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.
Numbers is one of the oldest and most popular venues for alternative music in Houston. You'll find a diverse crowd dancing to 80s music or goth favorites. Don't be surprised if you see people here wearing Halloween-inspired attire. They sometimes have live performances from groundbreaking artists. On nights that don't feature a live act, you can still dance the night away to music and videos from Houston DJs. When hunger strikes, Numbers offers a variety of delicious options to satisfy your appetite. From appetizers to comforting bites, you can refuel and keep the fun going. And if you're thirsty, the drinks are like delightful concoctions that complement not just the night but also the food served here.
The Etro Lounge is one of Houston's best places to get your 80s dance fix. Spread out over two floors, the place has chic and modern decor, and you'll not only find your favorite 80s hits playing here, but there's usually video accompaniment to transport you to that era of neon-tinted hair. The ambiance strikes a balance between sleek modernity and the allure of a hidden speakeasy, making it an ideal spot for those seeking a night of style and elegance. Live DJ performances infuse the space with energetic rhythms, ensuring a night filled with music and movement. The menu at Etro Lounge offers a selection of handcrafted cocktails and premium spirits that cater to various tastes. Etro attracts a crowd that knows how to have fun on the dance floor.
Wooster's Garden is a popular establishment located on Milam Street. Whether you're looking for a refreshing drink, delicious food, or a lively social setting, Wooster's Garden has something to offer. Try some of their creative cocktails and pair them with some delicious food, options for which include fresh salads, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, fries, and more. Wooster's Garden frequently hosts live music performances and other events, creating a lively and entertaining atmosphere for guests. This adds to the overall experience and makes it a popular spot for those seeking a fun night out.
This eclectic drink stop is a throwback to the old times, from the antique furniture and delicate drinking vessels to the meticulous mixing of the old-fashioned spirits. This intimate bar is always crowded at night. Standing bar-side is best to view the true mix masters in motion. For those not keen on bitters, vermouth, gin, or the possible egg white, Anvil serves an exceptional assortment of bottled and tap beers. They also feature high-quality bar fare to stave off any hunger. Patrons can enjoy meat and cheese plates, and sandwiches.
Located in the Midtown, Khon's is the perfect after-work hangout. They serve beer, wine, and coffee in a laid-back atmosphere. It's a great spot to go for a quiet night with a few friends. They have plenty of surprising drinks in stock from all over the world. Take a load off and play darts while shooting the breeze with the friendly bartenders, or sit and enjoy an eye-opening coffee while finishing up some work.
A modern, chic place to grab fantastic drinks, One Armed Scissor is a local hotspot to hangout with friends after work or on weekends. It boasts a cheerful vibe with spacious interiors, dim lights and a fully-equipped central bar. Drinks ranging from craft cocktails to a variety of spirits are served at this place. Reasonable prices and friendly staff make it a go-to place among locals in the area.
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.
When you think of a typical, road side ice house and you don't picture the West Alabama Ice House, then stopping by is an imperative so you can see what an real ice house is. Located just East of Shepherd, this open air bar provides simplicity in its offerings, and that is what makes the joint so successful. If you want beer, or relax on a picnic table and watch commuters struggle by wistfully looking in, with some live music and a hot-dog, then this is the place.