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.
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. Brewsters also features excellent food and a full bar.
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!
Located in the beautiful outdoor area of the Art Center of Corpus Christi, 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!
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!
Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard Japonica, a 50-foot, open-touring boat, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful downtown marina and skyline in the heart of the Corpus Christi Bay. Find gifts and pieces created by local artists and 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!
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.
After 10 years in downtown Corpus Christi, House of Rock is still the go-to venue for local music artists, their fans and beer lovers alike. The dough-tossing, salad-crafting kitchen is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Don’t leave this place without trying the meatballs and the Supreme Me Pie!
Located in the heart of Downtown Corpus Christi, The Gold Fish is a hidden gem of a bar where you will find specialty drinks, craft beer, and live smooth jazz every Thursday night. Whether you have been craving a handcrafted cocktail or a whiskey striaght, the friendly bartenders at the Gold Fish are sure to serve up something you will enjoy. Mostly outdoors, the Gold Fish is the perfect combination of a back porch experience mixed with sights and sounds of the city.
Pulled pork paninis with gouda cheese, sun-dried 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 Corpus Christi Water Gardens, located between the Art Museum of South Texas and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Soak up the peaceful ambiance and take some great photos of the Harbor Bridge and the large cargo ships that are passing through the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.