Guidebook for New Braunfels

Debby

Guidebook for New Braunfels

Food Scene
Great outdoor space. Nice happy hour. Love their crab cakes.
The River House
1617 New Braunfels Street
Great outdoor space. Nice happy hour. Love their crab cakes.
Not as crowded as the restaurants in Gruene. Good food and offers happy hour specials Wednesday -Friday.
The Gruene Door
2360 Gruene Lake Dr
Not as crowded as the restaurants in Gruene. Good food and offers happy hour specials Wednesday -Friday.
Just good Bar-B-Que.
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Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
1125 TX-337 Loop
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Just good Bar-B-Que.
Very cozy atmosphere for enjoying your morning (or afternoon) coffee. Great place for meeting a friend. Serving coffee, tea, smoothies and pastries until 6:30pm.
Kora Kora Coffee
2348 Gruene Lake Dr
Very cozy atmosphere for enjoying your morning (or afternoon) coffee. Great place for meeting a friend. Serving coffee, tea, smoothies and pastries until 6:30pm.
Housed in the old post office, MacAdoos has retained some of the original architecture which gives it its charm. Great patio for eating and listening to live music when they have it. Good seafood with options for land lovers. Their shrimp Brochette is my personal favorite. Brunch is served on the weekends.
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McAdoo's Seafood Company
196 North Castell Avenue
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Housed in the old post office, MacAdoos has retained some of the original architecture which gives it its charm. Great patio for eating and listening to live music when they have it. Good seafood with options for land lovers. Their shrimp Brochette is my personal favorite. Brunch is served on the weekends.
You can't see it from the street because it is tucked behind Duckworth Violin and Clay Casa. Huisache Grill offers a unique dining experience featuring contemporary cuisine with fresh regional ingredients. It also has an extensive beer and wine list. One of the local's favorites.
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Huisache Grill
303 West San Antonio St
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You can't see it from the street because it is tucked behind Duckworth Violin and Clay Casa. Huisache Grill offers a unique dining experience featuring contemporary cuisine with fresh regional ingredients. It also has an extensive beer and wine list. One of the local's favorites.
One of the most iconic restaurants in town, the Gristmill overlooks the Guadalupe River and serves generous portions of good food. You can't miss it. Just head for the water tower in Gruene. If you like baby back ribs you won't be disappointed!
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Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
1287 Gruene Road
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One of the most iconic restaurants in town, the Gristmill overlooks the Guadalupe River and serves generous portions of good food. You can't miss it. Just head for the water tower in Gruene. If you like baby back ribs you won't be disappointed!
Unique building that has one dining room with a giant fireplace, one with a view of the river and a bar area with circular booths. There is outdoor seating as well. Live music on the weekends inside. Happy hour Monday-Friday.
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Gruene River Grill
1259 Gruene Road
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Unique building that has one dining room with a giant fireplace, one with a view of the river and a bar area with circular booths. There is outdoor seating as well. Live music on the weekends inside. Happy hour Monday-Friday.
Great place for beer lovers with over 25 craft beers on tap. The food is good too! The large outdoor patio is popular with the locals and there is often live music. Parking lot can be tough to find a space so you may have to park on a side street.
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Muck & Fuss Craft Beer and Burger Bar
295 E San Antonio St
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Great place for beer lovers with over 25 craft beers on tap. The food is good too! The large outdoor patio is popular with the locals and there is often live music. Parking lot can be tough to find a space so you may have to park on a side street.
Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant specializing in serving fresh, hand-made dishes. The baked goods will make you drool. Menu ranges from artisan baked goods to breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings with both traditional and “wild” cuisine! Closed on Mondays and only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. Very nice homey, rustic setting for dining. Outdoor patio seating in nice weather.
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Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Grill
2000 FM 2673
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Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant specializing in serving fresh, hand-made dishes. The baked goods will make you drool. Menu ranges from artisan baked goods to breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings with both traditional and “wild” cuisine! Closed on Mondays and only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. Very nice homey, rustic setting for dining. Outdoor patio seating in nice weather.
Drinks & Nightlife
Housed in an old chili factory it makes sense that they do offer chili from mild to hot. If you order the "Killer" chili you have to sign a waiver. The mild is hot enough for me! Great corn bread too. Live music and an old baseball pinball machine.
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Phoenix Saloon
193 West San Antonio Street
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Housed in an old chili factory it makes sense that they do offer chili from mild to hot. If you order the "Killer" chili you have to sign a waiver. The mild is hot enough for me! Great corn bread too. Live music and an old baseball pinball machine.
Mozie's is more than a bar though it does have a really long bar and lots of TV's for the sports minded. Great food in the heart of Gruene right across from Gruene Hall.
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Mozie's
1601 Hunter Road
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Mozie's is more than a bar though it does have a really long bar and lots of TV's for the sports minded. Great food in the heart of Gruene right across from Gruene Hall.
This is a unique wine bar that offers music several nights a week. The setting is intimate for a music venue. It's like listening to music in your living room. The bar area has table shuffle board and more seating.
Vino en Verde
2351 Gruene Lake Dr
This is a unique wine bar that offers music several nights a week. The setting is intimate for a music venue. It's like listening to music in your living room. The bar area has table shuffle board and more seating.
Spacious tasting room and lovely outdoor area with seating. Live music during the week and weekends. Check their website for music calendar. Full bar available.
Villa At Gruene
1190 Gruene Rd
Spacious tasting room and lovely outdoor area with seating. Live music during the week and weekends. Check their website for music calendar. Full bar available.
This is the oldest, continuous running dance hall (with bar) in Texas. Many country western stars, like George Strait, have played there. Saturday nights you usually have to buy tickets but there is music every day and most of it is free!
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Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Road
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This is the oldest, continuous running dance hall (with bar) in Texas. Many country western stars, like George Strait, have played there. Saturday nights you usually have to buy tickets but there is music every day and most of it is free!
Live music every night with an indoor/outdoor bar. Washers and giant Jenga outside for the game lovers.
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Pour Haus Patio Bar
343 West San Antonio Street
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Live music every night with an indoor/outdoor bar. Washers and giant Jenga outside for the game lovers.
Parks & Nature
Landa Park offers picnic facilities under the shade of giant, ancient oak trees. Walk or jog on the parks special trails, or ride a miniature train that chugs around the 51 acre park. An excursion on a paddle boat is one of the best ways to see the Comal Springs and Landa Lake. Why not take in a round of miniature golf, relax at the playground or enjoy the flora and fauna on the Panther Canyon Nature Trail?
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Landa Park
164 Landa Park Drive
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Landa Park offers picnic facilities under the shade of giant, ancient oak trees. Walk or jog on the parks special trails, or ride a miniature train that chugs around the 51 acre park. An excursion on a paddle boat is one of the best ways to see the Comal Springs and Landa Lake. Why not take in a round of miniature golf, relax at the playground or enjoy the flora and fauna on the Panther Canyon Nature Trail?
The Canyon Lake Gorge was created after a flood in 2002. It can only be accessed by taking a tour. The tour lasts 3 hours and is worth the time! You must make a reservation ahead of time. Best enjoyed if the weather isn't too hot since you are outdoors. Should do this at least once.
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Canyon Lake Gorge Tours
2075 FM 2673 # D
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The Canyon Lake Gorge was created after a flood in 2002. It can only be accessed by taking a tour. The tour lasts 3 hours and is worth the time! You must make a reservation ahead of time. Best enjoyed if the weather isn't too hot since you are outdoors. Should do this at least once.
Entertainment & Activities
Rated the best waterpark in the nation. There are two locations but you only need one ticket. They will shuttle you between parks. Great fun for everyone and one of the best ways to enjoy a hot summer!
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels
400 North Liberty Avenue
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Rated the best waterpark in the nation. There are two locations but you only need one ticket. They will shuttle you between parks. Great fun for everyone and one of the best ways to enjoy a hot summer!
It's golf! They say it is a nice course but I only look at it. I say it looks nice.
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Landa Park Golf Course
180 Golf Course Rd
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It's golf! They say it is a nice course but I only look at it. I say it looks nice.
Creekside Cinemas 14
214 Creekside Way
Rockin ‘R’ River Rides is your one stop shop for all your tube, raft, kayak, paddle board and equipment needs for New Braunfels, Texas. The only outfitter on both the Guadalupe and Comal river and voted Best Outfitter for 31 years running.
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Rockin R River Rides
1405 Gruene Road
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Rockin ‘R’ River Rides is your one stop shop for all your tube, raft, kayak, paddle board and equipment needs for New Braunfels, Texas. The only outfitter on both the Guadalupe and Comal river and voted Best Outfitter for 31 years running.
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McKenna Children's Museum
801 W San Antonio St
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Spend the day at the River. You can rent a tube, float the river and hang out all day here.
The Float In
462 E Mill St
Spend the day at the River. You can rent a tube, float the river and hang out all day here.
Essentials
Local grocery store plus lots more.
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H-E-B plus!
2965 IH35 NORTH
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Local grocery store plus lots more.
Store for furniture, electronics, clothing, groceries, home goods and more at prices you will love.
Target
135 Creekside Way
Store for furniture, electronics, clothing, groceries, home goods and more at prices you will love.
Walgreens
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Buc-ee's
2760 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road
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Shopping
Voted the best boutique in town featuring unique women's clothing items. Leans toward western bling but not exclusively. Worth a look.
Dancing Pony
249 West San Antonio Street
Voted the best boutique in town featuring unique women's clothing items. Leans toward western bling but not exclusively. Worth a look.
Nice selection of quality clothing and accessories for women. Caters to more mature women. Not for your tweenager!
The Crossing
322 W San Antonio St
Nice selection of quality clothing and accessories for women. Caters to more mature women. Not for your tweenager!
This is a fun women's clothing/shoe/ jewelry/home goods shop. You never know what goodies you'll find. One side is for misses and the other for juniors but sometimes a girl just has to cross the line.
Two P's & Calli's Boutique
690 Centerpoint Road
This is a fun women's clothing/shoe/ jewelry/home goods shop. You never know what goodies you'll find. One side is for misses and the other for juniors but sometimes a girl just has to cross the line.
Gruene Market Days has been held every month except January for over 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items made by the vendors themselves, including uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. There is free parking and admission and free live entertainment. 3rd full weekend of each month February through November and the 1st weekend of December. Market hours are 10am – 5pm.
Old Gruene Market Days
1724 Hunter Rd
Gruene Market Days has been held every month except January for over 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items made by the vendors themselves, including uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. There is free parking and admission and free live entertainment. 3rd full weekend of each month February through November and the 1st weekend of December. Market hours are 10am – 5pm.
If you are needing some retail therapy this is the place. There is something for everyone, clothes to cooking and a whole lot more.
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San Marcos Premium Outlets
3939 I-35
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If you are needing some retail therapy this is the place. There is something for everyone, clothes to cooking and a whole lot more.
Arts & Culture
Nice local art gallery featuring many local artists.
New Braunfels Art League
239 West San Antonio Street
Nice local art gallery featuring many local artists.
Restored theater that offers a variety of plays and concerts. Check their website for current offerings.
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Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
290 West San Antonio Street
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Restored theater that offers a variety of plays and concerts. Check their website for current offerings.
The Sophienburg Museum & Archives
401 W Coll St
Very popular outdoor music venue on the Horseshoe. Check their website for live music schedule.
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Whitewater Amphitheater
11860 FM306
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Very popular outdoor music venue on the Horseshoe. Check their website for live music schedule.