Discover the 806

Written By Katherine White

August 05, 2020

When looking for the perfect weekend getaway, Lubbock’s wide-open spaces are the ideal destination, as it is naturally socially distanced in West Texas. Each visitor is offered a front-row seat to Lubbock’s evolving culture as the spotlight shines on local talent on center stage and on display at one of our many galleries. From a variety of wineries and a hopping craft beer scene to international cuisine or traditional Texas barbecue, experience the “Hub City” through the rim of your glass or at the end of your fork. Whether you plan your stay in the 806 for now or later, it will be one you will never forget.

Arrive Friday Late Afternoon/Evening

Taste the Legacy of Texas Wine at McPherson Cellars | 1615 Texas Ave. | 806.687.9463
The McPhersons have been pioneers in the grape growing and winemaking industry for over 40 years. Owner and Winemaker Kim McPherson restored the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, located in Lubbock’s Depot Entertainment District, into a world-class winery, winning over 600 awards in state, national and international competitions. Come experience the urban winery’s outdoor patio!

Dinner at La Diosa Cellars | 901 17th St. | 806.744.3600
Located in the heart of downtown Lubbock, you’ll find an assortment of international tapas, renowned sangria and an eclectic atmosphere at La Diosa Cellars. Unique cuisine at this Spanish-style restaurant and winery includes classic Gazpacho, imported cheeses and the owner’s travel-inspired specialties. 

Saturday

Breakfast at Yellow House Coffee | 3017 34th St. | 806.702.8997
Yellow House Coffee has made a name for itself as one of the best places to get caffeinated. This local hot spot features signature drinks that are made-to-order and an assortment of baked goods prepared with fresh ingredients.

Walking Tour of Texas Tech University Public Art Collection | 806.742.2116
Named one of the Top 10 University Public Art Collections in the U.S. by Public Art Review magazine, the Texas Tech Public Art Collection seeks to enrich the cultural and intellectual life of its campuses by building and maintaining a unique collection of public art created by some of the leading artists of our time. To date, the university is home to more than 80 pieces and counting. 

Lunch at Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue | 217 Highway 62, Wolfforth, Texas | 806.782.2281
A local favorite, Evie Mae’s was featured as No. 9 on Texas Monthly’s list of Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas. Here you’ll discover melt-in-your-mouth brisket, green chile sausage, homemade sides and an assortment of gluten-free desserts

Two Docs Brewing Co.
A few of the brews served include the Two Docs Bock, a dark German lager finished with a smooth malty flavor, the Prairie Dawg Porter, featuring notes of chocolate and coffee, the Lubbock Light, for the Ultra lovers and an IPA appropriately named “Buddy Hoppy.”

Dinner at The West Table Kitchen and Bar | 1204 Broadway | 806.993.9378
This upscale restaurant and full bar offers a unique style of food and beverages to its patrons. Be sure to check out their website for their seasonally evolving menu.

Sunday

Brunch at The Crafthouse Gastropub | 3131 34th St. | 806.687.1466
This gastropub is home to some of the most original and delicious food offerings in the “Hub City.” You’ll also find a wide variety of dishes and a Sunday brunch menu that’s both sweet and savory.

Buddy Holly Center & J.I. Allison House | 1801 Crickets Ave. | 806.775.3560
No visit to Lubbock is complete without a stop at the Buddy Holly Center located in the historic Depot Entertainment District. The Center houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and music of Buddy Holly and showcases unique memorabilia donated by the family, friends and fans of Lubbock’s favorite son. The Center also houses the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery. 

DON’T MISS

Silent Wings Museum | 6202 N. Interstate 27 | 806.775.3049
This public institution preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program by creating an environment for collecting, documenting and exhibiting artifacts for both education and enjoyment.

Bayer Museum of Agriculture | 1121 Canyon Dr. | 806.744.3786
The Bayer Museum of Agriculture features interactive exhibits and historical displays dating back to the pioneering years of agriculture. A wide range of exhibits include 71 pedal tractors, 700 collectible toy tractors, a 1920s replica Blacksmith shop, an exhibit on the history of cotton ginning and a new addition with meeting facilities and interactive displays.

Charles Adams Gallery & Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) | 602 Ave. J | 806.788.1008
Located in downtown Lubbock, Charles Adams Gallery is a multi-service gallery that has become one of the most visited spots in the Lubbock Cultural District. The facility is home to many permanent and rotating art collections, including work from famous artists such as Andy Warhol. 

*CASP is temporarily closed.

LHUCA | 511 Ave. K | 806.762.8606
LHUCA is a must-see when it comes to contemporary visual, performing and literary art on the South Plains. As the hub of First Friday Art Trail, the center is a place to see and experience art. Its campus includes visual art galleries, a theatre and rehearsal hall, an outdoor plaza with stage, a working clay studio and an ongoing series of special events and classes.

Visitors can also experience Lubbock’s live music scene any night of the week at any part of the city. Consider a night cap at the Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room while listening to local talent. Their delectable assortment of cocktails or palate pleasing local wines make for the perfect pairings with the strum of an acoustic guitar.

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