Truly a haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life, La Diosa Cellars is the dream of Sylvana, the owner. Inspired by her father's love of Spanish cuisine, her own appreciation for art, and her father-in-law's appreciation for Texan wine. La Diosa Cellars is the only winery in the city limits of Lubbock and produces about 2000 cases a year. La Diosa also sells other Texan wines and is a great place to sample the flavors of the region. During lunch, delicious paninis such as Tropicano Julian made with walnut-crusted chicken, pineapple, Swiss cheese and spinach, are available. A variety of tapas, salads, soups, and pizzas are on the menu for most of the day. The space is decorated with art and functions as a gallery by showcasing single artists.
The Blue Light Live has been wowing Texans with their live musical performances since it opened in 1999. Nestled in the heart of the Historic Depot Entertainment District, this venue showcases authentic music from Texas and is equipped with a great sound system. Take a sip of beer and enjoy the tunes of regional musicians. Some of their previous performances have includes such acts as Ross Cooper, Dovetail, Jason Eady, The Goners and The Novel Ideas.
If you are looking for a romantic and laid back night out, head to The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room in Lubbock. The chefs here have filled the menu with a wide variety of delicious gourmet dishes, including filet mignon au poivre (wrapped in bacon with a peppercorn sauce), tortellini a la vodka, and their famous fondues. Their cheesy fondues include a spinach artichoke fondue and their house fondue which includes smoked gouda and caraway. The Funky Door also boasts one of the best wine selections in town.
Drink and eat like a local when you visit Local Bar and Grill. This bar has been recently renovated and features a fresh new look inside. They specialize in serving a large selection of Texas-made beers - yes, there are a lot out there besides Lone Star. This bar is a bit on the small side, so large groups might have a difficult time finding seats, but the atmosphere is very welcoming, even for newcomers. A selection of items are available for dinner, including juicy burgers and pizza.
With 2 locations in Lubbock, the Lone Star Oyster Bar is a friendly neighborhood haunt that offers patrons live entertainment in the form of alternative, rock and country music. A laid-back ambiance puts all first-timers at ease as they mingle with the regulars who stop by all the time. The seafood preparations exceed all expectations and certainly goes well with some wine or any alcohol you choose from the extensive menu.
For a escape from the common bar experience in Lubbock visit The Gas Light. This lounge features an upscale atmosphere, with leather couches and chairs and live background music being played. The Gas Light serves specialty drinks, like hurricanes and mojitos, along with a large variety of wines from around the globe. There is also a whole menu of different martini creations. A selection of food, including appetizers and main courses like burgers and sandwiches, is also available.
Visited by hordes of party lovers of the region, Crossroads is a hot favorite junction for those who want to enjoy a night out with friends. Equipped with ultra modern facilities, the club is visited by many for dancing to trend-setting tunes as well as to socialize with like-minded people. This surely warrants a visit when in the city. Call ahead for details.