The Bayou City is home to just about any palette you can think of, but as the city enters a new era, millennials are abandoning the more traditional restaurants and opting for hybrid dining experiences that include hookah, bottle service, and of course, tasty food.
Houston’s nightlife landscape, filled with clubs, bars, and lounges arguably holds high-stakes in the Bayou City’s dining scene. After a year’s worth of pandemic closures, some of the city’s beloved hot-spots are back and better than ever, with even more unique watering holes.
Here’s Houstonia’s guide to some of the most coveted spots; from fast-casual hideouts to flashy and vibrant bars, and everything in between.
While Houston has received national notoriety for some of our acclaimed restaurants, Houston’s new bars and lounges offer a unique feel, with much more to offer than just a delicious meal. These locations not only offer a variety of plates, but reimagine your dining experience with DJs and live music performances. There’s something for everyone—for the casual, after-work happy hour diner, as well as the high-end customer.
A colorful bar placed in the heart of Montrose featuring flashy neon lights and an indoor slide that brings out your inner child. Perfect for the everyday Instagrammer, the bar has plenty of places to take photos. The upbeat ambiance takes its moniker to the next level. 2416 Brazos Street, Suite A.
Unlike any other bar or patio restaurant in the Third Ward area, The Address has more to offer than just tasty plates and craft cocktails; the restaurant offers an unforgettable ambiance, perfect for happy hour, or hosting your company office party. 3333 Raleigh Street.
Located in Downtown Houston, Seaside Lounge is a laid-back cabana-style bar offering both indoor and outdoor seating. Its seafood offerings like Lobster Mac & Cheese and Fried Catfish and Grits are some of the main attractions on the menu. 702 W Dallas Street.
If you want to have an elevated experience for your occasional Sunday Funday, Belle Station is exactly where you belong. If you’re a fan of Cajun food, the Midtown eatery has just what you need with small plate offerings such as Boudin Balls or jalapeno Mac & Cheese, all served with a dose of Southern hospitality to match. 207 Gray Street.
KAMP Houston is the latest casual sports bar to pop up in the Galleria area. Offering a trendy and youthful environment, the theme of the restaurant toys with a camp-like motif, utilizing lime green, lemon yellow, and bold orange color hues. KAMP is perfect for a late lunch or a Saturday night out with friends. 6025 Westheimer Road.