Let’s start with the basics! If you need a minor staple item, Ingram grocery is just a five mile drive into Ingram (call ahead for their hours). If you need a wider selection of items HEB is the go-to. There is also a super Walmart in town.
If it’s the weekend, and especially in the summer, there’s often live music at the Hunt Store, a long-standing Hunt establishment. If you’re in town between Memorial Day and Labor Day, visit Crider’s Rodeo and Dancehall. Generations of locals and visitors have spent their Saturday nights there. A new addition to the area is on the loop in Ingram and conveniently named Down on the Loop. They have a selection of Texas wines, beer on tap, food trucks next door (try QueZeen BBQ), and often have live music. If you feel like heading into Kerrville, Grape Juice has 20 beers on tap and a great wine selection. Pint and Plow is a local favorite, as well as the new-ish Trailhead Beer Garden, located at the end of the Kerrville River Trail. The Arcadia in downtown Kerrville (and just a stone’s throw from Grape Juice) offers live music on a more national level. It’s been recently renovated to its former glory and worth the trip if you are into live music. Visit their websites for hours of operation.