NEW BRAUNFELS BARS & LIVE MUSIC VENUES
Visit Billy's for live music seven days a week in a uniquely rustic open- air atmosphere. The Icehouse is conveniently located near the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, as well as the Gruene Historic District.
Housed within the historic Faust Hotel, The Faust Brewing Company is a warm and welcome destination, appointed with rich wood accents and a granite- topped bar, all enhanced by the view of copper brew tanks. The German prowess of beer drinking and beer making is legendary, and The Faust Brewing Co. continues the tradition with its original and varied line of unique ales.
Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas, and where it all began for singers and songwriters including George Strait, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen, and many more.
Top of the line sliders, dogs, and whiskey (the Reuben sandwich is hard to beat as well). Whether you're coming off the river or slippin' in for a quick drink before a show across the street at Gruene Hall, Mozie's is the place to be.
Originally established in 1871, The Phoenix Saloon was the first bar in Texas to serve women. At one time the Saloon boasted an alligator pit, badger fights, and a parrot perched inside the front door who asked "Have you paid your bill?" in German. Later in 1894, William Gebhardt invented the process for making chili powder on this very site. Although badger fights are now frowned upon, today you can enjoy great drinks, live music, and their world- famous chili as you soak in this piece of New Braunfels history.
The River Road Ice House holds its own in New Braunfels as a popular live music venue, and also offers great drink specials and a fun, casual setting.You'll hear everyone from upstarts getting their chance on stage to well- established Americana singers doing what they do best. Before modern refrigeration Ice houses were great places to go, and, for River Road Ice House, this is certainly still the case.
Tavern in the Gruene is a uniquely Texan destination located just outside the Gruene HIstoric District. The Tavern features a full bar, pool table, shuffleboard, jukebox, and stages both indoors and outdoors for great live, loud, local music. The building was originally constructed in the 1940s as a pole barn used to store farm equipment and as housing for sheep and hogs, but now caters to a vastly different, and of course more sophisticated, clientele.
Canopied by a silhouette of ancient Cypress trees, the Amphitheater incorporates distinctive architecture into an already beautiful riverside location. The stage is just a few paces in front of the Guadalupe River, and the subtle spot and torch lighting makes for a perfect evening ambiance. Whitewater is certainly a favorite for not just listening to but truly experiencing live music.