“Now far he sweeps, where scarce a summer smiles
On Behring’s rocks, or Greenland’s naked isles;
Cold on his midnight watch the breezes blow
From wastes that slumber in eternal snow;
And waft, across the wave’s tumultuous roar,
The wolf’s long howl from Oonalaska’s shore.”
This excerpt from Thomas Campbell’s The Pleasures of Hope touches on where Onalaska, TX gets its name. Originally a farming area, the town began to boom commercially after becoming home to the largest sawmill in Texas. Since then, the area has turned into a popular vacation and retirement site nuzzled next to Lake Livingston. Despite its growth, however, Onalaska retains its small-town charm and country atmosphere.
Small towns often get hit with the stigma of a “lackluster” or even nonexistent nightlife, but this is not always the case. We’re all about knowing where to go for a cold one in and around town, so here are our top 3 bars in Onalaska, TX.
Here are the top 3 best bars in Onalaska,TX:
For a twist on a classic southern small-town experience, Vern’s has everything you’d expect to find at the local pub—plus a few other tricks up their sleeve. The pool tables, the dart boards and the ice cold beers are ample to have a great time with some good company. The smoke machines, dance floor, and the karaoke are all features that add a little more spice to your night when you need it, too! The weekly live entertainment is also bound to get you going.
You can find Vern’s at 14270 US Highway 190 West, Onalaska, Texas 77360, or call ahead at 936-646-2208.
Just a few short minutes outside of Onalaska you’ll find Everybody’s County Line Club, a small-town dive bar welcoming everyone—especially bikers. Pool tables, dart boards, karaoke, shuffleboard, friendly people, great burgers, and some really cold beer…what else could you ask for?
Everybody’s County Line Club is great for a casual night out with some friends or to get competitive! They host a bunch of 8-ball and 9-ball tournaments as well as the occasional shuffleboard and darts tourneys. And the tables are otherwise always open to just practice or shoot around. You’ll find a lot of great local live music here, too. Truly, there’s not a dull moment to be had at Everybody’s County Line Club.
You can find the club at 14454 F.M.356, Trinity, Texas 75862, or call ahead at 936-252-6752.
If the small-town vibe isn’t for you, just across the pond from Onalaska in Point Blank you can find a fantastic joint with an uptown feel. While this isn’t exclusively a bar, it’s tough to write off their enormous selection of craft beer accompanied with the servers’ finely-tuned ability to recommend just the right taste for you. The environment is relaxed and comfortable and, of course, the food is delicious. Take your craft beer with a mouthwatering custom-built burger, a generously sized sandwich, or some delicious smoked wings for a memorable night out.
You can find the Bullet Grill house at 401 TX-156, Point Blank, TX 77364, or call ahead at 936-377-5357.