When you get thirsty — and we’re talking over-21 thirsty — there are plenty of options for where to wet your whistle, year-round in the greater Round Top area. Whether you’re in town for the Spring Round Top Antiques Show or enjoying a quieter time in the Texas countryside, these are some of our favorite picks.

Ellis Motel

You’ll see everyone you know from Houston, Austin, and Round Top. Say hi to proprietor Lee Ellis. (Hint: He looks like ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons in overalls.) 185 Henkel Circle at Henkel Square, Round Top

The Garden Co. – Feed & Firewater

The Garden Co. – Feed & Firewater

The name says it all. Stop in for supper or something to sip. Better yet, make it both. 104 West Wantke Road, Round Top

Heh! Remember When?
Dance Hall

You’ve passed it a hundred times and always meant to stop, right?
3031 FM 1291, Fayetteville

II Cuculo at Lulu’s

Il Cuculo at Lulu’s

A bit of L.A. in R.T. Indoor, outdoor tables by the pool. Yes, we said pool.
204 E. Mill Street, Hotel Lulu, Round Top

The Kenney Store

Looking for live music to go with country cocktails? The Kenney Store hits the spot. 811 S. Loop 497, Kenney

Kooper Family Whiskey Co. and Tasting Room

Kooper Family Whiskey Co. and Tasting Room

100 W. US 290, Ledbetter

Mandito’s

Best margs in town. Sit on the front porch and watch the town go by.
102 S. Washington Street, Round Top

Popi Burger

Closest thing to a sports bar in Round Top — TVs inside and people watching outside. 104 N. Washington Street, Round Top

Prost Wine Bar

Prost Wine Bar on Block 29

A Round Top classic in an historic stone building. Indoor, outdoor seating; cheeses and charcuterie to go with the wine. 112 Bauer Rummel Road, Round Top

The Stone Cellar and Dance Hall

A legend in Round Top. Inside, outside seating, live music most nights. Catch the rock ’n’ roll band Black Cat Choir — another Round Top legend.
550 N. Washington Street, Round Top

Teague’s Tavern

They had us at bacon jam.
105 N. Live Oak Street, Round Top

The Wine Bar at the Grand Fayette

The Wine Bar at the Grand Fayette Hotel

Relax with a glass of wine to go with your small plates and tapas.
201 West Fayette Street, Fayetteville

Breweries In the Round Top Area

Brazos Valley Brewing Company
206 S. Jackson Street, Brenham

Huff Brewing Co.
9805 Koehn Road, Bellville
La Grange

Brewing Company
6002 FM 2981, La Grange

Rohan Meadery
6002 FM 2981, La Grange

Round Top Brewing
Washington and Austin Street, Round Top

Wineries in the Round Top Area

Blue Mule Winery
8127 FM 1291, Fayetteville

Busted Oak Cellars Winery
6195 Round Top Road, Carmine

Pleasant Hill Winery
1441 Salem Road, Brenham

Rosemary’s Vineyard and Winery
5521 Hwy. 71 E., La Grange

Saddlehorn Winery
958 FM 1948 N., Burton

Windy Winery
4232 Clover Road, Brenham