Nightlife in San Marcos

Gladius the Show at Travis County Exposition Center on September 3, 4, or 7 (Up to 55% Off)

Gladius the Show

Travis County Exposition Center

$55 $35

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A cast of wildly talented horses and humans tell the story of the equine land of Gladius

Brad Paisley: Country Nation World Tour at Austin360 Amphitheater on September 4 at 7 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Brad Paisley

Austin360 Amphitheater

$35.89 $20

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Award-winning country singer Brad Paisley takes the stage with rising stars Randy Houser, Leah Turner, and Charlie Worsham

Home or Office Murder Mystery Party for Up to 80 People from Murder for Hire, Inc. (50% Off)

Murder for Hire, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$600 $300

Professional actors lead party guests through roles as suspects and detectives

Wine-Education Class with Snack Pairings and Wineglasses for Two or Four at House Wine (Up to 51% Off)

House Wine

Zilker

$45 $26

Wine-education class bolsters vino fluency and includes snack pairings, reusable wine bags, and travel-ready stemless wineglasses

Outdoor Movie and Popcorn for Two or Double Feature for Two or Four at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In (Up to 58% Off)

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

RMMA

$24 $12

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Independent flicks and classic films from the 50s to the 90s fill the screen at Austin's only drive-in movie theater

$10 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn and Soda at Southwest Theatres ($21.25 Value)

Southwest Theatres

Northwest Austin

$21.25 $10

Regular and 3D blockbusters broadcast on seven screens at a theater stocked with a full spread of concessions

One or Two Flavored Hookahs with Snacks and Drinks at Ontario Hookah Lounge (Up to Half Off)

Ontario Hookah Lounge

Riverside

$25 $15

Guests sip sodas and munch on snacks as they puff water-cooled clouds of flavored tobacco smoke

ARTS San Antonio Presents Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

Multiple Locations

$29 $15

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Grammy-winning mariachi masters who've collaborated with Linda Ronstadt share classic tunes and holiday songs

Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend" at Lila Cockrell Theater on November 4 (Up to 50% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend"

Lila Cockrell Theater

$40.72 $25

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

$17.50 for Movie Tickets and Regular Popcorns for Two at Santikos Theatres ($34 Value)

Santikos Theatres

Multiple Locations

$34 $17.50

Theaters project first-run blockbusters in digital picture and sound on Sunday through Thursday

$15 for $30 Worth of Bar Food at Play Sports + Kitchen

Play Sports + Kitchen

Stone Oak

$30 $15

Spacious sports bar with 18 high definition televisions and seven projection screens, Offers a lot of delicious drinks and food

"The History of Texas...In One Darn Easy Lesson!" at The Arneson River Theater on October 12 (Up to 33% Off)

"The History of Texas...in one darn easy lesson!"

Arneson River Theater

$15 $10

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An eccentric professor and his sidekick take audiences through 500 years of Texas history in a madcap 5,000 seconds

Select Local Merchants

Sunset Bowling Lanes opened in 1959 with 24 solid-wood lanes and a stockpile of miniature pencils to keep track of spares and strikes. The alley has since upgraded to computerized scoring systems while also maintaining the charm of classic tenpin entertainment. In addition to its open bowling and league opportunities, Sunset Bowling Lanes hosts events such as college nights—which provide students with discounts so they can save up for books or exam mulligans—and keeps its patrons fueled for the eternal turkey hunt with burgers and drinks from the snack bar.

1304 N State Highway 123
San Marcos,
TX
US

A cozy restaurant by day and rocking concert venue by night, Cypress Creek Cafe pairs hearty casual American cuisine with jams from some of the Lone Star State's most promising bands. As far as the food goes, you'd be remiss to not try the country-fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, and black-bean tacos packed with cheese, avocado, and pico de gallo. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a homemade seasonal pie or a stack of pancakes during the popular weekend breakfast. Just down the hallway, the Buzzard Bar packs them in on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. The reason? Live blues, country, and rock performances that get the crowd moving.

320 Wimberley Sq
Wimberley,
TX
US

An official partner of Texas State Athletics, Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill supports the maroon and gold with memorabilia that spans the school's 115-year history. Beneath displays of autographed helmets and game jerseys, people nosh on burgers, wings, fried seafood baskets, and regional hot dogs?including The San Marcos with chili, queso, onion, and jalapenos?while watching the game on 1 of 25 flat-screen TVs.

On the outdoor smoking patio, you can take a seat and sip on craft beers from Goose Island and New Belgium. If you're having a watch party at home, Bobcat Nation can cater your event or at least text you and tell you they miss you.

700 North LBJ
San Marcos,
TX
US

Why is the studio's schedule so packed with fitness-tinted dance classes? "Because sweating is fun," explains its slogan. Between yellow-green walls, professional dancers teach kids and adults how to cut rugs and stay fit at the same time. Classes like Zumba, Pilates-infused burlesque, and hip-hop dance classes let on-staff choreographers showcase skills they also employ for special events—customers commission them to polish their wedding and quinceañera dances.

317 N Lbj Dr
San Marcos,
TX
US

Giggle N Jump's bright, clean, 11,000-square-foot play center thrills frolicking young ones with a great collection of bounce houses, interactive stations, and slides. As children burn off excess energy and make new friends in the engaging environment, parents can supervise little ones' progress from outside the play area or join kids in the fun. A separate section entertains infants and toddlers, the tiniest kiddies, keeping them safe as they explore and bounce.

1102 College St
Bastrop,
TX
US

Marketplace Cinema's 12 screening rooms delight audiences with a rotating selection of Hollywood's latest cinematic confections. State-of-the-art Sony 4K projectors quadruple the number of pixels in each image, sharpening images of billowing explosions, tender kisses, and dolphin slap-fights. A kitted-out concession area includes delectable snacks as well as fermented libations for of-age patrons.

214 Creekside Way
New Braunfels,
TX
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