Order this colorful and tasty mangonada, mango margarita served with a tajin-coated straw, from El Jimador Don Pilo in Marble Falls. Check out more Highland Lakes spots for adult drinks in the list below. Staff photos by Nathan Bush

Order this colorful and tasty mangonada, mango margarita served with a tajin-coated straw, from El Jimador Don Pilo in Marble Falls. Check out more Highland Lakes spots for adult drinks in the list below. Staff photos by Nathan Bush

Whether you’re thirsty for a cold beer to pair with lunch or a strong margarita to start your night out, there’s a watering hole for everyone in the Highland Lakes.
Here are some of our favorite spots for adult drinks:

Bay View Restaurant & Bar

4401 Cottonwood Drive in Cottonwood Shores, 830-637-7417

Cottonwood Cosmo at Bay View Restaurant

A Cottonwood Cosmo at Bay View Restaurant and Bar in Cottonwood Shores.

Take a moment to enjoy the complimentary views of lakes LBJ and Marble Falls before heading to the bar and asking for a Cottonwood Cosmo, a cosmopolitan with a Highland Lakes twist.

Bear King Brewing Co.

207 Avenue G in Marble Falls, 830-220-5083
Drink a beer with your best bud on Bear King’s dog-friendly patio or head inside (sans four-legged friend) to watch the game. Named after the supernatural Bear King, a half-man, half-bear creature that’s rumored to roam the outskirts of Marble Falls, the brewery’s hoppy tap selection is packed full of flavors.

Boat Town Burger Bar

151 Melodie Lane in Kingsland, 325-762-7980
If you’re looking for a casual place to enjoy a cold beverage, stop by this waterfront burger joint with boat parking. Try the establishment’s speciality cocktails, including the Barletta Banana Colada, River Monster, or Frozen Prickly Pear Margarita, to name a few.

Downtown Beer Hall

209 Main St., Unit 5, in Marble Falls

Austin Eastcider at Downtown Beer Hall in Marble Falls, Texas

An Austin Eastcider at Downtown Beer Hall in Marble Falls.

One of the most recent additions to downtown Marble Falls, this beer garden offers 36 craft brews and tons of space to play cornhole, listen to live music, and hang out with family and friends in a relaxing atmosphere.

El Jimador Don Pilo

2312 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls, 830-693-0777
Nothing is more authentic than El Jimador’s mangonada, a mango margarita served with a tajin-coated straw that pairs perfectly with chips and queso.

Fiesta Winery

309 Main St., Suite #9, in Marble Falls, 830-637-7702

A glass of Savannah Rose at Fiesta Winery in Marble Falls.

A glass of Savannah Rose at Fiesta Winery in Marble Falls.

This tasting room in Old Oak Square is a must-stop for Hill Country wine lovers looking for class with their glass. From a long wine list, Fiesta’s experts can match even the pickiest palates to the perfect bottle.

Hidden Falls Bistro and Bar

220 Meadowlakes Drive in Meadowlakes, 830-693-4467
After a day spent on the links, kick back and relax with golfing buddies and order a Manhattan. You won’t regret it!

Lesturgeon Seafood Company

4320 FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores, 830-265-6116

A Blue Lagoon at Lesturgeon Seafood Company in Cottonwood Shores.

A Blue Lagoon at Lesturgeon Seafood Company in Cottonwood Shores.

Try the Blue Lagoon, a tangy cocktail made with Tito’s vodka, Malibu rum, lemonade, and a splash of PJ and topped with blue Curaçao and Sprite.

The Overlook Restaurant at Canyon of the Eagles

16942 RR 2341 in Burnet, 512-334-2070
Enjoy panoramic views while sipping popular cocktails such as the Canyon Godfather, Texas-Tini, or Jolly Rancher.

River City Grille

700 First St. in Marble Falls, 830-798-9909
This casual eatery situated on Lake Marble Falls has plenty of great drinking choices, including the Bahama Mama, Kysta’s Kooler, and Kathie’s Sweet Tea (with vodka).

Save the World Brewing Co.

1510 Resource Parkway in Marble Falls, 830-637-7654

A blonde beer at Save the World Brewing Co. in Marble Falls.

A blonde beer at Save the World Brewing Co. in Marble Falls.

Founded in 2014, Save the World’s humanitarian mission to donate excess profits to charitable causes makes patrons of this establishment feel good inside while enjoying one of its many craft brews.

Sips On Second

Second Street, Marble Falls

Life's a Peach cocktail at Sips on Second

Life’s a Peach cocktail at Sips On Second in Marble Falls, made with vodka, peach puree, honey, and lemon. Staff photo by Nathan Bush

Reserve a spot at Sips On Second to receive a passcode to this “secret” speakeasy that serves wine and craft cocktails. The atmosphere is quiet, relaxing, and intimate.

Van Brocklin’s Bistro

401 Buchanan Drive in Burnet, 512-756-7401
If you’re a fan of fabulously presented and aesthetically pleasing alcoholic beverages, stop by Van Brocklin’s in Burnet. The bistro releases new drinks in theme with whatever is happening that month.
This is by no means a complete list of places to drink in the Highland Lakes. Let us know your favorite in the comment section below or visit our Eat & Drink Guide for other options, including breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
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