Close to Campus Dining and Entertainment


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This month, we’re exploring the Close to Texas State Campus area of San Marcos, Texas.  This week we’ll be spotlighting dining and entertainment options Close to Campus.  Due to the fact that Texas State has 35,000 students, there are a wide variety of choices for food and things to do in this area.


Root Cellar Cafe not only serves up elegant dishes like Prosciuitto and Asparagus Risotto, old favorites like burgers, and fresh and delicious salads, they are the only Brew Pub in San Marcos!  Root Cellar Cafe is a great place to take a date you want to impress.


Looking for a fresh, delectable sandwich made on homemade bread served up in a non-chain atmosphere?  Then check out Alvin Ord’s Sandwich Shop.  A lot of people compare the sandwiches at this Mom and Pop shop to Schlotzsky’s, but the portions are bigger and the tab is smaller.  Plus you can write on the walls!  Pretty sure you’d get kicked out of most sandwich shops for that.


Italian Garden is popular with locals for affordable hearty, generous Italian food favorites like Calamari and Cannelloni, and its all-you-can-eat salad and breadsticks are perfect for students on a budget.  Plus, it’s BYOB, so you won’t have to pay outrageous upcharges on wine!


The Triple Crown hits the spot if you’re looking for live music, cheap drinks, and the option of a nice outdoor patio if the music (or smoke inside) gets to be too much.  Their Happy Hour is a bargain, with $1.75 well drinks and domestic pints and $2.50 Guiness and Big Bark Pints, and it’s every day from 5-8pm.  They even have an open mic night on Sundays if you want to try your hand at being the entertainment!


Texas Music Theater is gushed over by those in the know for its amazing acoustics, small atmosphere, and well-run business.  See Texas favorites from Ray Wylie Hubbard to Bob Schneider play in an intimate venue where you can really enjoy the show without worrying about whether you’ll be able to see the action.


Looking for a unique gift?  Just ace your finals and want to reward yourself?  Heartworks Co./Paper Bear is a gift shop just a bit out of the ordinary.  They stock everything from Dr. Bronner’s Natural Soaps to watches to artist-designed blocks.  If you can’t find something here, you won’t find it anywhere!


All this cool stuff make you want an apartment Close to Campus?  Apartment Experts San Marcos can help you find the perfect place!  We know availability, rents and amenities at the most desirable  apartment complexes in San Marcos, so give us a call at 512-805-0123 today!

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