Houston is known as one of the world’s homes of the largest and the most impressive medical centers. There are the theatre and arts, its heat and humidity, the museums, the John Space Centers (NASA), its low cost of living, Houston Zoo, and literally many other places that make Houston popular and relevant.
All about the arts here and there, right? How about the city’s nightlife? Do they have bars, pubs, and fun times, too?
Well, according to my research, there are, actually. In fact, you can never get bored or have dull moments while in Houston, Texas, for that matter. They have something for every taste… and we’re about to unravel some of those treasures right here, right now. 😉
1. High and Dry
Chic, spacious bar with a focus on rum-based drinks, happy hours, and DJs!
High and Dry is a rum bar located in Houston, Texas. They’re ALL ABOUT THE RUM.
They currently stock about 200 hand-selected rums from all over the world and offer everything– from flights to original cocktails, to classic tiki drinks.
They ensure that they provide nothing but the highest quality, exquisite cocktails in town.
The bar and stool area looks sophisticated enough to have a drink or two. Their menu revolves around beers, specialty & classic cocktails, shots, and wine & bubbles.
Personally, I’m a sucker for the aesthetic of the place, so High and Dry here would really pass the “vibe” for me, in fact, regular customers are beyond happy with the overall service the place provides that makes them keep coming back for more.
Unfortunately, due to the threat of the virus, the establishment is temporarily closed but will be back to operating first thing next year (January 1st, 2021 to be precise).
306 Main St UNIT 200
Houston, TX 77002
2. The Toasted Coconut
For some quick cocktails & small bites!
A tiki bar located in Richmond Ave that serves cocktails with ingredients like rum and coconut water alongside wine and beer, plus a LOT of bites, too!
Diners go here to have some chill night out alone, or with friends and families.
The Toasted Coconut is a tiki, island-inspired restaurant that will give you both the classic tiki drinks and exceptional house cocktails paired with addictive bar bites, snacks, and shareable cuisine.
Apart from that, the place is labeled to be one of the great choices for some frozen drinks and sumptuous meals you can savor any time between 4 PM to 10 PM on Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4 PM till 12 MN on Fridays, oh, morning operations every Saturdays at 10 AM until 12 MN, and finally, 10 AM till 10 PM every Sundays. Yep, closed on Mondays.
1617 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006
3. Lei Low
Mellow local tiki bar pairing imaginative, rum-filled cocktails with the vibrant Polynesian decor!
Yet another paradise for some rum and tiki experience!
Lei Low is a nice place to relax, have some chill vibes with your date, or whatever. They have a wide variety of tropical drinks with the umbrella and everything.
The name of the bar is oddly appropriate if you want to just lay low in life and be a potato real quick. This is the place for you. The setting is in a nice Polynesian theme that makes the ambiance perfect for anyone who wants to relax and sit back.
They’re closed on Mondays, but operate on Tuesday till Saturday from 4 PM till 2 AM, and then every Sunday from 2 PM till 2 AM.
6412 N Main St Ste.C
Houston, TX 77009
4. Under the Volcano
A colorful Mexican-inspired hangout with a covered patio & a varied selection of frozen mixed drinks!
How about some Day of the Dead-themed bar? Huh, and you thought you’ve seen it all.
The bar has been serving the people of Houston Texas since 1989 and was named after the classic novel by Malcolm Lowry.
The decor, art, and furniture of the place were all purchased in Mexico that reflects the Mexican holiday “Dia de Los Muertos”.
The menu, on the other hand, has a collection of tacos including salmon, Cubano, chicken tinga, and other Mexican favorites.
Only fresh-squeezed juices and fresh herbs are incorporated to create drinks like Strawberry Basil Margarita, Paloma, and others.
They also have an eclectic menu to choose from if you just want something to chow down, but I’d bet it would be hard not to order a shot or two. Am I right?
2349 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
5. Present Company
Gourmet burgers, pub grub & cocktails in lively, neon-accented surroundings with outdoor seating!
Palm Spring-inspired nook! I’m digging it.
Present Company is a locally-owned patio bar where good times happen. The vibrant patio offers a tropical oasis vibe where bright colors, invigorating craft, and thoroughly prepared courses provide an amiable, and quick getaway anytime you need.
The place has a variety of daily specials and a weekend brunch, so you have plenty of time to think about when you want to spend your leisure time, and have some real fun, relaxing time.
Regarding the cocktails, the customers refer to these punches as “a sip of heaven”. There, that’s all I was capable of coming up with, so just go on and book yourself some company. 😉
I will provide you some vital details below so you can finally decide where to go tonight, yeah?
1318 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
A patio and hut-themed bar ready to snatch your tequila-loving hearts!
Another super fun place to waste a few hours of your time, but who are we kidding, it wouldn’t be put to waste with this place.
They have a great variety of food and tropical drinks at reasonable prices, and the place itself is an overall gem, if I may be so bold.
What makes the place even cooler are the huts that give off the vibe of a beachfront which, I think, is what most people are after. It has this atmosphere that would totally blow off all your predicaments and just want to wander off while sipping an exquisite tequila.
Their operating days and hours are the following:
Mon-Thurs (3 AM-10 PM)
Friday (3 PM-2 AM)
Saturday (1 PM-2 AM)
Sunday (1 PM-12 MN)
2708 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77008
Low-key tiki bar with a colorful island vibe, serving tropical cocktails in themed drinkware!
The place is decorated in an Island theme that will make you feel like you’re in one even though you’re in the heart of downtown.
The overall service and staff are highly commendable, and not to mention all these fun drink cups and glasses to go along with your punch!
Kanaloa is temporarily closed and will surely get back to serving people their cocktails soon enough!
311 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
8. Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails
Chill, trendy spot with chic design elements offering gourmet coffee alongside artisanal cocktails!
Coffee cocktails, huh?
Yet another unique themed bar to spice up your night! Double & Trouble serves these unique punches of coffee & cocktail mixture for very reasonable prices.
Any drinks you want for any time of day, this place has got you covered!
Although due to the mess (Covid & all), the place is currently shut, watch out for the re-opening! 🙂
3622 Main St, Houston
Honestly, making all these lists of bars you guys can go to… I’m all soaked up in my own tears from self-pity, LOL. But really, y’all WILL definitely check out these best bars in Houston one way or another. See ya there!