The nightlife in Waco is actually steeped in an unwritten tradition. Since it is the hometown of the Baylor Bears, that college crowd always seems to find the best places to eat, drink and socialize. Whether it's a fun sports bar, a great restaurant known for its wine list or a great hole-in-the-wall with a splintering live band, this college town offers plenty of venues that offer major fun on the nightlife scene. And even though the college crowd commandeers many of these hot spots, the always-adventurous locals also bring a no-holds-barred attitude to the table that shows that having a great evening of fun in Waco is serious business!
Cricket's Grill and Drafthouse
perfectly combines food and drink in a way that makes this comfortable combination of ambiance and ease a winning choice no matter what you have planned for your nightlife experience in Waco. Cricket's is a favorite of everyone from families to college students offering more than 100 beers on tap, featuring a range of tastes from Texas microbrews to some of the best international labels. The menu is similarly far-reaching, featuring burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, lots of appetizers and even fajitas and chicken fried steak. Plus, enjoy a game of pool, darts, video games or shuffleboard, or maybe step outside and enjoy a stogie in their cigar bar.
Address: 213 Mary Street, Waco, TX 76701 - MAP
Phone: (254) 754-4677
Treff's Bar and Grill
is a rarity, in that it offers quite a bit in the way of food and fun, and does all of it well. This two-story venue features big-screen TVs, pool tables, dart boards and video games on the first floor. Upstairs is where you will find live music, whether it's a booked act or an impromptu jam that is the norm on Sunday evenings. You'll also find karaoke and poker games, too. Plus, great drink specials and a menu that offers a great selection all make Treff's a complete, one-stop nightlife destination that specializes in fun.
Address: 520 Austin Ave., Waco, TX 76701 - MAP
Phone: (254) 759-1209
Oakley's Texas Bar
knows that since things are bigger in the Lone Star State, they've extended that super-sized attitude to include their happy hour, which runs from 11am to 7pm daily. With that attitude, it's no wonder that people always seem to find their way to this nightlife destination for great beer, a tasty snack that features their famous salsa, and lots of great country music. Find your spot on the dance floor and enjoy a great time as big as Texas itself at Oakley's!
Address: 816 Valley Mills Dr., Waco, TX 76710 - MAP
Phone: (254) 776-7372
The Pump Station Sports Bar and Grill
perfectly mixes Waco's rustic history with it's thrill-seeking present. The Pump Station was originally a water distribution center and this mid-19th century structure has been redesigned to create a truly unforgettable four-story structure that offers so many nightlife entertainment choices under one roof. Drinking, dancing, TV-watching, stand-up comedy, live bands and more are all on the venue's entertainment menu, and the food you'll find on their culinary menu is just as tantalizing.
Address: 101 Miss Street, Waco, TX 76704 - MAP
Phone: (254) 756-7867
knows that whether the competition is on their 61" TV screens or on the billiard table in front of you, winning is the ultimate goal. The atmosphere at Click's does in fact deliver a winning combination of fun, food, and fair play, with a generous number of tables for pool as well as foosball and darts. A great expansive menu means you'll find exactly what you're hungry for, and the roomy parlor area is a perfect place to relax between gaming. It's the most laid-back destination on the nightlife scene.
Address: 1200 Richland Drive, Waco, TX 76710 - MAP
Phone: (254) 776-2261
Want to party with 300 of your closest friends? Find them waiting for you at the Eighteenth Street Lounge
. Everything from a light meal and a drink to an evening's worth of food, fun and frivolity await you as you experience one of Waco's favorite places to unwind. Great music, delectable menu items and and a classy atmosphere combine to make Eighteenth Street Lounge a regular nightlife favorite for both locals and visitors.
Address: 423 18th Street, Waco, TX 76706 - MAP
Phone: (254) 753-9503