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Zachary’s guidebook

Zachary

Zachary’s guidebook

Neighborhoods
Houston is so large, diverse that it is impossible to explore everything in one visit. Below is just a small sampling of the adjacent areas. If you are interested in details on a particular location, just let us know!
Our home is located near Washington Ave; Houston's First Ward aka Sawyer Heights. Full of recent development, this centrally located area is full of bars, artist galleries, restaurants, businesses, and culture.
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Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park
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Our home is located near Washington Ave; Houston's First Ward aka Sawyer Heights. Full of recent development, this centrally located area is full of bars, artist galleries, restaurants, businesses, and culture.
Unique area known for bars and restaurants that cater to diverse crowds. During the day, spend some time visiting antique and boutique shops, and in the evening a bar crawl. Can find good food options 24 hours a day.
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Montrose
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Unique area known for bars and restaurants that cater to diverse crowds. During the day, spend some time visiting antique and boutique shops, and in the evening a bar crawl. Can find good food options 24 hours a day.
The standard hang out location for Houston's young professionals or young professional at heart. Plenty of nightlife to keep you entertained.
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Midtown
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The standard hang out location for Houston's young professionals or young professional at heart. Plenty of nightlife to keep you entertained.
This area is booming with redevelopment, driven by successes of the Astros, Rockets, and Dynamo. Plenty of new bars and restaurants to check out before/after a game, or as a night out alone.
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East Downtown
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This area is booming with redevelopment, driven by successes of the Astros, Rockets, and Dynamo. Plenty of new bars and restaurants to check out before/after a game, or as a night out alone.
Historic neighborhood filled with several museums, adjacent to Hermann Park and Rice University. Perfect way to entertain the family, enjoy a day of culture, or experience some nature a few blocks outside of downtown.
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Museum District
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Historic neighborhood filled with several museums, adjacent to Hermann Park and Rice University. Perfect way to entertain the family, enjoy a day of culture, or experience some nature a few blocks outside of downtown.
Home of the Galleria, busy shopping mall featuring everything from the standard mall department stores to high, end luxury brands. Easy to spend a day shopping, but be prepared for crowds.
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Uptown
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Home of the Galleria, busy shopping mall featuring everything from the standard mall department stores to high, end luxury brands. Easy to spend a day shopping, but be prepared for crowds.
Bars and Breweries
Selection of bars and breweries within the local area. If you are looking for recommendations for the wider metro area, would be happy to provide suggestions on some high quality breweries.
Walking distance from the house. This brewery offers a rotating selection of beers and food trucks most days. Recently they have been collaborating with other local breweries to create some unique offerings.
Holler Brewing Co.
2206 Edwards St
Walking distance from the house. This brewery offers a rotating selection of beers and food trucks most days. Recently they have been collaborating with other local breweries to create some unique offerings.
Popular neighborhood bar walking distance from the home. Plenty of daily specials and events to enjoy.
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Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden
1920 Houston Ave
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Popular neighborhood bar walking distance from the home. Plenty of daily specials and events to enjoy.
Underground beer garden in downtown Houston that offers 60 beers on tap. All beers are $4 during happy hour (all day Sunday/Monday, and 4-6 PM other days). A food court is also in this space. A great stop if you are downtown.
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Conservatory
1010 Prairie St
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Underground beer garden in downtown Houston that offers 60 beers on tap. All beers are $4 during happy hour (all day Sunday/Monday, and 4-6 PM other days). A food court is also in this space. A great stop if you are downtown.
Beer bar in Montrose with a large selection of brews. The food menu leans towards the upscale, although pricing is moderate.
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The Hay Merchant
1100 Westheimer Rd
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Beer bar in Montrose with a large selection of brews. The food menu leans towards the upscale, although pricing is moderate.
Texas's oldest craft brewery. Their recent expansion has added a new outdoor beer garden offering great views of downtown.
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Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Avenue
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Texas's oldest craft brewery. Their recent expansion has added a new outdoor beer garden offering great views of downtown.
Classic bar on the campus of Rice University offering some of the cheapest prices one can find. Great way to unwind after spending the day visiting the school, Rice Village, and Hermann Park.
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Valhalla
6100 Main Street
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Classic bar on the campus of Rice University offering some of the cheapest prices one can find. Great way to unwind after spending the day visiting the school, Rice Village, and Hermann Park.
Entertainment
Historic, outdoor theater offering a wide variety of FREE performances, movies, concerts, plays 9 months of the year. Check their website to see what is happening during your visit.
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Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
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Historic, outdoor theater offering a wide variety of FREE performances, movies, concerts, plays 9 months of the year. Check their website to see what is happening during your visit.
Drive-in movie theater located a bit outside of the city, but offering a unique experience.
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Showboat Drive-in
22422 Farm to Market 2920
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Drive-in movie theater located a bit outside of the city, but offering a unique experience.
Houston's zoo, centrally located in Hermann Park. Great location to spend the day with the family seeing the wide variety of animals.
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Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Dr
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Houston's zoo, centrally located in Hermann Park. Great location to spend the day with the family seeing the wide variety of animals.
FREE art museum featuring a very impressive private collection and several rotating exhibits throughout the year. The adjacent park is also a nice spot to enjoy an afternoon picnic.
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더 메닐 콜렉션
1533 Sul Ross Street
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FREE art museum featuring a very impressive private collection and several rotating exhibits throughout the year. The adjacent park is also a nice spot to enjoy an afternoon picnic.
Former rail line that has been converted into a trail. It runs along the local bayous and runs from downtown, out to the heights and Memorial Park. B-cycle offers bicycle rentals (or inquire about borrowing our bicycles).
Heights Hike and Bike Trail
Former rail line that has been converted into a trail. It runs along the local bayous and runs from downtown, out to the heights and Memorial Park. B-cycle offers bicycle rentals (or inquire about borrowing our bicycles).
Tour Johnson Space Center and learn more about Houston's historic and ongoing contribution towards space exploration.
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존슨 우주 센터
2101 East Nasa Parkway
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Tour Johnson Space Center and learn more about Houston's historic and ongoing contribution towards space exploration.
A collection of Artist studios that often has events, markets and "Second Saturdays" are very popular. Check their website for what is happening during your visit.
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Sawyer Yards
1232 Sawyer St
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A collection of Artist studios that often has events, markets and "Second Saturdays" are very popular. Check their website for what is happening during your visit.
Downtown park frequently offering a variety of activities for the family. Great spot to stop if you are downtown.
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디스커버리 그린
1500 McKinney Street
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Downtown park frequently offering a variety of activities for the family. Great spot to stop if you are downtown.
Food scene
Again, Houston is a large, diverse area. If you are looking for a particular type of cuisine or price point, we can help narrow down the search.
Originating out of Austin, Torchy's has grown with several locations around Houston. This location offers a full bar (try a peg-leg). They offer a rotating Taco of the Month, a "secret menu", and a variety of everyday favorites (trashy trailer park and baja shrimp are my favorite).
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Torchy's Tacos
350 West 19th Street
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Originating out of Austin, Torchy's has grown with several locations around Houston. This location offers a full bar (try a peg-leg). They offer a rotating Taco of the Month, a "secret menu", and a variety of everyday favorites (trashy trailer park and baja shrimp are my favorite).
Local chain of Tex Mex restaurants that is always a crowd favorite. The menu has a wide variety of options. Try the bacon wrapped shrimp!
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El Tiempo Cantina - Washington
5602 Washington Avenue
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Local chain of Tex Mex restaurants that is always a crowd favorite. The menu has a wide variety of options. Try the bacon wrapped shrimp!
A breakfast classic offering a large selection of breakfast pastries stuffed with eggs, sausage, potatoes, fruits, and a variety of other fillings. Several locations throughout the city.
Kolache Factory
5535 Memorial Dr
A breakfast classic offering a large selection of breakfast pastries stuffed with eggs, sausage, potatoes, fruits, and a variety of other fillings. Several locations throughout the city.
Another Austin transplant, Amy's offers a wide selection of rotating ice cream flavors. One of the best ice cream shops in Houston. They offer the option to crush-in a variety of toppings. The sundaes and milkshakes are good too!
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Amy's Ice Creams
3816 Farnham Street
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Another Austin transplant, Amy's offers a wide selection of rotating ice cream flavors. One of the best ice cream shops in Houston. They offer the option to crush-in a variety of toppings. The sundaes and milkshakes are good too!
Local shop offering quality Texas BBQ. In Houston there are several BBQ options to consider throughout the city (mostly out in the suburbs), but this location is great and close to the house.
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The Pit Room
1201 Richmond Ave
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Local shop offering quality Texas BBQ. In Houston there are several BBQ options to consider throughout the city (mostly out in the suburbs), but this location is great and close to the house.
Historic neighborhood shop offering tasty burgers. Walking distance from the house.
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Stanton's City Bites
1420 Edwards Street
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Historic neighborhood shop offering tasty burgers. Walking distance from the house.
A restaurant originating out of Austin. This local favorite offers new American fare. Their upstairs lounge and happy hour is one of the best deals around town.
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Benjy's
2424 Dunstan Road
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A restaurant originating out of Austin. This local favorite offers new American fare. Their upstairs lounge and happy hour is one of the best deals around town.
The Practical Stuff
Department store within walking distance of the house. This location offers a small grocery section and CVS pharmacy as well.
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Target
2580 Shearn Street
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Department store within walking distance of the house. This location offers a small grocery section and CVS pharmacy as well.
Closest grocery store. This location also has gas that is reasonably priced.
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Kroger
1440 Studemont Street
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Closest grocery store. This location also has gas that is reasonably priced.
Closest drugstore after Target.
Walgreens
950 Studemont Street
Closest drugstore after Target.
Closest, typically reasonably priced gas station, besides Kroger.
Shell
2802 Washington Ave
Closest, typically reasonably priced gas station, besides Kroger.