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Great Food to go with the good drinks

The bartenders pour a good drink... but it's the pizza that is the true reason to visit Esquire... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Sao Paulo, SP
Great steak sandwiches

This is one of our favorite places to eat before an ILLINI basketball game. We usually always get... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

The bartenders pour a good drink... but it's the pizza that is the true reason to visit Esquire Lounge. They serve the absolute best pizza in Champaign. You won't find that fun tip advertised anywhere.

Thank JoeYates
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat before an ILLINI basketball game. We usually always get the steak sandwiches which we love!! So flavorful and tender. The sandwiches come with a bag of chips but can get other sides for a small up...More

Thank Sehler
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Like going here occasionally but sometimes overlook me when I want a drink, may be prefer locals. Good food though.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We where in Champaign for police convention and we had to find a place for lunch, so took the car to downtown on Neil 1st which has all the restaurants that we needed? Picked the closest one with outdoor seating, we sat inside anyway because...More

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The Esquire Lounge has been one of those “go to” locations in Champaign, Illinois for decades and it is well-deserved. They are not only a very nice lounge with a full bar, but their food is very good too. Their burgers have always been one...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Esquire is a unique local bar where all are welcome--children, college students, and adults. The bar food is good, and I especially like the fried broccoli and the chicken sandwich. Free peanuts in the shell, and you can throw the shells on the floor....More

Thank maryP2565DU
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Esquire is a great place for late night food after drinking. The gyoza / potstickers here were amazing, as was the pizza.

Thank AandE_G
Reviewed 24 July 2017

we popped in for a quick lunchtime drink - sat at the bar - it was a busy Friday lunchtime - service a little on the slow side but they were busy - beer was ice cold - did not eat whist we were there...More

Thank JC1064
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Feel comfortable if you're older, this is not a youngster crowd. Food was all very good and great service considering how busy they were. Very laid back and friendly atmosphere. Can't go wrong stopping by here.

Thank JavaJunkie59
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I recommend the fish or the steak sandwich, the portobello mushroom sandwich was not as tasty according to my husband. Somehow I missed this local treasure when I actually lived in Champaign years ago, but I thoroughly enjoyed having lunch there on Monday and will...More

Thank Laurie W
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