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The Esquire Tavern opened in 1933 to celebrate the end of Prohibition and has been a beloved San Antonio watering hole ever since, with a short hiatus from 2006 to 2011. The Esquire is back as the quintessential downtown bar: dark, cool, redolent with history, and serving cold, cold beer, swanky cocktails, and excellent food.
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East Side, Downtown San Antonio
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A San Antonio Tradition RUINED

A native San Antonion who has frequented The Esquire and brought guests from around the world to enjoy and embrace this beautiful San Antonio bar was SLAPPED in the face when I went in today with guests!! The new owner had the sence to keep the architectural strength of the Esquire in tact. But the food and the drinks are a disgrace to a San Antonio legend. What happened to an ice cold Lone Star Long neck? Progr... view more

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Amazing Deviled Eggs! Good food!

My husband and I went two times for lunch. We found it on the River Walk where you have to walk up a tall metal staircase. The atmosphere is really western bar/saloon without being overdone. The drinks are pricey but good and everything is fresh and homemade. My husband loved the homemade ginger beer in his Moscow Mules. We had the deviled eggs both times- the best I have ever had. We also had shrimp sandwich, chicke... view more

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I love this place! The decor is awesome it is a place you can go to relax and have great food by yourself or with friends! The potato tacos are excellent but are a little spicy so watch out... The Bloody Mary’s are very good also but everything is made from scratch so don’t get discouraged if it takes a little while… it’s worth the wait!! And the mimosas are delicious and refreshing! I'd recommend this place to every... view more

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handcrafted cocktails

my husband and I discovered a great old bar on the Riverwalk while visiting San Antonio a couple of weeks ago. Come to find out, it has a long rich history. Our first visit, we sat at a table and enjoyed the bar food - deviled eggs, peanuts, and fried dill pickles (they make the pickles themselves)... delicious. Cocktails (Vieux Carre, and Aviation) came out in frosty cold glasses, perfect for a steamy spring ... view more

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it's ok

Over priced,always will run out of domestic beer,not a place where the little guy can sit with bankers and such.The prices I believe are meant to keep out the little guy and the riff raff besides that It was ok ,great staff nice chicks and an excellent job on the upgrades

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Best Manhattan Ever

I was in San Antonio for a conference the last two days, and got the Esquire as a recommendation from the hotel concierge. The bar had just re-opened the previous Friday, and there weren't any recent-opening snags in service. The staff was very friendly, capable and competent. And knowledgeable. Oh man, every drink was like a history lesson. The barmen(and women) are passionate about their craft. Exceptionally... view more

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Its back, but will it live up to the hype ?

Well the place just re-opened, it looks great inside, very inviting and the drink menu looks interesting. Didnt care for the homemade ketchup or my puled pork sandwich, so lunch there again wont be happening.\r Saw the new owner on the way out, didnt even smile, say hello or thanks for coming..hopefully when I come back to try some drinks off the clock the rest of the staff is more friendly.\r You should try at lea... view more

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Once was a nice bar

At one time it was a fun place to hang out out, that would have been in the late 80's to early 90'. Then time caught up to it and the people changed and found other places to go to and not a lot of people hanged out there. Now it has closed for a remolding but has yet to open. was suppose to open in the Summer of 2008, but still hasn't. maybe the economy hs also caught up with that idea of it ever reopening.

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Love this Place!

It's one of the longest & oldest bars in San Antonio. The atmosphere is casual, and the drinks are cheap. There's also a small patio that overlooks the RiverWalk. I love going here. Staff is always friendly.

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best drink prices in town

Great bar for cheap drinks and entertainment. I had a blast, where in town can you get 2 dollar well drinks and 1.75 long neck miller lite. The 79 foot bar is a must see, just amazing, feel sorry for the bartenders on a busy night. The staff was not that friendly and some of them can not speak english. I know that me and my wife had a older man I could not understand a word he said, and he talked so loud that my ... view more

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155 E Commerce StSan AntonioTX 78205

(210) 222-2521

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