Retail Roundup: Bauerle Ranch Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

For groceries and daily needs, residents of Bauerle Ranch shop at nearby Sprouts Farmers Market for organic groceries and at HEB for everything else. Also conveniently close, Southpark Meadows is the ideal destination for shopping, dining and entertainment located just a short 12-minute drive to the east of Bauerle Ranch.

Southpark Meadows features 99 stores and 29 restaurants — enough to keep shoppers busy for an entire day. Some of the more popular stores include Ross, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Dress Barn, JCPenney, Lane Bryant, Marshalls, Men’s Wearhouse, Office Max, Payless Shoes, PetsSmart, Super Target, Hobby Lobby, Ashley Furniture, as well as Walmart, Sam’s Club and many more.

Hungry shoppers appreciate the variety of restaurants at Southpark Meadows, including the authentic Tex-Mex of Serranos, mouthwatering steak, chicken and fish at the Longhorn Steakhouse, and popular favorites Chili’s, Trudy’s and Friday’s among others. For a dinner and movie date night, locals take advantage of the 14-screen Cinemark movie theater followed by something sweet from Amy’s Ice Cream. Both are also conveniently located in Southpark.

An Impressive Menu of Favorite Restaurants

Local foodies also have an impressive menu of nearby options to choose from. A neighborhood favorite for quality food, Galaxy Cafe has a great atmosphere and an extensive menu, including a full-page vegan menu and a variety of gluten-free options. Regular customers rave about the sweet potato fries. Galaxy Cafe is a great place to go with a large group at night or for a nice hearty breakfast in the morning.

Another nearby favorite is Maudie’s Hacienda, a Zagat-featured Tex-Mex establishment that’s made more than a few lists of best restaurants in southwest Austin. A kid-friendly eatery, Maudie’s serves breakfast all day. Enjoy one of its award-winning margaritas and see why Maudie’s has become a real Austin tradition.

Mild-mannered coffee shop by day, rockin’ good time by night, Strange Brew is south Austin’s own 24-hour coffee shop and live music venue. Unassuming from the outside, this humble little shop was awarded Best New Club and Best Acoustic Venue by the 2012/13 Austin Music Awards, which is pretty impressive considering Austin’s reputation as the “Live Music Capital of the World.”

Local musicians are showcased nightly on the Strange Brew stage, ensuring music lovers will catch some tunes nearly any evening starting at 7 p.m. The house specialty drink, appropriately titled the Strange Brew, is a sweet and creamy breve latte. The lounge also has an excellent selection of beer and wines.