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210-222-2521 155 east commerce st. san antonio, texas

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Why The Esquire Is the Best Historic Bar in San Antonio


Posted By: Esquire Team


Have you ever thought about what must be the best historic bar in San Antonio? Unless you're a tour guide or a history teacher, you probably haven't. But maybe you should! Connecting with local or even national history doesn't have to be restricted to dry places like libraries, classrooms, or museums. Dining out or downing a few drinks at The Esquire can be a historical event all its own.

Prohibition is often thought of as a short-sighted and silly time in our nation's history. At The Esquire Tavern, they remember the end of prohibition as the biggest party in town. Of course, while The Esquire never ever served illegal booze, it did revel in its newfound legality.

In 2008, Esquire Tavern was bought by new owner Chris Hill, who arduously restored the place to its previous state of splendor. Comfy seating, period décor, and the longest wooden bar in all of Texas were just the beginning. The best historic bar in San Antonio needs to look great, of course. But drinks, eats, and fun? That's what's on the menu for a great night out.

It's true that The Esquire Tavern has the record for longest wooden bar in the state. It's also been called the "funnest bar" by Thrillist and was recently nominated for a James Beard award, which is only given out to places serious about food. We may go to a bar once for its history, but we go back for the food and drinks we end up fantasizing about all week at work.

In the end, what makes a place the "best historic bar in San Antonio"? The answer may be different for everyone. Whether your passion is the classic décor and slick wooden bar or you simply want to try a new drink, the Esquire has just the thing to make your night out awesome. Grab some friends and take in the ambiance of the best historic bar in San Antonio: The Esquire Tavern