START YOUR DAY WITH A TIkTok-Famous Sunday Brunch. Houston has a long and delicious list of brunch spots that are gaining fame on TikTok. The viral app has been responsible for challenges tried and shared by thousands. Retail products have flown off the shelves and sold out for months at a time after positive TikTok reviews. Some might say TikTok is the place to go if you're looking for the latest trend. If TikTok says it's good, why not try it?
Here's the coolest places to eat and drink in Houston, according to TikTok:
At first glance, Brellas looks like an average trendy brunch place. But with an umbrella ceiling, neon artwork and only open on Sundays, Brellas is so much more. Brellas throws the concept of a nice, quiet brunch out the window. They host a full-restaurant party, bottle service, confetti, lighters and all. Brunch foods made by Smoke ‘N Salt are served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cocktails and frozen drinks are also available. TikTok recommends the mango mimosa carafe.
According to: @houstonfoodiess. 2811 Washington Avenue.
The Waffle Bus
TikTok users in Houston are currently raving about The Waffle Bus which is a food truck turned brick-and-mortar. New additions to the menu include the Hottie Melt (habanero spiced black angus beef with American cheese) and the Big Cheezy (angus beef with white cheddar mac & cheese and American cheese). TikTok also recommends the Hot Chicken Thunder Fries (waffle fries with spicy buttermilk fried chicken bites) and Fryders (see Fryders menu). Oh, and apparently thunder sauce on everything is a requirement.
According to: @houston_hotspots and @stufftodoinhtx. 1835 N Shepherd Drive, Suite A.
Every single cone is a piece of artwork at Bae. Although their most famous cream-and-cone combo is the Mixed Feelings ice cream on a charcoal cone. Bae's has plenty of different colors and types of cones and ice cream flavors available. Don’t like cones? Bae has equally delicious waffle cups. Armed with cream, cones, cups and a slew of toppings, Bae makes it a priority to make you feel loved and taken care of, before anyone else.
According to: @houstonfoodiess. 9798 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite A.
If you love boba, here’s a spot to add to your list. There’s something a little different about this one though--you can get any drink in drink pouches (except drinks that include whipped cream). If bubble tea isn’t your style, they offer so many more drinks including smoothies, slushies, and coffee. Teacup Cafe also serves Taiwanese food which include $7 snack combos. Plus, check out their instagram (@teacupcafehtx), for $1.99 drinks, other deals, and unique events.
According to: @houstonfoodiess. 8300 Sam Houston Parkway S, Suite 126.
Head to this Heights self-serve bar as soon as the sun goes down. Their spacious patio is covered by a roof of string lights and features a disco ball, outdoor games, and a variety of seating, including swing benches. Old cars (the pink Volkswagon is adorable) placed both inside and on the patio make for retro photo ops. The cocktail tap has beer, rose, sangria, Palomas, and Moscow Mules. The full bar fills in any gaps in the menu, and your pup is welcome to join you.
According to: @houston_hotspots and @houstonfoodiess. 1239 W. 19th Street.
Just a short walk up a multicolored stairway is this rooftop lounge. Make sure to plan ahead to get there in time to enjoy the sunset view. The aptly named Eado location features a beautiful skyline view of Houston that just gets better as the day goes by. With live music every night and a special night for tacos, burgers, and Latin music, Sunset has something for everyone looking to soak up Houston nightlife--from above.
According to: @houston_hotspots. 2119 Dallas Street.
Next time you’re going out, try this fridge… I mean bar. The entrance is an ice cube, complete with shot glasses made of ice. But deeper in are enough colorful and creative rooms to rival even the Color Factory (the banana swings), and there are plenty of games as you go through them. The multicolored striped dance floor has not one, but a ceiling full of disco balls in different colors. As if that wasn’t enough, you can visit a secret hallway while you sip on your drink in a sparkly disco ball or cactus cup.
According to: @houstonfoodiess. 2416 Brazos Street, Suite C.
This bar is For Amusement Only, according to FAO. But we can’t argue, because the Midtown location marries an arcade with a full bar to produce a place where adults can play like they did as kids, but without losing the perks of being over 21. You can play basketball, card games, Connect 4, skee ball, and everything else from a real arcade while sipping your drink through a colorful bendy straw.
According to: @stufftodoinhtx. 2303 Smith Street, Unit 300.
Shokku Ramen isn’t a real bar, but it is a ramen bar. All the way from Los Vegas, Shokku has walls covered in Japanese anime scenes, offers 24 hour broths, and has an entire menu made from scratch. Some highlights of the menu, according to TikTok, are the Surf and Turf Bowl (soft shell crab tempura and New York strip steak), the Shinigami Bowl (spicy black garlic oil with their famous shinigami spice), Kore-age, kimchi fried rice, and shrimp pops, which come on a hand-painted anime platter (but be careful, the sauce has a heat warning).
According to: @houston_hotspots, @houstonfoodiess, and @stufftodoinhtx. 933 Studewood Street, Suite A.