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Esquire Tavern

155 East Commerce
San Antonio, TX 78205

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(210) 222-2521

  • Sun - Wed 10:00am - 12:00am
  • Thu - Sat 10:00am - 2:00am

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars

View more restaurants at exit 141c on I-37.

4.6 of 5.0 from 173 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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Esquire Tavern in San Antonio, TX
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Esquire Tavern Reviews

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  • Irena OBurgers are really good. Cocktails... Nothing special :(

    55555 by Irena O

  • David aBest "hidden gem" cocktail bar on the River Walk!

    55555 by David a

  • Jimmy K.A very Texas bar. Wish I could have enjoyed it more.

    55555 by Jimmy K.

  • Antonio RGreat find tried the house salad with chicken the basil vinegrette was amazing

    55555 by Antonio R

  • Amanda ViolatoGot the "last of us" cocktail and it was as Smokey as they said: loved it ! Nice spot overall. Great service.

    55555 by Amanda Violato

  • Tiburon M.This place sucks, menu is bogus. Been a few times and always out of what's on menu.

    33333 by Tiburon M.

  • Tricia B.Great vibe and drinks

    55555 by Tricia B.

  • Andrew R.Great and diverse cocktail list

    55555 by Andrew R.

  • Michael LaneSecond time here, and now I'm in love... The bar, the menu, the dim lighting.

    55555 by Michael Lane

  • Michael B.Great food. Tremendous drinks. Everything's locally sourced and fresh.

    55555 by Michael B.

  • Gonzalo BCool joint on the river walk. Drinks are strong though. Too strong. 😖

    55555 by Gonzalo B

  • Karin CTheir cocktails are rather strong.

    55555 by Karin C

  • Joshua ZThis is The best bar in San Antonio. Hands-down! The night we were there they have a live jazz quartet it was awesome. It didn't even feel like I was in Texas. I highly recommend it!

    55555 by Joshua Z

  • Stephanie M.Friendly staff, great drinks. Three words: Fried. Apple. Pie. Do it.

    55555 by Stephanie M.

  • Dan G.Great selection of food and drinks. Craft beer selection is good. The food is very delicious. Don't skip the burgers, or the calupitas appetizer.

    55555 by Dan G.

  • Andrei CThe drinks were nice and strong. They were not watered down at all.

    33333 by Andrei C

  • Zach R.Amazing cocktails and excellent service.

    55555 by Zach R.

  • Becky JThe homemade fries!!

    55555 by Becky J

  • John T.Chalupitas - 👍🏻

    55555 by John T.

  • Mégane jEndroit authentique!

    55555 by Mégane j

  • Brian F.The jalapeño burger is amazing!!!

    55555 by Brian F.

  • Brian F.Wifi: cocktails

    55555 by Brian F.

  • Denise WAmazing draft beers

    55555 by Denise W

  • Tobias cThe mac'n cheese, buffalo burger, and fried apple pie are all delicious, well made, and worth a try!!

    55555 by Tobias c

  • Priya aSmall outdoor seating area. Nice and tranquil on the river walk.

    55555 by Priya a

  • M MGreat beer selection and cocktails. Cubano was one of the best I've ever had

    55555 by M M

  • Sarah G.limited options for vegetarian but my friends liked the drinks

    55555 by Sarah G.

  • Todd MYou must try the boozy cocktails. I can't remember the name of the drink, but it's a play on a Manhattan. The Cubano sandwich is pretty good too.

    55555 by Todd M

  • Thomas CGood cocktails, a bit slow service.

    55555 by Thomas C

  • Douglas G.The ginger beer is great if you don't drink.

    55555 by Douglas G.

  • Divya MulanjurGreat drinks !

    55555 by Divya Mulanjur

  • Peter PGreat cocktail and drinks menu. Service is excellent.

    55555 by Peter P

  • AlexiaNice resto bar away from the craziness of the rest of the Riverwalk. They have a live jazz/blues band too. Bison burger + saltine & chili flake breaded shrimp sandwich were good!

    55555 by Alexia

  • Michele Wdark, not cold enough but who cares! good cocktails

    55555 by Michele W

  • Darrius JThe WildCat Burger. The art of burger making resides here.

    55555 by Darrius J

  • Ryan J.Burgers are definitely great, but don't miss the short rib empanada or mole chicken. Both are uniquely prepared and delicious. All of the cocktails are expertly made, but you might have to wait.

    55555 by Ryan J.

  • angel b.My drink was good for my first time. Bad part is it took 9 mins for someone to acknowledge me while I was sitting at the bar.(no welcomes, how are you, hello,nothing) bad hospitality

    22222 by angel b.

  • Tim HerbstBig sandwiches

    55555 by Tim Herbst

  • Abner A.The old fashion with Rye Whiskey is amazing.

    55555 by Abner A.

  • Michael M.@willmcd would love this place

    55555 by Michael M.

  • Margaret SOne of the top 15 up and coming cocktail lounges in the US. Great drinks. I have not been disappointed

    55555 by Margaret S

  • eric DDo not eat here. Tried to get a table last night, there were 10 empty tables, host said there was a two hour wait. When I challenged him about the empty table his reply was "ever hear of a reservation

    11111 by eric D

  • Thomas DuebnerPecan Porter!

    55555 by Thomas Duebner

  • Anthony M.Get a Sirloin burger with cambazola & chili salted fries

    33333 by Anthony M.

  • Jeff M.Good cocktails

    55555 by Jeff M.

  • Blake K.That pim's cup was like drinking summer!

    33333 by Blake K.

  • Xavier SnowmanNot good for veggie options - the only choice is the corn tacos, which are just okay and pretty small. I don't eat much, but I left hungry. Nice atmosphere though and my server was cool

    33333 by Xavier Snowman

  • Renata TsukiPerfect place for some drinks!

    55555 by Renata Tsuki

  • Ryan PService takes a long long long time. Still waiting for my drink in fact. 20 minutes later. Cool vibe though.

    22222 by Ryan P

  • Drew RCapone's Revolver (off menu) is great on the rock.

    55555 by Drew R

  • Drew RAvoid the live music on Tuesday nights. Great musicians, terrible vocals.

    55555 by Drew R

  • Andrew LicariThe atmosphere is amazing. Nice booths to sit at.

    55555 by Andrew Licari

  • Ryan E.The fried pickles are good. 512 pecan porter is AWESOME!

    55555 by Ryan E.

  • Andrew R.As noted by others, the Moscow Mule, with house-made ginger beer, is fantastic. Texas onion with waffle chips is great as well.

    55555 by Andrew R.

  • Mary Kate LoveVery cool spot and cool atmosphere. Alamo beer is good! Enchiladas are spicy, food was overall okay.

    55555 by Mary Kate Love

  • Jessica A.Great craft cocktails and awesome decor

    55555 by Jessica A.

  • Keith PGreat specialty drinks

    55555 by Keith P

  • Carlos L.Get their Old Fashioned. So smooth. So good!

    55555 by Carlos L.

  • Dave PennellFried pickles and burgers are awesome!

    55555 by Dave Pennell

  • Adam L.Great list of new and classic cocktails, and a beautiful porch over the canal. Perfect for a mid-afternoon drink or 3.

    55555 by Adam L.

  • Vanessa R.beautiful place, get the tuna melt sandwich which is completely amazing

    55555 by Vanessa R.

  • Scott M.The river changes direction. How's that work?

    33333 by Scott M.

  • SandraFavorite bar in San Antonio! Great beer and cocktail selection

    55555 by Sandra

  • Jeremey B.Rude and useless host staff at the back (river walk) door. Floor was wet. Avoid.

    11111 by Jeremey B.

  • Veronica V.This place is bigger than i throught it would be. Really cool interior. Ceviche was decent, cocktails were pretty good but the rice pudding was disgusting. Do NOT get the rice pudding.

    33333 by Veronica V.

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Esquire Tavern as seen on Drinking Made Easy

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Robin LopezAlcohol!!!!!!

    33333 by Robin Lopez

  • Simone Bison burger is delicious

    55555 by Simone

  • Lisa S.Huge ice blocks with scotch in the rocks. Great short rib stuffed empanadas!

    55555 by Lisa S.

  • Connie B.Fantastic Moscow mules! Delicious steak salad!

    55555 by Connie B.

  • Eater“This place is magic,” says Feast Portland’s Mike Thelin of this 1933-established bar on the San Antonio River Walk that feels like walking into an old saloon.

    55555 by Eater

  • Cristina SThe margaritas are stout!

    55555 by Cristina S

  • Jake A.Great, huge bar with an awesome beer selection. Yum yum

    55555 by Jake A.

  • Paul DAwesome as normal!

    55555 by Paul D

  • Paul DGreat food, atmosphere!

    55555 by Paul D

  • Renee DGreat bar very cool

    55555 by Renee D

  • Mandy H.Food was mediocre AT BEST. Service was good though.

    22222 by Mandy H.

  • Tiffany Z3pm Jazz & Moscow Mules

    55555 by Tiffany Z

  • Andrew P.Old fashion are spot on

    55555 by Andrew P.

  • Zack H.Drinks are very good, but I waited over 45 minutes for a very average, overpriced burger. Drinks yes, food no.

    22222 by Zack H.

  • Luis KTry the Brown Derby.

    55555 by Luis K

  • Katie C.Great place... Not so great service. Waitress was not knowledgeable at all.

    33333 by Katie C.

  • TC SGood food, all local beers, chill atmosphere

    55555 by TC S

  • Ted V.Fried pickled beets appetizer with tarragon aioli. Amazing.

    55555 by Ted V.

  • little jThe bees knees is amazing!

    55555 by little j

  • Gabe H.Moscow Mule: Great. Oaxaca Mule: Best. Especially if you like Mezcal.

    55555 by Gabe H.

  • Wesley L.Everything is delish

    55555 by Wesley L.

  • JasonI'm seeing complaints on timing. Reserved a table via Opentable and had great, timely service. Remember, Mixologists take their time with crafty drinks so be patient, it's worth it!

    55555 by Jason

  • Meghan W.SUPER HIPSTER. Bartenders are still great.

    55555 by Meghan W.

  • Nancy R.Demand a drink or you won't get served. Pretentious bartenders. We left after being ignored.

    22222 by Nancy R.

  • Sandra A.Good Food a nd atmosphere

    55555 by Sandra A.

  • Adrian K.Don't expect to be served quickly here - even if it's quiet.

    55555 by Adrian K.

  • Tiffany L.Service is so slow... Don't expect to find flavored rums or vodkas, but the Moscow mule is an oldie but a goodie

    55555 by Tiffany L.

  • J R.Ok these bartenders know what they are doing try the Midnight in Mexico Smokey flavorful but only if you like Mezcal

    55555 by J R.

  • Brian U.Been in this town one night and so far best place I have been.

    55555 by Brian U.

  • Brett C.Good beer selection and awesome specialty cocktails. Atmosphere makes me feel like I am out of San Antonio, which is always a plus.

    55555 by Brett C.

  • Katherine R.Try the chile sale and pulled pork sandwich - pretty awesome, even for someone who doesn't like pork!

    55555 by Katherine R.

  • Jason N.Waited for 15 minutes at the bar and was ignored. Moved on.

    22222 by Jason N.

  • Roberto B.Nice view of the River, awesome selection of single malts, great food! Definitely worth trying to get a break from Mexican Food.

    55555 by Roberto B.

  • Abel A.They make their own pickles and condiments. GREAT food served late into the night.

    55555 by Abel A.

  • Josh R.The jalapeno bean burger was awesome! If I lived here, Esquire would be a staple in my bar / restaurant rotation.

    55555 by Josh R.

  • Jennifer R.Continuing: the staff was rude and done with us after that! Sad! Bad impression!

    11111 by Jennifer R.

  • Jennifer R.Was nice and quiet and relaxing. However, they are a little full of themselves! Waiter recommended a drink for me, I have it a chance and had about 4 sips and knew it wasn't for me!

    55555 by Jennifer R.

  • Curtis M.Moscow mule my favorite!

    55555 by Curtis M.

  • Andrew M.Capone's Revolver is a delicious rye whiskey cocktail with a tiny bit of spicy bitter. So good.

    55555 by Andrew M.

  • Andrew M.Jalapeño Bean Burger is worth trying

    55555 by Andrew M.

  • Don S.Nice; doesn't feel tourist-y

    55555 by Don S.

  • Guadalupe O.Si no puedes tomar bebidas alcohólicas pide el strawberry collins, la hamburguesa bbq esta de-li-ció-sa!! Buen servicio :)!!

    55555 by Guadalupe O.

  • Mike T.Try a medical cocktail

    55555 by Mike T.

  • Aaron H.Love the bar. But it took 20 minutes to get someone to take our order and the place isn't 1/2 full. Plan on a loooong wait for a drink.

    22222 by Aaron H.

  • Monica H.Food is amazing. Cocktails are as good as my favorite bar in NYC. Everything is a fraction of what I would pay in NYC. Cannot recommend enough. Try the stormy high!

    55555 by Monica H.

  • Ilya B.Book in advance if you plan to come here during some humongous conference.

    55555 by Ilya B.

  • Ben G.Fresh take on caucasians. Must order.

    55555 by Ben G.

  • Somchai R.ภายในผับบรรยากาศสบายๆ .....

    55555 by Somchai R.

  • Michelle J.Total dive. Still on the fence.

    22222 by Michelle J.

  • Brent K.My mouth is on fire (in a good way!) after the Tacos Con Papas. Only $6 to boot. Yum.

    55555 by Brent K.

  • Brent K.The Inner Peace (bourbon and orange bitters)... is very.

    55555 by Brent K.

  • Amy A.Waited 30 minutes to get a drink. Great place to sit in the cool air conditioning as long as your not hungry or thirsty :|

    33333 by Amy A.

  • Nichelle B.Definitely ask the bartender what he recommends! I had the French 75 and could not have been happier. The shrimp cocktail appetizer is amazing as well as the Texas French Onion Dip!! WILL Return!!!

    55555 by Nichelle B.

  • Joseph P.Tacos con Papas and a Moscow Mule are a solid choice.

    55555 by Joseph P.

  • Paul L.Love the atmosphere! Reminds me of Philadelphia.

    55555 by Paul L.

  • Marla H.The chili relleno is a MUST!!!!! This thing is huge and off the charts good.

    55555 by Marla H.

  • Jim U.At Esquire Tavern, cocktails are a craft. The oranges in a screwdriver are fresh squeezed directly into the glass. Old fashioned was made with love too. Well worth a visit!

    55555 by Jim U.

  • David B.Can't say enough good things about this bar. Perfectly balanced drinks, stellar food and atmosphere that can't be faked.

    55555 by David B.

  • Sherry W.Great bar, great beer, even better cocktails. A must-do!

    55555 by Sherry W.

  • D-RockBring gummy bears for the cute bartender!

    33333 by D-Rock

  • Doug M.Great location from the Drury Hotel. Also the exit for the water taxi

    33333 by Doug M.

  • Shyamali C.Busy and a little difficult to get served, but comfortable and nice drinks.

    55555 by Shyamali C.

  • Jenn O.The Tomcat Miller String Trio plays American roots music (rockabilly/blues/jazz) every Tuesday from 8-11! Sounds great w/ a bacon cheeseburger & Pecan Porter.

    55555 by Jenn O.

  • Patrick M.Love the Pimento Grilled Cheese!

    55555 by Patrick M.

  • charlie h.The fried pickles were really bad. The onion rings were absolutely tasteless but the bison burger was really good. I won't be back here

    33333 by charlie h.

  • SpikeA bar for San Antonio visitors who want a taste of the local life. They say everything's big in Texas, but this is the largest bar in the Lone Star State.

    55555 by Spike

  • Gerry R.On the Riverwalk, but out of the way so there isn't a constant stream of people passing by. Relaxing balcony. Classic tavern with old elegance. Good beers and cocktails.

    55555 by Gerry R.

  • Paul M.Try the Pickled Beet Salad (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Paul M.

  • Paul M.Try the Mesquite Smoked Chicken Mole (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Paul M.

  • Juan C.Hangar steak salad and chili salt fries with homemade ketchup.. So good!

    55555 by Juan C.

  • JimGet Matty to make you a rye whiskey Manhattan.

    55555 by Jim

  • Amanda M.Beer is good and staff is friendly. Food is alright but I would try to have dinner somewhere else.

    55555 by Amanda M.

  • Kai A.Just Say NO to the Eavesdrop... If anyone tells you it's good they're lying.

    33333 by Kai A.

  • Mike R.Best burger I've had in San Antonio.

    55555 by Mike R.

  • Andrew T.Hands down best place to have a drink in the city.

    55555 by Andrew T.

  • Eric E.Incredible tacos con papa (potato tacos). A must if you are here

    55555 by Eric E.

  • SitAndEatDallas ..Try the Moscow Mule (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by SitAndEatDallas ..

  • Katelin V.Great food and drinks. The wait is long so make sure you have some time.

    55555 by Katelin V.

  • Niki T.Recommended drinks: The Old Fashioned and Gibraltar. Recommended food: Tacos con Papas & Pulled Pork Sandwich.

    55555 by Niki T.

  • JR T.Bittersweet Symphony FTW!!

    55555 by JR T.

  • JR T.Outstanding Manhattans & Old Fashioneds...pulled pork is great and the Tacos Con Papas are off the chain! (and spicy)

    55555 by JR T.

  • ana karen G.Ask for joe! Great bartender and awesome drinks!

    55555 by ana karen G.

  • Zech A.Bison burger is amazing!!

    55555 by Zech A.

  • Dustin A.Really good food! And great beer selection (and the cocktails sound great too). Charming and beautiful inside. Highly recommended.

    55555 by Dustin A.

  • Kyle W.The "Shrimp Cocktail" is not what it sounds like. Try it, it's delicious!

    55555 by Kyle W.

  • jonathan b.Found via @adventeur. This place is AWESOME.

    55555 by jonathan b.

  • Dustin L.Tacos con papas. Amazing every time.

    55555 by Dustin L.

  • sue b.Outstanding cocktail list & a great modern but old timely decor

    55555 by sue b.

  • SarahGreat place for an afternoon beer but the Tavern has a limited food selection.

    55555 by Sarah

  • matthew h.Best Moscow Mule that i have had in Texas.

    55555 by matthew h.

  • Anna O.They started not letting people in because of "fire codes," but I think it's because they were on Top Chef and are trying to be exclusive now. So sad that they do that in an unsafe location.

    22222 by Anna O.

  • Karina A.The potato tacos are an excellent veggie option.

    55555 by Karina A.

  • Suzanne F.Awesome atmosphere ... Try the specialty drinks :-)

    55555 by Suzanne F.

  • Suzanne F.Try their specialty drinks :-)

    55555 by Suzanne F.

  • Nan P.Try the Moscow Mule.

    55555 by Nan P.

  • Robert F.If you want a drink don't come here. The service is rude and ignores you.

    22222 by Robert F.

  • Emily H.The food is great. Don't pass on dessert. I had great banana nut ice cream. Pimms cocktail was delicious.

    55555 by Emily H.

  • Griselda S.It feels like a NYC bar! Great place!

    55555 by Griselda S.

  • Eric M.Came in here as a tourist and the bartender treated me like a regular!

    33333 by Eric M.

  • Rikky M.Awesome Whisky selection! Get Gwen as your server, she's the best!!

    55555 by Rikky M.

  • Amber G.Great specialty drinks and love the atmosphere!

    55555 by Amber G.

  • Amber G.Great specialty drinks and love the atmosphere!

    55555 by Amber G.

  • Sean L.They make Chevys faster than the cocktails here. Great place to sober

    55555 by Sean L.

  • Brian D.The Last Word w/ celery bitter. order one now!

    22222 by Brian D.

  • Paul R.Save room for the fried apple pie and homemade ice cream.

    55555 by Paul R.

  •  ℋugh ℳorris H.Excellent selection of Irish Whiskey and Scotch Whisky. Longrow is very rare and new to America. Midleton Irish Whiskey is magnificent! 

    55555 by  ℋugh ℳorris H.

  • Frank L.Kick ass specials and beer selection.

    55555 by Frank L.

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