The Esquire Tavern proudly boasts of being the oldest continually operated tavern in Texas. And its 72-year history certainly explains its appearance. But the well-worn room and beat-up old bar are what makes the Esquire so authentic and so unique. The Esquire Tavern opened in 1933 to celebrate the end of Prohibition and has been a beloved San Antonio watering hole ever since. The Esquire is the quintessential downtown bar: dark, cool, redolent with history, and serving cold, cold beer, swanky cocktails, and excellent food. The people who come here are as interesting as the place itself, and the little jukebox in the corner plays all types of music: from Tejano to swing, from country to rock 'n' roll. As far as cost, the thirsty River Walker will not find a cheaper drink along the river.
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