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Bars et cafés
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
Taking over the reigns from a downtown hot-spot, Zula Restaurant, The Capitol at St. Germain is a swanky and elegant addition to the city's eternally burgeoning music and restaurant scene. Housed inside a historic building, which still boasts its old world charm and beauty, this venue offers its stage to performers from all over the city and beyond. A well-equipped space, The Capitol at St. Germain is sure to further enhance downtown's worth in the entertainment circles. See the website or call to know more.
*17, is a new entrant in the restaurant scene of the city located in the Alden Houston. The contemporary food compliments the modern aesthetics of this place. Chef Jeff Armstrong ensures that fresh and delicious fare is served, where every dish reflects the blend of spirited flavors and innovative ingredients. The place also offers facilities like banquet and private rooms, non-smoking area, bar and lounge, and wheelchairs for the disabled.
Live Sports Cafe is a laid back sports bar with ample seating, great screens, tasty food and good alcohol. This friendly place serves everything from hamburgers and pizzas to calzones and buffalo wings with helpings of 10 and 20 pieces! If you are vegetarian, you could have the Caesar salad and the veggie pizza. There is a wide range of beers to choose from like pale lagers, ales, dark lagers etc. The Texan-size vodka and liquor menu is sure to impress. The screens have an impressive line up of American sports like NFL, NBA and NHL.
Put on your fancy pants and get ready to dance all night with the young, the hip and the beautiful. Immerse yourself in 11,000 square feet of contemporary architecture and lavishly decorate lounge areas. Join hundreds of others on the massive dance floors, where the music never stops pounding, the light show is as wild as you are, and the eye candy never stops moving. For those special occasions, reserve a spot for you and your friends in the VIP section complete with L-shaped bars, plasma TVs and the latest concoctions from the bartender.
Located across Main Street, the Notsuoh is more than just a watering hole. Here, every evening there is a special event, from poetry reading session to a live music concert, the variety is amazing. And, while watching your favorite artist/band perform, you can indulge in tasty treats and drinks. Most of the events are restricted only for guests of 21 years and above, hence before booking tickets for a gig, do check in advance. For more details, check website.
No Tsu Oh offers all-night diversions for terminally bored night owls. Board games, chess sets and other games provide entertainment in rooms decorated with vintage furniture. Monday night is poetry "open mike" night, and occasional book signings and dance and theater performances also take place. The menu offers simple sandwiches, soups and desserts. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and bottled waters are available, but alcohol is not served. Be sure you bring along cash for this all-nighter.
All that's missing from this tailor-shoeshine-martini bar is a dame with heart of gold and a troubled past, a PI wearing a fedora and a couple of wise guys. A cornerstone of downtown Houston and Market Square since the '30s, this third-generation tailor took a good look around and updated their look and business model to better meet the needs of their customers. That's right, order a stiff drink, get measured for a custom made shirt, then kick-back for a shoeshine while watching the game. Now that's some kind of old school happy hour!
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.
Located just half a block off Old Market Square, the red brick walls of Red Cat Jazz Cafe have resonated with many a blues and big band jam through the years, as well as the patina shows. The space has been expanded by taking down the second floor thus opening up the room. The food befits the French Quarter atmosphere, with classic Cajun and Creole cuisine like red beans and rice and crawfish etouffee. Class-act entertainment prevails with headliners on the weekend and weekday jams, from the 'Bring Your Ax' night and Latin night to the 'Flow' open poetry mic show. Performers have included Dana Jackson, Joe Sample, Dean James and Kyle Turner.
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.
Cafeteria-style dining is not exactly impressive, but the food more than makes up for the lack of ambiance. The downtown location and lunch-only hours serve to weaken family appeal but it is perfect for the casual diner who happens to be hungry while in the area. With the kitchen featuring chicken and sausage gumbo and duck gumbo, Tuesdays and Wednesdays draw the biggest crowd. Vegetarian options are also available daily.