From laid-back dive bars to classy cocktail lounges, there's something for everyone. With over eight bars reviewed and countless drinks sampled, I'm excited to share my top picks for the best places to grab a drink in Bastrop.

So sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and get ready to explore the best drinking spots this charming town has to offer. Cheers!

Stem & Stone Craft Beer, Wine & Eats

Stem & Stone Craft Beer, Wine & Eats
🗺️ 1507 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-549-3228
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–2 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Tuesday: 5–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Wednesday: 5–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Thursday: 5–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

First of all, the atmosphere at Stem & Stone is amazing! The dim lighting and cozy feel make it a perfect spot for a date or some casual drinks with friends.

Their selection of craft beer and wine is quite impressive. I felt like a kid in a candy store when I saw the variety they had to offer. I tried their featured IPA, and boy was it hoppy!

And don't even get me started on their eats. Their charcuterie board is to die for! The combination of cheeses, meats, and fruits was heavenly.

Overall, Stem & Stone is definitely a must-visit spot in Bastrop for anyone who loves craft beer, wine, and delicious food. It's the perfect place to unwind after a long day or just catch up with friends over some drinks.

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Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard

Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard
🗺️ 601 Chestnut St Building C, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-988-7036
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM

Upon entering, I was immediately charmed by the quaint and rustic atmosphere that made me feel as if I were in my own backyard. The staff was incredibly welcoming and attentive, making sure that my drink never went empty.

Their cocktail menu is nothing short of impressive, with options ranging from the classic Old Fashioned to creative concoctions like the Spicy Paloma. I opted for their signature drink, the "Neighbor's Lemonade," which was a perfect blend of sweet and tart.

As for food, their menu features Southern-inspired dishes that are sure to satisfy any appetite. I tried their famous fried chicken sandwich and it did not disappoint! The chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Overall, Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard is a must-visit spot in Bastrop for anyone looking for great drinks, delicious food, and a cozy atmosphere. They truly make you feel like you're part of the neighborhood.

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Piney Creek Chop House

Piney Creek Chop House
🗺️ 703 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-2135
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 5–10 PM
Tuesday: 5–10 PM
Wednesday: 5–10 PM
Thursday: 5–10 PM
Friday: 5–10 PM
Saturday: 5–10 PM

Let's start with the decor - it's simply breathtaking! The rustic yet elegant vibe is perfect for a night out with friends or a romantic dinner. The staff was impeccable and attentive, making sure our glasses were never empty.

Now, let's talk about the drinks. Their signature cocktails are to die for! I tried the Bastrop Sipper, which had the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess. It was so good that I ordered it twice!

The food was equally as impressive. I had the filet mignon, which was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. And don't even get me started on their truffle mac and cheese - it was divine!

Overall, Piney Creek Chop House is a must-visit if you're in Bastrop. You won't be disappointed!

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Heroes Sports Bar & Scratch Kitchen

Heroes Sports Bar & Scratch Kitchen
🗺️ 1067 State Hwy 71, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-549-3555
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–10 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4–11 PM
Thursday: 4–11 PM
Friday: 4–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM

First off, the ambiance is inviting with multiple screens for sports enthusiasts and a cozy area for those who prefer to dine in peace. Secondly, their menu is a culinary masterpiece with an array of options that will delight your taste buds. I highly recommend their loaded fries; they are simply divine. Lastly, the staff was friendly and attentive which made my dining experience even better. Overall, Heroes Sports Bar & Scratch Kitchen is definitely worth visiting if you're looking for a place to watch sports or unwind after a long day.

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Lakehouse 1441

Lakehouse 1441
🗺️ 395 FM1441, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-3199
🌐 Website
Sunday: 12 PM–12 AM
Monday: 12 PM–12 AM
Tuesday: 12 PM–12 AM
Wednesday: 12 PM–12 AM
Thursday: 12 PM–12 AM
Friday: 12 PM–12 AM
Saturday: 12 PM–1 AM

Walking into Lakehouse 1441, I was immediately struck by the elegant decor and cozy atmosphere. The bar is beautifully designed with a stunning view of the lake - it's like sipping cocktails on a boat! The drinks were top-notch, and their signature cocktail, "The Bastrop Mule," was a delightful mix of ginger beer and vodka. The food menu is also impressive, with a range of dishes to suit any taste bud. Overall, Lakehouse 1441 is definitely worth a visit - even if you're not a fan of lakes or houses!

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Roadhouse Bastrop

Roadhouse Bastrop
🗺️ 2804 TX-21, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-1803
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Monday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–9 PM

Walking in, I was greeted with a smile and the smell of delicious food wafting from the kitchen. The decor is rustic with a touch of Texas charm, making it feel like a true roadhouse. The drinks were impeccable; I tried their signature cocktail, the Roadhouse Margarita, which had just the right amount of sweetness and tanginess. As for the food, everything was finger-licking good! From their juicy burgers to their crispy fries, everything was cooked to perfection. Overall, Roadhouse Bastrop is a great spot to grab some drinks and grub with friends or family. You won't regret it!

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Maxine's Cafe & Bakery

Maxine's Cafe & Bakery
🗺️ 905 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-303-0919
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–3 PM
Monday: 7 AM–3 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–3 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–3 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–3 PM
Friday: 7 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–8 PM

First of all, let me tell you that Maxine's is not just a bakery, it's a whole vibe. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, with a rustic decor that will make you feel like you're in your grandma's kitchen. But don't be fooled by the homey feel - their cocktails are anything but basic.

I ordered their signature drink, the Bastrop Mule, and I must say it was one of the best Mules I've had in a while. It had the perfect balance of ginger beer and vodka, with a hint of lime that made my taste buds dance.

Now, let's talk about the food. Oh boy, where do I start? Their menu is filled with delicious options, from fresh salads to hearty sandwiches. I decided to go for their grilled cheese sandwich (yes, I know it sounds basic) but let me tell you - this was not your average grilled cheese. It had three different types of cheese (cheddar, gouda and provolone), crispy bacon and caramelized onions on sourdough bread. Need I say more?

Overall, Maxine's Cafe & Bakery exceeded my expectations. It's the perfect spot for a casual hangout with friends or a date night with your significant other. Just make sure to save room for dessert - their cakes and pastries are out of this world!

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Morelia Mexican Grill, Bastrop

Morelia Mexican Grill, Bastrop
🗺️ 696 Hwy 71 West Building #1, 3938 Home Depot Way, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-985-5870
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–8 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–10 PM

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted with a warm smile and amazing aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine. The decor was vibrant and colorful, giving off a festive vibe that made me want to grab a sombrero and start dancing.

The drinks were no joke either! The margaritas were perfectly blended with just the right amount of tequila to make me feel like I was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas.

But let's get to the real reason why we're all here: the food. Oh my goodness, the food! From the first bite of crispy chips and fresh salsa, I knew this was going to be good. The menu had so many options to choose from, but I decided on the carne asada tacos and they did not disappoint. The meat was tender and juicy, and the toppings were fresh and flavorful.

In conclusion, if you're looking for a place that serves up delicious food with great drinks in a fun atmosphere, then Morelia Mexican Grill, Bastrop is definitely worth checking out. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you later.

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Susan Wright

Susan has a passion for helping small, locally-owned restaurants and businesses to tell their stories and showcase their unique offerings to the public. With a loyalty to her hometown of Austin, TX, Susan is committed to making sure these establishments get the recognition they deserve. Outside of work, Susan enjoys exploring Austin's food and music scene with friends, hiking in the nearby hill country, spending time in nature, and savoring every bite of barbeque she can find.