5 Lubbock Hidden Gems

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

April 22, 2024

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By: Jessica Merrill

Whether you’re visiting Lubbock for a sporting event, a life-changing country concert or to explore the famous wine scene, it’s time to add a few more stops to your itinerary. Nestled into the 806, you’ll find spots that add an abundance of charm to quaint corners of the Hub City.

Calling all game lovers! Make your way over to Flippers Tavern, Lubbock’s only pinball bar, for an extensive drink menu, fantastic gourmet hotdogs and all the pinball you can imagine. Try one of the 19 different draft options with a beer flight! This retro, family-friendly restaurant is sure to keep all ages entertained.

Situated in the heart of Lubbock’s Depot District, you will find La Diosa Cellars. This Spanish bistro offers tapas, a vast wine menu and sensational sangria. Be sure to try their exclusive sangria in collaboration with McPherson Cellars. Not only is La Diosa known for its amazing menu but also its immaculate vibe. Mexican folk art lines the walls while live music plays throughout, this local hot spot is a must-see!

Tucked away in Cactus Alley lies Lubbock’s first and only Latino-owned nano brewery, Mano Negra Brewing Co. This neighborhood brewery serves phenomenal sangria that can even be ordered in multiple flavors with its sangria flight. Mano Negra does not shy away from hosting events throughout the week. Some of these events include weekly trivia and dance lessons. Brush off those dancing shoes and check here for the event schedule!

This Old-West-inspired saloon is sure to bring you back in time with its perfectly curated interior. Its new parlor is fully hidden within Shotgun Sue’s providing a speakeasy feel. Mosey on over for some of the best specialty drinks Lubbock has to offer. Try the Amsterdam for a fruity cocktail topped with a citrus poppable bubble! Grab a drink, sit back and listen to some great tunes as you soak up the lively ambiance.

What once was the Lubbock Federal Courthouse Courtroom is now a Historic Lubbock Landmark and your next Airbnb. This renovated loft is located in the perfect location, off of Broadway, in the heart of downtown. Staying here will have you in close proximity to Buddy Holly Hall, local breweries, wineries and culinary favorites! This is the perfect spot to stay, work, connect with loved ones and soak up some history.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit a local Lubbock hidden gem, now’s your time to shine! These local spots are a sure way to enjoy your time as you dive into your Hub City exploration.

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