- Ghost stories and cocktails make for a memorable mix at the Menger Hotel.
Tucked away in downtown and billed as one of Texas' most haunted hotels, is the bar where Teddy Roosevelt reportedly recruited his famous rough riders to fight during the Spanish-American War. The Menger Hotel's bar is next to the Alamo and if war memorabilia and Roosevelt aren't your pint of lager, 32 different ghosts or spiritual entities supposedly live in or visit the hotel, which should give you plenty to chat about with bar staff. Who knows, maybe Teddy's ghost will pull up a stool in the dark barroom and have a drink with you. 204 Alamo Plaza, (210) 223-4361, mengerhotel.com