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Top 10 Things to do in Downtown Corpus Christi

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

Pint Night at the Executive Surf Club

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 heart of downtown Corpus Christi in La Retama Park, 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!

Throwdown Thursdays at Brewster Street

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.

Tour, Dine and Shop at Harrison’s Landing

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! 

Karaoke and Cocktails at Cheers

A Saturday night isn’t a Saturday night until there’s been some karaoke. At Cheers, there’s fast service, friendly faces, great drinks, laid back atmosphere, and fun tunes. It’s the downtown bar where “everyone knows your name!” After you’ve sung your fill of Journey and Air Supply, be sure to check out the food trucks waiting out front at closing time. (We recommend the french fries!)

Live Music, Pizza, and Beer at House of Rock

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.mto 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.

Cigars and Cordials at Havana Club

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!

Margaritas on the Back Patio of Pier 99

Nestled on the shores of North Beach with the majestic USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier turned museum, as its backdrop, Pier 99 offers a wide array of drink specials, live music performers, and an unbeatable, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy drink specials, catch the game on TV, and drink in the view from the back patio — a truly unforgettable evening experience.