Explore Lubbock


Lubbock has dozens of national retailers including Hollister, Aeropostale, and Forever 21. Get ready for the weekend at Banana Republic or find hip threads near campus at local boutiques such as Chrome and T.C. Elli’s.


It’s lunchtime. You’re hungry.

Here are the top places picked by students in the Readers’ Choice Awards sponsored by our student paper, The Daily Toreador:

Spanky’s has the Best Burger, but be sure to try their fried cheese as well. Want the Best Pizza? Head to One Guy from Italy. Café J is the Best Place to Take a Date, Cagles offers one of the Best Steaks and Orlando’s offers the Best Italian Food – with a West Texas twist.

Plus we have many of the restaurants you already love – Chipotle Mexican Grill, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Pei Wei, Five Guys … there’s plenty to eat.



Broadway and University Avenue.
One of the destinations of choice for students, the gateway to campus features popular hangouts such as Chimy’s and Cricket’s.

The Depot District

19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue.
Hip restaurants, nightclubs and wineries fill the historic buildings of this revitalized downtown area.

Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)

511 Ave. K, (806) 762-8606
LHUCA serves as the hub of the First Friday Art Trail that displays artist works in galleries, restaurants and businesses across Lubbock.

Cactus Theatre

1812 Buddy Holly Ave. (806) 762-3233
This historic venue features live concerts and theatrical performances every weekend.



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