On average, there are 223 days of sunshine in McAllen. That’s a lot of sun, but when the sun goes down, the fun turns up. Ask any local, and they’ll without a doubt tell you the epicenter of McAllen’s nightlife is its 17th Street Entertainment District.
Located Downtown McAllen on 17th Street between Austin and Dallas, you will find a slew of great spots to eat and drink the night away. From whiskey dens and circus themed bars to food trucks and upscale eateries, you won’t have to venture far to find the vibe you’re looking for with a killer cocktail to match.
PRO TIP: Park at the Downtown Parking Garage located on 15th & Chicago. For the price of an adult beverage you get secure, 24-hour parking, steps from the action.
Food is comfort. At the DoubleTree Suites McAllen hotel, we make it easy for you to enjoy a delicious meal without even leaving the hotel. Whether you are into health food, snacks, or gourmet food all the way, we’ve got something to tickle your palate. Stay in and use our in-room dining service, check out the onsite restaurant, or unwind with after-dinner drinks at the bar.
514 E. Exp. 83 McAllen, TX 78503
Bill and TJ Palmer opened the restaurant that would later become Applebee’s. We’ve grown up a lot since then, with almost 2,000 locations in the U.S. and around the world. Here you will always be welcome – for delicious food, in a neighborhood setting, with attentive service, at a great value.
A Greater Cincinnati legend, Chef Elliot Jablonsky has owned or operated several well-known restaurants before joining the Buffalo Wings & Rings family. His love for cooking started at the age of 16 when he first cooked for a small Cincinnati eatery called Mozart’s. His career heated up from there as he started cooking at some of Cincinnati’s hottest restaurants including Bacchus, Dee Felice and the Waterfront. At age 26, he left Cincinnati for San Antonio to learn classical cuisine from a Swiss chef. Soon, he was ready to strike out on his own. In 1990, he opened his first restaurant and soon more followed – well-respected establishments including Cactus Pear, Tinks and the upscale-casual Vineyard Café.
We have been proudly serving the Rio Grande Valley since 1983 with our first restaurant opening in McAllen.
When we first opened our doors we mainly served “Tacos a la parrilla”, and now twenty years later we have an extensive menu of Mexican cuisine including seafood and specialty dishes. We also feature a full service bar in each of our four locations and a friendly staff to help take your next order. We have over 150 employees and have always been active in community events that promote the growth of the Valley.
We’ve even had a few V.I.P.’s walk through our doors such as Former President Bill Clinton, Senators P. Kennedy & J. Lieberman, Congressman R. Hinojosa and Governor Rick Perry among others
Casa Del Taco is also a great place to meet up with your friends or relatives. We have a friendly atmosphere and offer a casual dining experience at each of our four locations. Think of Casa del Taco for your next event as you enjoy our private dining rooms or let us provide our catering services.
A speakeasy style club, located at the center of the Historic Center in Downtown McAllen, Texas. Listed as one of McAllen’s protected and endangered buildings, located at 1410 Austin Ave, The Centennial was formerly known as the White Kitchen Café.
We invite you to experience a building that empowers strength, beauty, and rich history. In 2002, the building underwent a vital restoration to bring back the essence and glory of the original 1920’s Golden Era.
Anytime you visit a participating Chili’s, you now have the choice of FREE chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage. Every visit. Every time. There are two easy ways to redeem. You can use your phone number to log in to your table’s Ziosk and tap “redeem” or you can view your Reward on the Chili’s mobile app and scan it on Ziosk.
But wait, there’s more!
At Costa Messa Restaurant our goal is simple: provide people with the best service and best food possible. And to do that we have an outstanding team of gracious servers, talented cooks, and friendly hosts to serve you. Every day we work to provide an outstanding and unique experience for our guests.
Grain to Glass is the product of a family and friends who are deeply passionate about craft beer, great food and good music. At it’s origin the goal was simple: to bring the experience of the best craft beer from the ends of the earth, back to the Rio Grande Valley. We believe we’ve done just that. We are proud to be a family venture, locally owned and operated for the enjoyment of our neighbors right here in McAllen, Texas. Come on over anytime!
Havana Bar and Grill has offered McAllen a unique experience for 10 years, inspired by the sights, sounds, and flavors of Latin America. We are a full-service restaurant that features live music, dancing, award-winning cocktails, salsa classes, and some of the Valley’s most unique events.
Formerly known as Hillbilly Heaven, Hillbillys has been providing the Rio Grande Valley with country music entertainment since 1988. We feature some of the Valleys top local bands along with artists such as Toby Keith, Tracey Lawrence, Trick Pony, Johnny Rodriguez, and other National Artists.
6100 N. 10th McAllen, TX 78504
At Kokos, we take real pride in serving our guests authentic Mexican dishes made with the finest ingredients available.
We have always been located in McAllen Texas and have proudly served the Rio Grande Valley for over 25 years.
Our history is steeped in tradition, respect and appreciation for the origins, art form and taste of sushi. Our approach is a fusion of traditional tastes with a contemporary style of presentation, enough to make even Japan a little jealous.
“Kusina”, the Filipino word for kitchen came from the Spanish word “Cocina” as part of our Spanish heritage. Filipinos are the only Asian Hispanics. This unique blend of Asian and Spanish cultural influences makes the Filipino cuisine truly delicious. We recently opened our brand new expansion located in 6700 N 23rd street and we invite you and your whole family to come and taste what we have prepared for you.
We provide a ton of different options for our Customers. Whether it’s from live entertainment, DJ nights, Happy Hour or our amazing food, we offer a little something for everyone who just wants to get out of the house and enjoy a little “you” time.
Catch Football, Baseball, Soccer or Basketball on one of our many screens. Order a stiff cocktail or ice cold beer during the game, order some wings or a salad and kick back and let us take care of the rest.
7401 N. 10th St. McAllen, TX 78504
Find steaks grilled to perfection at your McAllen, Texas LongHorn Steakhouse. At your restaurant located near intersection of Trenton Road and 10th street and across from Sam’s Club, you will experience expertly grilled steak uniquely seasoned in our secret signature spice blend, ice-cold beer and beverages, freshly baked honey wheat bread, hand-chopped salad, seasonal sides, and signature desserts. At your steakhouse at 7401 N 10th Street you can experience Lunch or Dinner that’s a cut above the rest.
We began operating in the neighborhoods of Southwest and North Houston in the mid 1990’s with a menu of varied seafood dishes prepared with the best elements of traditional and innovative American, Latin and Pacific seafood cuisines.
A trendy nightclub in the heart of McAllen, Mezzanine On 17th features eclectic music, dancing, and an impressive selection of cocktails and spirits. With tasteful decor and a luxurious ambiance, this is a great place for a casual time with friends or a romantic evening. Select a table overlooking McAllen’s Entertainment District for fantastic views of downtown.
PBDs, the oldest gay bar in McAllen, TX, the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas is located on the corner of North Ware Road & Daffodil at 2908 N. Ware Rd., or 2″1/2 miles North of Expressway 83.
So, if you’re visiting McAllen, TX or the Rio Grande Valley, we’d love to have you visit our gay bar and check out the music, videos, drinks and performing divas!
Pepper’s is for….
Be a hero to your coworkers! Let us do all the work and you can take all the credit whether your company is large or small, our experienced Event Coordinators will work with you to plan a customized event that meets your individual needs and budget. From client entertainment to a new product launch, our excellent staff will execute your event to perfection. With extensive catering options, comprehensive bar selections Pepper’s has you covered for the ultimate event experience.
Dining for all ages!
Fresh food served daily!
Serving Lunch and Dinner.
We Specialize in LOTS of things! STEAKS, SEAFOOD,
Come in and try the Pepper’s experience!
We have Happy Hour EVERY WEEKDAY from 2pm-7pm and a wide selection at our bar… FUN is an understatement! Enjoy our
We have LIVE music.
The Quarter New Orleans Kitchen and Tap Room is a Louisiana inspired restaurant. We feature great cajun classics like gumbo, po’ boys and tons of local favorites. Let us craft something for you, you deserve it.
We offer 100+ craft and domestic beers with 26 draft lines featuring 10 from Louisiana brewery Abita.
Cans, bottles of craft and domestic are ever changing and rotating.
We offer live local music Tuesday through Saturday. We are proud to offer some of the best talent in the RGV. Plus you can be the Star with Karaoke Monday nights.
Rodizio Grill, the first authentic Brazilian Steakhouse or Churrascaria in the United States, was established in 1995 by Ivan Utrera. Born in São Paulo, this Brazilian native has created an award-winning restaurant featured in national media, including USA Today, The Washington Post, CBS and NBC News.
Benvenuto! Macaroni Grill captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to ordinary life.
Inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine, culture, and conversation, Romano’s Macaroni Grill has been proudly serving unforgettable meals that leave a lasting impression to our deserving guests since 1988 – with knowledge, care and Italian charisma infused in everything we do. At Romano’s Macaroni Grill, we know that for our guests any night out is a big night out – and it is our responsibility and privilege to treat it as such. That’s why we start every meal off right: With a bottle of wine at the center of the table, while you explore our menu of expertly handcrafted rustic dishes and Italian classics. Warm distinctive touches, like our bustling open kitchen, create a memorable, sensory experience that you’ll remember long after you leave the table.
When naming SALT, we thought about the one word that contained the integrity, wholesomeness and ethos behind our mission. In salt, we find the first currency known to civilizations, the first method for preserving food and a worldwide constant. Now, the thematic essence of the word acts as the namesake of something just as complete.
Saltgrass Steak House proudly serves Certified Angus Beef® steaks – the finest in the world. Even USDA Choice beef can’t match its mouthwatering taste and tenderness. The fact is that only the Certified Angus Beef® brand has the unique combination of exceptional leanness and fine marbling that makes it truly a cut above the rest. It’s a difference you’ll taste with each and every juicy bite. And don’t forget, each of our steaks is topped with fresh garlic butter and seasoned with our own Saltgrass-7 Steak Spice for the best flavor.
Acknowledged and heralded as the Valley’s premier fine dining restaurant, The Santa Fe Steak House and Cantina sets the bar in quality, excellence, and consistency. And now, reaching the pinnacle of twenty years in business, serving up the finest meats, seafood, and everything in-between, the Santa Fe has raised the bar on itself, adding a huge patio section, a forty seat private room, and a wine room that seats up to twelve privately as well. Guests will also be able to enjoy cocktails on a rooftop balcony overlooking South McAllen.
400 Nolana St.
Suerte Bar & Grill is a South 17th area watering hole featuring a relaxed atmosphere in downtown McAllen. To satisfy your thirst, we offer a full bar with a good selection of beers and liquor including a Mexican Loteria themed drink menu. Our specialty loteria menu includes several drinks/shots, named after loteria cards. Our kitchen menu is small but selective, ranging from Kim Chi fries to Mexican burgers. Our kitchen is open till 2am daily.
Juan Francisco Ochoa, known as Don Pancho to his friends and family, was in search of an opportunity to bring his love and passion of Mexican cuisine to the United States. This is how the Palenque chain was born. Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Don Pancho first founded El Pollo Loco, which was such a success. This led him to open another restaurant, Taco Palenque®, in 1987 in Laredo, Texas.
It has become the ultimate location to spend time with family and friends while enjoying a delicious, unforgettable and authentic Mexican food. In fact, positive word-of-mouth has led to new and loyal customers, building on to Don Pancho’s passion for providing unique dishes in a comfortable setting. There are several Taco Palenque® locations operating throughout the southern region of Texas, and the potential for more is strong.
This hotel has a smoke-free policy
Hotel was built in 1918
Rooms were renovated in 2017
Tony Roma’s is located in the McAllen area. The restaurant’s newly renovated design provides the perfect atmosphere for any type of occasion. Featuring two separate patios, a full-service bar with eight TV’s and a banquet room for private events, the location can be used to celebrate things both big and small! With a new attitude and new menu featuring Tony Roma’s World Famous Baby Back Ribs we’re ready to get saucy. We could go on, but we’ll let the meat do the talking! See you soon!
Founded on the belief that Big Texas Taste can always be Bigger, the Wing Barn opened its Doors in May of 2010 in Brownsville TX. Business Partners and Family Relatives Bobby Saenz and Chef Daniel Pompa, teamed up to bring new flavor to the Rio Grande Valley. With the right combination of heat in the sauce and know-how in the kitchen, The Wing Barn spread its Wings literally and now ownes and operates 5 locations across the RGV Brownsville-Harlingen-McAllen!!