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Top bar recommendations from locals

Cocktail Bar
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“Consistently voted one of the best craft cocktail bars in America. And guess what!?! It’s walking distance! Happy Hour M-F, 4-5. My favorite place to go. Laquisha will sometimes pop in to work. She’s my favorite bartender. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
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
Brewery
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“Houston’s craft brew scene has positively exploded in the last few years, but it all started with Texas’ oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, in 1994. Today, the patron saint of beers has expanded to include a sprawling beer garden and restaurant, in addition to its beer hall, brewing facilities, and a lineup of tasty suds—from year-rounds like the clean Fancy Lawnmower and bright & hoppy 5 O’Clock Pils to seasonal standouts like Pumpkinator and Oktoberfest. 8th Wonder Brewery is another local fave, rocking a WonderWorld outdoor beer garden and fun zone alongside taps of Dome Faux’m cream ale, Hopston Texas IPA, and Rocket Fuel, a Vietnamese coffee porter that fits right in H-town. But don’t stop there.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Charm and old-world accents abound at Houston native Morgan Holleman's Montrose-set outpost Boheme. The unpretentious, laid-back spot is popular with nearby residents and a post-college crowd that comes for happy hour specials, free WiFi, and live jazz music, as well as a killer cup of coffee. Choose from an array of organic, fair trade varieties brewed fresh-to-order and espresso made using vintage equipment.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Vast selection of potent craft beers paired with snacks like gumbo & pig ears in a comfy space.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“They have become a Houston favorite with good reason. The food is delicious and there is a huge back garden to dine in”
  • 61 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Low-key, isolated neighborhood bar with craft beers on tap and gourmet quality hotdogs in an outdoor seating environment.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Café
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“Located at Oxford and White Oak Dr. This place could also be listed under restaurants because the food is so good, but is primarily a bar. It has a low key vibe if the idea of a loud, busy bar isn’t what you are looking for.”
  • 52 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
Mexican Restaurant
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“The best fajitas in Houston. Get a real taste of Tex-Mex while you are in town. Nothing beats ending the day with a margarita paired with some cheesy goodness. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Situated in what was once a large, Westheimer-fronting home, Agora is a Greek-owned coffee shop and meeting place boasts a mix of European ex-pats and low-key neighborhood regulars. There are plenty of tables, chairs, couches and conversation-starting tchotchkes scattered throughout. Up the steep staircase, cozy seating areas and a large-screen TV offer a quiet respite. Expect a vast drink selection-wine and beer, too-along with light bites”
  • 51 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
Bar
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“The Rice Village outpost of one of Houston’s most popular sports bars and patios sits just two miles away from NRG Stadium. The fan-favorite offers specials including Tuesday’s Big Ass Beer and Trivia Night, and Lone Star beer is $3 all day every day. You’ll also find a massive lineup of beers by the can, bottle, and draft in addition to a full bar.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Noodle House
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“Great spot for tonkotsu ramen noodle soup and other Japanese dishes. One of my favs.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Probably the closest eating establishment. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fresh baked goods all day. ”
  • 32 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