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The lovely Texas town of Bastrop retains its historic charm: charming brick storefronts line the streets, artists display their handcrafted wares, and local chefs crisp chicken-fried-steak and catfish to perfection. Perfectly positioned along the banks of the Colorado River, charming Bastrop offers something for everyone and it is only a 40 minute drive from Austin. Visit their website for more. Be sure to click the “Film” tab at the top of their page for a little surprise!
Here’s your guide to the Best of Bastrop!
Eat & Drink
Start your day off with Sertino’s Coffee! They serve a full espresso menu along with the fan favorite Mexican Mocha! They also offer an assortment of pastries to start your day off right!
If you’re looking for a more indulgent breakfast head over to Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery. Stop anyone on the street in Bastrop County and ask where to get the best breakfast and they will send you to Maxine’s. They offer lunch and dinner too, their menu is chock full of Texas favorites, including pie! Seriously you can’t go wrong! Another great places to grab a meal is Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard! With good food, drinks, and live music all nestled river front this is your must-stop in Bastrop!
Texans really love their beer, especially local. Bastrop Beer Company is no different. It’s a craft beer and bottle sho, they have 28 beers on tap in addition to can options. They even have arcade games! But our favorite part of Bastrop Beer Co is that you can create your own six-pack to go! It’s a great gift option. But if you’re looking for a place just to grab a drink with more of a variety head over to Old Town Restaurant and Bar. Old Town looks and feels like a bar in a movie. It’s located right in the heart of Downtown Bastrop with the added bonus of being inside a historic building. Be sure to check it out for yourself on your next trip out!
Photos courtesy of Serinto’s Coffee, Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery, Neighbor’s Kitchen, Bastrop Beer Co, and Old Town’s Instagram accounts
There’s plenty of unique shopping experiences in Bastrop. Our favorite being Astro Record Store. They specializes in rare and unusual LPs, CDs, collectibles, and music memorabilia. You’ll also find a great selection of vintage record players, speakers and amps, accessories, and they have a lovely shared courtyard out back. Give the gift of food by visiting Sugar Shack! This adorable spot has all your nostalgic and sweet tooth needs, especially with the holidays just around the corner.
Last but not least we highly recommend a visit to Lost Pines Art Bazaar. Not only does it have everything from great home items and a wide array of gift options but just things you’ll want to buy and keep for yourself!
There’s a lot in Bastrop in the way of experience. If you’re interested in history you can check out the Bastrop Opera House, the Bastrop Courthouse, or just historic Downtown Bastrop! If you’re a nature lovers, Bastop has plenty of outdoor activities to feed your soul. Try Bastrop County Nature Park, Lake Bastrop South Shore Park, Bastrop State Park, and Fisherman’s Park. For a full list of activities head here for details.
Bastop is a very film friendly town. A lot has been filmed there over the years. It’s fun to take your own filming location tour. Which you can do by clicking here for details!
Photos courtesy of Bastrop County Instagram page.
With so much to see and eat, you’re going to need more than one day in Bastrop! So why not make where you sleep just as unique as the city you’re staying in? With the creation of Airbnb finding unique places to stay has become a both trendy and convenient. Tiny homes, shipping containers, and rustic farmhouse decor have become the latest trends. In Bastrop we recommend: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort And Spa, Morris Mansion B & B, Pecan Street Inn, Green Leaf Yurts , The Butterfly Cottage, or the Downtown Bastrop Loft .
Photos courtesy of Airbnb and Hyatt Regency’s Instagram Account.
Featured photo courtesy of Visit Bastop
Stay tuned for next week’s Texas town!