esquiretavern-5352If you’re looking for a dark bar to cozy into a booth at, look no further than the Esquire Tavern. As one of the oldest bars in San Antonio, the Esquire Tavern, located at 155 E Commerce St., knows how to make a strong drink, just how you like it.

We ended our E route at this long, vintage style bar, took a seat and basically ordered everything on the happy hour menu. First up – the drinks.

Esquire Tavern Pimm's CupEsquire Tavern French 75Have you ever sat at a restaurant and watched a drink go by and wish you knew what it was so you could order the exact same? That’s Pimm’s Cup – lemon, cucumber, esquire ginger beer presented beautifully.

rellenitosdosEsquire Tavern Deviled EggsThe Esquire Tavern happy hour menu is made up of five amazing appetizers – rellenitos, curried chicken wings, green eggs and ham nachos, chicken skins and deviled eggs – all for $3. The rellenitos, pictured above, are fried jalapenos.

The deviled eggs are perfectly whipped and topped with pink peppercorns to add a kick and served with arugula. With an original price of $7, Alyssa and I knew we’d return for happy hour again to enjoy these delicious eggs for a mere $3 (we still split the cost).

The green eggs and ham nachos are composed of chips topped with pulled pork, the yolk from the deviled eggs, a jalapeño and cilantro. For an appetizer, three chips were enough, and the jalapeños were too much towards the end, but we powered through.

With items like curried chicken breast, short rib empanadas and shrimp toast, we’ll have to return to the dimly lit Esquire Tavern for dinner. Cheers to you, Esquire Tavern, for making our drinks strong and our nachos San Antonio spicy!