As 2023 draws to a close, our anticipation for the arrival of 2024 in Downtown Waco is building! Downtown Waco features three key elements: Dine, Shop and Play. This blog is your guide to several options in each category, offering a vibrant array of activities to enjoy between Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Explore the local opportunities that await you as we transition into the new year!
First on our “Dine” list is BRÛ Artisan Coffee Works in Downtown Waco! BRÛ has been serving freshly roasted coffee since 2012 and opened its first espresso bar and cafe in 2016. BRÛ flame roasts and grinds all their beans in small batches to preserve freshness and a high-quality standard they can pass on to you! Come see them Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
Next on the list is Mac’s Fry House, your go-to Southern comfort haven and catering expert, now proudly stationed at its permanent spot in Union Hall! Whether you’re in the mood for delivery, takeout, or a delightful dine-in experience, Mac’s Fry House has your cravings covered with an extensive fried menu, spanning chicken and fish entrees, deep-fried delights, and even irresistible funnel cakes. At Mac’s Fry House, there’s something for everyone!
Cap off our “Dine” section with a visit to Tony DeMaria’s BBQ! Nestled downtown, this family-owned and operated barbecue haven has delighted taste buds since 1946. Freshly cooked daily, their barbecue is served until every last savory bite is devoured—usually disappearing well before closing time. Experience the excellence of this nationally-ranked barbecue gem right here in Downtown Waco!
Did you know that Waco boasts a treasure trove of over 40 antique stores for you and your crew to shop at? Among these gems is the iconic Cameron Trading Company, conveniently situated off Austin Avenue in Downtown Waco! With two floors brimming with antique wonders, from collectibles to vintage finds and shabby chic delights, Cameron Trading Company is a haven for all things timeless. Discover the perfect piece for everyone at Cameron Trading Company!
To finish our “Shop” section, we have a one-of-a-kind business in Downtown Waco — Cottontail Jones! Opened in 2016, Cottontail Jones is a business that sells simple, organic, and well-crafted children’s items that can be used for years to come! At Cottontail Jones, you’ll find a mix of unique children’s clothing, toys, and accessories from all over the world! Step into the enchanting world of Cottontail Jones today!
Explore the wealth of culture, heritage, and history that defines Waco with Waco Tours! Immerse yourself in the city’s fascinating past as Waco Tours guide you through various historical landmarks via vans, buses, and boats, each offering a unique perspective on Waco’s vibrant culture. Witness Waco in a way you’ve never seen – book now for an unforgettable experience with Waco Tours!
Let’s wrap up this blog with a bang and aim for the bullseye at Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Downtown Waco! Stumpy’s provides a secure and family-friendly space for all your events, boasting nine diverse throwing pits, oversized games like Jenga, a bring-your-own beer/wine and food policy, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Come by for some axe-citing moments at Stumpy’s!
As we embrace the opportunities ahead, let Downtown Waco guide you into a vibrant and joyous 2024!