1201 Caroline Street Houston, TX 77002 +1 713 655 7101
Whether you're looking for a quick meeting place for friends to start off your night, or winding things down after the parties are over, Reserve 101 offers a delectable mix of cocktails to relax and satisfy. Conveniently located near the Toyota Center, just a block from downtown's Discovery Green park, this lounge is a comfortable place to get a drink after work, before heading to the hotel or off to dinner. An upstairs loft area with balcony is a great people-watching perch, and the laid back atmosphere soothes the soul with great music, fine single malts, premium wine, and stiff martinis.
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.
Step into 1973 San Francisco when you step into this little corner café in the historical Erie City Iron Works building. You can almost imagine the sound from the nearby freeway overpass is the sound of the Pacific Ocean. This oasis of stillness and calm--containing vestiges of its former life as a bookstore serves unpretentious meals using fresh, quality ingredients. Pop delightful bite size, flaky scones into your mouth as you can muster while waiting for your fresh banana pecan pancakes. Try Thursday 'Basque Nights' which is a weekly celebration of French and Spanish cuisine.
3701 Travis Street Houston, TX 77002 +1 713 524 6922
In a city with great food, T'afia stands out. Chef Monica Pope continues to delight her following with an incredible, ever-changing menu of local, seasonal creations that are as delicious and innovative as they are beautiful. Bon Appetit, Gourmet and Travel & Leisure magazines (among many others) agree. Take advantage of the mix-n-match options on the menu or try the tasting menu. If you don't have time to enjoy a leisurely dinner, stop in on Tues-Thurs after 4p to enjoy the most amazing free bar food you will ever sink your teeth into.
1503 Chartres Street Between Leeland and Bell Streets Houston, TX 77003 +1 713 225 1717
The Meridian has been voted as the 'Best Rock Venue' by the Houston Press in 2005. It is located close to the Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston and can accommodate over a 1000 revelers. Grab a bite and a few drinks at the Red Room lounge or play pool and video games. The Blue Room is where the stars regale large enthusiastic crowds. DJS like Paul Oakenfold and RJD2 and the punk star Patti Smith have performed here. You can also host your private party at the VIP Room behind the stage. Parking is available on the nearby streets.
3700 Main Street Houston, TX 77002 +1 713 529 9899
Like the Austin original, Houston's Continental Club sports the green and pink neon sign out front, the steel sign with the 1950s script lettering behind the stage and the "Mercury Man" hanging over the door frame. The club features home grown talent with roots, jazz and rock artists booked regularly. The main room has a capacity of 200 and is decorated with murals by Jacque de Lamar which depict scenes of Venice, Rome and Paris. Affixed behind the bar are pictures from the club's early years, when the Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller orchestras played there. The back room holds a 22-foot shuffleboard, along with pool tables and a second bar.
People come here for the salty atmosphere and stick-to-your-ribs food. The grill attracts a lot of police officers from the nearby police station that are looking for hearty home-style meals and they certainly find that at this popular eatery. Open daily for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pork chops as thick as a man's fist, liver and onions, fried chicken livers, biscuits and gravy. Huge breakfast specials with all the trimmings; fabulous steam table lunch and mouth watering dinners.
307 Travis Street Houston, TX 77002 +1 713 247 9207
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.
1403 Nance Street Houston, TX 77002 +1 713 226 8563
A speakeasy door reminds you of the history of this cafe. Located in the heart of the downtown warehouse district, it has been around since the 1940s. The patio out back is a wonderful spot to kick back and relax after a grueling day. Local bands play on a small stage for your entertainment. Typical Tex-Mex dominates the menu. Sink your teeth into seasoned and tender beef fajitas or a hearty beef, bean and cheese burrito.
Although this looks like a hole in the wall, it is actually a very popular cafe with the downtown business class. It looks like a stereotypical Texas bar, with a rustic appearance that is accented with neon lights. Standing outside, you would never guess it caters to some of Houston's most influential residents. Good, old-fashioned hamburgers and French fries are popular, but the chicken-fried steak takes homes the award as the menu favorite. Come on in and try it for yourself.
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