Live Music and Nightlife

Cool Tunes. Hot Spots.

Once the sun sets, things really heat up in San Marcos. Live music every night. Legendary career-launching stages. Small hole-in-the-wall bars. Big two-story concert theater. Just want a cold beer and a game of horseshoes? Maybe a quiet courtyard with the perfect margarita? How about a cool outdoor deck where your pup is welcome? No problema. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s a venue in San Marcos that will hit just the right note.

Look below for the music note for live music venues and the paw print for pet friendly outdoor areas.

All Live Music and Nightlife Attractions:

Temporary Business Modifications

Out of an abundance of caution business are modifying their operating procedures and hours. Please call ahead to your favorite business for details.


Currently offering to go orders for beer only. Call ahead to place yours
Downtown |
San Marcos' premier brewery and restaurant, is located steps from the beautiful historic downtown square. Craft beer is produced onsite, and paired with Modern American Cuisine. AquaBrew features a large beer garden and rooftop deck, and is available for private events for up to 500 people. 


Downtown | Axis is a premier underground bar with great live music and is home to Dirty Dogs.