Throughout the semester, you might want to change study routines and find places to go to when hanging out with friends.
In Corpus Christi, there are many popular coffee shops that most students go to for studying or just simply having a quick visit with firends. The most popular coffee shop, Coffee Waves, has three locations in the Coastal Bend. The Alameda location, which most students go to, provides a more entertaining enviornment as they host events and live music such as open mic nights, where people are encouraged to express their talents.
Another popular coffee shop is the Coffee Muggle. The “Harry Potter” inspired coffee shop provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all Potter-Heads. The shop is perfect for grabbing a cup of coffee with friends after a long day at school. The shop has also hosted trivia nights, where you can sign up and have fun with friends and family.
Café Calypso may be a small café as it is connected to Half-Price Books, but it gives off a peaceful and quiet atmosphere that is perfect for anyone wanting to study or to simply enjoy a nice book.
There are many other coffee shops such as Green Light, Island Joes, Eleanor’s Coffee Bar and Market and Hester’s. Bloom City, for those that commute from the other side of the Harbor Bridge, also provides the space and room to study and relax like the others.
Threads recently celebrated its eighth year of being open. Threads provides a fun and joyful atmosphere as they are not only a fashion thrift store, but also a store that hosts special events, making it a fun and exciting place to go therapy shopping with your freinds.
Opened in June 2019, Quasar’s Arcade specializes in classic and indie arcade games, including pinball machines. One of the owners Peter Janovics, said he wanted to bring a true arcade to Corpus Christi where it can be a safe hangout spot for all ages. Tournaments are held weekly on different games, with most games only costing a quarter.
Hybrid Records, opened in November 2015, is a hipster friendly zone owned by Carlos Cooper. Cooper started the business because he wanted to make a place he would’ve wanted to go when he was in high school or college. Along with selling vinyl, CDs and cassette tapes, Hybrid holds local events such as concerts, art gallery shows and beer tasting.
Disc Go Round has moved over the years, but their inventory has stayed the same with vinyl, CDS, cassette tapes and DVDs for local buyers. Husband and wife Jason and Johanna DuBose are the latest owners, while being professors at TAMUCC as well.
Foghorn editors John Oliva and Annalisa Perales contributed to this report.