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.
Named after the historical skeleton found in Ethiopia, Lucy's Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge is a trendy establishment in Houston. Dim lighting, sheer curtains, Ethiopian art, comfy couches and low coffee tables characterize this popular eatery. The menu features a wide variety of Ethiopian cuisine and is great for sharing among friends.
Feel like getting goofy with a mic after downing a couple of drinks with your buddies? Step into Spotlight Karaoke. The libations are delicious as is the sushi, but the music is what makes you want to stay. They have an extensive songlist across genres for your singing pleasure. Whether you're crooning to the golden oldies, popping bubbles with mainstream pop or busting a move to the latest tracks, there's something for everyone here. They have multiple private rooms for parties with your posse and they even help you host karaoke parties at your own pad.
Cozy and convenient with great bartenders and better drink specials describes what you will find at the Velvet Melvin Pub. The atmosphere is as friendly and welcoming. There is a terrific patio overlooks Richmond and is a great place to relax after a long day. In addition to a fully-stocked bar, there is a menu offering classic American comfort food. The Velvet Melvin Pub is more than a bar; its an bar experience that can't be beat.
One of the most popular nightclubs in Houston, Clé is known for hosting amazing themed parties. The decor is vibrant and contemporary, featuring sleek furnishings, a large dance floor, an elevated DJ booth and secluded VIP lounges. Recharge your batteries at the bar where you can treat yourself to some unique handcrafted cocktails, along with an eclectic selection of bars. The music played here is mainly EDM. Top international DJs like Diplo and Afrojack are household names at this nightclub and perform every once in a while drawing large crowd from across the city.
This oasis from the hustle and bustle of downtown is perfect after work or a day in court. Downstairs sports a typical Irish pub atmosphere-complete with actual Irish kitsch and friendly bartenders willing to lend an ear after pulling a pint. Dartboards, pool tables, and balcony with fantastic Main St. views are just up the stairs. Start the evening here before hitting Minute Maid Park or the Toyota Center for major league sporting events; or before catching a show in the Theatre District. Need a little something to hold off the hunger pangs? Try any of the many delicious sandwiches-like the excellent pulled pork sandwich that practically melts on contact. Be sure to check the site for the latest happy hour specials. - JoAnn Takasaki
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.
Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge in Houston is popular among the locals as the 'Bad News Bar'. The place has a rustic feel to it and definitely oozes attitude They welcome crowd after 5:00p everyday. The bartenders are very attentive and are sharp with their craft. The serve a varied range of cocktails. It is worth a visit for a drink after dinner.
The name might be misleading, but once you enter Houston Watch Co., you know you are in the right place. Housed within an erstwhile watch showroom in Downtown Houston, this intimate bar serves classic whiskeys and cocktails. In this two-storied establishment, give in to an old-world charm of sorts, where you can sit at the bar and drink straight-up bourbon whilst pouring your troubles to the kindly bartender. Other than that, the music here is spot-on, the crowd is civilized and drinks are affordable.
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar is fun nightspot of the city. A vibrant place, perfect for bringing in birthdays or celebrating the weekend with your friends, this place weaves a party mood with their potent drinks and live music. Try the massive Fishbowl cocktail, it is one the bar's specialties that's sure to quench the entire group's thirst. Open till 2a, Pete's does not have a dull moment throughout their working hours.