10 Places to Go After a Texas Tech Football Game
A cloud of smoke appears, excitement builds and a black horse races across the field with the Masked Rider gripping the reins with one hand and holding her “Guns Up” with the other. The Red Raiders charge the field, greeted by 60,000 screaming fans. It’s true when people say there is nothing like game day in Raiderland. It’s no wonder that after the game clock strikes 0:00, fans flock to nearby spots to continue the celebration. We’ve highlighted 10 places to be after the Victory Bells ring out.
2419 Main St.
Looking for an affordable brew? Bash Riprock’s serves some of the coldest beer in town and offers 14 HD televisions so you can check in on how other college match-ups ended that night.
2605 19th St.
The Blue Martini Lounge at Café J mixes delicious martinis along with one of the best Chiltons in Lubbock. Check out this cozy bar for low lighting, live music and craft cocktails. We recommend the Mexican Martini or a French 76!
Just down the street from Jones AT&T Stadium, you’ll find a Lubbock staple with some of the best margaritas in town. Chimy’s offers an indoor and outdoor space complete with flat-screens and a menu of late-night bites like nachos and cheese fries.
Cricket’s Draft House + Grill
With more than 100 beers on tap and a menu starring savory burgers, tasty tacos and Cricket’s world-famous cheddar fries, you can’t go wrong. Get your fill and compete for bragging rights on the pool or shuffleboard tables.
Local Bar and Grill
Local Bar and Grill serves a signature Texas Tea that’s a twist on the traditional Long Island Iced Tea by substituting the gin for tequila. Don’t miss the tunes at the bar featuring either a DJ or live music. Also, savor items from their full menu like the pork belly sandwich and mac ‘n’ cheese bites.
Mesquites Bar & Grill
Craft beer, cocktails and specialty shots are on the menu at Mesquites Bar & Grill. Dig into a plate of fried pickles or stuffed jalapenos before sinking your teeth into a cheeseburger or slice of pizza. Then, get ready for a full night of celebrating; after all, Mesquites doesn’t close until 2 a.m.
Nick’s Sports Grill and Lounge
2323 Mac Davis Ln.
Just a 10-minute walk from the stadium, Nick’s is a great place to grab a drink. With a wide selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks, you’ll find exactly what you’re thirsty for. Make sure you come hungry, as Nick’s special game day menu is loaded with burgers, calzones, pizzas, sandwiches and other goodies.
The Blue Light Live
1806 Buddy Holly Ave.
In the heart of the Depot Entertainment District is The Blue Light Live! Stop by this legendary venue after the game for a drink and listen to some live music.
1801 Buddy Holly Ave.
Just across the street from The Blue Light Live is The Garden. This is the perfect place to talk about the game with friends over a few craft beers or glasses of wine. Take a seat at one of the picnic tables in the outdoor courtyard, and order your beverage of choice to enjoy along with a sandwich or a deconstructed bratwurst. Oversized Jenga, cornhole and other games are at The Garden as well, just in case you’re feeling competitive.
2252 Marsha Sharp Fwy.
See one of the best views of the “Hub City” at The Roof! This energetic bar and night club overlooks Jones AT&T Stadium from the 11th story of a parking garage. Sip your drinks, appreciate the view and dance the night away.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of places to visit after a game! Share your favorite post-game spots with us using #LiveLoveLubbock!