A major draw for any potential buyer is the area – and in particular its restaurants. After all, even with a gourmet kitchen in your new dream home, you won’t want to cook. all night.
If you consider Bastrop, on the southeast outskirts of Austin, your new home base, your taste buds will certainly thank you.
Not only is the area teeming with upscale restaurants serving an unexpected variety of Texan, American, Mexican, Chinese, Greek, Italian, and German fare, but there are also several wineries, breweries, and distilleries where you can fill your cup. .
Here is an overview of some of them:
It’s easy to spend a day exploring the drinks of Bastrop. Begin your refreshment tour with a simple stroll to Bastrop’s first-ever winery, the Colorado River Vineyard.
Conveniently located near the banks of the Colorado River in the heart of downtown Bastrop, Colorado River Winery offers a rotating collection of small-batch wines in its Tuscan-style tasting room. If you like what you taste, you can buy bottles or even join their special wine club.
After completing your final tasting, stroll down the street to find copper shot distillerya small family shop that manufactures clever and original liqueurs on site and in small quantities.
Visitors can lounge on the terrace while tasting the quality flavors of each delicious spirit. Sip on an assortment of creatively flavored moonshines (like apple pie or watermelon), smooth bourbons or vodka.
If you want margaritas and Mexican food, look no further than Anita’s Where Casa Chapala. Fancy a cold draft beer? Camp on the terrace of Iron Bridge Brewery, overlooking the Colorado. Whatever your thirst, Bastrop has the drink to quench it.
heaps of eats
Owner and Executive Chef Sonya Cote, along with Executive Chef Kat Rousset, offer fresh, local menus in Bastrop at Store House Market and restaurant.
Cote pioneered the East Austin dining scene, opening Eastside Showroom, Hillside Farmacy and Eden East. She and her husband own a five-acre farm a mile north of Store House Market & Eatery, which supplies the restaurant with its seasonal harvest.
Join the monthly Out on the Farm Supper Clubwhich features a multi-course rotating seasonal meal curated by the two chefs and paired with a local beverage supplier.
Nearby Smithville also becomes its own culinary destination, thanks to the butcher shop, bar, restaurant and music venue Carne Lenta.
Founded by the Austin hospitality professionals behind La Holly and Taco Flats, the bustling spot specializes in slow-roasted Mexican-style meat, which is smoked in-house using 1,000-gallon propane pits .
Nearby is also the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spawhich offers seven different delicious options ranging from eclectic southern cuisine (fire wheel cafe) farm to table (Stories Ranch Kitchen) to sushi (the new Sushi by Scratch Restaurants).
Be close to everything
Ready to pack your bags and move to Bastrop? Consider The colonywhich offers homes in a range of price points from some of the most affordable and respected builders: David Weekley Homes, Lennar Homes, Perry Homes and many more.
It also has an extensive network of hiking and biking trails, beautiful parks and a Greenbelt Dog Park so you and your four-legged best friend can spend time together outdoors. outside.
And it’s all just a 30-minute drive from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport via Highway 71. To learn more about The Colony and become a Bastrop resident, head here.