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The Driskill Hotel named the most haunted spot in Texas

Many rumors of hauntings at The Driskill involve Room 525.

AUSTIN, Texas — With just 12 days left until Halloween, you may be looking to get a little "spooked." If that's the case, head on over to the Driskill Hotel.

According to a new ranking from Yelp, that's the most haunted spot in all of Texas! Employees looked at reviews and other data to make their rankings.

Yelp first identified businesses in the restaurant, food, travel and arts categories with a large concentration of reviews mentioning relevant keywords. Those spots were then ranked using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning those keywords.

Yelp said haunted houses and ghost tours were not considered in the rankings.

Other Austin spots like the Driskill Bar, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill and Clay Pit also cracked the top 10.

The full list:

  1. The Driskill -- Austin
  2. The Driskill Bar -- Austin
  3. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill -- Austin
  4. Menger Hotel -- San Antonio
  5. Clay Pit -- Austin
  6. Miss Molly’s Hotel -- Fort Worth
  7. Monteleone's -- El Paso
  8. The Emily Morgan Hotel -- San Antonio
  9. The Adolphus, Autograph Collection -- Dallas
  10. The Alamo -- San Antonio
  11. Jefferson Hotel -- Jefferson
  12. The Tremont House Hotel -- Galveston
  13. 1886 Cafe & Bakery -- Austin
  14. St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel -- San Antonio
  15. The Tavern -- Austin
  16. Faust Brewing Company -- New Braunfels
  17. Faust Hotel -- New Braunfels
  18. The Esquire Tavern -- San Antonio
  19. The Crockett Hotel -- San Antonio
  20. VFW Post 76 -- San Antonio

Many rumors of hauntings at The Driskill involve Room 525. Ghost stories talk about a bride who committed suicide in the room after her fiancé called off the wedding.

RELATED: History and hauntings of The Driskill Hotel

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, located on Red River Street, is said to be haunted by the ghosts of people that died in floods in the building in the early 1900s.

Indian restaurant Clay Pit is located in the historic Bertram Building, said to have been the scene of a prostitute’s murder, as well as the building where the Bertram family’s son died of typhoid fever.

Meanwhile, the legend of the haunting at The Tavern involves an illegal speakeasy and brothel in the building in the early 1920s. A politician was reportedly caught visiting one evening and murdered the head madam’s daughter, Emily, in retribution.

During 2003 revolutions, Emily’s famous shoes were found upstairs in our attic. Emily is the little girl who haunts The...

Posted by The Tavern Austin on Sunday, April 4, 2021

During renovations on the building in 2003, shoes were found in the attic, which The Tavern employees believe are Emily’s. They are on display for those who visit the bar.


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