Located just 9 miles from the ferry, HardHeads is the only open-air restaurant and entertainment venue on the Bolivar Peninsula. Jason & Andrea have brought back a vanishing Texas tradition that has been traced back to the 1800’s and brought it to Crystal Beach.
HardHeads offers not only a unique “IceHouse” experience, but also some of the best food and coldest beer on the peninsula. With over 40 of the finest craft, premium and domestic bottles, multiple draft beers on tap and a full bar to boot, who could ask for more? Nothing says vacation like a beach, flip-flops and a Frozen Margarita!
All of HardHeads menu items are made-from-scratch, from our Signature Sauces to our amazing Burger! Designed by a chef from Louisiana, and with a Gluten-free focus, our dishes will surely satisfy your Coastal and Cajun taste buds. Be sure to try some of our popular dishes, such as: our Crispy LightHouse Wedge Salad; our LSU PoBoy; Colossal Glazed Wings; our All-inclusive…yes-the-bacon-comes-with-it…Bolivar Burger. Our famous Blackened Shrimp or Fish Tacos are some of the best you’ll ever eat; and did we mention our Swamp Wings have been claimed to be, “…the best Frog Legs…ever!!”
If you’re looking for a little something more than dinner, be sure to stay for our Live Music on the back deck, all-day-every- day sports in our bar area, or just sit back and enjoy the coastal breeze under our wrap-around Palapa.
And Sunday’s….those are the best! With multiple TV’s, HardHeads is Bolivar’s Sports Central with free hourly giveaways during football season and, the local-deemed BEST place to enjoy one of Bolivar’s ORIGINAL LOADED BLOODI MARIS!
Be sure to bring your entire family and step back into the 19th Century when the IceHouse was a staple along the Texas Coast. If you’re lucky, you may catch one of our local artists in action, and purchase a little piece of Bolivar for you to take home.