3414 La Branch Street At Holman Houston, TX 77004 +1 713 521 8803
The Midtown Art Center is a non-profit entity that aims to makes midtown the theatre district of Houston. The center has an art gallery that showcases works of rising local and national artists. The gallery features the Notorious Artist Guild with film festivals, photo exhibits and more on offer. The center also rents out studio space to artists at subsidized rates. The Repertory Theatre can also be rented for rehearsals, skits, parties and shows. The Art Center has several dance programs for kids as well as adults where students can learn anything from jazz, hip-hop to African dance.
4720 Washington Avenue at Shepherd Street Houston, TX 77007 +1 713 880 8737
Max's Wine Dive is quickly becoming a favorite stop for first dates, group hang outs, and all-around night owls. With such a plethora of drinking options to choose from, diners are sure to find a drink to fully complement the wide ranging menu. The atmosphere draws as diverse a crowd as the selection of food, from the trend-setters savoring their Yama Kobe Beef Burgers to the casual Joe devouring his delicious brownie.
2306 Brazos Street Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 522 1041
For the perfect casual meeting place with friends, Little Woodrow's in Midtown takes the cake. Stocked with over 100 beers, a large open patio, a Golden T, and a jukebox, it's no wonder locals love this unpretentious, relaxed bar. From the quality beverages to the expansive patio, Little Woodrow's is just a darn good bar.
5900 Memorial Drive Suite 102 Houston, TX 77007 +1 713 861 5588
This is not just another sushi restaurant. This may very well be one of the finest sushi restaurants Houston has to offer. The menu items are reminiscent of Nobu's-like the Green Eggs and Ham roll with hamachi and green onions, topped with wasabiko. And a slightly Chinese take on miso seabass that includes black-bean garlic and ginger. The fish is definitely fresh and expertly sliced. They even have a beef sashimi off shaved rib-eye. The tempura is worth getting if only for the homemade dashi used for the dipping sauce. Don't miss their excellently-priced, daily happy hour.
Located in the heart of Midtown is a little pub with a great front porch, 44 beers, ales, and lambics on draught and another 50 in bottles to choose from - that is, unless you prefer a respectable single malt. It's a friendly place to stop after work to take advantage of their excellent happy hour pricing. Relax with your dog and a bucket of beer at the picnic tables while watching the game, play some pool at one of two tables, or throw some darts. On street parking can be catch-as-catch-can but after 8p try the neighboring soul food restaurant lot.
1006 McGowen Street Houston, TX 77002 +1 713 659 5366
Many debate whether Leon's Lounge is the oldest bar in Houston or if those honors go to La Carafe downtown. Does it really matter other than to say is that this bar has that special something that makes it the perfect watering hole for every generation? Is it the crazy chandeliers? Or the excellent jukebox? Maybe they've just managed to hire some of the city's best bartenders. Somehow, since 1947, they have continued to hit that magic combination of warm ambiance, excellent pricing, and generous pours that get people in and keep them coming back.
612 Hadley Street Houston, TX 77002 +1 713 658 9700
This venue is one of eleven locations in the US. Howl was founded in 1990 with the concept of a bar centered around dueling pianos. The stage has two baby grand pianos that are played by the best regional talent available. The show features two pianists at a time that play for an hour, then are joined by two more pianists for a couple four-way songs. The new pianists then take over for the next hour and the cycle of sing-along fun begins again. They also feature 'showtime' that includes all Howl employees and patrons in choreographed routines to well-known songs and jingles.
2900 Travis Street Houston, TX 77006 +1 832 474 3394
This Houston nightclub is popular with people looking to let loose after a long workweek. The bottom floor packs in a small dance floor and bar, while the second floor features a VIP lounge area. There is also an outdoor section that holds a smaller bar and some seating. DJs spin mostly hip hop and house hits while club goers sip their drinks and get down on the floor.
514 Elgin Street Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 520 6464
Looking for somewhere different to hang with your buds? Try The Maple Leaf Pub in Midtown. This place is overflowing with north-of-the-border character. Switch up your steady diet of domestic and Mexican beers to a frosty Canadian Molson and catch a hockey game with some friendly folks. If one of your friends gets too rowdy, you can put them in the penalty box. There is no better watering hole in the city during the Stanley Cup. The crowd, much like what can be found in Canada, is diverse and super pleasant.
2808 Milam Suite G Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 874 1466
In a world of restaurant and bar jungles, PL Teahouse is an extremely pleasant and unique change. Stop in at any time of the day to get a sweet and delicious pick-me-up. From traditional Vietnamese fruity desserts and teas, to creamy Tapiocas and smoothies, they're sure to satisfy you in a pinch. Need a hip hangout for a while? PL is definitely not like all the other places in Midtown. However, they don't just do desserts! Their sandwiches are scrumptious, and for less than three dollars, there is no better option for great lunch on a budget. Go for the BBQ grilled pork sandwich. Really hungry? Start with a delicious bowl of soup.