Bastrop, Texas has everything you could hope for from a small town downtown—it's quaint and charming, historic, and hopping with fantastic places to eat, shop, and play. Plus, the Colorado River winds its way through the heart of Downtown Bastrop, providing ample outdoor activities like fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, SUP (stand up paddleboarding), or walking the Riverwalk in Fisherman's Park and taking in the sights.
Downtown Bastrop boasts a superior dining scene with plenty of local restaurants, bakeries, and a wonderful farmer's market. The Roadhouse's Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger was named one of the best burgers in Texas by Texas Monthly, and Maxine's on Main was recognized by Texas Monthly as one of the “40 Best Places for Breakfast in Texas” and one of the “40 Best Small Town Cafes in Texas.”
Bastrop is also home to a thriving art scene with art galleries, the new Lost Pines Art Center on Chestnut and many talented local artists. Downtown Bastrop hosts a monthly First Friday Art Walk, Pub Crawls, live music and theater.
For something a little out of the ordinary, check out Bastrop's Historic Farm Street Chicken Sanctuary, where chickens roam the street, protected from fast drivers and anyone wishing to harm them.
Garnering national attention as a finalist for the 2018 Small Business Revolution, Bastrop is a certified Entrepreneur Ready Community and is committed to supporting our current and future downtown business and property owners with a range of resources. These include financial assistance for property owners or business tenants seeking to renovate or restore facades, signage, lighting, ADA improvements and life-safety systems for commercial buildings.
Availability is updated here regularly. Contact the Bastrop Main Street Office for more information.
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