828 Mercury Drive
Houston, TX 77013
Phone: (713) 673-4200
Fax: (713) 674-6913
Bars & Cafes
This restaurant got its start by catering to the overflow crowds from nearby Ninfa's, but it was not long before it was attracting crowds on its own merits. The huge Mayan-based mural, transports diners to another world and inspires a lot of conversation. Specialties from the Yucatan, like black bean and pork combinations, join with Tex-Mex to form the menu. Order one of the stellar margaritas from the full bar and settle in for a fabulous meal the entire family will enjoy.
Thankfully, they won't tell forced inane platitudes like "turn that frown upside down" to their patrons, but there is some level of expectation that all troubles will be checked at the door for pick up on the way out. All baggage is strictly the responsibility of the owner. Enter a magical place where indie bands can make a name for themselves, the suggested donation for beer and wine is a mere formality and no one has to feel ashamed to play with their puppets. More than just a bar with live experimental electronic music and underground jazz, this little bungalow also sports a gallery of quirky art to ponder and sock puppets and board games in the living room.
With Warehouse Live (concert hall) and Houston Dynamo Soccer stadium located close-by, the Lucky's Pub is a preferred spot for pre-theater or post game sessions. Open late till 2a, this sports bar offers a casual ambiance and spacious patio, where patrons can simply relax with their favorite beer; Lucky's boasts off 'largest beer selection' in town. The pizza served here is a local favorite, it also has Mexican and typical American dishes like burgers and nachos; patrons can savor late night dinner too. The pool tables, dart boards and high-definition screen take care of the entertainment needs. This fun place can be hired for your private events too and can easily accommodate 3000 guests. For exciting offers like free shuttle service for Astros and Rockets Home Games, check website.
Walter's is among the best bars in Houston. Celebrated rock and metal bands from around the world make sure to include Walter's in their list while touring. In spite of being such a distinguished place, the atmosphere inside is very relaxed and inviting. The 62-inch plasma T.V. in the club itself is enough of an attraction for the locals. The bar offers a premium collection of spirits and beers. Watch live performances, catch up with your friends and do a lot more at Walter's.
The BUS is part of the ballgame experience in Houston. Located directly across the street from Beautiful Minute Maid Park, this dedicated Astros Bar is your ideal spot to get hyped for the hometown team. Stop by before a game and grab a couple beers for less money than in the stadium, while avoiding the concession stand lines. The atmosphere is tons of fun, as the flavor changes per visiting opponent in town. There're always some off-colored jerseys/hats sprinkled about, and respectful banter is encouraged. Hang out on the crowded patio and people watch, or play pool with friends and fellow fans. Don't forget to stop by after the game for a nightcap. -Adam Rosen
If you're a basketball aficionado and love to lounge around with friends while you sip on chilled beer, this is your haunt! B.U.S Bar attracts a huge crowd on event nights and during major sporting events. Catch a game or two on their huge screens or indulge in a game of pool or dart, either way you're sure to have fun! Attend special events, theme nights, sports sessions, game sessions, Halloween celebrations, parties and lots of other festivities, even as you munch on delicious hot dogs at this bar. Call for more details on current and upcoming events
Woodrow's, and it's brothers: Little Woodrow's, are a collective social nightlife institution in Houston. Perhaps the best one of all has recently opened downtown near Minute Maid Park and Dynamo Stadium and near the Warehouse Live music venue. Stop in an hour before your concert starts and relax at the beautiful Texas bar; or grab a table in the beer garden. Watch several games on flat screens while lounging in the insanely comfortable sofas. Unlike other locations, this one makes cocktails to go along with their Woodrow's-standard dozens of beers on tap. This place has everything you need, so stop by after work. -Adam Rosen
Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse prides itself as a premier restaurant that serves brilliant red meat dishes. You would be truly elated if you sample the delicious maple glazed quail they serve here. Veal chop, lamb rack, rib eye and gulf red snapper are some other dishes that promise to tease your taste and evoke a perfect sense of satisfaction inside. And yes! a lovely collection of wines and liquor do complement their ever so tasty dishes they serve.
TOC bar is a hot and happening nightspot that attract a hip and trendy crowd that loves loud music and dancing! The club boasts of two levels of bliss and lots of music to keep you entertained through and through. Witness exotic events, theme nights, DJ nights, Halloween parties, entertainment events, music shows among other things at this venue. Sip on your favorite drink and groove to the beats churned out by the DJs. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
A brew pub, a pop-up restaurant, a culinary school and a rental space. The Kitchen Incubator is all this and more. Located in downtown Houston, this little facility majorly caters to people who need a commercial kitchen to start their business, and also to those who wish to learn cooking. Thus, there are events related to cooking and culinary skills that take place here on a regular basis. Keep a watch on their Facebook page, to known about the schedule of upcoming events.
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.
*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.