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
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
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