Cozy and convenient with great bartenders and better drink specials describes what you will find at the Velvet Melvin Pub. The atmosphere is as friendly and welcoming. There is a terrific patio overlooks Richmond and is a great place to relax after a long day. In addition to a fully-stocked bar, there is a menu offering classic American comfort food. The Velvet Melvin Pub is more than a bar; its an bar experience that can't be beat.
3607 South Sandman Street Houston, TX 77098 +1 713 524 2444
This popular Irish Pub is authentic right down to the friendly Irish staff. The old-world atmosphere is nicely complemented by an excellent selection of Irish and Scotch Whiskeys and a wide array of imported and domestic beers. A big-screen television and dart boards make the pub complete.
A large parking lot surrounds this very casual building, drenched with neon lights. Regardless of the funky lighting and decor, this is one of those places where you will see a couple on their first date or a large family enjoying a reunion. Cajun and Creole dishes dominate the menu and the portions are generous. Just about anything on the menu is a favorite, so take your pick and enjoy. Be sure and save room for dessert. The key lime pie is one of the best in town. Pricing is moderately expensive, but the entire experience is all worth it.
3816 Farnham Street Houston, TX 77098 +1 713 526 2697
This is not just any ice cream store. This is a "cool" place to get ice cream. Located in the Shepard Square Shopping Center, it offers an inner-loop atmosphere with cool tunes playing in the background and a hip staff. Do not leave without taking a silly picture in the picture booth. You will wish you were a teenager again, and you will probably end up acting like one. Homemade and yummy, the ice cream flavors are wild and interesting. Select from an assortment of toppings, and then stand back and stare in wonder, as a guru tosses and beats toppings into your ice cream in a manner that is reminiscent of the talents of a Japanese steakhouse chef.
3201 Allen Parkway Suite 101 Houston, TX 77019 +1 713 527 0123
This theater is one of the most respected in Houston's thriving art community. An Equity theater (Union), it puts on the hottest cutting-edge plays available. Do not be surprised to see a wildly intense show when you visit. With such strong actors performing, you will not be disappointed by the end result. Productions and curtain times change throughout the year. Call for the current schedule and ticket prices, and buy your tickets early or you might not get a good seat (or any seat at all).
Stepping up to a counter and ordering before sitting down may not be what you had in mind, but the atmosphere is chatty and the food is worth a few minutes of effort at Cafe Express . Outdoor seating is also available in fair weather. Generous salads, roasted chicken, designer burgers and over sized pasta bowls are all created to please.
2405 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098 +1 713 520 5959
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will sure be a great treat for you. The ambiance is fun, stylish and lively and service much appreciated. Their award winning steaks and wine lists cannot be missed. Some of the other dishes on the menu are grilled fish, salads, chops and poultry delights. The live music evenings are entertaining and makes the meal a great experience. Complement your meals with the wines and unique drinks. For your private events and dinners, hire their space and catering services for an exceptional celebration.
Queen Vic brings a taste of Britain and India to the Upper Kirby area, enticing guests with innovative entree and cocktail options as well as a huge list of local Texas craft brews. Named for English monarch Queen Victoria, the cuisine reflects a period where Eastern tastes melded with typical dishes of Britain, updated for modern American palettes through unique flavor pairings and presentations. More predictable fare such as Mulligtawny and Beef Wellington are naturally available, while more eclectic dishes such as the award-winning Balchao Curry (featuring crab croquettes in a slow-simmered coconut curry) wow just about anyone who walks through the door. Vegetarians and those steering away from gluten will find a wealth of thoughtfully labeled menu options. The meticulous preparation doesn't end with the food, Queen Vic's bartenders hand squeezing fresh juice every morning for their one-of-a-kind cocktails that showcase uncommon ingredients in familiar libations.
For a unique blend of popular music and sketch comedy, the Music Box Theater in Houston is the place to be. Featuring a performance troupe of five Houston-based regulars, the Music Box puts on original two-act plays that combine acting, sketch comedy, live music and a whole lot of fun. The vibe is relaxed, so go with some friends and enjoy a couple drinks while watching seasoned Houston performers do their thing on stage.
Residing in a nondescript beige building along Richmond Avenue, Sonoma Retail Wine Bar and Restaurant is a hidden treasure that manages to invoke the relaxed atmosphere and unmatched wine selection of Sonoma, California. Featuring over 150 varieties of wine from all over the globe, Sonoma is something of a mecca to wine aficionados in the area who stay to unwind in the sunny patio or meet friends for the delectable charcuterie platters and cheese spreads. With several staff members on site to aid you in your selection and a host of food and beer options in addition, Sonoma Retail Wine Bar and Restaurant is a culinary highlight that ought not to be missed.
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