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Best downtown Fredericksburg restaurants, bars, and wine lounges

Best downtown Fredericksburg restaurants, bars, and wine lounges

Most of the places listed below are within a 5-minute walk of Beethoven Villas, but we’ve also listed a few other key places (such as the best dance bar) that should come in handy for some guests. The photo you see is looking out the front door of the Front House and looking at the parking lot and back entrance of the Auslander German restaurant.

The list below can also be found in the House Manual in your villa for your convenience.

Places steps from Beethoven Villas

Woerner Cafe

305 S Lincoln St – 9 AM to 3 PM Monday to Saturday

This place is behind Beethoven Villas and it’s excellent. They serve light breakfasts and sandwiches, salads, and pizza for lunch. You can walk past the Yellow Villa in back of our property and into their parking lot. The back entrance is the left-most building closest to the creek. Highly recommended.

Woerner Cafe official website

Auslander German Restaurant

323 E Main St – 11 AM to 9 PM closed Wednesdays

Arguably Fredericksburg’s best authentic German restaurant is literally across the street from Beethoven Villas. You can walk straight into their parking lot and into their back entrance. They have a beer garden, a bar, and a large dining room.

Auslander official website

Lincoln Street Wine and Cigar Bar

111 S. Lincoln St – 11 AM to midnight

Another close neighbor, Lincoln Street is on the corner to the left as you look out the front door of the Front House. They have a huge selection of wines and beers as well. They serve snacks and have tasteful live music on their patio, which you might hear in the evenings if you are out front. Lincoln Street Wine Lounge official website

Best nearby fine dining

August E’s

203 E San Antonio St – 5 PM to 10 PM Tuesday to Saturday

The fanciest restaurant in Fredericksburg is just one block away to your left when facing the street. They serve sushi and interesting fine-dining options in a loft-gallery setting. Not cheap, but great quality.

August E’s official website

Best close semi-casual restaurant

Vaudeville Bistro

230 E Main St – 10 AM to 9 PM Friday & Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM Sunday to Thursday

The bistro and bar are in the basement of a boutique on Main Street, 2 blocks from us. It’s hard to find if you don’t know it’s there, but it’s very popular for excellent salads, sandwiches, and casual cuisine.

Vaudville Bistro official website

Best place for dancing (especially for the ladies)

Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse

305 W Main St – 5 PM to 2 AM Friday and Saturday, 5 PM to 11 PM Thursday and Sunday

This large restaurant is very popular with locals. The saloon in front is by far the best place for dancing to live music and DJs on weekends. They play country, pop hits, and classics. Fredericksburg is a big destination for groups of women on a “wine weekend,” and those who want to dance, come here. In fact, it’s mostly women on weekends.

Crossroads official website

Best burger in town

Jennie’s Smoked Burgers

319B Main St – 11 AM to 8 PM closed Tuesdays

This amazing local burger joint is extremely close, but you have to go to Main Street and then find the alley that leads to the front. They aren’t fast and it’s not fancy, but the burgers and fries are excellent.

Jennie’s official website

Best cool locals restaurant

The CLUB at Baron’s Creekside

316 Goehmann Ln – 5 PM to 11 PM Thursday to Saturday

It’s 1.6 miles away so you’ll want to drive, and fortunately they have a big parking lot. This is a quirky and fun restaurant and bar with live music that is popular with locals and frequent visitors. Highly recommended for something different, and it’s on a large and lovely property.

The CLUB official website

Best weird/late night bar

Der Daiwel Rock Bar

321 E Main St – 4 PM to 2 AM nightly

Most bars and lounges in Fredericksburg close early (usually 10 PM or 11PM), so it’s handy that this odd place is one block away from us on Main Street, and it’s open until 2 AM every night. Expect to hear obscure heavy metal from new bands and some classics. At least they don’t blast the music too loud, so it’s fun for a while even if you don’t love the tunes.

Best cheap and close breakfast on Sunday

Twisted Sisters

111 S Washington St – 7:30 AM to noon or later (closed Monday)

Many local places (including Woerner’s Cafe) are closed Sundays, so it’s extremely handy to have this casual coffee shop/bakery just around the corner. They serve breakfast burritos in addition to baked goods and salads. They are cheap as well.

All of the places on this map are a very short walk

Saturday Wine Shuttle

Every Saturday from 10 AM until 6 PM, the 290 Wine Shuttle leaves from the hotel just around the corner from Beethoven Villas. Looking out on the front of the property, walk right on San Antonio Street to the corner of Washington Street, then turn right and just on the other side of the creek you’ll see the Inn on Baron’s Creek on your right. It’s a 5-minute walk.

The shuttle visits about 20 wineries in a loop before returning to the starting point. It costs $29.99 per person and is a fun way of visiting many local wineries without having to worry about driving.

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