This tavern bills itself as the first establishment in Texas to obtain a beer license after prohibition was repealed. Riley was a man with vision. Taste a bit of Texas history at this great little roadhouse that recently expanded its indoor space and has a terrific beer garden with a horseshoe pit and a stall for shorthorns. They often have live music at this exceptional beer joint. If you are heading north from New Braunfels or south from San Marcos after your day on the water, this is a great place to stop in for a cold one. They can even hook you up with a sweet two bedroom cottage right next door if you want to have a few beers and not have to worry about driving. From San Marcos, take 2349 south. After a few miles you will see a train trestle on the left side of the road. You will turn left onto 1102 and Riley’s will be on your right. If you are coming from River Road outside of New Braunfels, head towards IH 35. When you come to the light at Common turn to the left and follow that road until you see the train trestle on your right. You will need to turn to the right onto 1102 and Riley’s will be on the right.