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The year-round sun and warmth of Texas is what makes it a great getaway no matter the time of year. Historic Dripping Springs offers an experience like no other, with many buildings as old as the 1870s and many other popular historic landmarks either in town or nearby. Once you’re done immersing yourself in Texas history and charm on your Dripping Springs vacation, you want a place to let loose and have fun. There are several hot spots in and around Dripping Springs that you won’t want to miss.

Dally’s Down Under Saloon

Dally’s Down Under Saloon is where it’s at if you want that Texas saloon vibe along with great food and live entertainment. Notice the giant American flag hanging over the bar when you walk in. A weekend joint, Dally’s is only open Thursday-Sunday. There’s a small menu of shareable dishes like chili cheese fries, buttered popcorn, and pepperoni pizza, so if you plan to groove to the live music you’ll want to fuel up before heading here. Thursday nights are limited to pizza and popcorn. You’ll hear live music most nights but show up on the second Thursday of the month for open mic night. Enjoy beers on tap as well as bottled and canned alcoholic beverages. A mask is required to get in the door and move about the saloon when or when not at your table.

Sidecar Tasting Room

The Prohibition era style bar is located right in the heart of historic downtown Dripping Springs, Sidecar Tasting Room was opened as a second tasting room for Bell Springs Winery & Brewery. It’s located inside an old house on a ½ acre of land and offers cozy indoor space as well as expansive outdoor patio space to enjoy your chosen libation or food selection. Come for a taste of the business’s libations along with small plate offerings that pair well with the wines available. Sidecar is only open weekends, Friday and Saturday 2-10 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. A mask is required to get in the door and move about the tasting room when or when not at your table.

Grawlix Cocktail Lounge

Another Dripping Springs hot spot, Grawlix Cocktail Lounge serves up local brews, specialty drinks, and food. Draft beers from local breweries join canned and bottled options as well as a variety of wines. Choose a specialty drink like the “Pecan’ @ The Ginger Snatch” or the “Phoni Negroni” for something different. Enjoy your drinks with food offerings like artichoke spinach dip or roast beef toast. Do as the establishment name says and lounge in comfortable chairs and couches and enjoy the drink of your choice. Sit outside at one of the picnic tables or sit around the fire pit. Live music is available some nights, too. A mask is required to get in the door and move about the lounge or when not at your table.

Barber Shop

You won’t get a haircut or a straight-razor shave here. The building that started as a garage and gas station, morphed into a barber shop, and eventually was remodeled and turned into the unique beer and wine bar it is today. Focused on bringing locals and visitors alike the best in Texas craft beer, there’s something for everyone. They entertain, too, with live music every Saturday 3-5 p.m. and a “Picker’s Circle” every Sunday from 5-8 p.m. Since their focus is the brew, they welcome you to bring outside food in case you might get a little hungry. If your pet made the trip to Dripping Springs with you and somehow convinced you to take them on date night, The Barber Shop welcomes furry friends in their outdoor seating area.

Hudson’s on Mercer St.

Another hot spot for entertainment in Dripping Springs located on historic Mercer Street, Hudson’s on Mercer St. offers live entertainment, a full bar stocked with local creations, specialty drinks, and much more, and a delicious offering of bar eats like their burger & fries, BBQ brisket sandwich, salads, and other bar food staples. Hudson’s offers entertainment like karaoke, open mic, “people’s choice” and scheduled performances. Masks and proper social distancing are required when not seated at your table with food and drink.

Date Night Hotspots for Your Dripping Springs Vacation

Once you’ve decided to make Dripping Springs your next getaway destination, make sure your next step is booking a vacation rental with I Love Dripping Springs. When you’ve visited any of these hot spots or others you’ve heard of, relax in a private, luxurious rental with all the comforts of home. Choose a small one-bedroom for a special trip for you and your sweetheart, or a six-bedroom to accommodate a fun couples’ trip with friends. Enjoy the privacy of your own room and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Choose a premium unit for upgrades hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs and more.

Contact us today to start planning your hot spot-seeking, fun-filled trip to Dripping Springs and make memories to last a lifetime!