Early Bird or Night Owl? Two Ways to Experience Lubbock

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

August 20, 2018

There are two types of people in this world: early birds and night owls. Whether you stay out late or like to be up with the sun, we’ve rounded up a list of activities for both! From Yoga in the Plaza on a Saturday morning to Chimy’s at night, there is something for everyone here in the “Hub City.”



Yoga on the Plaza
Start your mornings off right with a free hour of Yoga in the Plaza. Located at Buddy and Elena Holly Plaza, you’ll leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the rest of the weekend. While you’re there, hit the Downtown Farmers Market for everything from local produce to artisan tamales.

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Location: Buddy and Elena Holly Plaza, 1824 Crickets Ave
Hours: 9 – 10 a.m. on Saturdays

Beer + Yoga
Looking for a different kind of workout? If you are 21 and up and bring $5 dollars,  you can enjoy doing an hour of yoga while drinking one beer from our friends at Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Make sure to bring your own mat!

Location: The Garden, 1801 Buddy Holly Ave.
Hours:      9 – 10 a.m. on Saturdays

Free Community Workouts
Nothing says “early bird” like getting up on Saturday at 8 a.m. for a sweat session. But, if you’re going to do it, it might as well be free. Bring a mat, a friend and take on this 60-minute total body workout that is sure to leave you feeling sore, yet accomplished.

Location: Monterey Church of Christ, 6111 82nd St.
Hours:     8 a.m. on Saturdays



J&B Coffee
Looking to grab a fresh brew at a coffee shop that’s been around since 1979? Then head over to J&B Coffee located in the heart of Tech Terrace. Nestled in a neighborhood and alongside a handful of places to shop and eat, it’s the perfect place to sip coffee and even take home a bag of whole bean coffee. We like the Highland Grog! 

Location: 2701 26th Street
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Yellow House
The name says it all, Yellow House Coffee truly gives you the home away from home experience every time you walk through the door. Ever since they opened their doors in 2013, they’ve been serving some of the best cups of joe in the “Hub City” and serve delicious looking breakfast items on the weekends.

Location: 3017 34th Street
Hours:     Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday – Closed

Gold Stripe Coffee Roasters
Cure your caffeine craving at the locally-owned Gold Stripe Coffee Roasters. Not only do they roast great coffee, they craft an experience. You won’t find pastries or soda on their menu, they’re all about focusing on the perfect coffee.

Location: Cactus Alley Courtyard, 2610 Salem Ave.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday – Closed



Cast Iron Grill
Dessert for breakfast? Here at Cast Iron Grill, they encourage it! Their famous homemade pies usually run out before lunch, but an early bird should have no problem choosing their favorite flavor! If you want homemade cooking and a tried-and-true Texan experience, come see the family at Cast Iron Grill. We can’t stop talking about their Blueberry Banana Split pie.

Location: 620 19th St.
Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday – Sunday Closed




Popular with Texas Tech students, this local hang has above-average cheese fries and some of the best margaritas in town. You can find it on Broadway just a stone’s throw from Texas Tech University.

Location: 2417 Broadway
Hours:     Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Sunday – Closed

The Blue Light Live
The best place to hear genuine Texas Country is at The Blue Light Live! Many artists get their “start” right here in Lubbock and this one of the most sought-after venues in town. Here you’ll find everyone from up-and-coming artists at Singer-Songwriter Night on Monday to established Texas Country artists like Josh Abbott Band, William Clark Green and Flatland Cavalry headlining on the weekend

Location: 1806 Buddy Holly Ave.



Charley B’s
Looking for a night filled with boot scootin’? With the largest wooden dance floor in the city, Charley B’s is the perfect venue to two-step the night away. If your not the dancing type but want to enjoy the atmosphere, there are 12 full-service bars around the venue and live music being played! In addition to the Texas Country music, Charley B’s hosts various events throughout the year.

Location: 5204 4th St.
Hours: Sunday – Tuesday Closed, Wednesday – Saturday 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.  

The Roof
Seated upon the parking garage of the 25Twenty apartments, this one-of-a-kind bar has an outstanding view of the City of Lubbock. Enjoy the open air and a fun DJ at one of the most popular bars to get your groove on in the “Hub City.”

Location: 2252 Marsha Sharp Fwy, 11th Floor
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday Closed, Thursday – Saturday 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.



4ORE! Golf
Think you might have a secret talent for golf? Just want to hit a few golf balls? Whatever your skill level, 4ORE Golf is a hit! Providing two levels for golfing entertainment, there are multiple games you can play and you can even virtually play some of the world’s most famous courses right there in your bay. There is also a full-service bar and kitchen so you can make a night of it. Join 4ORE for golf, grille and games!

Location: 6909 Marsha Sharp Fwy.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.,  Friday – Saturday 10 a.m.  – 1 a.m.   

Stars and Stripes Drive-In

Feeling like throwing it back and enjoying a movie the old-fashioned way? Drive in and enjoy a popular movie the comfort of your car or pull up a lawn chair and tune in. You can grab a bite to eat or the traditional popcorn and Coke from their ’50s-inspired cafe. Feeling adventurous? Try one of their Chihuahua Sandwiches.  Text LBK to 33222 to receive double-features, info and more.

Location: 5101 Clovis Hwy.
Hours:  Open nightly at 7 p.m. rain or shine

The Range
Ballin on a budget? The Range is a low cost, fun and truly “Lubbock” atmosphere. Grab a drink and pick a bay to test your golfing skills! In addition to golf, there is a washer pit for some friendly competition and a covered area for spectators. The drive out to The Range is completely worth it for some fun with friends.

Location: 3201 116th St.
Hours: Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – midnight


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Bowling Alleys
There are several bowling alleys to choose from in Lubbock and they’re a popular place to hang out. Even if you need to pop up the bumpers, you’ll be surrounded by others looking to have a good time at the lanes. From families to high schoolers to Texas Tech students, you’ll never know what crowd you will get and how much fun you may have!

Whitewood Lanes

3632 50th St.

South Plains Lanes

5150 69th St.

Main Event

6010 Brownfield Rd.

There are many places to catch a movie in Lubbock, but there’s none quite like Alamo Drafthouse. Here, “dinner and a movie” means having said dinner IN the movie. Choose an entree from their expansive menu or order a craft beer from their full-service bar or stick to the tried-and-true classics with their bottomless popcorn and a box of movie candy and enjoy your movie. Don’t forget to check their event calendar for special movie events, showings and quote-along specials throughout the year.

More Lubbock Theaters: 

Premier Cinemas

6002 Slide Road – South Plains Mall

Cinemark Tinseltown

2535 82nd St.

Cinemark 16 and XD

5721 58th Street

However you choose to experience the “Hub City,” whether your up early or out late, share your adventures with us using #LiveLoveLubbock. Happy exploring!


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