We’re a family-friendly, dog-friendly beer and wine garden located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, just outside of Wimberley.  To keep up with us, our llamas, and any special happenings, please follow us @TheShadyLlama on Instagram or The Shady Llama on Facebook!


With the cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets, we’re switching to fall/winter hours.  Our closing time is now 9:00pm every evening.  Weekdays are now 4:00pm-9:00pm and weekends are 12:00pm-9:00pm.

We’ll also be OPEN on Thanksgiving Day!  Need to get the family out of the house after a long afternoon of feasting? We’ll be open Thanksgiving evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  And we’ll be open earlier on Friday from 2:00pm-9:00pm so you can come unwind after your shopping is done!  We’ll be open for normal hours on Saturday – Monday.

As always, since our space is all outdoor, we do occasionally close if the weather is unsafe for outdoor activity. (This includes conditions that would make the roads unsafe for travel.) We are also planning a seasonal closing in late December through mid-February during the coldest months of the season. Keep an eye on our Instagram/Facebook pages for updates.


The Shady Llama is an outdoor beer and wine garden where you can spend time with family and friends enjoying the beautiful Texas Hill Country and our amazing sunset view.

Come visit for a beer, glass of wine, soda, or iced tea.  If you’re lucky, you may get to meet one of our five shady llamas up close, or possibly our two miniature donkeys!  Enjoy a game of cornhole or just relax in one of our hammocks and take in the view. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a leash. Children are also welcome, leash optional.

We are located at 18325 Ranch Road 12 — just 5 miles north of the Wimberley town square, or 10 miles south of Dripping Springs — on the west side of the highway.

Our hours are:

Monday:  4pm – 9pm (Geeks Who Drink Trivia @ 7pm)
Tuesday:  CLOSED
Wednesday:  CLOSED
Thursday:  4pm – 9pm
Friday:  4pm – 9pm
Saturday:  12pm – 9pm
Sunday:  12pm – 9pm

BUT… because we’re an entirely outdoor bar, we are weather-dependent, so check our social media feed if the weather looks unfavorable!

We also have food trucks serving most hours we’re open (they’re located right behind the bar).

Dripping Wings serves up hot wings in a variety of flavors, plus chicken tenders and sides (https://www.facebook.com/drippingwings/).  They are open for dinner on Thursday-Monday from 4-8pm as well as for lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 12-2pm. Call in orders: 512-645-6858

Pho-Lisha’s serves an eclectic mix of Asian, Cajun, and Texan dishes, including their signature Phorrito (https://www.pholishas.com).  They are open Fridays from 6-9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 2-9pm. Call in orders: 225-276-9928

(Please note that the food trucks may occasionally be offsite for other events. Please check social media for updates.)

For questions, concerns, or just to chat about our llamas, feel free to reach out to us at theshadyllamatx@gmail.com or call us at 512-539-7407.


About The Owners

Karalisa and Lamar Sellers met 10 years ago while pursuing their plates at The Flying Saucer in Austin (drinking 200 different beers earns a plate on the wall).  They both earned their plates, later married, and moved to Houston for work.  Despite having “real jobs” that they both enjoyed, they dreamed of getting back to central Texas and creating a business together.

They made that dream a reality in January 2017 when they purchased land nearly Wimberley and began the construction process for what is now The Shady Llama, which opened in March 2018.  Karalisa and Lamar are now full-time bartenders, sunset connoisseurs, and proud parents to a spunky 2-year-old daughter.

About The Llamas

Dolly – Head Mama Llama in charge. Loves neck rubs and kisses (if you dare).

Odin – Sometimes he’s a big gray fluff ball and sometimes he has a mohawk. His favorite things are getting sprayed with the water hose and taking selfies.

Sadie – Sometimes called Shady Sadie. An excellent giver of side-eye who wishes she was in charge.

Anastasia – As much like a Russian princess as a llama can be. Unapproachable and generally distrustful of the llamarazzi.

Barley – Our bouncy baby llama! He was born on the property in 2017 (a surprise!) and loves laying in his kiddie pool on the hot summer days.

A NOTE: Our llamas roam the acreage and we allow them to come and go as they please. During the warm Texas summers, our llamas are less active as they prefer to find a shady spot to escape the heat. While they do occasionally turn up at the bar to visit with customers, llama sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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