How to Spend Your Per Diem in Freeport, Texas

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Traveling to and from a jobsite here in Freeport, Texas? Maybe you work for Worley Limited or Fluor Corporation providing engineering, procurement or construction expertise to the upstream, midstream, chemicals, power, and mining and minerals sectors. Maybe you work with Zachary Group in engineering, construction, maintenance, or turnaround and fabrication servicing the energy, chemicals, power, manufacturing and industrial sectors on the Gulf of Mexico. Maybe you work for Turner Industries doing heavy industrial construction, pipe, module and vessel fabrication, equipment, or rigging and heavy hauling. 

Whoever you work for, when you’re on the road for your job, there’s nothing like finding ways to keep some of your per diem in your pocket to send home and maybe have more fun and relaxation off the job site. 

Typically, your per diem covers lodging, meals, incidental expenses, and laundry or dry-cleaning services. If budgeted right, you can ensure you have extra cash leftover to make the most of your time not on the job. With that, we’d like to share some of our favorite spots and go-to hangouts that serve as the best places in the Freeport, Texas area to spend your extra per diem so that you can kick back and relax. 

Local Restaurants and Bars 

Looking for a night out after the workday is done and while your laundry is in its spin cycle? Here are our top picks: 

Hooks on the Brazos – Icehouse & Marina – $ 

Fresh seafood, burgers, ice-cold drinks, an outdoor deck over the water that makes it impossible not to relax, and live music – Hooks has it all. Not to mention themed nights like karaoke night and a crawfish boil, to name just a few! Hooks also has a full bait and tackle shop with frozen bait, inshore/offshore tackle, Costa glasses, Yeti coolers, Huk clothing, Olukai footwear, apparel, & much more! Get a drink, a bite to eat, a little relaxation, and everything you need to reel one in! 

Beach Front Deck Bar and Grill – $ 

One of the best spots in the Freeport, Texas area to eat and drink right on the beach of The Gulf. The Beach Front Deck and Bar serves oysters, loaded fries and burgers, cocktails, and much more. They also offer a weekend brunch. Soft sand, swings, hammocks, oversized adirondack chairs, outdoor games, and a stage for live music sit below the bar and restaurant, making it one of the best places to have fun, meet other people in the area, and enjoy the essence of The Gulf. 

The Captain’s Table – $$ 

The perfect spot in Freeport to indulge in a fine dining experience with a twist of fun. The Captain’s Table is a full-service restaurant and bar serving delicious seafood and thirst-quenching drinks. You can sit in the indoor dining room three floors up where you can overlook the Bridge Harbor Yacht Club, or you can sit on their relaxing outdoor patio complete with a pool bar – yes, you heard that right, a pool bar! 

Kiki’s Tiki Cantina – $ 

Who doesn’t love a Tiki Bar? Head on over to Kiki’s for classic tiki bar drinks, ice-cold beer, a warm and welcoming staff, and to meet new people. You can also watch your favorite sporting event or the big game on any of their many screens or catch Freeport’s own slice of paradise on a night when they have a DJ. 

Spend the Night In 

Feel like staying in? Walk over to Freeport Studio’s very own onsite bar, the Gravel Bar! The Gravel Bar keeps the beer flowing and glasses clinking with a wide variety of beer and wine. Listen and dance to live music, play some lawn games and indulge your competitive side with your buddies, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many local food trucks on rotation at the bar. End your day with a cold drink next to a warm firepit as the sunlight melts away. 

Want to grab some booze for a relaxing night in? Friends Liquors & Wines is the best spot in town for all the makings to quench your thirst. They have everything you need to mix up a cocktail, and they’re guaranteed to have your favorite liquors all the way up to the top shelf for a straight shooter. 


Get out on your day off and enjoy some of the many activities the area has to offer: 


Grab your pole and drive down the road to the beach or the river to reel in a good time. Catch Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Amberjack, Grouper, and Cobia when you surf fish on The Gulf. Inshore, the waters hold sizable Sheepshead and Black Drum. You can also access some of the best deep-sea fishing Texas has to offer with quick access to get your line in the water for Red Snapper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Shark, King Mackerel, Grouper, Wahoo, and more. Not experienced in deep-sea fishing? No problem. Freeport fishing guides offer trips regularly. 


Crabbing is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. Grab a shellfish license, throw a crab pot in the water, and stake your catch. The perfect Freeport pastime that results in a great meal. 

Tailgating on the Beach 

Jump in your car with everything you need to spend a day on the beach. In the Freeport, Texas area, you can drive on any of the beaches. You can simply go for a drive, or you can find the perfect spot to let down your tailgate and listen to the crashing of the waves as you kick back in the sun all day. 


Golfing on The Gulf? Freeport, Texas, has rounds for you to play either at the local municipal golf course or the premier golf course, Wilderness Golf Course. 

Stay At Freeport Studios 

At Freeport Studios, the premier workforce housing unit in the Freeport Texas area, we help you keep more of your per diem dollars in your pocket by offering you a place to stay with the best amenities in Brazoria County, so you don’t exhaust your per diem. With our exclusive daily, weekly, or monthly rates and in-room washer and dryers at no extra cost to you, that leaves more money in hand to spend on restaurants, activities, and hangout spots! 

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Cancellation Policy

Reservations can be canceled up to 48 hours prior to the arrival date with no cancellation fees. Reservations not canceled 48 hours prior to arrival will be charged one (1) night’s room rent and no-shows will be charged one (1) night’s room rent to the card used to guarantee the reservation. Charges will include hotel occupancy tax. We will not refund any payment charged for No-Shows.

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