Not too long ago, the residents and leaders of Lubbock began to push for a downtown revamp. Now, downtown Lubbock is getting back to its original, lively state. Especially in the Depot District - a few city blocks of interesting shops, restaurants, and bars.

The real treasure of the newly revitalized Depot Entertainment District is, of course, the entertainment. Within the various bars and restaurants, you are bound to hear the sweet, sweet sounds of live music traveling through the air. If you’re spending an evening in the Depot District, you’ll definitely want to check out Lubbock’s music scene, as well as the other renovated spots in the area. Here are four fantastic local businesses to stop by the next time you’re in the Depot District:

  1. If what you're looking for is drinks, games, and music all in one spot, then book no further. The Library Bar is the place to be. They’ve got a large selection of beers as well as wines, liquors, and scrumptious bar food. This is one “library” where there's never a cover charge and you’ll want to party all night. (It is 21+ so don't forget your library card, k?)

  2. Oh my gosh, Jux-Ta-Posh! We're impressed. Unexpected combinations of salvage and style within the walls of this antique/gift/shopping experience will leave you drooling for more. People rave over the uniqueness + the treasures you'll find here (along with a friendly atmosphere to boot). It's a rustic, vintage, handmade gem of a home décor shop filled with everything from lamps to jewelry to kids' toys. Jux-Ta-Pearl of its kind, know what I'm sayin? 

  3. Let Triple J’s Chophouse & Brew Co. triple your happiness from within their killer-cool historic building gone brewery. Beer, steak, and tunes, ya'll; beer, steak, and tunes. Chomp the menu (made from scratch) with live music at decibels where conversation's still possible. Texas cozy with your favorites; you won't be sorry. 

  4. The Garden is Lubbock's grown-up version of Field Day: you can play, enjoy the outdoors from the sidelines, or hang with your people – it's all happening. Live music, outdoor movie screenings, craft beer and wine PLUS corn hole, giant Jenga, and beer pong. So, why haven't you been to The Garden yet? Get your pup in on the action, too – The Garden is a pet-friendly zone!

In the Depot District on a Friday? You can also check out First Friday Art Trail - a free, public art event where local artists and musicians feature their work.

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