Downtown Brownwood


Nestled in the heart of central Texas, downtown Brownwood is in the midst of rapid revitalization efforts. This extremely successful revitalization of the historic downtown area and preservation of its buildings has energized the city, blending its classic small-town feel with vibrant new activity from local entrepreneurs.

Brownwood has something for everyone, from daytrippers and RV enthusiasts to foodies and beer and wine connoisseurs. Our friendly community welcomes visitors from all over the world, and we’re ready to welcome you! New businesses have grown over the past few years, helping downtown Brownwood to grow and blossom into a fun experience for all ages.

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Thriving Craft Beer Industry & Nightlife

Brownwood has a growing beer and wine community that has put the city on the map and made it an attraction. Local establishments proudly offer award-winning Texas beers and wines from regional brewers and winemakers.

Boutique Shopping

When it comes to shopping, Brownwood’s local boutiques and shops offer it all! You could easily spend a weekend shopping all around town with our local business owners who are the heart of our community.

Unique Dining

When it comes to food, Brownwood has something for everybody. Whether you are looking for a casual family meal, a legendary Texas bbq experience, or fine dining, you can find it all in Brownwood. We also have a growing beer and wine community, with tasting rooms, a tap house, and regional beer and winemakers.

Museums & Arts

The history and culture of Brownwood are preserved and showcased in an array of venues like the Lehnis Railroad Museum and Brown County Museum of History. Downtown also features the Brownwood Art Center, Lyric Theatre, and an array of murals and musical entertainment opportunities.

Community Events Both Big & Small

Looking for something to do?  Downtown Brownwood is the central hub for community events.  Thousands of participants attend events each year such as the Cinco de Mayo Celebration,  Sipping Under the Stars,  Annual Christmas Parade, regular music events, and many more.

Strong Public & Private Partnerships

The Building Improvement Incentive Program (BIIP) serves to revitalize and improve the appearance of Brownwood commercial buildings to positively impact the aesthetics and marketability by providing an incentive of up to $25,000.00 for approved improvements.

This program offers the private sector an incentive program to invest in Brownwood commercial buildings and acts as a catalyst for continued private sector investment through visible improvements.

Event Center Project

The City of Brownwood and Municipal Development District has been discussing and developing plans for a new multipurpose event center for over four years. After researching numerous event centers in cities across the state, City leadership decided to focus on preserving and redeveloping existing buildings in the Historic Depot Civic and Cultural Complex to embrace the rich history of the area, coordinate with existing meeting facilities, and reduce the cost of building from the ground up.

Ready to work together?

In Brownwood, we believe in working together. Downtown businesses work to support each other and build solid relationships for the good and growth of the community. The BMDD is involved in downtown revitalization efforts and works to attract businesses by offering incentives for companies wishing to locate in downtown Brownwood. Contact us today for a downtown recruitment guide.