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“Excellent Bar and Appetizers”
Review of Esquire Tavern

Esquire Tavern
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Ranked #64 of 5,480 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Gastropub, Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 10 friends meet downstairs (loved this more quiet, intimate space) for a birthday celebration which included some of the Tavern's signature drinks and charcuterie boards. Memorable time!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Cindy G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Low lighting, good drinks, comfy booths. Great place for after work drinks or a nice catch-up session with friends/family. A great place near the river

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Erika T
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Food was so salty that it was nearly inedible. Atmosphere was great however. I’d just stick to drinks.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank EddieRegal
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

The Esquire Tavern is a must-see location in San Antonio. It was very close to our hotel so it was really nice to sit at the bar and have a drink. They have a nice list of cool house cocktails to choose from too. It was recommended to us by a local and I think it lived up to the hype.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank IndyKevin317
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

Construction is currently obscuring their sign an entrance (Jan 2020). When I made my way to the door, the place was way long. Plenty of bar seats and booth seats. I was seated quickly without a reservation. An excellent margarita arrived soon and I had a bologna melt that was great. The balance of the menu had “regular” and some eclectic stuff. It was a bit noisy, but seemed to be the normal atmosphere

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank John M
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