Just outside of Austin in Driftwood, Texas is the nationally known Salt Lick BBQ. Seen on many different travel shows, Food Network programs, the is a favorite destination for groups. The Salt Lick has been a central Texas classic for over 40 years and the ribs are so perfected that they fall off the bone. The expansive restaurant and ground perfectly accommodates large groups or kids needing space to run around. You can also bring your own beer and relax as live music plays.

TIP: Open daily 11am-10pm.
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The Salt Lick Cellars is a wine cellar located on the grounds of the Salt Lick. Several award-winning wines are available from red to wine to sparkling. In true Texas style, it is a casual cellar with picnic table seating available outside or you can sample as you watch the sunset from the patio bar stools.

TIP: Open Mon-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm, Sun 12pm-9pm.


This beautiful glass enclosed venue on the Salt Lick grounds is ideal for large groups or even a wedding. The perfect place to dance or stargaze, the Pecan Grove has something for everyone to enjoy. There is even a scenic waterfall and a campfire for roasting marshmallows.


Expansive views of the Hill Country can be seen from the rustic Thurman’s Mansion. The spacious porches are a great place to have a glass of wine and take in the distinctly Southern charm of this vineyard property. The peaceful and scenic evenings at Thurman’s Mansion make it a wonderful place for a wedding or a family outing.

All located at 18300 Farm to Market Road 1826 in Driftwood, TX