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Students' Guide to DLBK

Downtown LBK • August 18, 2022

As a college student, having things to do outside of the classroom is a must. Whether you’re looking for a great place to eat or a place to relax and get your study on, we have what you’re looking for.

Kick off your semester right by checking out these must dos in Downtown Lubbock.

Good eats at great prices 

Looking for some good food and drinks that won’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered! These local dives will fix any craving you might have!

Two Docs

Need a place to unwind after a full day of classes? Two Docs is your stop for local craft beer, local food trucks, and an outdoor patio to enjoy it all. While enjoying that IPA, grab some grub at one of the many food trucks they have like Bella J’s Woodfired Pizza, Farm to Fork, Mijo’s BBQ, and many more! To get their food truck lineup, check out their Instagram!


Looking for some classic tacos? If you want some fantastic Mexican food and a margarita to wash it down, you’ve found the right place. Their outdoor patio and comfort food combo provides the perfect ambience for you and your friends to relax and have a good time. Follow their Instagram for their weekly specials!

Ember’s BBQ

Missing your hometown BBQ? Ember’s has the perfect finger-licking BBQ for any college student on a budget. If you want some mouth-watering brisket, sausages, and ribs, make sure to check out Embers BBQ in Downtown LBK with your friends. Ready to explore your new favorite BBQ joint? Stay updated on their Facebook!

The best of DLBK shopping 

Move in and football season is right around the corner. Do you have your dorm decor and gameday outfit ready? You can find it all right here in Downtown LBK! Check out these shops and get the outfit and decor you’ve been looking for!

River Rose

Speaking of gameday, River Rose is the perfect place to find that perfect outfit. They have a wide variety of different options, from casual dresses and cute tops, to jewelry and knick knacks. You can find exactly what you’re looking for no matter the occasion. Stop by River Rose before the big game and pick from their many selections on their Instagram!


On the hunt for some furniture or decor for your apartment or dorm? Classic, fun, or funky–you can find the individual style you’re looking for at Juxtaposh. Get your space looking lively and fresh when you visit Juxtaposh in Downtown LBK! Follow their Instagram and find the decor piece you’ve been looking for.

Studying 101 

Studying is an integral part of being a college student, but spending hours and hours in the same library or study hall can be torture. In Downtown Lubbock, we have great local gems to relax and study for those midterms and finals.


This Australian café and bakery has made its way to Lubbock, Texas and brought the delicious taste of Aussie with it! If you are a fan of pastries and coffee while studying, this is the place for you. We recommend getting their Iced Vanilla Latte and Australian sausage roll before hitting the books. Visit your new favorite study spot in Downtown LBK and window shop their tasty treats on their Instagram!

Wild Lark

Are book shops more your jam? More of an old soul? If you want a bookstore ambiance while you’re studying, Wild Lark is the place for you. Pick up your coffee and find a seat in this relaxing environment and you’ll never want to study anywhere else. You can’t leave without taking a peek at their book selection, too! Gaze over their books and stay updated on their book club events on their Instagram!

Burklee Hill

Maybe you prefer to have a glass of vino to calm your nerves while studying for that big test? At Burklee Hill, you can find a relaxing outdoor winery to loosen up before cracking down on your school work. Along with a glass of delicious, local wine, you can also peruse their menu of hand-picked and homemade eats while you work. Stay up-to-date on their menu and prime study hours on their Instagram!

In Downtown LBK, the possibilities are endless. When you’re done exploring these shops & eateries, make sure to tag Downtown LBK on any pictures you share to the ‘gram! We wish you a great school year and Wreck’em!