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Esquire Tavern

155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226
+1 210-222-2521
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bison burger” (72 reviews)
“fried pickles” (64 reviews)
“onion dip” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have gone to Esquire during my last two visits to San Antonio. I simply love it. The Texas vibe, the specialty cocktails, and the great bar snacks keep me coming back. My first visit was with my adult family and the second visit I...More

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We picked downstairs because of the raw oyster selection. The oysters were spectacular but so was the chefs choice charcuterie board. You really just have to experience it to get what a great job they do. Pure sensory bliss. The cocktails are great and the...More

Thank MarkkD
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had not visited the Esquire during our trips to SA, but we definitely will do so in the future. We spotted it from the window of our hotel across the river and were intrigued by its pre-war look and decor. The whole place just...More

Thank ondbrink
Reviewed 1 week ago

Home of the longest bar in downtown San Antonio. Nothing franchise about this place. Small farm Tequilas! Perfect atmosphere for a date or gathering together with friends. Riverwalk access out back with a patio.

Thank George F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in through the entrance from the river walk into the "dungeon". It was nice and quaint and the gentleman that walked us in was very nice explaining the history and the difference between the upstairs and downstairs taverns. We chose to try the...More

Thank milomlo1414
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My colleagues and I chose this location for the proximity to our hotel. I have to say one of the best Bison Burgers I have had. If you want to try bison this your destination.

Thank S M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot to enjoy a night out with friends and family. The location is right on the river walk across from the Aztec so it is very easy to find.

Thank southplainsgroup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come with a big appetite and thirst for delicious cocktails! My companion and I dined with another couple and their two small children- at about 5-6pm the restaurant was accommodating and appropriate for children. We were amazed at the quality of our burgers and though...More

1  Thank Jodie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. We were able to sit outside with cigars and drinks. Did not try the food but drinks were OK. Will be back

Thank Utopia839
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place to go went looking for a place to play pool and drink a beer not that time of place. very nice atmosphere was good service was decent a little slow sometimes cause they get packed. would have given a four but i like...More

Thank Joseph R
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25 June 2017|
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Response from 401hollyw | Reviewed this property |
I saw children there during the day. I would guess it is more of a bar crowd in the evening
Megan C
14 February 2017|
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Paige U
2 June 2016|
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Response from Nina K | Property representative |
Hi there, Paige! Our Happy Hour specials are offered Monday through Friday, from 3pm-7pm. Hope to see you for Happy Hour soon! Cheers! Nina K Assistant General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2226
    (St. Mary)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-222-2521
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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.
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