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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Experience a unique exhibit of one of Lubbock’s most famous musicians, the Buddy Holly!!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Cafe J is a restaurant and bar and The Lounge Bar is open until 2:00 am on weekends. It has a patio for nice weather nights.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is one of the best local coffee joints located in Lubbock? From the fresh drip coffee to their food items, everything here is fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is perfect for those looking to work or study as well. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Alamo Drafthouse is our favorite theater in Lbk. We love that you can get your seats in advance and have your food and drinks brought to you in the theater. Or you can go early and get drinks and chips and queso or other appetizers in the bar. Alamo also shows old favorite movies regularly which is fun and we love their retro vibe. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Triple J Chophouse has an in-house brewery that keeps several rotating craft brews on tap. Their food is excellent, and the service is always top-notch. If you’re looking for a great steak, burger, or chicken fry, this is the place to go. They usually have live music on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s also located directly in the depot if you want to go out and enjoy some of the bars during your stay. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“If you want to shop the major brands, look no further. This is Lubbock's premiere shopping destination.”
  • 3 locals recommend
University
“Why not? This is why most people are in Lubbock and maybe, just maybe you will see the Masked Rider!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“In our opinion, this is the best pizza in Lubbock by far. Everything is made fresh in-house and they have an impressive selection of craft beers on tap and in bottles. Service can be a little slow at times due to high kitchen demand but the wait is totally worth it. Grab a box and take the rest home for a late night snack. Highly recommended!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“This is our favorite restaurant in town and is in downtown about 14 miles away. It is on the upper end price wise, but is worth it if you are looking for amazing food, drinks, and service.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Wine & Tapas, amazing Sangria, live music, cool Bohemian vibes...you don't get much better than La Diosa. My FAV place in Lubbock to meet up with friends in the evenings.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
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“Take a tour of the winery and sample one or two! ;) Kim McPherson's Sangiovese is my fav Texas wine. Thursdays are also patio night! Enjoy a glass of wine and live music on the patio if you happen to be in town on a Thurs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Cool if you are into history and like looking at little houses! But bring LOTS of water!!! Most of it is outdoors and it gets extremely hot!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The Crafthouse is one of your hosts favorite places to eat in Lubbock. They feature a new menu every month with a variety of home-style meals with an upscale and unique flair added to them. If you’re here on a Saturday or Sunday, give this place a try for brunch. You won’t be disappointed. They also have a great selection of craft beers, wine, and liquor. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
College Basketball Court
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Chimmy’s is one of the main staples on the Broadway bar scene. It may be packed in the evenings, but if you want to experience a true college-town bar, this is the place to go. Their food is excellent (try the nachos) and their margaritas are STRONG!! Once this place closes down, head over to The Local, Crickets, or Bar PM to finish off the night. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a fun little museum that has a little bit of everything in it: dinosaur bones, art, sculpture, artifacts from around the world, etc. There is a children's section too!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Cafe J is a restaurant and bar and The Lounge Bar is open until 2:00 am on weekends. It has a patio for nice weather nights.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Triple J Chophouse has an in-house brewery that keeps several rotating craft brews on tap. Their food is excellent, and the service is always top-notch. If you’re looking for a great steak, burger, or chicken fry, this is the place to go. They usually have live music on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s also located directly in the depot if you want to go out and enjoy some of the bars during your stay. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“In our opinion, this is the best pizza in Lubbock by far. Everything is made fresh in-house and they have an impressive selection of craft beers on tap and in bottles. Service can be a little slow at times due to high kitchen demand but the wait is totally worth it. Grab a box and take the rest home for a late night snack. Highly recommended!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“This is our favorite restaurant in town and is in downtown about 14 miles away. It is on the upper end price wise, but is worth it if you are looking for amazing food, drinks, and service.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Wine & Tapas, amazing Sangria, live music, cool Bohemian vibes...you don't get much better than La Diosa. My FAV place in Lubbock to meet up with friends in the evenings.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The Crafthouse is one of your hosts favorite places to eat in Lubbock. They feature a new menu every month with a variety of home-style meals with an upscale and unique flair added to them. If you’re here on a Saturday or Sunday, give this place a try for brunch. You won’t be disappointed. They also have a great selection of craft beers, wine, and liquor. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Chimmy’s is one of the main staples on the Broadway bar scene. It may be packed in the evenings, but if you want to experience a true college-town bar, this is the place to go. Their food is excellent (try the nachos) and their margaritas are STRONG!! Once this place closes down, head over to The Local, Crickets, or Bar PM to finish off the night. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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