Where it’s at: San Antonio, TX
When it opened: 1887
Among the Many Things That’ve Happened There:
• There are no fewer than 42 ghosts haunting the bar and hotel, the most dashing being riverboat captain Richard King, who died in the late 1800s, but is still seen strolling from the bar back to the King Suite.
• Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders here! And apparently still hangs here, also in ghost form, offering free beers to potential recruits.
• Even before he built the bar, founder William Menger’s beer was apparently so good, he used it to poach guests from nearby lodgings, allowing him to expand from one-story boarding house to fancy hotel.