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The Houston Nightlife Guide Everyone’s Talking About

How many times have you found yourself wondering what you should do tonight?

Houston is an incredibly city, full of world-class nightlife options, yet we’ve all struggled to figure out what to do on a given night. Whenever you feel stick, give this list a one through and you’re sure to end up with at least a few viable candidates for any night out.

1. Hearsay Gastro Lounge

Cheers to the wonderfully creative Aiesha Maxwell

Address: 218 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 225-8079
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 1,000+ reviews)

Located in the twice reconstructed W. L. Foley building, the original Hearsay Gastro Lounge seamlessly blends elements of Houston’s robust history together with modern features to create an atmosphere both elegant and unpretentious at once.

2. Mongoose Versus Cobra

Cheers to the super talented Judith Severloh

and the always stylish Lacee

Address: 1011 McGowen St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 650-6872
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 200+ reviews)

  • We love this spot – have the grilled cheese and spiced pickles
  • Tons of beer options, a huge 13oz pretzel and excellent cocktails

3. Anvil Bar & Refuge

Shoutout and credit to one of Chicago’s most talented Journalists: Kenney Marlatt @kenney

Address: 1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 523-1622
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 700+ reviews)

  • Fantastic cocktail bar with 100+ cocktails
  • Very knowledgeable bartenders (and great drinks as a result)

4. Petrol Station

Big ups to the super cool Patrick Christian

and the ever so brilliant Jennifer Stephens

Address: 985 Wakefield Dr, Houston, TX 77018
Phone: (713) 957-2875
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 500+ reviews)

  • Great (slightly hipster) spot for burgers and beers
  • Their veggie burger is a show stopper – excellent!

5. Beckrew Wine House

Shoutout to the dapper Zain Mohammed

Address: 2409 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 526-2242
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 40+ reviews)

  • Great wine bar – we recommend ordering a flight
  • The 3 ounce pours are a great way to try out many wines without spending a fortune

6. 13 Celsius

Shoutout to the super talented Shawn McDermott & the lovely Mary Pham

Address: 3000 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 529-8466
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 200+ reviews)

  • 13 is housed in a 1920s era Mediterranean-style building and features a 40-foot bar of antiqued white Carrera marble and furniture salvaged from an historic Houston institution, the Warwick Hotel
  • Great if you enjoy wine; good food as well – but come for the wine

7. Moving Sidewalk

Cheers to the super cool @samm_bam

Address: 306 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 80+ reviews)

  • Whiskey game on point
  • Friendly bartenders, good crowd and consistently good experiences

8. Club Tropicana

Big ups to the lovely Lucy Guzman

Address: 3222 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77063
Phone: (713) 977-4188
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 30+ reviews)

  • Live band that plays salsa merengue & bachata on Thursdays
  • Salsa classes on Tuesdays, bachata classes on Thursdays
  • Gets PACKED on Friday and Saturdays

9. Julep

A big thanks to the stunning Samantha Balderas, @kar_melo & Joancy Archeval

and the adventurous @tastingtexas

Address: 1919 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: (713) 869-4383
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 200+ reviews)

  • Small bar, can be hard to find a set, but great cocktails
  • The mint julep is great of course, but all of the cocktails we tried were good

10. La Carafe

Cheers to the dashing Kazi Kader

Address: 813 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 229-9399
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 100+ reviews)

The La Carafe building is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and is believed to be the oldest bar in Houston, and is the oldest commercial building still in use, in Houston. Built by developer Nathaniel Kellum in 1847, the La Carafe building has remained a two-story public venue since it’s construction.

  • Great little dive bar gem in downtown
  • Great service and even better prices

11. Stone’s Throw

Shoutout to the insanely talented Heather Purvis

Address: 1417 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (832) 659-0265
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 100+ reviews)

  • Great gatsby style speakeasy great for drinks with your date
  • Great Happy Hour  daily from 4-8; everything is $4 at 4PM, $5 at 5PM, etc.

12. Nouveau Antique Art Bar

Cheers to the fantastic Christine Pascoo

Address: 2913 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 526-2220
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 200+ reviews)

  • Wednesday Bluesday is a ton of fun
  • 200 or so Tiffany Lamps add to the great ambiance

13. Boheme

Shoutout to the lovely Danielle Delgado

Address: 307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 529-1099
Yelp Link: (3 stars with 600+ reviews)

  • Great blended mojito and tasty Pizza
  • All day happy hour on Sundays & Mondays

14. The Original OKRA Charity Saloon

Big ups to the dapper Leonardo Reyes-Retana

and the super cool @ronwood2

Address: 924 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 237-8828
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 200+ reviews)

  • 100% of proceeds are donated to a different Houston-based nonprofit organization or social cause each month; buy a drink, get a ticket and use that ticket to vote for the charity of your choice
  • Cool ambiance – kind of like a NY loft
  • Food & Drink are great

15. Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

Cheers to the always charming @puregoldau & Teresa Nicole

Cheers Jodie!

Address: 1008 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (281) 940-4636
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 200+ reviews)

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar is divided into two unique spaces:

  • Prohibition Theatre is Houston’s Premier theatre for alternative cutting edge productions.  The dinner theatre shows by the Terrible Enfants Theatre Co. is great
  • Prohibition’s oyster bar is a great place for cocktails and food!  We feature classic cocktails, the freshest oysters, and a great gulf coast inspired menu.  Open 6 days a week for dinner.
  • The Theatre area was originally built in 1912, this space holds significance to Houston’s history as Houston’s first theatre. Many of the original artifacts and wall plasters dating back to 1912 have been retained.

16. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Address: 705 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 228-9472
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 500+ reviews)

  • Delicious queso & homemade salsa
  • If you taste 200 of their beers you get your name in the Ring of Honor
  • They’ve got a bunch of these spread out throughout the South – all great

17. Improv Comedy Club

Address: 7620 Katy Fwy, Ste 455, Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 333-8800
Yelp Link: (3 stars with 100+ reviews)

  • Good comedy club that generally books solid talent
  • Seating is first come first served, so plan to arrive early

18. Crush Wine Lounge

Shoutout to the drop dead gorgeous @carolinefromgrenada

Address: 20 Waterway Ave, Ste 200, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Phone: (281) 362-7874
Yelp Link: (3 stars with 80+ reviews)

  • Fun spot for when you find yourself in the Woodlands
  • Latin Night on Thursdays is always a blast

19. Bovine & Barley

Cheers to the stunning Ashley Griffin


Address: 416 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (832) 742-5683
Yelp Link: (3 stars with 100+ reviews)

  • Young, hipster crowd
  • Veggie burger, jalapeno poppers and skillet queso are great

20. The Music Box Theater

Address: 2623 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 522-7722
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 40+ reviews)

  • Amazing talent!  One of our favorites anywhere.
  • Solid (strong) bottomless mimosas

21. The Monnalisa

Big thanks to Obed Rodarte

Address: 800 Sorella Ct, Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 973-1600
Yelp Link: (3 stars with 100+ reviews)

  • Beautiful outdoor patio with cabanas, a beautiful fire pit & a pool
  • The signature cocktail – Monnalisa – is EXCELLENT!

22. F Bar

Address: 202 Tuam St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 522-3227
Yelp Link: (3 stars with 90+ reviews)

  • Great place to be single and mingle
  • Crowd is laid back, people are dancing, it’s always a fun time

23. Blue At Brenner’s

Cheers to the adorable Osmara Rojas & Mauricio Arreguin

Address: 1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: (713) 868-4444
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 90+ reviews)

  • Great spot for drinks, especially after dinner at Brenner’s
  • We recommend making reservations
  • Stunning views, beautiful ambiance

24. Captain Foxhearts

Shoutout to the ever so sweet Marissa Sweet

Cheers to the lovely @arianaszn & Krysten Keffer

Address: 308 Main St, Fl 2, Houston, TX 77002
Yelp Link: (3.5 stars with 200+ reviews)

  • A secret bar hidden away on the 2nd floor of a building
  • Great ambiance – once of our favorite speakeasies in Houston

25. Pastry War

Cheers to the jaw-droppingly beautiful Morgan Miller

Address: 310 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Yelp Link: (4 stars with 200+ reviews)

  • Excellent tequilla bar
  • A little hipster, a little eclectic, super chill


1 Comment

  1. Tom Corwin

    May 26, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Thumbs up for Beckrew Wine House! Just recently discovered this place by an accident when I was reading an article about best places in Houston to meet single at and it made me interested enough to pay a visit to this place. Long story short – I was hooked right away. Great wine selection, friendly staff and overall nicely executed concept of this place – all this attributed helped to convert me into their loyal customer. Since then it’s my go-to place in Houston and I would highly recommend visiting this place because it’s worth it!!!

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