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May 17, 2007 02:01 PM

Bachlorette Weekend in New Braunfels/Gruene

Texas hounds--

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!

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  1. 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...

    1. Also, here is the website for Gruene Hall

      1. Anyone else with suggestions? I am in a similar but opposite situation. I am throwing a Bachelor Party there in two weeks.

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        1. 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.

          1. re: mocity

            And another in New Braunfels... again, I haven't been but a friend said it is a sports bar there:


        2. Kicking this up one more time. The party is this weekend. Suggestions for New Braunfels, Gruene, and San Marcos deeply appreciated.

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          1. 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.

            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.

            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

            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.

            hope that helps!