Retail Roundup: West Lake Hills Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

There are many reasons why people love living in West Lake Hills, including the abundant shopping and sumptuous dining conveniently located nearby.

For everyday necessities, The Village of Westlake Shopping Center, located in the heart of West Lake on Bee Cave Road, is a popular favorite. In addition to an HEB for groceries, the center includes an Office Depot, Twin Liquors, GNC, Alyson Jon Interiors, Finley’s Barbershop, Gold’s Gym, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Westbank Dry Cleaners and several other retailers. Hungry and thirsty shoppers can also enjoy their favorite hot or cold beverage at Starbucks, or a tasty meal at Izumi Sushi, La Madeleine, and more.

Bee Cave Road also boasts a number of stores and restaurants including Stein Mart, Radio Shack and a longtime local favorite, the Thai Kitchen Restaurant.

A More Extensive Shopping Experience and Selection of Cuisines

For an extensive shopping spree, Barton Creek Square Mall is just minutes from West Lake Hills. Featuring more than 180 stores and restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Sears, GAP, Abercrombie & Fitch, the Apple Store, Old Navy, and other nationally known and exclusive specialty shops. Restaurants at the mall are also plentiful. They include Ruby Thai Kitchen, Sarku Japan and Steak N Shake, among others.

Foodies in West Lake Hills have dozens of options for either casual or fine dining. Las Palomas, where the molé is to die for, is a local favorite for authentic Mexican cuisine. Bombay Grill offers spicy Indian specialties, while County Line on the Hill serves its legendary barbecue in a historic building that once housed a speakeasy. Families enjoy delicious pizza and subs at locally owned Marye’s, and The Grove, with its extensive and thoughtfully chosen wine list is a popular date night choice, serving excellent dishes such as seared miso glazed sea bass with a tamari-sherry broth.

Friday Night Football, Blockbuster Movies and Easy Access to Downtown

Entertainment options are also plentiful. On Friday nights in autumn, West Lake Hills residents flock to the high school football stadium to watch their beloved West Lake Chaparrals play against the best high school football teams in Texas, and in some cases, the nation.

When it isn’t game night, residents enjoy the AMC multiplex at Barton Creek Square Mall, a 14-screen theater always showing popular new Hollywood releases. And, of course, all of downtown Austin’s dining, music and live entertainment options are just 15 minutes away.