nope, both of them are pretty much locals only. They're on a quieter side of the riverwalk - it's hard to run into them on purpose. Esquire is big enough that there is rarely ever a wait, even when its packed. I think it's a great vibe, myself, and would fit the bill. As for casual side, these are probably the two bars in the downtown area that would fit perfect with that. It's no Coyote Ugly. The ambience kind of speaks for itself - definitely gems IMHO. You can peep the menus on their website as well.
I think the suggestions are perfect. Unless anyone objects, maybe we can go ahead and set it for Esquire and we can always hit the other places afterwards.
You should try and make it. Looks like we are getting a good crowd.