Bachlorette Weekend in New Braunfels/Gruene
- tom in austin May 17, 2007 02:01 PM
My wife is hosting a bachlorette weekend in New Braunfels/Gruene in several weeks.
I need to convey dining suggestions (and fun spots, bars, clubs, wine bars, etc.)
We've done some research and exploring, but any tips you could have -- especially about fine dining options -- would be very appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
The Gristmill in Gruene is a good lunch place since it is right there on the river. It has a huge deck and pretty good menu. It is located right behind the Legendary Gruene Hall which is alot of fun to pop into for a cold beer and they usually have good bands on the weekends.
Here is their website:
Across the street is a wine store that has wine tastings and an area outside where you can buy a bottle and sit outside and enjoy... http://www.grapevineingruene.com/
re: El General
Floating the river is fun... not sure if you are planning that. As far as bars in Grune, it is pretty slim pickings! It's a drink during the day type of place! However, depending on the weekend Gruene Hall will have some really good bands. There is a sports type bar by the river but I can't think of the name of it. It's right at the end of the river when you get off.
I have also heard this place has some good music but I have never been:
Here is another I haven't been to but heard about it.
Keep in mind Texas State is in San Marcos so these places might have alot of college age kids.
re: tom in austin
i visited the huisache grill in new braunfels a few times and rather liked it. kind of hard for find, but i found it to be much better than the mediocre gristmill. don't know a lot about wine, but their list is extensive. http://www.huisache.com/
in san marcos, it's slim pickings, but i like the root cellar cafe. it's a casual, breakfast/lunch/dinner on the weekends that i visit frequently. http://www.rootcellarcafe.com/1.html
there's another place in san marcos that people like, called the cool mint cafe. (personally i don't like it much, but it's more for management reasons and attitude/attentiveness of the staff rather than food.) but you might want to check it out; their website is http://www.coolmintcafe.com/
for breakfast, baked goods, and sandwiches, right next door to the cool mint is a bakery called the blue goat gourmet. very yummy, but only open from early morning to early afternoon. no website for this place, though.
there's also a place called the hill country grill. it's located on the square in san marcos, and although a lot of people around here would say it's fine dining, i'd disagree. i would categorize it as hit or miss; the food never stood out to me. they do make good martinis, though. http://www.hillcountrygrill.com/index...
hope that helps!