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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

407 E Live Oak St. – 9 AM to 3 PM Monday to Saturday

This place used to be behind Beethoven Villas until August, 2023, and it’s excellent. They moved a couple blocks away to 407 E Live Oak so it’s about an 8-minute walk or 2-minute drive. They serve light breakfasts and sandwiches, salads, and pizza for lunch. 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 climate-controlled 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

Chase’s Place cocktails + kitchen

313 E. San Antonio St – 4 PM to 11 PM, Tuesday through Saturday

On the corner, three doors to the right as you look from the house to the street, is a new and amazing cocktail bar. It’s gorgeous on the inside and out, and definitely worth at least a try. They have a some bottled beer and a few wines, but it’s really about mixed drinks here. The food is also excellent and I highly recommend the pulled pork fries (fully loaded) for those with a bigger appetite.

Chase’s Place 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 karaoke or party groups nearby

Velvet Lounge

401 E Main St – 4PM to 2AM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 4PM to midnight Sunday, Monday

Only open since 2020, this is a lively place right around the corner from us that stays open late. It’s the only karaoke place in town and many of our guests have raved about the Velvet Lounge so it’s worth a look if you are in that mood, especially since it’s about a 4-minute walk.

Velvet Lounge 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 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 – 6 PM to Midnight 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 midnight 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 5:30 PM or noon on Sundays (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.

Saturday Wine Shuttle

Every Saturday from 10 AM until 6 PM, Friday 11 AM to 4 PM, Sunday noon to 4 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 $39.99 per person ($49.99 Fridays and Sundays) and is a fun way of visiting many local wineries without having to worry about driving.

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