Downstairs at The Esquire Tavern celebrating its birthday in style

September 19, 2018

Downstairs at The Esquire Tavern is turning 2 this week, and to celebrate, the basement bar has put together a special beverage pairing menu that will be available today through Saturday.

The pairings include: a simple bratwurst paired with pilsner beer ($15), octopus carpaccio with riesling ($23), croque madame with amontillado wine ($21), beef tartare with palo cortado wine ($22), gougéres with champagne ($26) and pork belly roulade with cider ($19). Two half glasses of each beverage come with the paired meals.

Patrons can also get a dozen oysters paired with a carafe of classic martini, sherry wine or a selection of champagnes priced from $50 to $90.

Downstairs, which can be accessed at the River Walk level, opened in September 2016 and was named one of the Top 10 bars in the 2018 Express-News’ Top 100 Dining & Drinks guide.

Downstairs at The Esquire Tavern, 155 E. Commerce St., 210-222-2521. Hourse: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Facebook: EsquireDownstairs.

Chuck Blount is a food writer and columnist covering all things grilled and smoked in the San Antonio area. Find his Chuck’s Food Shack columns on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or read his other coverage on our free site, mySA.com. | cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount   | Instagram: @bbqdiver

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