If you have craved for those delicious mezcals for a long time, head to The Pastry War on Main Street. Nestled in the city's bustling downtown area, the cocktail spot draws drinkers with happy hours and specials. The spirits are arranged as per the agave category. You can find the year of production, distiller's name and the still type mentioned on all agave types. The owners have also collaborated to streamline imports of premium mezcal and tequila brands from Mexico. Hop in to relish authentic Mexican-style cocktails and spirits, in a charmingly decorated venue.
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.
If you are in downtown Houston, and feel like relaxing over some tapas and beer, then Batanga is the place to go. Located in close proximity to the Market Square Park, this cool and casual restaurant serves up some fantastic cocktails and bites, in a laid-back ambiance. With a huge patio of 3600 square feet (334.45 square meter), Batanga seems to attract many hungry tourists and locals. With happy hours being available on drinks, this place remains choc-a-bloc during evenings. Grilled Panela Cheese, Duck Confit Arepas, Cuban Mojo Chicken Skewers and Grilled Hangar Steak remain to be popular dishes among most of their customers. A good range of cocktails accompany the delicious food, while Thai Me Up, One Beat Samba and Patio Cooler remain to be the crowd-pleasers.
Say Aloha to this Tiki Bar where you can party the tropical way. Lei Low Rum & Tiki Bar is a considerably small but a very lively place. Right from ambiance to serve- ware, everything is Tiki-themed. The interiors, made of wood, are spruced up with dried palm tree roof, Tiki God statues and ocean themed pictures on walls. The multi-colored, mesh, pineapple-like lights are a great addition to the party vibe. You can also enjoy your drinks outdoors in the small patio adjoining the main bar. Quirky cocktails served in quirkier skull shaped, tiki mask-style and coconut shell glasses will make you feel like you are sunbathing on a beach bed in Hawaii. Apart from their signature Mai Tai and Pina Coladas, the large rum barrel cocktails like Ocean of Funk, which are enough for a group of four or five, are simply unmissable. As much as you can savor your delectable drinks, this place doesn't serve food. Make sure you get your hunger pangs sorted before or after you get the best out of this place.
Bollo Woodfired Pizza serves authentic Neapolitan pizzas in a VPN certified wood fired oven resulting in pies that are thin crusted, crispy and delicious. Relish Carne Trio prepared with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di parma, sicilian sausages and Pepperoni while sipping on a drink from their extensive bar menu such as the refreshing Bollo Martini. They also have a great selection of wines and draught beers. Don’t forget to save room for the creamy Three Layered Chocolate Cake. If the reasonable prices weren’t good enough already, the portions of each dish are more than enough for two people. However, there is a small risk involved with eating at Bollo Woodfired Pizza, you just might never feel like eating pizza anywhere else.
Give your local food a miss and indulge in flavorful Greek fare at the Helen Greek Food And Wine. The menu features a variety of authentic Greek delicacies and wines. What makes this place a success is their commitment to use the freshest of local produce and quality ingredients. Owned and operated by Evan Turner, the restaurant promises a great time to its patrons. Under the culinary expertise of chef William Wright, the restaurant offers regional Greek specialties like gryo, baklava, moussaka, meat balls and so on. The ambiance is warm and friendly. Come in for some quality time with your special someone, or unwind here with friends and family!
Lawless is a swanky bar located within the Rice Hotel. The interiors are richly furnished with dark woods, leather seating, and chandeliers. The brick-walled room is a pictorial journey of all those who have fought for freedom and liberty such as Teddy Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi. The room opens onto a terrace-balcony with views of Downtown Houston. The drinks menu serves wine, beer and classic and contemporary cocktails with delicious American bar bites and finger food.
Located on Prairie Street, the Prohibition Supperclub & Bar is a popular neighborhood bar and restaurant that offers scrumptious American food and tantalizing drinks. On offer at the restaurant is a classic American menu serving traditional delicacies like Meatloaf, Chicken Waldorf Sandwich, their signature Prohibition Salad and Fish Beignets. They are known to have the only oysters' raw bar in downtown. Their chefs Ben McPherson and Matt Wommack showcase their culinary expertise through the perfectly cooked meals. The bar menu is quite impressive as well; it offers a wide range of tempting cocktails, whiskeys, craft beers and fine boutique wines. Prohibition Supperclub & Bar is situated inside an early 20th Century building and the decor features many artifacts and original fittings from the olden times. They also arrange for private events and their expert staff ensures the success of each party hosted here.
The Bovine & Barley is a lively, upbeat bar with more than 30 beers and real ales on tap and casks. With neon lights displaying HTX and drinking quotes by famous personalities on the exposed brick walls, the decor is quite funky. Seating includes a mix of comfortable coffee bean bags, high bar stools and booths. Local food favorites you can opt for are the Bovine Burger and B&B’s Rib Eye when you start to feel hungry. If you are looking for a vibrant bar atmosphere without compromising on the quality of the food, Bovine & Barley is the place to go.
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.