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Top bar recommendations from locals

Music Venue
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“Sound quality is great. It's also easy to navigate through crowds to the merchandise, restrooms, bars, and food area. Usually shows are well staffed and lines for concessions move quickly. I know that cash is always appreciated and helps speed things along!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Warehouse Live is the biggest venue on the east side of Houston. From metal to rap, from stand-up comedy to burlesque, this place caters to variety of entertainment genres that would impress even the most eclectic concert-goer. Do yourself a favor and look at their concert calendar: I dare you to walk away unimpressed.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Great spot for the beer connoisseur! Choice of beers from around the world! Don't forget to try the pizza or a pretzel with cream cheese!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
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“Rock n Roll and great food and drink keep this place full most days and nights.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Night out spot. Start here then the world is your oyster! You can bar hop from there”
  • 39 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Great cocktails and drinks. Go around 6 for happy hr and hang out with the after office crew”
  • 29 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A "mezcaleria" from Houston's best-known mixologist. More than margaritas are served at this tequila/mescal bar!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good sports bar, good food. Plenty of room for large groups. TV's. Just 3 block away”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“One of my favorite bars in houston. Some people call it 'The Secret Bar' because it is hard to find if you do not know its there! Definitely a more laid back scene with a cool porch that overlooks a popular street downtown. Great bar for a date night or to go grab a solid cocktail! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the Woodrow's chain of pubs. They have food on the patio at times. Walkable from rental.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Candlelit bar for sipping wine and ghost-hunting inside the oldest commercial building in Houston. Be sure to bring cash; no credit cards here.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Offering flawless flat whites, picnic plates, pizza, and wine, this chic restored bungalow is a choice spot to unwind. Weekend brunch brings deliciousness in the form of blood-orange mimosas, deep-dish quiche, and scratch-made biscuits and jam; weekdays showcase special events like Thursday Steak Night and Second Wednesday Trivia.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Set inside an old historical downtown building with very very tall ceilings and brick walls, you may think you are Paris while you sip on your cocktail. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Walk over to the Truck Yard and ride the Ferris Wheel, have a local beer, and eat and Philly Cheese. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A glitzy, 1920’s-themed bad with craft cocktails & food. They have $.50 oysters for happy hour every day 4-7pm and an absinthe drip. Plus, weekend burlesque shows. Tip: Try to get a table on the ground floor. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Houston's first food hall (with extensive craft beer selection) that opens well into the night. The pho restaurant here is one of the city's best.”
  • 19 locals recommend