Abilene’s restored historic spaces downtown offer interesting spaces for lunch, dinner and drinks, with fun activities nearby and green spaces for canoodling and a hand-holding stroll through the storybook characters, a public sculpture collection of favorite childhood characters that populate downtown.
Cypress Street Station in the heart of the cultural district offers upscale dining in a comfortable setting. Fireplaces add to the ambiance on cold days, and the well-stocked bar keeps local brews on tap. Nearby, the Beehive Saloon & Bar, Vagabond Pizza, The Local, The Pour House, The Roll Shack and the multi-story Grain Theory brewery and restaurant occupy historic buildings and offer both indoor and patio dining among the galleries, shops, museums and public sculpture parks downtown.
In the SoDA District, enjoy shaking up some fun with a Mixology class at KAO Lounge on Feb. 14, or choose the historic Mill Wine Bar & Event Center for its Date Night event, where reservations come complete with wine, finger goods, and flowers on Friday and Saturday night. The Mill’s silos and fire pits are always a memorable place to gather. Catch up with the girlfriends at the Galentine's Pop-Up and Preview Party on Feb. 12.