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“Mixed feelings”
Review of Menger Bar

Menger Bar
Ranked #2 of 139 Nightlife in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bar which has changed little since the days when Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders here.
Reviewed 8 June 2012

On the one hand historic bar in historic hotel, on the other hand average service.

Thank JuliusO
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

This was the darkest bar ever. Seriously, turn on a light or two.

1  Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

The Menger Hotel is next door to the Alamo and some parts of the hotel have been in use for more than 100 years. As you face the hotel, the “old” section is on the right and the newer section is on the left. It is neat to visit the lobby and see the photos (with narrative) of Babe Ruth, Robert E. Lee, Teddy Roosevelt and others who have stayed there over the years. Most people stop for at least one beer in the Menger Bar and reflect on the fact that Roosevelt recruited his rough riders there – and Carrie Nation shattered the bar on her temperance crusade (you can still see the axe marks on the repaired bar). You should also go to the restaurant and at least try the Mango ice cream which is also a presidential favorite. A lot of the tours include this as one of their stops and tell of the many ghosts who still hang out in the upper floors.

2  Thank berkeley78
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

This a classic bar that remains much as it did in the 1880's. The place where Teddy Roosevelt signed up his Roughriders is full of history and cold beer!

Thank clane200
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

How could we not visit the bar where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders? Little did I know that I'd have an amazing and inexpensive Bloody Mary. There was also great conversation. We went at 11 a.m. as it opened, and joined 4 others at the bar. The bartender was friendly and we all enjoyed the experience.

Thank tysajayne
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