Located in the heart of downtown, The Esquire Tavern is the oldest bar on the San Antonio Riverwalk, opened the year, month and day that Prohibition was repealed. Tending bar in the early days was a highly prized and much sought after craft. Bar keeps then created many of their own syrups, mixes and concoctions and used the freshest of juices with the intention of serving the best products. We at the Esquire have taken a serious approach to the old world of bartending and spun it with a modern twist. Combining classic techniques and new world flavors and culinary concepts, our goal is to lead and set San Antonio's emerging cocktail culture on the map.
Big Hops Gastropub is the marriage of flavorful craft beer with amazing handcrafted food served in a fun, social environment. We basically took our Big Hops Growler Station concept and added high quality food service that goes hand in hand with small batch craft beer.
There are no shortcuts to great food just as there are no shortcuts to great beer. This is why we found talented, passionate Chefs to help create a menu worthy of the Big Hops name. These are real Chefs developing thoughtful, innovative menus using fresh local ingredients like our pork, vegetables and other pantry items that create a beer-focused menu.
Top it all off with a friendly, knowledgeable service staff who will guide you through the Big Hops Gastropub experience and you are all set for an incredible time at the "pub.