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Menger Bar

San Antonio, TX
+1 210-223-4361
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This bar is so cool! All the bar, shelves etc are original from 1887! It's beautiful! After your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
via mobile
Imagine the Patrons!

Our Nation Tours Segway guide gave us some hotel history. The Rough Riders were chosen from this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Bar which has changed little since the days when Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders here.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rough riders” (44 reviews)
“menger hotel” (31 reviews)
San Antonio, TX
+1 210-223-4361
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar is so cool! All the bar, shelves etc are original from 1887! It's beautiful! After your cocktail go out in to the hotel which almost like a museum and also absolutely beautiful. I'm very glad we stopped in here

Thank Willwill99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Nation Tours Segway guide gave us some hotel history. The Rough Riders were chosen from this bar. It's small and dark with a fun upper story. Our bar tender was so nice and gave us restaurant recommendations we followed up on layer. Great place...More

Thank Jend420
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit and review if this bar. Like the prior visit this bar is always empty, never anyone in here but us. It is full of history including the bullet holes. Drinks are decent and not so outrageous in prices. Lots of...More

Thank Aerowing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful bar kept more or less the same since 1859 - said to be haunted ! The bar is beautiful and always popular with the tourists and locals. So many people have visited this bar - actors and politicians - bill Clinton and Theodore...More

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the hotel and visited the bar frequently. The staff is very nice and knowledgeable. There are many pieces if history you can read inside the bar, as well as in the halls of the hotel right outside the doors. Also, if you're...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I only had a martini cause Teddy Roosevelt was here. It was it favorite spot to get young men drunk to recruit them for The Rough Riders. The bullet hole is by the mirror. Wish bartender more chatty about the history, would have stayed for...More

Thank MIZT13
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This was probably the only place that we were not impressed with during our stay in San Antonio. My wife and I stopped in to have a drink one afternoon. The person who came to take our order was very unfriendly and made us feel...More

1  Thank John F
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We love the history at the Menger! The bar is great for visiting. We were disappointed on the cleanliness. Mirrors and bar area needs some attention. Come on be proud of your history. Show it off!

1  Thank spk011
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We went in to the Bar not knowing anything about it! Wow! The Bar staff quickly informed us of Teddy Roosevelt recruiting the Rough Riders to capture San Juan Hill in battle! Beautiful wood bar, steps and walls. It's is a small, dark cozy Bar...More

Thank MoghaniALABAMA
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Located in the Menger Hotel right across from the Alamo, the Menger Bar is downright beautiful. A lot of wood, the atmosphere is cozy, yet large enough for groups...almost an Irish-pub-type of feel. The staff was great, and the drinks reasonably priced, especially for a...More

Thank Matt S
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