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texanist oldest bar menger scholzQ: I often find myself at Austin’s Scholz Garten, which claims to be the oldest bar in Texas. But a bartender at the Menger Bar, in San Antonio, recently told me that it was the oldest. Can you help me sort fact from fiction for this illustrious title?Matt Arth, AustinA: The Texanist’s interests are many, but his attention is particularly piqued by matters involving history or mystery or—wait for it—a storied old drinkery. And what, lo and behold, have we here but a letter concerning all three: two historic watering holes seemingly ensnarled in something of a mystification. Thank you, Matt Arth, for this most stimulating of questions, which the Texanist aims to get to the bottom of, much as he does with most every…

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