Houstonians may have awoken early Friday morning to the sound of an explosion at Bar 5015 in the Museum District. The event at the popular bar and restaurant at 5100 Almeda Road was reported by multiple broadcast outlets later in the morning.
According to reports, the explosion left damage to the building's exterior, while glass broke at buildings around the area of Bar 5015, including Alfreda's Soul Food.
Police say nobody was harmed in the explosion, which took place after the bar closed for the evening. Investigators are working at the scene in hopes of identifying the cause of the blast.
BREAKING: A major EXPLOSION at Bar 5015 here on Almeda near downtown #Houston.— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) June 12, 2020
Happened around 4:45am — @houstonpolice say happened during after hours so doesn’t seem there were people inside.
There’s DEBRIS everywhere — smells of strong gas. #khou11 #HTownRush pic.twitter.com/FJ8Dper3q5
Bar 5015 closed temporarily last summer but re-opened under new ownership a few months later. Recent changes included a new 3,000-square-foot patio, a completely new kitchen, and more restrooms.
It also returned with a new dress code, that, according to Eater reports, didn't sit will with some customers.