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Bars and nightlife in Houston

Top bars

Bar
“The best beer and cocktails, plus the BEST pizza! Uber over for $5-7. Super close to the Art Odae. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Consistently voted one of the best craft cocktail bars in America. And guess what!?! It’s walking distance! Happy Hour M-F, 4-5. My favorite place to go. Laquisha will sometimes pop in to work. She’s my favorite bartender. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Sound quality is great. It's also easy to navigate through crowds to the merchandise, restrooms, bars, and food area. Usually shows are well staffed and lines for concessions move quickly. I know that cash is always appreciated and helps speed things along!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Brewery
“Houston’s craft brew scene has positively exploded in the last few years, but it all started with Texas’ oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, in 1994. Today, the patron saint of beers has expanded to include a sprawling beer garden and restaurant, in addition to its beer hall, brewing facilities, and a lineup of tasty suds—from year-rounds like the clean Fancy Lawnmower and bright & hoppy 5 O’Clock Pils to seasonal standouts like Pumpkinator and Oktoberfest. 8th Wonder Brewery is another local fave, rocking a WonderWorld outdoor beer garden and fun zone alongside taps of Dome Faux’m cream ale, Hopston Texas IPA, and Rocket Fuel, a Vietnamese coffee porter that fits right in H-town. But don’t stop there.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Charm and old-world accents abound at Houston native Morgan Holleman's Montrose-set outpost Boheme. The unpretentious, laid-back spot is popular with nearby residents and a post-college crowd that comes for happy hour specials, free WiFi, and live jazz music, as well as a killer cup of coffee. Choose from an array of organic, fair trade varieties brewed fresh-to-order and espresso made using vintage equipment.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Vast selection of potent craft beers paired with snacks like gumbo & pig ears in a comfy space.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“They have become a Houston favorite with good reason. The food is delicious and there is a huge back garden to dine in”
  • 61 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Low-key, isolated neighborhood bar with craft beers on tap and gourmet quality hotdogs in an outdoor seating environment.”
  • 65 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Bar
“The best beer and cocktails, plus the BEST pizza! Uber over for $5-7. Super close to the Art Odae. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Sound quality is great. It's also easy to navigate through crowds to the merchandise, restrooms, bars, and food area. Usually shows are well staffed and lines for concessions move quickly. I know that cash is always appreciated and helps speed things along!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Nightclub
“One of Houston hottest clubs featuring world class DJs and an outdoor scene. Plays a variety of music.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Night Club
“Warehouse Live is the biggest venue on the east side of Houston. From metal to rap, from stand-up comedy to burlesque, this place caters to variety of entertainment genres that would impress even the most eclectic concert-goer. Do yourself a favor and look at their concert calendar: I dare you to walk away unimpressed.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Indie Concert scene. You will catch amazing / great / discovered and undiscovered bands rocking here. Excellent and must see. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“Favorite Neighborhood bar with ping pong tables and outside patio. (0.3 mils)”
  • 38 locals recommend
Lounge
“Dogwood has much better food than your average bar. They also have a rooftop!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the Woodrow's chain of pubs. They have food on the patio at times. Walkable from rental.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Music venues

Basketball Stadium
“See the Houston Rockets play at the Toyota Center. It is walking distance from the Art Odae. There are also concerts year around held here.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Sound quality is great. It's also easy to navigate through crowds to the merchandise, restrooms, bars, and food area. Usually shows are well staffed and lines for concessions move quickly. I know that cash is always appreciated and helps speed things along!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Indie Concert scene. You will catch amazing / great / discovered and undiscovered bands rocking here. Excellent and must see. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“None other than David Byrne of Talking Heads blogged about the austere exterior and dramatic interior when I saw him play here in 2009. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Theater
“Impressive & spacious duo of theaters play home to the Houston Ballet & the Houston Grand Opera.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great live music! Fitzgerald's is one of the oldest and widely recognized live music venues in the Greater Houston area. The club has been at the top of the live music scene in Houston since it opened in 1977.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The Continental Club is a live music venue that has great atmosphere, good cocktails, and a great mix of bands performing. There is also a back garden and a Tiki hut. I love it!!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Piano Bar
“This bar is very cool, cheap and you can bring your own food and snacks if you want. They offer a Piano Fight! which is really good! must see it ”
  • 17 locals recommend