Top things to do

Bar in Bandera

11th Street Cowboy Bar

This not-to-be-missed spot just north of Cypress St is the ‘Biggest Little Bar in Texas.' The quirky main room features dozens of liberated ladies' undergarments and is a great place to enjoy some local color. Out b…
Barbecue in Bandera

Sid's Main Street BBQ

Head to Sid's for your barbecue fix. It serves smoky, succulent meat dishes in a former gas station.
American in Bandera

OST Restaurant

It should come as no surprise that cowboy cuisine is the dominant theme around these parts. The OST (which stands for Old Spanish Trail) serves up hearty chuckwagon-style breakfasts, along with Tex-Mex and the ubiqu…
Live Music in Bandera

Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Saloon

At this small but atmospheric basement music space, join cowboy-hat-wearing folk for live music throughout the week. The building dates to the late 1800s and the honky-tonk, opened in 1968, is nearing its 50th birth…
Museum in Bandera

Frontier Times Museum

To get some historical perspective, stop by this museum's display of Western art, cowboy tchotchkes such as guns, branding irons and cowboy gear, and 'curiosities' collected by the museum's founder, J Marvin Hunter …
Grill in Bandera

Busbee's BBQ & Catering

When it’s time to chow down, head to Busbee’s, where you can get smoked meat by the pound, plate meals and decent burgers.