Guidebook for San Marcos

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Guidebook for San Marcos

Food Scene

Fantastic pizza and beer on tap! http://www.piesmtx.com/
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Pie Society
700 N LBJ Dr
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Fantastic pizza and beer on tap! http://www.piesmtx.com/
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Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard
218 Moore Street
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Craft beer is at the heart of AquaBrew, featuring an open brewhouse concept in full view of the dining room. Brewmaster David Jones is the soul of the brewery, creating true-to-style craft beer out of this all-American brewhouse. Great Food TOO! It also hosts wonderful ART on the Walls with changing exhibitions every two months
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AquaBrew
150 S L B J Dr
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Craft beer is at the heart of AquaBrew, featuring an open brewhouse concept in full view of the dining room. Brewmaster David Jones is the soul of the brewery, creating true-to-style craft beer out of this all-American brewhouse. Great Food TOO! It also hosts wonderful ART on the Walls with changing exhibitions every two months
Locally sourced fare in a cozy subterranean space. It can get loud when it's busy, but sidewalk cafe seating can be fun when the weather's pleasant.The Root Cellar opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast, and it's good!
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The Root Cellar Cafe
215 North LBJ Drive
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Locally sourced fare in a cozy subterranean space. It can get loud when it's busy, but sidewalk cafe seating can be fun when the weather's pleasant.The Root Cellar opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast, and it's good!
wonderful owners and great coffee!
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Jo's Cafe
319 North St
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wonderful owners and great coffee!
Torchy's Tacos started in 2006 with a mobile trailer, a little red Vespa, and a man with a passion for good food. The founder, Mike Rypka, left an executive chef position to chase his dreams by investing everything he had into Torchy's Tacos. With a new, experimental menu ready to serve but no mouths to feed, Rypka jumped on his Vespa and started throwing out samples in an attempt to draw customers to his trailer. Before he knew it, people were rallying beside the taco stand hollering, "damn these tacos are good!" and the Torchy's Tacos' legacy began. The Torchy's in San Marcos is fantastic!
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Torchy's Tacos
301 North Guadalupe Street
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Torchy's Tacos started in 2006 with a mobile trailer, a little red Vespa, and a man with a passion for good food. The founder, Mike Rypka, left an executive chef position to chase his dreams by investing everything he had into Torchy's Tacos. With a new, experimental menu ready to serve but no mouths to feed, Rypka jumped on his Vespa and started throwing out samples in an attempt to draw customers to his trailer. Before he knew it, people were rallying beside the taco stand hollering, "damn these tacos are good!" and the Torchy's Tacos' legacy began. The Torchy's in San Marcos is fantastic!
Indulge your taste buds at Jo's Cafe and Jo on the Go. With two locations in San Marcos, deliciousness is just around the corner. From your regular cup o jo' and specialty drinks to breakfast tacos and sandwiches, you won't want to miss this gem.
Jo On the Go
312 University Drive
Indulge your taste buds at Jo's Cafe and Jo on the Go. With two locations in San Marcos, deliciousness is just around the corner. From your regular cup o jo' and specialty drinks to breakfast tacos and sandwiches, you won't want to miss this gem.
Amazing, local San Marcos ice cream shop! http://rheasicecream.com/
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Rhea's Ice Cream- SMTX
318 North LBJ Drive
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Amazing, local San Marcos ice cream shop! http://rheasicecream.com/
European-style bistro.
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Blue Dahlia Bistro
107 E Hopkins St
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European-style bistro.
Rough 'n' ready roadhouse bar set in a 1930s gas station with TVs, games, a pool table & a patio.
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Zelicks Icehouse
336 West Hopkins Street
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Rough 'n' ready roadhouse bar set in a 1930s gas station with TVs, games, a pool table & a patio.
Since 1997 Casa Maria has been offering the best Mexican food in town. Using the original recipes directly where they originated. With dishes primarily from northern Mexico but have included some recipes from the south. In Casa Maria we want you to feel like in your home(tu Casa) relaxing & casual atmosphere with a warm & friendly service.
Casa Maria Restaurant San Marcos
706 South Guadalupe Street
Since 1997 Casa Maria has been offering the best Mexican food in town. Using the original recipes directly where they originated. With dishes primarily from northern Mexico but have included some recipes from the south. In Casa Maria we want you to feel like in your home(tu Casa) relaxing & casual atmosphere with a warm & friendly service.
Experience flavorful Tex-Mex food made with top-quality ingredients when you dine at our San Marcos Tex-Mex restaurant. For 35 years, Herbert's Grocery & Taco Hut has offered quick service with a smile. Our Tex-Mex restaurant gladly welcomes large orders for dining in and takeout. Contact our Tex-Mex restaurant in San Marcos, Texas, for delicious Tex-Mex dishes prepared with flavorful ingredients.
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Herbert's Taco Hut
419 Riverside Drive
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Experience flavorful Tex-Mex food made with top-quality ingredients when you dine at our San Marcos Tex-Mex restaurant. For 35 years, Herbert's Grocery & Taco Hut has offered quick service with a smile. Our Tex-Mex restaurant gladly welcomes large orders for dining in and takeout. Contact our Tex-Mex restaurant in San Marcos, Texas, for delicious Tex-Mex dishes prepared with flavorful ingredients.
Elevate Bar + Table was opened in the summer of 2016 by the Couch family who also brought you Cody's Bistro and Lounge and Two P's & Calli's Boutique. With craft cocktails as its mainstay, and an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced appetizers Elevate offers San Marcos, Texas the perfect urban atmosphere for an evening out.
Elevate Bar+Table
407 S Stagecoach Trail
Elevate Bar + Table was opened in the summer of 2016 by the Couch family who also brought you Cody's Bistro and Lounge and Two P's & Calli's Boutique. With craft cocktails as its mainstay, and an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced appetizers Elevate offers San Marcos, Texas the perfect urban atmosphere for an evening out.
Great Green Curry!
Prik Nam Pla Thai Cuisine
1917 Dutton Dr
Great Green Curry!
No-frills cafe serving traditional American dishes & breakfast all day in an easygoing setting.
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Cafe on the Square
126 North LBJ Drive
8 recommandé par les habitants
No-frills cafe serving traditional American dishes & breakfast all day in an easygoing setting.
Wake the Dead Coffee House is a place for you and all of the San Marvelous community. Folks from all different backgrounds come together here: for a spectacular cup of coffee, a tasty treat or bite to eat, an artisan-crafted beer, a great live performance. The professor, the retiree, the student, the professional, the mom, the musician, the politician, the artist. No matter who you are, you are welcome here!
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Wake the Dead Coffee House
1432 Old Ranch Road 12
12 recommandé par les habitants
Wake the Dead Coffee House is a place for you and all of the San Marvelous community. Folks from all different backgrounds come together here: for a spectacular cup of coffee, a tasty treat or bite to eat, an artisan-crafted beer, a great live performance. The professor, the retiree, the student, the professional, the mom, the musician, the politician, the artist. No matter who you are, you are welcome here!
Cozy, homey fixture specializing in tacos & other Mexican eats for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
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Los Vega
315 W San Antonio St
6 recommandé par les habitants
Cozy, homey fixture specializing in tacos & other Mexican eats for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Take your TASTEBUDS On an Adventure Ethically sourced coffee from around the Globe GREAt COFFEE!
Redbud Roasters
169 S L B J Dr
Take your TASTEBUDS On an Adventure Ethically sourced coffee from around the Globe GREAt COFFEE!
Great food!!!
Phở Tran88
212 North LBJ Drive
Great food!!!

Parks & Nature

tubing and just so pretty with its clear waters and wild rice.
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San Marcos River
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tubing and just so pretty with its clear waters and wild rice.
Two hundred springs bubble up from the bottom of Spring Lake to form one of the largest aquifer-driven spring systems in the world. This unique environment is one of the longest continuously inhabited sites in North America and provides a stable home for eight threatened and endangered species. We are proud to be the entrusted stewards of Spring Lake. It is the heart of all we do. This is a jewel in San Marcos. http://www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu/Education/Glass-BottomBoats.html
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The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
201 San Marcos Springs Drive
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Two hundred springs bubble up from the bottom of Spring Lake to form one of the largest aquifer-driven spring systems in the world. This unique environment is one of the longest continuously inhabited sites in North America and provides a stable home for eight threatened and endangered species. We are proud to be the entrusted stewards of Spring Lake. It is the heart of all we do. This is a jewel in San Marcos. http://www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu/Education/Glass-BottomBoats.html
The 570-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area is within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, is home to Purgatory Creek, and includes upland meadows, canyon bluffs of 40 feet or more, dense juniper thickets, champion oaks, and a flood control dam. Several areas within this natural area are habitat for golden-cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos. Passive recreation opportunities support a trail along the narrows of the frequently dry Purgatory Creek bed that runs through this natural area. http://www.smgreenbelt.org/SMNaturalAreas.htm
Purgatory Creek
The 570-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area is within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, is home to Purgatory Creek, and includes upland meadows, canyon bluffs of 40 feet or more, dense juniper thickets, champion oaks, and a flood control dam. Several areas within this natural area are habitat for golden-cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos. Passive recreation opportunities support a trail along the narrows of the frequently dry Purgatory Creek bed that runs through this natural area. http://www.smgreenbelt.org/SMNaturalAreas.htm
About 81 acres mostly west of the Blanco River, just below the bridge at IH35. Blanco Shoals is a unique area in our park system, since it is a completely undeveloped riparian area and will remain that way except for a few trails to be built in the future. It contains high bank bluffs and shoals, tall cottonwoods and sycamores, gigantic pecans, and mesquite. Anaqua (a na’ kuh way) trees cling to the riverbanks. http://www.smgreenbelt.org/SMNaturalAreas.htm
Blanco Shoals Natural Area
About 81 acres mostly west of the Blanco River, just below the bridge at IH35. Blanco Shoals is a unique area in our park system, since it is a completely undeveloped riparian area and will remain that way except for a few trails to be built in the future. It contains high bank bluffs and shoals, tall cottonwoods and sycamores, gigantic pecans, and mesquite. Anaqua (a na’ kuh way) trees cling to the riverbanks. http://www.smgreenbelt.org/SMNaturalAreas.htm
40 plus acres of lightly developed parkland off RR12. This natural area features a half-mile accessible trail with a kiosk and benches and about 2 miles of unmarked loop trail, including a spur that meets RR12 in the 30-foot wide swath between Community Baptist Church and Dakota Ranch Apartments. The 2-mile trail was designed by SMGA for mountain biking, but it also offers pleasant hiking in a surprisingly diverse natural area in a part of town that is developing rapidly. Oak groves, flowering meadows, cactus stands, and persimmon thickets are all found in Ringtail Ridge Ridge and provide a diverse ecology for birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. The Ringtail Ridge tract was the site of an animal slaughter plant for many years. The foundations of the plant and other artifacts can still be seen; the land is being left alone to recover from ranching and the slaughter business.
Ringtail Ridge Natural Area
1814 RM12
40 plus acres of lightly developed parkland off RR12. This natural area features a half-mile accessible trail with a kiosk and benches and about 2 miles of unmarked loop trail, including a spur that meets RR12 in the 30-foot wide swath between Community Baptist Church and Dakota Ranch Apartments. The 2-mile trail was designed by SMGA for mountain biking, but it also offers pleasant hiking in a surprisingly diverse natural area in a part of town that is developing rapidly. Oak groves, flowering meadows, cactus stands, and persimmon thickets are all found in Ringtail Ridge Ridge and provide a diverse ecology for birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. The Ringtail Ridge tract was the site of an animal slaughter plant for many years. The foundations of the plant and other artifacts can still be seen; the land is being left alone to recover from ranching and the slaughter business.
About 21 acres of undeveloped parkland with a half mile of 6-foot wide, accessible gravel trail and just under a mile of natural surface trails. Schulle’s trails are included in the Texas Parks & Wildlife's Heart of Texas Birding Trail Guide. http://www.smgreenbelt.org/SMNaturalAreas.htm
Schulle Canyon Natural Area
100 Ridgewood Ln
About 21 acres of undeveloped parkland with a half mile of 6-foot wide, accessible gravel trail and just under a mile of natural surface trails. Schulle’s trails are included in the Texas Parks & Wildlife's Heart of Texas Birding Trail Guide. http://www.smgreenbelt.org/SMNaturalAreas.htm
About 251 acres of undeveloped parkland that sits just above the headwaters of the San Marcos River. About half of the property is in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge zone, and all of the property is part of the Sink Creek watershed. San Marcos Springs and Spring Lake are rare ecological jewels among Texas water resources and support 5 endangered species. The area supported ranching and hunting for many years, but has recently been left largely undisturbed with the exception of some natural-surface trails. Spring Lake Natural Area contains the typical meadows and woodlands found in the Edwards Plateau, with a wide variety of flora and fauna, including Mexican buckeye and large mammals. The geology includes layers of the Eagle-Ford, Georgetown, Del Rio clay and Edwards limestone. Currently, Texas State University, the City of San Marcos, and Land Design Partners, Inc. are developing a master plan that will emphasize low-impact recreational activities and natural resource protection. The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will offer educational programs at Spring Lake Natural Area for children and adults. http://www.smgreenbelt.org/SMNaturalAreas.htm
Spring Lake Preserve
About 251 acres of undeveloped parkland that sits just above the headwaters of the San Marcos River. About half of the property is in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge zone, and all of the property is part of the Sink Creek watershed. San Marcos Springs and Spring Lake are rare ecological jewels among Texas water resources and support 5 endangered species. The area supported ranching and hunting for many years, but has recently been left largely undisturbed with the exception of some natural-surface trails. Spring Lake Natural Area contains the typical meadows and woodlands found in the Edwards Plateau, with a wide variety of flora and fauna, including Mexican buckeye and large mammals. The geology includes layers of the Eagle-Ford, Georgetown, Del Rio clay and Edwards limestone. Currently, Texas State University, the City of San Marcos, and Land Design Partners, Inc. are developing a master plan that will emphasize low-impact recreational activities and natural resource protection. The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will offer educational programs at Spring Lake Natural Area for children and adults. http://www.smgreenbelt.org/SMNaturalAreas.htm

Shopping

This is known as "the BIG HEB". Pretty much anything you will need, bakery, deli, pharmacy, river gear and a great wine and beer selection.
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H-E-B
641 East Hopkins Street
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This is known as "the BIG HEB". Pretty much anything you will need, bakery, deli, pharmacy, river gear and a great wine and beer selection.
This is known as "the little HEB". Pretty much anything you will need and a great wine and beer selection.
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H-E-B
200 West Hopkins Street
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This is known as "the little HEB". Pretty much anything you will need and a great wine and beer selection.
San Marcos Farmer's Market located on the square every Saturday from 9am-1pm. Come shop from our local growers, gardeners, great tamales, plus other foods and artists.
111 E San Antonio St
111 E San Antonio St
San Marcos Farmer's Market located on the square every Saturday from 9am-1pm. Come shop from our local growers, gardeners, great tamales, plus other foods and artists.

Arts & Culture

http://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/
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Texas State University
601 University Drive
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http://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/
Located in the Texas State Campus Library, seventh floor. Housing The Southwestern Writers Collection, Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection andThe Lonesome Dove Collection. Founded by screenwriter and photographer Bill Wittliff and his wife Sally, these repositories are devoted to preserving a creative legacy that will instruct and inspire the current generation as well as those to come, illuminating the artistic process and testifying to the importance of the southwestern and Mexican imagination in the wider world. It is best to call first. 512-245-2313
Albert B. Alkek Library
601 University Dr
Located in the Texas State Campus Library, seventh floor. Housing The Southwestern Writers Collection, Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection andThe Lonesome Dove Collection. Founded by screenwriter and photographer Bill Wittliff and his wife Sally, these repositories are devoted to preserving a creative legacy that will instruct and inspire the current generation as well as those to come, illuminating the artistic process and testifying to the importance of the southwestern and Mexican imagination in the wider world. It is best to call first. 512-245-2313
This is a wonderful community center with 10 art shows a year. It also has a wonderful antique shop called 1893
Price Center & Garden
222 West San Antonio Street
This is a wonderful community center with 10 art shows a year. It also has a wonderful antique shop called 1893

Entertainment & Activities

Lions Club Tube Rental and River Shuttle Service Lions Club Tube Rental is located in the Rec Hall at San Marcos City Park. The float lasts about an hour and ends at Rio Vista Park. Play around for a while or shoot the falls and then take the shuttle back to the beginning. Rentals are good for all day activities. We are open weekends beginning in May and seven days a week all summer - Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours of operation are 10:00am to 7:00pm. Our last pick up at Rio Vista Park is at 6:30pm Come by to rent a tube, air up your own, get a ride back on a shuttle, rent a life vest for your little ones or pick up refreshments and river necessities you may have forgotten. http://www.tubesanmarcos.com/
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San Marcos Lions Club Tube Rental
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Lions Club Tube Rental and River Shuttle Service Lions Club Tube Rental is located in the Rec Hall at San Marcos City Park. The float lasts about an hour and ends at Rio Vista Park. Play around for a while or shoot the falls and then take the shuttle back to the beginning. Rentals are good for all day activities. We are open weekends beginning in May and seven days a week all summer - Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours of operation are 10:00am to 7:00pm. Our last pick up at Rio Vista Park is at 6:30pm Come by to rent a tube, air up your own, get a ride back on a shuttle, rent a life vest for your little ones or pick up refreshments and river necessities you may have forgotten. http://www.tubesanmarcos.com/

Drinks & Nightlife

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!
Stonewall Warehouse
141 E Hopkins St
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!
MIDDLETON BREWING is a 10 barrel brewpub located in San Marcos, TX. With extensive styles of beer and a tap wall of 15 different styles of beer, we provide delicious ales suited for the Texas Hill Country with pride. Not only do we have delicious ales at our pub, we also provide the community of San Marcos and beyond with our beer. We strive to create world class beer and an environment that we enjoy being in. We have been open to the public since 2011 with many years to come, stop by our pub and say hello, cheers!
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Middleton Brewing LLC (MBTX)
101 Oakwood Loop
28 recommandé par les habitants
MIDDLETON BREWING is a 10 barrel brewpub located in San Marcos, TX. With extensive styles of beer and a tap wall of 15 different styles of beer, we provide delicious ales suited for the Texas Hill Country with pride. Not only do we have delicious ales at our pub, we also provide the community of San Marcos and beyond with our beer. We strive to create world class beer and an environment that we enjoy being in. We have been open to the public since 2011 with many years to come, stop by our pub and say hello, cheers!