Hays City Store first opened in the early ’80’s as a gas station and convenience store at the intersection that was at one time the town of Hays City (1908). The store was a blessing to area residents who were grateful to not have to drive to neighboring towns for gas and household essentials. A café was added in the 90’s and folks loved their breakfast and lunch counter!
Fast forward to March 2015 – a propitious chain of events, hard work, fate and good luck… Hays City Store re-opened as a full service restaurant and bar featuring scratch made Texas comfort food, hand crafted cocktails, and local – beers, spirits and wine. The decision to keep the name “Hays City Store” was not difficult, as it had been known so for over 30 years.
Hays City Store underwent another transformation in October 2017 and this time the name DID change a little – now to Hays City Store & Ice House. Owners Tamra & Travis Tindol had a good problem on their hands – the need for more space. So, The Ice House was added to the property and with it more bar and cocktail seating, a draft beer system with 40 taps, 5 TVs for sports enthusiasts and a wood fire pizza oven. A stage was built near the outdoor oak shaded beer garden and live music can be enjoyed several nights a week. Hays City Store & Ice House has something for everyone. We hope to see you again soon!