Be Sure to Check Out the Depot District in Lubbock!

As the warm Texas sunshine begins to fade at the end of the day, Lubbock’s Depot District comes alive with people, lights, and music. Its historic buildings keep the city’s long musical tradition alive with the sounds of live performances every night. Lubbock’s position on the Texas plains has given it a historic advantage with travelers passing through. A warm welcome still greets travelers today, none more enthusiastic than the live shows along Buddy Holly Avenue. There you can find many musicians regularly paying a sort of tribute to the native Lubbock legend who was tragically killed.

There are Lubbock hotels situated conveniently close to the liveliest parts of town, leaving visitors free to enjoy their stay with some authentic Texas cuisine and folk music right nearby.

Depot District Attractions

Cactus Theater

A landmark in Lubbock since 1938, this iconic theater seats 400 and once exhibited films but now provides a venue for local musical talent.

The Blue Light

Featuring both local talent and national names, this atmospheric club offers drinks and entertainment throughout the evening.

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Co.

While their focus may be on food, there’s plenty of entertainment to go along with it at this steakhouse and live music venue. Expect every Tuesday through Saturday to be hopping.

La Diosa Cellars

House-made sangria and eclectic art are two hallmarks of this swanky wine cellar that often features smooth live jazz.

Buddy Holly Center

Housed in a historic Depot District building, this venue is part museum and part performance space. You’ll see Buddy Holly’s famous Fender Stratocaster guitar and his distinctive glasses on display and enjoy a constantly changing series of exhibits that pay tribute to his art in all its forms, from painting to music to sculpture to literature.


Hyatt Place Lubbock

Centrally located to enjoy all of the entertainment in Lubbock, this hotel has a breakfast buffet, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a fire pit. Room service is available around the clock. Click here to learn more about how they can help you during your stay.

Best Western Lubbock Windsor Inn

Five minutes from the Depot District, this comfortable lodging has a game room and a swimming pool. Rooms come equipped with minifridges and microwaves.


Cast Iron Grill

Texas favorites served up in generously sized portions make this restaurant a local favorite. Their pie menu is particularly impressive.

Orlando’s Italian Restaurant

This casual restaurant has Italian favorites in addition to grinders and pizzas.

Las Brisas

Lobster macaroni and cheese, truffle mashed potatoes and local Texas beef head the menu of this upscale steakhouse.

Transportation Options


Lubbock International Airport is a small, limited service airport. Larger airports in Dallas, Huston, Austin will have connecting flights to the Lubbock area.


There’s the local Citibus with stops throughout Lubbock and a taxi service.


There are many car rental offices located in Lubbock and at the airport.

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