari Tour

You’re in for a real treat on this one!

Starting with some Alamo history we venture off to the oldest saloon in Texas. There we will learn about this bar’s unique history, take an in depth look at some Texas Ranger archives and have exclusive access to one of the largest taxidermy collections in the world (a $20 value).

After a self paced tour of the museum we will head to take a front row seat at one of San Antonio’s sweetest haunts. Watch as our bartenders transform your favorite desserts into cocktail form. From Cookies & Cream, Nutterbutters, S'more & Thin Mint martini's to smoke infused old fashioneds if you can dream it up these guys can make it reality. Don't believe me? Put my brothers to the test and I guarantee you'll be impressed.

This is truly a one of kind experience that will surely leave you wanting more!

* food & beverages not included
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $49.24
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Honestly this was probably the coolest experience that we’ve ever had as far as being on a tour in a new city!! We had no idea what we are getting ourselves into but it was so awesome, our tour guide Emzy was such a cool and fun guy to be around he had all the most interesting
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Guide was very articulate and witty. The details helped us to acquaint the area with what we would have surely missed or the information would have lacked. Nice to talk with someone well versed in the area and its history.
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Was the only one for the tour but got shown more in depth than most tours in the area and was easier to get around at night for it, with each stop a decent story.
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We did the Straight Up tour and it and was absolutely fabulous. Emzy is a great host and guide, thoroughly answering any question you might have. Everywhere he takes you and everything he tells you about he can backup with research, photos, blueprints, newspaper articles etc. We
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I can't say enough good things about our tour with Emzy! My husband and I travel to San Antonio nearly every year, this was the first time we took a history tour while in town and we're so happy we picked this tour. Emzy greeted us in front of the Alamo as promised, as luck
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