The hard working cowboys and frontiersmen of the past knew the importance of a hearty breakfast in the morning, making sure to do it right. For us, breakfast done right means Ranch House, on 1520 Buddy Holly Ave. No frills or extravagances, this menu doesn’t play around. Enjoy a breakfast worthy of Ron Swanson with Grilled Round Steak & 2 Eggs or their famous S.O.S chipped beef on toast with crispy hashbrowns. No mimosas or mini-muffins here, so wash it down with a nice glass of chocolate whole milk.
Can it really be a man’s weekend without the spirit of leisure, athletic competition or a little gambling? Strike all three birdies with one stone at The Rawls Course. Constantly voted one of the best in nation, this NCAA championship course has fast fairways and forgiving greens making for a fun, yet challenging time for friends. Check out these hole descriptions to give yourself that extra edge against your buddies—not that you needed it, Sean O’Hair.
Looking for good brew and good food without the pretentiousness that often comes with it? Look no further than Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. With more than 50 brews, including 16 Texas beers, you’ll never go thirsty here. They offer restaurant-quality food in a relaxed theater environment. You can catch your favorite throwback man-flicks at their special Action-Packed Nights, but if you’re not into Tommy Boy quote-a-longs or Quentin Tarantino marathons, you can see all the new releases and premieres here too.
Too often these days music substitutes true passion and soul for style. The Blue Light has it all and is a Lubbock must! With a habit of booking great artists and the building’s outstanding acoustics, the shows are often described as magical. We feel the same way, because there’s a chance you’re seeing an artist who will pack arenas one day—This is the place that artists such as Josh Abbott, Amanda Shires and William Clark Green got their starts. When you’re at The Blue Light you’re a part of musical history so come and have a drink with a Lubbock Legend.
No tables, no chairs, no problem. Before leaving The Depot District, you gotta go to Big E’s Barbeque. Big E came to Lubbock in 83 to play Texas Tech football, but he’s stayed to serve the night crowds some of the best BBQ they’ve ever had. Big E and his boys serve up sausage, chopped brisket and pork, topped with the condiments of your choice, wrapped in a flour tortilla. You can’t go wrong with his fajitas or ribs either. This late night feast is THE place to end a perfect Guy’s Getaway.
This is just a small snapshot of some of our favorite “manly” places to let loose and have a great time here in Lubbock. What are the places you think are essential to a Guy’s Getaway? Leave a comment on our blog or connect with me on Twitter. I’d love to hear from you! Have fun, be safe and don’t forget to visit us online at www.visitlubbock.org for more “Hub City” adventures.
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