Opened the day after Prohibition ended in 1933, the Esquire’s history is as long as its wooden bar top (the longest in Texas) and as varied as its drinks menu. The bar closed in 2006 after serving as the Mexican Mafia headquarters in the ’80s and ’90s. When local architect Chris Hill began redevelopment in 2008, the venue regained its former glory and earned its current reputation for gourmet cuisine and craft cocktails. The bar program received a James Beard nomination in February 2017. Try the Burro Punch or Mas Chingoni—a mezcal variation on the classic Negroni.