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Bar which has changed little since the days when Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders here.
San Antonio, TX
+1 210-223-4361
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The Menger Bar is historical on many accounts. Perhaps the most famous was being the place where Teddy Rosevelt formed the famous “Roughriders!” The bar is virtually untouched as evidenced by the woodwork and the low ceiling under the upper seating area. Festooned around the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gbessen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the bar as was interested in the history of it. Did like reading and seeing the information about Rough Riders etc that is located near the bar area and liked the “old” decoration and feel of the bar. Although the bar was busy there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is welcoming, you feel like having a glass and eat a snack there. Huge Elk trophy high on the wall gives some special atmosphere to the place. And the appetizers were very good (crab totters and Buffalo wings) but unfortunately the service was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 369geico
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The Menger Bar is a small bar tucked into the Menger Hotel not far from the Alamo. The bar is small but beautiful and there is an upstairs balcony. This is a great place for history lovers! Look for the bullet hole in the wall!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Wonderful little bar in a Historic Hotel. Teddy Roosevelt recruited some of The Members of his Rough Riders from this bar. Also a few bullet holes in the woodwork adds to the mystique along with the Hotel being Haunted. If you are lucky enough to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Majikwolf
Reviewed September 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank styxfanerin
Reviewed September 1, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 644stuk
Reviewed August 3, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank adnylp
Reviewed July 23, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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