For those who enjoy Italian delicacies, Giacomo's Cibo e Vino is a must-visit offbeat culinary destination in Houston. This quirky, neighborhood eatery doles out an array of scrumptious Italian small plates. Here one can choose from myriad hot and cold antipasti or even mix and match to devour a sublime meal. The restaurant takes pride in its use of the best local and imported ingredients, which add to the authentic flavor of the meals. When visiting, do ask the courteous staff for wine pairings to go with your meal.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing is by far one of the most adventurous breweries in Houston. Brewing up beers like Gingerbread Stout, their tribute to BBQ beer Smoke on the Bayou and many more, all the beverages include some sort of tribute to various Houston points of pride, be it anything from the date the city was founded to the city's prestigious Rice University. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and hang out during the open house and soak up the Bayou as much as possible!
Da Marco Cucina E Vino is named after the owner and Chef Marco Wiles, who received his training from his Italian mother, as well as from his cooking experiences in other Houston Italian restaurants. The originality of his dishes makes this a great dining experience for any Italian food lover. This place prides itself for offering authentic Italian cuisine. The décor is bright and comfortable with tones of yellow in the walls and wood floors. The pasta is made in-house from imported ingredients. Specialties include octopus salad, venison fettuccine and lamb chops. An all-Italian wine list is offered to add flavor to any entrée. The Zuppa Inglese, a brandy-soaked cake, is a must for dessert.
Typical of a dive bar, D&T Drive Inn has a hip ambiance, and is often filled by youngsters staying in the neighborhood. A small bar with stools, a black board with scribbled menu and a juke box in the corner adorn this little place, while giving it a casual and local feel. With 50 beers like American Lager, Hefeweizen and Imperial Stout on tap, this place offers a humble food menu, that is perfect to go with the eclectic range of beers. Deviled Ham and Ritz Crackers, Pickle Plate and Stuffed Cherry Peppers are some of the decent dishes that customers seem to like the most. Drop by to have a large mug of your favorite beer, as you chat away the evening with your buddies.
Though specializing in oyster delicacies, Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette has a wide menu of Gulf Coast seafood, Texan beef and more to satisfy almost any palate. From thee Hawaiian poke to shared plates, grilled delights, specialties and burgers, their dishes are beautifully presented and are packed with flavour. Don't miss their happy hours as they are considered to be among the best in town. Private events like parties or formal dinners can also be hosted at the restaurant, while catering to outdoor events also remains available.
For all those who appreciate the authentic taste of an Italian Pizza, this place is just for you. Located in Upper Kirby, this quaint little pizzeria has a casual and laid-back ambiance, which is perfect for a relaxed meal with friends or family. Pizzeria Solario prides itself on serving pizza, that tastes like, its just arrived from Naples. Juicy vegetables, fresh dough, and supreme quality of cheeses are used in all their preparations. Quatro Formagi, Pizze Bianche Filetti and Alla Benno are some of their pizzas, which are absolutely loved by all their patrons. A decent list of wines and other beverages are also available to accompany the pizzas of your choice.
Unwind at this cool sport's bar whose name is inspired by the late owner's Dublin set up. The ground floor of the bar exudes a quintessentially Irish vibe, it also has an extended patio. The first floor, with its adjoining terrace duals up as a stage for live music performances on certain evenings. Head here during St. Patrick Day's celebration and for game nights, if you wish to soak in the place's euphoria.
It’s easy to feel your worries slip away as you step into the warm and upbeat Johnny’s Gold Brick. Relish local handcrafted beers, signature cocktails and frozen margaritas at this gastrobar along with a limited selection of delicious grub. You can also keep a look out for their theme nights which include classics like cocktail challenges to beer and cocktail fights. Don’t be surprised if the tantalizing drinks and animated atmosphere at Johnny’s Gold Brick will leave you raving about this fabulous place for a long time to come.
Nestled inside a 1903 building, Around The Corner boasts of subtle interiors with an elegant patio. Located in Houston, TX, the cafe offers a good selection of cocktails, wine and coffee and they also have a special brunch menu with items like Boss and Larkin Picnic Plate being some of the customer favorites. The place has artwork all over its walls with well-complemented furnishings to add to the aura and is available for private events and small performances.
Down On Main Street is a trendy and upbeat bar that still manages to be casual and welcoming. Come down on Thursday nights and be part of the karaoke session, or put on your dancing shoes and get on the dance floor to the groovy beats of the DJ. If a cocktail is your beverage of choice, the talented mixologists can cook something up for you, or if you are a person who enjoys simpler pleasures, a cold beer and some snacks should do the trick. Overall, this bar is a local favorite and the friendly owners ensure it stays that way.
Yellow Rose Distilling is a whiskey distillery run by neighbors, Troy Smith and Ryan Baird. Their product line includes blended, rye, single malt, maple finished rye, American, bourbon and an 'Outlaw' Bourbon whiskey. Their Outlaw Bourbon has won a Best in Class award, while the Straight Rye whiskey has won a Double Gold at various competitions. The distillery conducts tours on Fridays and Saturdays. You can bring your own board games and snacks and enjoy the food with a cocktail served at the taproom. At the end of the tour, you can taste four of their whiskeys and a vodka. Post the tour, you can head back to the taproom for more craft cocktails. The drinks will taste much better once you have heard the spirits with which they are made.
Situated in an old renovated building in Alabama Street, Axelrad is a beer garden with a laidback environment that is ideal to kick back and relax with your friends. The spacious garden has been converted to a comfortable seating area with hammocks tied to the poles and wooden benches placed everywhere. A tree in the center of the garden has been decorated beautifully with colorful lights on it. A big projector screen placed in the garden is used for screening movies and live sports matches regularly. Wide range of local craft beer available here have been procured from the finest breweries in and around the city. Get yourself delicious Italian pizzas from the Luigi's Pizza nearby and enjoy it with your favorite beer and unwind in the breezy open-air patio at the Axelrad beer garden.