Just when you think Corpus Christi has it all, new shops are popping up and making you wonder how you survived this long without them. From quick, quality restaurants to a nutrition center and wellness spa for your pup, these new shops and spots that have opened up (or are coming very soon!) are definitely worth the trip in 2019.

The Coffee Mug(gle)

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Are you still upset you never received your Hogwarts letter? Harry Potter fans rejoice—a brand new wizarding world-themed coffee shop has opened in Corpus Christi! With Harry Potter-inspired drinks & decor—including books, props and more, you’re bound to have a magical time. Wands at the ready!

Address: 1112 Morgan Ave.

Island Joe’s

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Have you ever enjoyed your cup of joe while lounging in huge, colorful shipping containers? If not, you haven’t been to Island Joe’s! This beloved coffee shop is back at a new location on Padre Island. The best part? A percentage of their sales goes to a feeding program they’ve helped to set up in the Dominican Republic. Talk about a unique and heartwarming experience!

Address: 14829 S Padre Island Dr.

Stingers Coffee


In the brand new shopping plaza on Staples near Lipes in Southside sits a new cafe! This family-owned and operated coffee shop is a remote worker’s dream —with free wifi, tons of patio and indoor seating and savory and sweet food options. If you’re looking to fuel up your large group, they have options of large coffee, hot chocolate and cinnamon roll orders!

Address: 1304 Airline Rd.

Nueces Brewing Company

A Nue brewery is opening up in late Spring ‘19, just in time for summer! Nueces Brewery plans to have three main areas to accommodate everyone. The front part of the building that faces Water Street will be the main seating area filled with casual picnic tables and a large bar area. Immediately off that room will be an outside deck, complete with a view of the water and open area for the kiddos. The final room will hold all the beer tanks—a.k.a. where the magic happens—where regular tours are in the works. As the cornerstone of the brewery, Nueces plan to produce a Mexican Lager, with hopes of it spreading nationwide.

Address: 401 S Water St.

Tac TX

If you’re looking for blood-pumping adrenaline filled fun, you need to check out Tac TX, the Coastal Bend’s only tactical laser tag spot! Their motto is to “live the game vs. play it” with their real-life tactical laser tag experience for everyone, from 8-year-old kids to those who are kids at heart. Tac TX is also the first place in Corpus Christi to offer ax throwing.

Address: Saratoga and Rodd Field, 2818 Rodd Field Rd.

EarthWise Pet

Your pets are about to be given the royal treatment at EarthWise Pet, coming soon to Southside! This natural nutrition center and wellness spa will have pet grooming, a pet self-wash, rescue events for adoption, certified pet nutritionists on call and a home delivery service for their products. For opening updates, follow their Facebook page!

Address: 5625 Saratoga Blvd. #119

Dave & Busters

After a day on the beach, play some games at the Coastal Bend’s first Dave & Busters! Experience VR like never before, as well as community events throughout the year.

Address: 5488 S Padre Island Dr., Ste 1260

There’s always something exciting going on in Corpus Christi. For up-to-date events going on each week, check out The List so you don’t miss a thing!