Whether you’re looking for a quick happy-hour spot or a bar you can stay at all night, you don’t have to venture further than downtown Corpus Christi to find these lager-than-life venues. There are tons of beer taps and brews at these local hotspots!
Known by artists, locals and visitors as the most iconic live music venue and hangout spot, Executive Surf Club is the place to head after work and stay a while. With indoor and patio seating, feel free to bring your pups to this dog-friendly spot! ESC is said to have the most beers on tap in the city with a $2 pint “night” every Tuesday from 11 AM - 11 PM.
Location: 309 N. Water St.
Not only does House of Rock serve gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, fresh salads and appetizers seven days a week for lunch, happy hour and dinner, they also feature daily drink specials, blackboard specials and hosts live music and community events. Don’t miss their live music shows every Wednesday night!
Location: 511 Starr St.
Meant to be a gathering point for the arts and cultural experiences of the city, The Exchange provides a space for the people of Corpus Christi to come together to share their ideas, poems, toasts and cheers. They have all craft everything, both beer and food, with Texas and locally-sourced beers available.
Location: 224 Mesquite St.
Rebel Toad Brewing Company is a four barrel brewery located in downtown Corpus Christi. With a family-friendly tap room and a large selection of games to play at your seat, Rebel Toad is serving up craft brews in a fun, casual brewpub atmosphere. As a bonus, there’s a rotation of local food trucks parked right outside!
Location: 425 William St.
Nueces Brewing Company is Corpus Christi's newest Downtown brewery! The restored downtown building is given new life thanks to the local craft beer produced in house. When you go you'll find a spacious outdoor patio that's great to soak in a sunset while sipping on a tasty brew. As one of Corpus Christi's largest breweries, the family-friendly spot is a must while you are downtown.
Location: 401 S. Water Street
Dining at RRSS is the perfect way to begin or end an evening performance, sporting event or special function Downtown. Here, you can get truly mouth-watering food from their signature homemade onion rings and tender Gulf shrimp to chicken-fried steaks and crisp and refreshing salads. Their attentive and friendly staff, as well as a full-service bar with unique signature drinks, will have you wanting to get your caboose in gear to try out this spot!
Location: 1214 N. Chaparral St.
If you’re looking for a relaxed, but good time, head to the cozy, locally-owned Irish pub known as Cassidy’s. With local and regional live music playing frequently and Guinness always on tap, you’re sure to have a great time.
Location: 601 N. Water St.
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