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“Fantastic Bar!”
Review of Esquire Tavern

Esquire Tavern
Ranked #20 of 4,727 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Gastropub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Description: One of the Top 25 Bars in America, The Esquire Tavern opened in 1933 to celebrate the end of Prohibition - a beloved San Antonio watering hole ever since. When it comes to choosing the best Riverwalk bars to spend your time, atmosphere certainly matters. Our legendary establishment is the quintessential downtown bar: dark, cool, redolent with history, and serving cold beer, swanky cocktails, and excellent food. Don't believe us? Step right up and sink your teeth into some handmade SA comfort food including Organic Sirloin Burgers, Crispy Chile Salted Fries, Big Red Empanadas, and Fried Apple Pie with Bourbon Carmel Sauce made from scratch! Now that you trust us a bit more....feel free to stay a while and enjoy hand crafted cocktails using the best of spirits and freshest of juices from the Margarita to the Moscow Mule. Beer lovers, indulge with over 10 Texas/regional brews on tap and enjoy the ice cold bottled beers you love.
Reviewed February 12, 2014

My husband and I stopped in twice on our recent trip to San Antonio. I can only comment on the bar since we only sat in that area and did not eat. But what a great old school type of tavern this place is! We loved the whole ambiance of the place!! Put this one on your spots to hit.

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Excellent service, unique drinks, wonderful food. Visited in January 2014 and would defiinitely go back again (we did re-visit twice on our 6 night stay)

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

The manager/owner? stopped by the table and talked to us about his cocktails. It was busy but he took the time to chat a bit, excellent staff, friendly and efficient

Thank Eric J
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

By far the best non southwest themed bar in San Antonio. Bartenders are great, prohibition style cocktails. Had a couple drinks at the bar with a decent cocktail menu then moved to dinner in the dining area. Small menu to choose from but all of it is done wonderfully and at a decent price. This is my new go to in San Antonio.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

This bar had a great atmosphere with a really good drink selection! Wish the balcony was bigger--only thing I'd change.

Thank Kelly L
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