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A Lot of History and a Great Bar!

We have been to the Menger Bar on several occasions and have found it to be crowded, or, having... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kurt B
Hallettsville, Texas
So cool!

So much history surrounds this bar and it felt like a step back in time. I almost expected to see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hagerstown, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Menger Bar on several occasions and have found it to be crowded, or, having very few people. In either case, its always a great place to go for an Adult Beverage and absorb a little Texas History. For you 'Ghost...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much history surrounds this bar and it felt like a step back in time. I almost expected to see Teddy Roosevelt walk around the corner. Definitely a cool experience!

Thank styxfanerin
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is where the rough riders were organized by Teddie Roosevelt. The guys would ride the few miles down from Ft. Sam Houston on horseback, tilt a few and define the cavalry unit that won significant battles against Spain, in Cuba. The physical bar is...More

Thank Stu K
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

The Menger Hotel is only steps away from the Alamo, so if you’re parched, step into a bit of history, and enjoy a cool libation. The bartender was outgoing, and confided in us that the bar was haunted. Things move without being touched, objects rattle,...More

Thank adnylp
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great bar with real history inside famous old haunted hotel. What more do you need to know. Supposedly the oldest continuously operating bar west of the Mississippi. Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders here. And, it's a very good bar with excellent and reasonably priced...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Had to visit this place since I am a huge fan a TR (total understatement). Great ambiance; enjoyed sitting at the bar listening to the jazz music playing, while sipping some raspberry-tini drink. Whatever it was, it tasted delicious. Cameron was the bartender and was...More

Thank jacquelinesL4137NT
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We visited on a Friday evening to have a few drinks after a dinner on the river. We were interested in the history and provenance of the bar. It is small and very dark, but cosy. My partner and I each had one drink because...More

Thank Jeni B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great little bar tucked into the Menger hotel. Teddy Roosevelt actually sat at this same bar and recruited his rough riders. Place is supposedly haunted, but I never saw him. Great drinks and Texas friendly staff.

Thank DowMyers
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Always a good time when you can spend a few hours drinking in a place where history was made. Service was friendly, though at the time there was only one bartender and the place was fairly busy. Prices were great, especially for its location. Margaritas...More

Thank grizohio
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We stopped here after attending airman graduation ceremonies at Lackland AFB. The margaritas were very good. Small place and it can get crowded but still enjoyable.

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