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Where to Eat in Houston: The Drinking Edition

You know where to eat. But what about where to drink? In Houston, that's most of what we do on hot days! Check out these spots for drinks and socializing.




For coffee…

  • West End Coffeehouse (Washington)

  • Giant Leap Coffee (Uptown)

  • A 2nd Cup (Heights)

  • BlendIn Coffee Club (River Oaks)

  • Merchant (Uptown)

  • Active Passion (Heights) Insider tip: Running/biking clubs meet here!

For coffee (in Montrose)…

  • Agora Insider tip: Try a Greek frappe here!

  • Common Bond

  • Blacksmith

  • Siphon

  • Campesino Coffee House Insider tip: Go here for your Cubano fix!

  • Empire Cafe

  • Black Hole

For tea…

  • Path of Tea

  • Tea & Victory

  • Tea Sip

  • True Leaf Tea Co.

For bubble tea...

  • Kung Fu Tea

  • Teapresso

  • Hella Bubble

  • The Teahouse

  • Tea Top

For outdoor patio drinking and snacks, anytime of day…

You want to hang out on the patio for hours, and you might need a snack. Head here.
  • West Alabama Ice House and Tacos Tierra Caliente Insider tip: Taco truck is cash-only.

  • Axelrad

  • La Grange

  • Armadillo Palace

  • Cedar Creek

  • Heights & Co.

For cocktails after dark…

For late-night vibes and drinks, hit up these spots.
  • Anvil

  • Julep

  • Any of the downtown bars Insider tip: We love Captain Foxheart's and Dean's!

  • Lei Low

  • White Rhino

For game watching and drinks….

  • Little Woodrow’s

  • Christian's Tailgate

  • Revelry on Richmond

  • Kirby Icehouse

  • McIntyre’s

For a cool bar AND good snacks…

Sometimes, the food is just as important as the drinks!
  • Shoot The Moon Insider Tip: Try their self-serve bar concept! The pizzas are awesome.

  • Better Luck Tomorrow

  • Heights Biergarten

  • Winnie’s

  • The Patio at the Pit Room

For the laid-back bars with great drinks….

You don't need something fancy, just something delicious.
  • Trash Panda Drinking Club

  • Grand Prize Bar

  • Rudyard’s Insider tip: Lots going on at Rudz! Check out their nightly specials or comedy shows!

  • Porch Swing Pub

  • Little Danny's Speedo's Go Fly a Kite Lounge

For a wine experience…

  • Montrose Cheese and Wine

  • How to Survive on Land and Sea Insider tip: Sundays here are for live jazz!

  • Mutiny Wine Room

  • Camerata at Paulie’s

  • Sonoma Wine Bar

  • Cru Wine Bar

  • Tiny Champions

For frozen drinks....

  • Eight Row Flint

  • Truck Yard

  • NettBar

  • Voodoo Queen Insider tip: Frozen daiquiris and spring rolls are the go-to, here!

  • Hollman Draft Hall

For a brewery....

  • Saint Arnold's Brewery

  • Eureka Heights

  • Urban South Brewery Insider tip: Great for non-beer drinkers, due to their fruity sours!

  • 8th Wonder Brewery

  • Walking Stick

  • Holler Brewing