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If tequila is your poison, El Big Bad is the place to be. The cantina serves over 70 flavored, handmade tequilas that change as per the season, along with craft beers, margaritas and other cocktails, and Mexican bar bites. The interiors have eye-catching murals, while a rooftop patio offers an impressive view of the Historic District. This place is also open for brunch, and offers exciting happy hour specials.
The Commoner is an upbeat, animated bar serving an extensive selection of draft beers, wines by the glass and house cocktails. At this funky bar you can sip on the Southside or the Strawberry Fields while playing a game of darts. Seating includes a mix of bar stools, ottomans and regular chairs. If you are looking at value for money, consider visiting during the happy hours and sip on drinks as cheap as USD 3. While you are here, you can also head upstairs and check out The Boulevardier, which is quite a lively lounge.
The Boulevardier is a swanky lounge located right above The Commoner. While you are here, sink into a comfortable arm chair and relish the Ricotta Washed Bombay Thai Coffee or the Drastic Drip as you meet new people or converse with old friends. However, before you decide to try out this place, make sure to keep a look out for their funky theme nights. From cocktail drinking competitions to Animal Invasion Nights, you are sure to love this lounge if you have a heart for adventure.
Located in Downtown Houston, The Sam Bar is housed inside The Sam Houston Hotel. It is a local spot for spending an intimate evening with delicious food and creatively crafted drinks. The bar features finest collection of cognacs, single malt scotches, bourbons and selected premium spirits. Enjoy appetizing dishes of Crab Beignets, Beef Kofta Skewers, Shrimp Tacos with your drinks.
An elegant venue housed inside JW Marriott Houston Downtown, Main Kitchen has won awards for its great breakfast options and burgers as well as for the best chef. Executive Chef Erin Smith and her team have put together creative American recipes, handcrafted cocktails and exceptional wines on the menu. In fact, this place is best known for food and wine tastings, cocktail making and cooking demonstrations, and interaction of diners with local farmers and winemakers. The menu varies seasonally to incorporate fresh ingredients into all the dishes. The kitchen has served items like Parker House Rolls with Whipped Honey Butter, Ale Braised Pork Sausage and Strawberry Sherbet in the past. The wine list majorly features selections from France and California, although you can sample Portuguese varieties as well.
Located in downtown, Dean's Downtown is housed in a historical building that was originally built as a department store in 1893. While remodelling this venue into a bar, it was ensured the history of the building was retained including its label name and vintage charm. With its oakwood furniture and comfy couches, Dean's Downtown creates an atmosphere of comfort and warmth. Sip on their excellently prepared cocktail concoctions or choose from their curated list of craft beer while munching on delicious pub fare. Live music events are also held here occasionally.