Top 10 Things to do in Downtown Corpus Christi
Downtown Corpus Christi’s darling for enjoying draught beer. With nearly 30 brews on tap, and a few in rotation, $2 Pint Night is the place to be on Tuesday evenings. Enjoy varietals from around the world, the States, and locally. And don’t forget to pair your draught with some delicious appetizers — like the fried mushrooms or zesty club queso.
Downtown Farmers Market
Located in the beautiful outdoor area of the Art Center, the Downtown Farmers Market offers crafts, produce, and other products from our local artisans every Wednesday evening. For an added bonus, you can take your newly bought produce over to House of Rock, and they’ll make you a custom pizza with your fresh local ingredients!
Introduce yourself to Texas country. Brewster Street is the place to go when you feel like dancing. The kids can enjoy Texas Blue Bell ice cream and a playground while you and your friends go out on the dance floor. Brewster's also features excellent food and a full bar.
Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard Japonica, a 50 foot, open-touring boat, and enjoy the sights and sounds of our beautiful downtown marina and cityscape in the heart of Corpus Christi Bay. Find gifts and pieces created by local artists & photographers at Cathy’s Boutique and Gifts. Finally, enjoy a tasty meal and drinks at Tavern on the Bay. It’s the only place in town that has a floating bar!
Built in 1997 in honor of Selena Quintanilla Perez, the Mirador de la Flor draws about 30,000 people every year to pay homage to the legendary Tejano singer. The statue is located at the corner of Peoples Street and Shoreline Boulevard. Don't forget your camera!
Going on its 10th year of operation, House of Rock is still the go-to downtown venue for local music artists, their fans, and beer lovers alike. The dough-tossing, salad-crafting kitchen is open seven days a week, 11a.m to 11p.m. Don’t leave this place without trying the meatballs and the Supreme Me Pie!
The wine menu at the Republic of Texas
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Bordeaux, Montrachet… from light-bodied Italian and full-bodied French reds, to sweet German whites, the Republic of Texas has the right fit for your foodie palate. For a light, affordable yet elegant night out with that special someone, try a bottle of crisp white from New Zealand — like the Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc — paired with the ahi tuna tartare or oysters republic.
The Havana Club boasts the only walk-in humidor in downtown Corpus Christi. With import cigars and cordials to complement, this swanky establishment is great for the visitor seeking a one-of-a-kind experience. Check out the great tapas menu, along with daily drink specials. After you’ve had your fill of Cuban flare, head over to the Selena statue across the street for a unique photo opportunity!
A Boxcar Burger and Bock at Railroad Seafood Station
The only thing better than a great burger is a great beer to go with it. Try the Boxcar Burger — a half-pound beef patty with sautéed mushrooms and all the fixings, situated on a sweet sourdough bun — and pair it with the Hofbrau Bock from the Station’s microbrewery. The hint of hoppy bitterness with a bold malty flavor make it the perfect beer for this burger. While you’re there, try the sampler flight of all six in-house brews!
Lunch, arts and culture
Pulled pork paninis with gouda cheese, sundried turkey sandwiches with tomato pesto, hungry yet? Hester's Cafe at the Art Museum of South Texas is a must-visit for lunch or brunch. Order to go and have a picnic lunch at the Water Gardens, located between the Art Museum of South Texas and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Soak up the peaceful ambience and take some great photos of the Harbor Bridge.