Why not make your Sunday Funday an adventure? Take a drive to the hip little country town of La Grange, Texas. The lifestyle is laid back, and the entertainment spans the gambit from chilling in bars serving wine and premium beers to paddling the Colorado river. You probably won’t find a bloody mary in La Grange, but you will find mimosas served with a high end brunch at the consistently good Bistro 108. Start there.
La Grange is an hour east of Austin and an hour and a half west of Houston. The Bistro serves brunch from 10am to 2pm, so no need to get up super early to start your day in the country. Sunday Funday should feel familiar, and this little town sets the standard for a rural lifestyle with a touch of urban sensibility. Not only will you find a mimosa to accompany your brunch at Bistro 108, you can also make it peachy with a bellini, or simply enjoy one of their fine wines. Just don’t over do the booze. There are a couple of bars you’ll want to check out after you hit the river for a a quick kayaking trip, or if you’re looking for a lazy brand of entertainment, you can get right to it! On select Sundays, The Bugle Boy offers their popular Showcase Sunday where aspiring songwriters compete for a feature gig on this little music bar’s nationally known stage. The wine and beer selections are good in this establishment, but the rule is “no talking” while the performance is going on. Doesn’t sound fun? Head on out to Round Top to the Stone Cellar. They always have a great beer selection, a few decent wines, and usually someone playing live music. Sit under the pecan trees, kick back and enjoy. This is a destination spot for many Houston weekenders.
You don’t need GPS to get to La Grange or find your way around the area. It’s small. The people are friendly, as dictated by the easy lifestyle, the bars are well known, and the entertainment is diverse, but easy to find. There’s almost always a fun festival of sorts in this community. From Houston take I-10 west to 71 west. From Austin, take 71 east. Pick a La Grange exit. They’ll all take you to the town square and your mimosa and brunch at Bistro 108. From there, have fun exploring.