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Plan your summer staycation at The Ruby Hotel in Downtown Round Rock

If you need a little R & R this summer, look no further than The Ruby Hotel & Bar in Downtown Round Rock. Opened in 2019, the boutique hotel along Brushy Creek is the obvious staycation choice for locals. Guests enjoy a shaded pool, plenty of outdoor lounge areas, creative cocktails, well-appointed rooms, and unbeatable …

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Texan Cafe owners purchase Louisiana Longhorn Cafe in Downtown Round Rock

The owners of the popular Texan Cafe in Downtown Hutto have purchased Louisiana Longhorn Cafe (LLC) at 200 East Main Street. The new owners plan to maintain the beloved LLC staff, concept, and menu. LLC was opened 22 years ago by Ray and Melinda Overstreet. “When we started the restaurant 22 years ago, we never …

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Lamppost Coffee opens on Main Street in Downtown Round Rock

Lamppost Coffee opened a new location at 201 East Main Street, formerly Star Coffee, in time for the Independence Day parade on Saturday, July 3. Owner Brian Burns indicated that the full coffee menu is available now, while food offerings will be added in the coming weeks. The fast-growing local business currently operates five other …

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Some Downtown restaurants and bars have reopened their dining rooms

Effective Friday, May 22, some Downtown Round Rock restaurants and bars have reopened at limited capacity to comply with Governor Abbott’s latest executive order. Many restaurants are also still offering curbside delivery and carry-out options. As offerings are constantly changing, we recommend calling or visiting the website of your favorite business to find out details …

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Downtown restaurant owners detail reopening experience

Downtown businesses need community support now more than ever. As restaurants and retailers have been permitted to reopen at a limited capacity, business owners are working hard to enhance their health and safety procedures to keep their staff and customers healthy. In this recent Austin American-Statesman article, Downtown business owners detail what reopening has looked …

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Mi Mundo Coffeehouse and Roastery opens in Downtown Round Rock

Downtown Round Rock just got a latte more caffeinated! Mi Mundo Coffeehouse and Roastery officially opened their doors at 106 S. Mays Street on Saturday, Feb. 8. In addition to an extensive standard coffee menu, Mi Mundo will offer specialty drinks including honey nut, red hot chile pepper and peanut butter lattes. The menu offerings …

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Liberty Barbecue featured in Texas Monthly

This article was originally published in Texas Monthly. Even with all the success he’s enjoyed at Black Iron Barbecue in Pflugerville, John Brotherton had something to prove in Round Rock. He opened Curly’s Carolina, TX Barbeque on Main Street there in 2013 and had to close it a year later. It stung, so when he was searching for a …

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Update: Liberty Barbecue to open on Main Street Friday, Dec. 7

Update: Liberty Barbecue will officially open at 103 E. Main Street at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The restaurant will be open for dinner service only for the first week of operation. Regular business hours will be 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The kitchen will close at 10 p.m. nightly. …

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Eater lists Round Rock Donuts as top spot for fried dough in Austin

Donut worry, be happy! A recent article published by Eater Austin lists Round Rock Donuts as one of the best places to grab fried dough in the Austin area. And really, it’s no surprise. From plain glazed, to chocolate covered, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, cookies, to-die-for kolaches, and of course, the original Texas-sized Donut, this place …

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8 Downtown dates sure to make your sweetie swoon

Valentine’s schmalentines, y’all. While we’re all for heart-shaped chocolates, cute cards and teddy bears (they’re kinda our thing in case you didn’t know), we think love should be celebrated on the daily. So, instead of thinking up a list full of Valentine’s Day specific ideas to pull at those heart-strings of yours, we decided to …

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