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The Barwalk

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“johnny cash”(3 reviews)
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“great tour”(7 reviews)
A pub crawl/boutique walking tour of downtown San Antonio that incorporates stops in historic and unique bars and taverns. The tour features the history of the bars as well as the general history of the area and stops in each bar long enough to...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
300 Alamo Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-774-0962
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 7, 2014

I can't say enough great things about our Barwalk tour last night with Emzy. Never in my life have I met someone with so much knowledge of a city and its history. You can tell by the way he talks that he is extremely passionate...More

7  Thank Emma C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 21, 2015

Let me just begin by saying the Emzy is a really nice person, and obviously knows a lot about the history of San Antonio. He seems to know everything about the River Walk, the Alamo, and surrounding area. I wish I could say that the...More

4  Thank Dean S
Emzy K, Owner at The Barwalk, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2015

Dean, I am truly sorry to hear that you and Merium did not enjoy the experience especially since you chose to celebrate your anniversary with me. I strive to make each tour unique and as conversational as possible which I concede does sometimes dictate a...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time. An evening well spent! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an informative fun night 🍻 😊

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Very knowledgeable and nice and outgoing. Me and my friend loved it and kept us interested and took us to very cool places and we are both locals.

1  Thank Justin B
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This was an activity planned by our friends. We don't go to bars for fun and we don't actually drink very much. But you don't have to be a bar person or a drinker to enjoy this tour! It is actually more of a history...More

1  Thank C R
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Sure it's a great concept but it takes a real master storyteller like Emzy to make it the magical experience it is. There is nothing he doesn't know about San Antonio and every question I had (and I had a lot) was answered with ease...More

Thank Nathan Q
Reviewed May 1, 2018

I first took this tour in 2015 and I've been talking it up and recommending it to friends ever since. When we scheduled a conference in San Antonio this year, I knew we had to find a way to do it again! Whenever my company...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Great time with family & friends! Visited 3 bars. Emzy was knowledgeable, entertaining, & kind. Emzy played to our quirkiness and good humor. EAT before the walk. The best was Emzy's interaction with the group. Tour was too long. 2 to 3 hours instead of...More

Thank D Carol K
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and and I had an AMAZING time on this tour! We were really just expecting to walk to a few bars and have drinks. This tour is SO MUCH MORE than you can even imagine! Emzy provided us an entertaining evening full of...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed February 13, 2018

I really didn't know what to expect. I had friends coming in from out of town and wanted to do something fun. Everyone really enjoyed the tour. Emzy was incredibly knowledgeable and had facts and pictures to back up everything he was saying. The bartenders...More

Thank RaechelT4
Reviewed February 2, 2018

My husband and I did the BarvWalk with Emzy last night. We had a great time! So much more than just going to cool bars. He was so well prepared and has a way of conveying all this great detail in a conversational manner. So...More

1  Thank Desiree D
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had a terrific night last night with Emzy. We highly recommend for locals and visitors!

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June 24, 2018|
Response from emzyk2017 | Property representative |
Howdy, We walk about a mile in total, hitting a bar every three blocks or so the distance usually isn’t an issue. We do a fair amount of standing but I am very mindful of accommodating any mobility issues and I have taken... More
April 28, 2017|
Response from emzyk2017 | Property representative |
Hi Rachael, Your call all that I can say is that I have done plenty of 1 person tours that have all been good times. Just let me know. Cheers, Emzy
April 12, 2017|
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Response from DebKToronto | Reviewed this property |
As others have mentioned, you pay for your own drinks on top of tour price. It's a great opportunity to try the bar's specialty. In a couple of places the bartender crafted us a special drink based on your favourite... More