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Experience Rockin’ R

There is a little something for everyone here at Rockin’ R! Our main location is located in the heart of Gruene, the only river front event location in Gruene. At Gruene Main, we welcome people to come and enjoy seasonal tubing on the Guadalupe River and year round live music, food trucks, games on our green space and much more. Our new Gruene Light bar is just steps away from the river and has great drinks and live music all summer long! We are open year round here, come out and enjoy!

Gruene Light Bar

Our outdoor bar on the Guadalupe River is one of the only places in town to watch all the games outside! The Gruene Light also has live music on select weekends and a variety of year-round events. Come hang out with us Friday-Sunday!

El Arroyo Events and Catering

In preparation for the El Arroyo Restaurant coming to Rockin’ R in Gruene in 2023, we’ve launched El Arroyo’s Events and Catering Services at Rockin’ R’s river-side venues throughout New Braunfels. We do it all – holiday parties, weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, and more! Come enjoy the El Arroyo food truck at The Gruene Light Bar. NOW HIRING KITCHEN STAFF! APPLY HERE

Float the Guadalupe

Enjoy a beautiful float down the Guadalupe River, starting at our main location in Gruene. We’ve also got an Up River Guadalupe float at our Huaco Springs location. More details for both floats available under our ‘Guadalupe’ Tab – OPEN DAILY!

Float the Comal

If you are looking to enjoy a day on the Comal River, Rockin’ R has a great location and the only private exit on the Comal. This float lasts 1.5-2 hours and takes you through the Tube Chute! And if one float isn’t enough, go again for just $5 more! – OPEN SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS!




Recreational Flows


Up to 500 cfs — Recreational

500 – 750 cfs — Challenging

750 – 1200 cfs — Strenuous

1200 – 3000 cfs — Tubing not recommended

3000+ cfs — Dangerous; guided rafts suggested


Recreational Flows


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2 months ago

Rockin R River Rides
We love weekends at our The Gruene Light Bar!Our river-side bar and music venue on the Guadalupe River is the perfect spot for live music, events, private parties, tailgates, and just good times all around!If you're looking for a fun, beautiful place to hold your next event or celebration, reach out to us as: #gruene #newbraunfels #playinnewbraunfels #rockinr #rockinrnb #Guadalupe #guadaluperiver #outdoorbar #livemusic #fullbar #foodtruck #elarroyoatx ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Rockin R River Rides
Name a better golden hour spot than our Gruene Light bar… we’ll wait 😍#nbtx #gruene #newbraunfels #playinnewbraunfels #rockinr #rockinrnb #guadalupe #guadaluperiver #outdoorbar #livemusic #fullbar #foodtruck #elarroyoatx ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Rockin R River Rides
Our The Gruene Light bar is a great place to catch the TCU vs Georgia championship game tonight!Open for the NCAA College Football Championship TONIGHT at 4pm with tons of drink specials and $5 football squares 🏈! Kickoff at 6:30pm! Pup and kid friendly!#nbtx #gruene #newbraunfels #playinnewbraunfels #rockinr #rockinrnb #guadalupe #guadaluperiver #outdoorbar #livemusic #fullbar ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Rockin R River Rides
2022 sure was a good one at Rockin’ R!Thousands of y’all floated the rivers with us this spring and summer, we opened our Gruene Light Bar which is home to live music and events right on the Guadalupe, and welcomed El Arroyo’s food truck and event catering to Rockin’ R in Gruene!2023 is gonna bring more exciting changes, as we welcome the El Arroyo restaurant (and marquee sign!) to our Gruene Road location. Have a happy and safe New Years and we’ll see y’all at The Gruene Light this winter and on the river starting in March! ... See MoreSee Less
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