Hill Country drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Dripping Springs

Jester King Brewery

Jester King may be the perfect country brewery. In a rural setting with picnic tables, cornhole games, shady oaks and a barn-style brewery, the backdrop is mighty picturesque, especially as the sun goes down. The lo…
Distillery in Dripping Springs

Treaty Oak Distilling

This destination distillery is the perfect host: fun, friendly and a master when it comes to cocktails. Sample their spirits in the tasting room then head to one of the bars for a fine mixed drink. You can supplemen…
Winery in Dripping Springs

Hawk's Shadow Winery

This family-run winery is the full package: Texas hospitality, sweet views of the Hill Country from the patio and small-batch reds infused with Texas terroir – and that means easy drinking. Budding geologists can st…
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…
Coffee in Dripping Springs

Mazama Coffee Co

Vacationing in Dripping Springs? You'll likely find yourself returning day after day to this amiable coffee shop in the historic district. There's likely to be a line in the morning, but staff keeps it moving. If th…
Bar in Boerne

Peggy's on the Green

This clubby and intimate cocktail bar inside Ye Kendall Inn is the perfect spot for a cozy tête-à-tête.
Microbrewery in Dripping Springs

Twisted X Brewing Co

Open a bit earlier than other local microbreweries, Twisted X is an easygoing spot for a post-work drink. Ingredients from Texas and Mexico keep things regional. Try the tasty Fuego, which will kick your palate with…
Bar in Dripping Springs

Barber Shop

Like the name says, this hip and cozy bar was a place to get your hair cut back in the day. The building dates to 1924 and also did time as a gas station and garage. Today it's a nano-brewery, serving housemade beer…
Bar in Wimberley

Devil's Backbone Tavern

Devil’s Backbone Tavern is a perfectly tattered and dusty beer joint with a country-music jukebox, dollar bills stuck to the wall and a Thursday-night music jam from 8pm. And some say there's also a ghost.
Microbrewery in Boerne

Dodging Duck Brewhaus

This small brewpub offers tasty homemade beers in an eclectic atmosphere across from Cibolo Creek. It also serves Mexican and German dishes and plenty of shareable bar snacks.