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The Depot Entertainment District’s Best Spots

The Depot Entertainment District, located in the heart of downtown Lubbock, offers a different genre of live musical talent through each door, a varied selection of food and drink options, art and entertainment. Whether you want a relaxing evening out or a night full of dancing and drinks, the Depot Entertainment District offers great options for any occasion. Here are a few of the district’s must-see spots:

Cactus Theater
With a rich history rooted in Lubbock, the Cactus Theater originally stood as a neighborhood movie theater from 1938-1958. Since the mid-1990s the theater has been transformed into a music venue, helping cultivate local talent while attracting performers from around the state and country. With multiple performances taking place almost every week, the Cactus Theater continues to be a local hot spot that both visitors and residents of Lubbock love to check out.

Location: 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.

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Don Caldwell performs at the Cactus Theater

The Blue Light Live
Known as the Americana music hub of Lubbock, The Blue Light Live supports both local and regional songwriters for Singer/Songwriter Nights with Jerry Serrano, as well as sold out concerts on the weekends from artists nationwide. The intimate atmosphere offers a unique setting unlike any other in Lubbock, creating a relationship with the artists that is hard to come by. With great drinks and amazing music, The Blue Light Live is a must-see spot.

Location: 1806 Buddy Holly Ave.

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Packed house at The Blue Light Live

Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co.
Delicious food and an in-house brewing company make this restaurant a staple in Lubbock. A comfortable environment, friendly staff and a variety of menu items keep locals and visitors coming back for more. Offering an authentic steakhouse atmosphere and live music at night, Triple J is a great place to go with friends or on a date night. Start your meal off with the Cactus Queso Blanco and a house-brewed beer, enjoy the Ancho Grilled Filet Mignon for your entrée and cap your meal off with the Praline Bread Pudding for dessert.

Location: 1807 Buddy Holly Ave.

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Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co.

La Diosa Cellars & McPherson Cellars
Looking for something with an international flair? Head to La Diosa Cellars to enjoy Spanish-inspired tapas and a great selection of wine while you dine in an eclectic setting unlike any other. Showcasing art throughout the bistro and hosting live music nights, La Diosa offers a one-of-a-kind experience that visitors can’t miss. Head to La Diosa for a light lunch, a drink with friends or a pitcher of their signature sangria.

McPherson Cellars is owned by the McPherson family who have been a part of the Texas grape-growing and winemaking industry for over 40 years. Winemaker Kim McPherson has been successful in the business, winning over 600 medals in state, national and international competitions to date. In the summer, McPherson Cellars hosts weekly patio nights at the winery with live music, food trucks and, of course, wine. Tours and tastings are also available during their hours of operation throughout the year.

Locations: La Diosa Cellars – 901 17th St./ McPherson Cellars – 1615 Texas Ave.

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Sangria at La Diosa Cellars

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The Tasting Room at McPherson Cellars

Jux-Ta-Posh & Bentley Arrow
Uniquely reimagined, recycled and repurposed treasures are what you will find at Jux-Ta-Posh. With eclectic finds perfect for any home, Jux-Ta-Posh offers handcrafted furniture and salvaged materials with a rich historical background from all over the country.

Across the street from Jux-Ta-Posh is Bently Arrow, a lively shop that is not your grandma’s antique shop. Bently Arrow showcases European furniture and decór that are sure to add character to any home. With an ever-changing, eclectic inventory and lively atmosphere, Bentley Arrow makes shopping for antique furniture an experience you won’t forget.

You can find all the things you didn’t even know you needed for your home in one afternoon at Jux-Ta-Posh and Bentley Arrow.

Location: Jux-Ta-Posh – 1701 Buddy Holly Ave./ Bentley Arrow – 1702 Buddy Holly Ave.

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Bentley Arrow

Whether you’re looking for live music, wanting to sample a glass (or two) of vino or just shopping for home decor, you can find it in the Depot Entertainment District. Don’t forget to share your Depot adventures with us using #LiveLoveLubbock!