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Judges, newspaper reporters, college students and artists all rub elbows here at Warren's Inn on a nightly basis. The dim lighting and over-sized mirrors may inspire an initial chuckle, but everything about the place seems to grow on guests. Grab a table and enjoy the jukebox. You will hear everything played from Tijuana Brass to 10,000 Maniacs. The cocktails are masterful, especially the award-winning martinis, and the draft beer comes flecked with ice.
The interior of this downtown classic possesses a style and grace that suits the feel of the area. The business crowd likes to gather here for quiet power lunches, while couples enjoy it for nice romantic evenings. The fully stocked bar occasionally attracts a rowdier crowd, but only during the late dining hours. The menu is filled with Northern Italian goodies, but the specialty pizzas are the house favorites. Try one with plenty of artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. A lively jazz trio usually accompanies the popular Sunday brunch.
L&L Bar is located at Hotel Icon on the Main Street. The bar offers a distinct experience, both in terms of ambiance and drinks. The high-vaulted ceilings beautified with painted arches form a intimate environment. Taste some contemporary craft cocktails, regional draught beer collection and one of the best wines at the bar. Stop by at the bar on every Sunday for beer and cocktail specials.
Housed in the oldest building in Houston, La Carafe caters to an eclectic mix of artistic and professional types. Musicians claim the jukebox has the best selection in all of Houston, and you will often see people dancing on the narrow floor beside it. This romantic spot is often the end to the perfect date. It is strictly a wine and beer bar, so you'll have to go elsewhere if you want other types of alcohol.
Morton's The Steakhouse is an upscale restaurant chain in the United States and this Houston branch lives up to the brand's high standards. Dress up in your stylish best and head here with a business client or for a special dinner. The classy ambiance is accentuated by crystal ceiling lamps spreading a soft golden glow. Enjoy dishes like Petite Lamb Chops marinated in garlic and oregano, Shrimp Alexander with Beurre Blanc sauce, and Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Cocktail. For dessert, do not miss the Mini Key Lime Tarts and Double Chocolate Mousse. This restaurant offers a choice of three event rooms for corporate and private functions.
Located in the historic Downtown area, Public Services is a local favorite spot to hangout with friends and colleagues. It is housed inside the Old Cotton Exchange Building and serves some extensive selection of wines, scotches, brandies and whiskies. The bar boasts its international collection of wines and whiskies. The bar grub is from Oxheart restaurant.