It may come as a surprise to some that Lubbock is home to many neat and unique places to hang out, eat, have a cup of coffee, and enjoy some good conversation. Some Winter days can be brutal in West Texas and staying home for five days straight shouldn’t be the only option. Therefore, we have a list of places for you that have a quaint indoor atmosphere for those chilly outdoor days.
1. The Chocolate Mousse Pie Bar
This rustic chateau transports you immediately to the Rocky Mountains the minute you step inside. The coffee-shop style dessert restaurant is the perfect place to grab a treat and converse with friends and family. On a diet? No worries. Pie Bar also serves up their famous espresso customized to your liking.
2. The Coffee Shop
One of downtown Lubbock’s oldest buildings is home to a trendy spot to study or just unwind. Not only do they serve up freshly brewed coffee and snacks, they often host events such as wine tastings and live music.
3. Crickets Draft House + Grill (Lubbock)
In the mood for fun and games? Crickets is the place for you. A complete indoor bar, Crickets offers a full menu of pretty much any American food item you desire and dozens of beers on tap. Can’t get enough of their hops? Join the mug club! In addition, Crickets has an entire second room for fun and games; lots and lots of games.
4. The Science Spectrum Museum
This is perfect for those days where you absolutely NEED to get the kids out of the house, despite how cold it is. Bonus: it’s educational with over 250 hands-on exhibits!
5. J&B Coffee Co.
You absolutely can’t go wrong with this popular coffee shop. Serving up international coffees and tasty sandwiches hourly, J&B is a popular Texas Tech student and faculty hangout.
6. The Lantern Tavern
This place is about as close to Cheers Pub as you can get. The Lantern Tavern is a laid-back bar with beautiful lighting on the exterior that shines through the windows during the evening. The relaxed vibe of this pub will have you forgetting how late you are actually there during the week!