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Fun Stuff for the Hipster
 

 

Hipsters - Fun Seekers - Trendsetters

You are "in the know" of all things cool and hip. You are the first of your friends to try the latest "it" thing and are at the forefront of experiencing all that is new and interesting.

 

Eats & Drinks

Cru Bar

Cru Bar and Venue
258 Pine St.
361-275-1131

www.cruabilene.com

A bar & venue in a 1920s building in historic downtown Abilene with a modern twist and wide selection of whiskey, scotch and bourbon, as well as a full bar. Live music some nights!
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Cypress Street Station
158 Cypress St.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday
325-676-3463
www.cypress-street.com

A Landmark Restaurant in the heart of downtown. Cypress Street serves fine dining in a lovely, historic setting with a full bar.
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Fat Boss's Pub
216 Pine St.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. weekdays; until 1 a.m. Saturdays
325-232-8775
@FatBossPubAbilene

Located in historic downtown Abilene. Home to the 8-hour Happy Hour from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.! Also serves lunch and dinner.
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Abi-Haus
959 North 2nd St.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
325-672-7452
www.good-haus.com

Eclectic food staples that, when paired with their extensive pre-Prohibition cocktails, local Texas craft beers, and incredible wine list, guarantee you a one-of-a kind, memorable dining experience.
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Public Haus

Public Haus
173 Pine St.
2 p.m.-12 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday
325-672-7452
www.public-haus.com

Part of the Good-Haus Family, Public Haus offers coffee, cocktails and community.
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Majestic

Neon Parrot Lounge
181 Pine St.
325-701-9996
www.neonparrotlounge.com

Downtown Abilene's swankiest music venue. Look for the NPL neon light in the window - if it's on, come on in for a good time! You can also check the calendar on our website to plan your festivities ahead of time.

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The Mill logo

The Mill Wine Bar & Event Venue
239 Locust St.
325-788-0360

themillwinery.com

Offering a wide variety of great wine and a rotating selection of craft beer in a unique setting - a restored grain silo and warehouse! Some evenings you will find a food truck parked outside. Steak Night on Thursdays!
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Pappy Slokum

Pappy Slokum Brewing Co.
409 S. Treadaway Blvd.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays
325-201-4112
pappyslokum.com

Who is Pappy Slokum? Pappy was a moonshiner in the rural backwoods of Callahan County, in the heart of the Big Country. Come join us in our taproom every Saturday from 11-7. Enjoy a pint in a kid and dog friendly environment. Food truck always on site. Who's Yer Pappy?
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Vagabond

Vagabond Pizza
1056 N. 2nd
11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
325-268-4321
vagabondpizza.com

We make awesome pizzas. Dough from a secret recipe. Sauce from imported San Marizano tomatoes. Toppings that are phenomenal; hand crafted meats, local veggies, lots of love. Oh, and when we put it all together we throw it in 850° oven. Yeah, awesome is an understatement. We also have a rotating craft beer list and 100 labels of wine.
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Beehive

Beehive Restaurant & Saloon
442 Cedar St.
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 5-10 p.m. Saturday
325-675-0600
beehivesaloon.com

The Beehive Restaurant offers a variety of dining options, from Peppercorn Burgers to mouth-watering Steak to perfectly seasoned Fish. We offer a full-bar and in-house dining experience for the casual diner as well as the special occasions.
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Monks

 

Monks Coffee Shop
233 Cypress St.
325-437-2984

monkscoffeeshop.com

Pick up an iced latte and a kitschy Abilene T-Shirt. Check out the original artwork by local artists and stay awhile. Monks is quirky and comfy!
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Sockdolager

 

Sockdolager Brewing Co.
720 China St.
325-721-1718

sockdolagerbrewery.com

SOCK•DOL•AG•ER 1.) A FORCEFUL BLOW 2.) AN EXCEPTIONAL PERSON OR THING. Sockdolager Brewing Co. seeks to provide a consistent, unique and quality product using only the best ingredients for our friends, family and anyone else who wants to join in. With a tip o’ the cap to tradition and a keen eye set on innovation, we seek to provide beverages worth gathering around; beverages that inspire community and conversation; beverages that are a real Sockdolager.
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Shopping Excursions

BettyJune

 

Betty&June boutique
189 Pine St.
325-672-
1522
bettyandjuneboutique.com

A contemporary women's boutique located in downtown Abilene around the corner from Abi-Haus.
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Under One Roof

 

Under One Roof
244 Pine St.
325-673-
1309
underonerooftx.com

Under One Roof has become a well-known gift, apparel and accessory shop in historic downtown Abilene. We are located in the old Minter's Department Store on Pine Street.
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Casa Authentique

 

Casa Authentique
201 Walnut St.
325-673-
1190
casaabilene.com

Everything you love! Kendra Scott, Uno de 50, Lagos, Brighton, Simon Sebbag, MacKenzie Childs and Jan Barbolio. Shoes, apparel, fine furniture and home decor.
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The Arrangement

 

The Arrangement
357 Walnut St.
325-670-
0061
getfunkyfresh.com

Florist and unique gift shop with items that range from elegant to whimsical, clothing, shoes, home décor, china and much more!
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Eternal Threads

Eternal Threads
101 Walnut St.
325-672-
6000
eternalthreads.org

Shop for Fair Trade products from around the world including jewelry, accessories and home decor. Eternal Threads establishes sustainable methods of helping women and their families, who live in poverty to increase their income, enabling them to educate their children and buy nutritious food and medicine.
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Mall of Abilene

The Mall of Abilene
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
325-698-4351

mallofabilene.com

The Mall of Abilene is the only enclosed regional shopping center that serves an expansive 22-county region in West Central Texas known as the Big Country. The mall is home to a movie theater, restaurants, children's play area, the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, department stores such as Dillard's, Sears and JC Penney as well as small boutique stores. There's something for everyone at the Mall of Abilene!
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Shopping, Dining & More in Buffalo Gap

A short distance south of Abilene, a trip to the quaint town of Buffalo Gap won't disappoint with unique restaurants, quirky shopping and even a monthly flea market.

Tom Perini

Perini Ranch Steakhouse
3002 Hwy 89
Buffalo Gap
325-572-3339 (Reservations recommended)

www.periniranch.com

Start with some spicy Bloody Mary's then choose from the hearty menu - steaks, cajun grilled catfish, famous bread pudding and more! Sample some of the best Texas wines from their extensive wine list also. This restaurant on a working ranch is famous throughout the state. Founder Tom Perini has cooked all over, from the White House to the wedding receptions of the famous. Perini's is also well-known for its all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet served outside chuckwagon style.
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Country Market

Perini Ranch Country Market
1042 Litel St.
Buffalo Gap
325-572-4444

store.periniranch.com/country-market

Perini Ranch Country Market is just that – a country market. Nostalgic, authentic, and with Perini Ranch flair. Stop by for seasonal produce from our garden and from other local farmers, unique kitchen supplies and hand selected gourmet foods, gardening supplies, old fashioned toys and children’s items, and healthy and fun treats for pets. All in one amazing rock house at the corner of FM 89 and Litel Street in Buffalo Gap.
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Lola's

 

Lola’s Mexican Food Café
2709 FM 89
Buffalo Gap
325-572-3731

Have a New Mexico-style lunch with Navajo fry bread and honey. Don’t be surprised if Lola sends you to the kitchen to fetch your own iced tea. It’s part of the fun.
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Deutschlander Deutschlander Freshwater Catfish Co.
502 Houston St.
Buffalo Gap
325-527-3486

Steak, fish, shrimp, stuffed crab and of course - catfish! Desserts homemade daily. Children will enjoy the outdoor area where they can run around and look in the pond for giant goldfish and walk over a little bridge. This restaurant is a hidden gem in Buffalo Gap.
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Bar B Q Barn

The Bar B Q Barn
602 Houston St.
Buffalo Gap
325-572-3552

The oldest barbecue place in Taylor County with a separate tap room, pool table, 22-foot shuffleboard and 92-inh' big screen and lots of hats! Just walk through the swingin' doors and step back. The restaurant serves brisket, sausage and daily specials including ribs and cheese burgers.
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Buffalo Gap Flea Market

Buffalo Gap Flea Market & Farmer's Market
Old Settlers Reunion Grounds
Third Saturday of each month

Wide range of antiques and collectibles, new and used merchandise, crafts and fresh produce.
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Taylor County History Center

Taylor County History Center
133 N. William St.
Buffalo Gap
325-572-3365

The Taylor County History Center, previously the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, located in Buffalo Gap, tells the story of the last 50 years of the West Texas frontier. Through interactive exhibits, educational programming, historic interpretation, and audio tours, guests experience the formative years when the region changed from the Wild West to civilized settlements. The collection includes over 15 historic structures (including the original Taylor County Courthouse) from the region and over 10,000 artifacts. Special events include ghost tours, zombie runs, Fourth of July festivities and more!
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Gap Gifts

Gap Gifts
2081 FM 89
Buffalo Gap
325-665-9621

Our shop carries:
Handcrafted soaps, soy wax candles, bath and body products, T-Shirts, artwork, photography, greeting cards, ceramics and more.
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