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Bars and nightlife in San Marcos

Top bars

Café
“This is a must stop for all foodies that like fresh and local. Surrounded by the historic area. Only 9 miles from Broken Road Airbnb. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“They have a very shaded courtyard that is a great place to sit outside on a nice day. We personally like their flavored martinis. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cinema
“Best movie theater experience ever! Large, comfy recliners. ALL the seats are good, but we like to sit in one of the back row corners. There are 2 seats in each corner with a big space between you and the other seats. Great view of the screen. Push a lighted button at your seat to call a wait staff to order from their full menu. Get dinner, snacks, or a bowl of cookies and ice cream. It's all good! Plus there's a tray to hold all this that will rotate right over your comfy recliner. There's a lot more to do at The SPOT... bowling, full bar with comfortable seating to hang out with friends, etc., but we go right to the theater!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Brewery
“Their in-house beers are excellent. The food is interesting and not run of the mill. You gotta try this place.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Happy Hour is Sun - Thurs from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Daily specials on all tapas & small plates, $2 off all wine flights, martinis, or sangrias. Free molten bundt cake with flight of wine, martinis, sangrias, or craft-ciders.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Rough 'n' ready roadhouse bar set in a 1930s gas station with TVs, games, a pool table & a patio. They also just got a food truck out front if you get hungry. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pub
“Bar with excellent pub grub. Hamburgers outstanding! Popular with the “locals”. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
“The ONLY restaurant on the San Marcos River, in San Marcos, TX. Great food, better views! Overlook Rio Vista Park and enjoy watching summertime tubers. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Night Club
“Stonewall Warehouse SmTx. San Marcos' first and only LGBTQIA bar and nightclub located on the square! Now Open: 5pm-2am every day! Daily drink specials! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Very causal hang out spot with loads of beers on tap. They do a crawfish boil every Saturday (during season). And $2.00 frozen margaritas! Great day time hang out spot. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“ Our oldest downtown dive bar. Best Bloody Mary's in town! Opens early and closes late!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Concert Hall

Music venues

American Restaurant
“They have a very shaded courtyard that is a great place to sit outside on a nice day. We personally like their flavored martinis. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Music Venue
“nice ambience, relaxing. has live music on weekend evenings out under the stars. Variety of beer, wine, etc. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Not officially a brewpub, The Growling nevertheless serves a staggering (get it?) array of beers on tap from strictly Texas breweries, including our own Middleton Brewing and Altmeyer & Lewis Brewing Co. (San Martian tip: Enjoy these adult beverages on site or take them to go in growlers, cans or bombers.) ”
  • 1 local recommends
Concert Hall