It is hard to imagine when you are there that Specht’s Store is only about 10-15 minutes north of Stone Oak on Specht Road off of Blanco Road. A world away from the congestion and onslaught of humanity and houses is a place of wide open spaces, a couple cows and trees…and Specht’s Store. According to its website, the store that is now Specht’s was originally built in 1887. In 1908 William Specht purchased the store, changed its name, and added a saloon and dancehall, which operated along side the general store. Much of the original structures and fixtures remain to this day, lending Specht’s not only infinite character, but also one gets a true glimpse of Texana history. Along side this wonderful atmosphere, you can also find, as accurately advertised on its website, home-cooking, live music, a game of horseshoes and a killer sunset. We experienced all of this at Specht’s (along with cool breezes on the night we went) and enjoyed ourselves immensely doing it. http://www.spechts.com/index.html
Specht’s is family friendly – kids are able to run around in the side yard adjacent to the covered patio and stage (this is also where the horseshoes are set up). Bottom line, Specht’s offers up wonderful atmosphere, excellent food, great music, cold beer and GOOD TIMES!