Imbibe in a Snug Room at New Braunfels’ Luxurious Sidecar

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Have you ever been in a snug room? Cozy, comfortable, and commonly correlated to cocktails, these areas were historically part of English and Irish pubs in the 1880s. Their purpose was to provide a more intimate space for gathering, either socially or professionally. In today’s times where choosing the company you keep can mean more comfortable breathing, New Braunfels’ Sidecar at the Prince Solms Inn has introduced two new snug room additions.

Sidecar Sign

Photo: Kody Melton

Sidecar is a luxurious experience located downtown. This basement bar’s atmosphere oozes with fun and flourish. Owners Terry & Celina Muckenfuss decided to further honor the late 1800s, Victorian-era property housing Sidecar and the historic Prince Solms Inn by crafting The Emerald Room and The Darnaby Room. The Emerald Room features thematic green accents and is capable of accommodating four to five guests. The Darnaby Room is larger and luscious red, with room for eight to ten guests; the name of this room comes from Texas bootleggers Sam and Rabbit. Combine the two rooms for the ultimate snug room event, dubbed the Sidecar Black Hat package, with seating up to sixteen guests. The best part? Both rooms are equipped with a bell system that rings the bartenders downstairs for service.

Sidecar Basement Entrance

Photo:  Kody Melton

Reserving these snug rooms is a breeze; send an inquiry email to [email protected]. The deposit for The Emerald Room is $100, The Darnaby Room is $150, and The Black Hat Package deposit is $200. Please note a minimum spend is required for each option. Sidecar is open Tuesday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., as well as Friday and Saturday, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Stay tuned to their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for updates and events (like the Stephen King-themed Halloween Party!) occurring at the unique venue located at 295 East San Antonio Suite #201 in New Braunfels.