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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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