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. Classic tavern food made with high-quality, fresh ingredients — simple, deftly prepared, and really, really good. We make everything from scratch — Kaiser rolls, burger buns, puff pastry, ketchup, mustard, pickles, ice cream, sherbet, soda water just about everything but the plate!