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Where to Happy Hour in the Heights
Note: For the purposes of this list, the Heights is bound by I-10 to the south, I-610 to the north, I-45 to the east, and Shepherd Drive to the west.
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Better Luck Tomorrow
544 Yale St
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Named after the variety of corn that is believed to be the first used to make American whiskey, this revisionist icehouse is known for its extensive selection of whiskey and killer housemade tacos. At happy hour, that’s no different. Sip on a selection of $3 beers, $7 wines, and $6 cocktails, like the house Old-Fashioned or Eight Row Mule, both boasting bourbon; and dig into the lineup of incredible tacos, made on from-scratch tortillas and plump with things like braised 44 Farms beef cheek and Gulf shrimp with sesame salsa. All tacos are just $3 a pop during happy hour. Monday through Friday 2pm to 6pm (and all day Wednesday).
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Eight Row Flint
1039 Yale St
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Named after the variety of corn that is believed to be the first used to make American whiskey, this revisionist icehouse is known for its extensive selection of whiskey and killer housemade tacos. At happy hour, that’s no different. Sip on a selection of $3 beers, $7 wines, and $6 cocktails, like the house Old-Fashioned or Eight Row Mule, both boasting bourbon; and dig into the lineup of incredible tacos, made on from-scratch tortillas and plump with things like braised 44 Farms beef cheek and Gulf shrimp with sesame salsa. All tacos are just $3 a pop during happy hour. Monday through Friday 2pm to 6pm (and all day Wednesday).
Land meets the sea at this modern kitchen, where you can enjoy happy hour prices on Gulf oysters, pimento cheese fritters, sloppy “tides” sandwiches, fried snapper collars, poutine, wines, mules and more. Monday through Saturday 4pm to 7pm.
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Field & Tides
705 E 11th St
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Land meets the sea at this modern kitchen, where you can enjoy happy hour prices on Gulf oysters, pimento cheese fritters, sloppy “tides” sandwiches, fried snapper collars, poutine, wines, mules and more. Monday through Saturday 4pm to 7pm.
From the team that brought Midtown’s Wooster’s Garden, this outdoor space—packed with swing seats, hammocks, and umbrella-shaded picnic tables—is flanked by two bars. On one side, Worcester’s Annex offers masterfully-crafted cocktails; and on the other, Heights Bier Garten boasts an excellent selection of wine and beer (94 taps of them, to be exact). Both offer weekday happy hour, with some pretty choice brews for $3 and half-off all glasses of wine and house cocktails. There’s also a kitchen, dishing out housemade sausages, burgers and sandwiches, as well as snacks, meat, and cheese plates perfect for sharing. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm.
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Heights Bier Garten
1433 N Shepherd Dr
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From the team that brought Midtown’s Wooster’s Garden, this outdoor space—packed with swing seats, hammocks, and umbrella-shaded picnic tables—is flanked by two bars. On one side, Worcester’s Annex offers masterfully-crafted cocktails; and on the other, Heights Bier Garten boasts an excellent selection of wine and beer (94 taps of them, to be exact). Both offer weekday happy hour, with some pretty choice brews for $3 and half-off all glasses of wine and house cocktails. There’s also a kitchen, dishing out housemade sausages, burgers and sandwiches, as well as snacks, meat, and cheese plates perfect for sharing. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm.
On nice days, Harold’s rooftop terrace is where it’s at. Sip house wines for $5 by the glass and $20 by the bottle, $6 house-crafted cocktails from bourbon mules to Harold’s gimlet, and $3 to $5 beers. You’ll need them to wash down Southern-style bites with a twist, from Blackhill Ranch bbq pork tacos to chicken-fried cauliflower with cheese fondue. Tuesday through Friday 4pm to 6:30pm.
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Harold's Restaurant Bar and Terrace
350 West 19th Street
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On nice days, Harold’s rooftop terrace is where it’s at. Sip house wines for $5 by the glass and $20 by the bottle, $6 house-crafted cocktails from bourbon mules to Harold’s gimlet, and $3 to $5 beers. You’ll need them to wash down Southern-style bites with a twist, from Blackhill Ranch bbq pork tacos to chicken-fried cauliflower with cheese fondue. Tuesday through Friday 4pm to 6:30pm.
Don’t be fooled by this cocktail bar’s unassuming exterior; inside you’ll find a tropical paradise that rocks some serious tiki spirit. At pa’u hana (that’s what they call happy hour in Hawaii), sip a lineup of six of the bar’s most popular tiki drinks for 6 bucks a pop. And on “Mai Tai Tuesday,” three different versions of Mai Tai are offered for $6; while Wednesday offers pa’u hana all night long. Tuesday through Friday 4pm to 7pm.
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Lei Low Bar
6412 North Main Street
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Don’t be fooled by this cocktail bar’s unassuming exterior; inside you’ll find a tropical paradise that rocks some serious tiki spirit. At pa’u hana (that’s what they call happy hour in Hawaii), sip a lineup of six of the bar’s most popular tiki drinks for 6 bucks a pop. And on “Mai Tai Tuesday,” three different versions of Mai Tai are offered for $6; while Wednesday offers pa’u hana all night long. Tuesday through Friday 4pm to 7pm.
Glasses of wine are $5 every day ’til 5 at this wine bar, as are pitchers of beer. Stop by on Monday and Tuesday after 8pm to enjoy $25 Board & Bottle special, with a bottle of wine and bruschetta board perfect for sharing. Daily to 5pm.
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Postino Heights
642 Yale St
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Glasses of wine are $5 every day ’til 5 at this wine bar, as are pitchers of beer. Stop by on Monday and Tuesday after 8pm to enjoy $25 Board & Bottle special, with a bottle of wine and bruschetta board perfect for sharing. Daily to 5pm.
The 20 Best Things to do in Houston
From bayou-side hikes and Asiatown food crawls to Downtown discoveries and tours of local music and art, here’s how to make the most out of your time in Houston, Texas.
Stretching from Shepherd to Sabine, Buffalo Bayou Park offers 160 acres of picturesque scenery and skyline views. Visit the urban green space and you’ll discover hike and bike trails winding along the bayou; thought-provoking art installations hidden throughout; performance and outdoor activity spaces including Eleanor Tinsley Park, the Johnny Steele Dog Park and the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark; and a gorgeous, chandelier-lit kitchen and bar, The Dunlavy, where you can nosh on cheese boards, sandwiches and salads, breakfast plates, coffee, and wine. Look out for a lineup of fun events taking place at the park, from the annual Freedom over Texas fireworks on Independence Day to music, food, and beer festivals.
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버팔로 바이우 공원
Allen Parkway
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Stretching from Shepherd to Sabine, Buffalo Bayou Park offers 160 acres of picturesque scenery and skyline views. Visit the urban green space and you’ll discover hike and bike trails winding along the bayou; thought-provoking art installations hidden throughout; performance and outdoor activity spaces including Eleanor Tinsley Park, the Johnny Steele Dog Park and the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark; and a gorgeous, chandelier-lit kitchen and bar, The Dunlavy, where you can nosh on cheese boards, sandwiches and salads, breakfast plates, coffee, and wine. Look out for a lineup of fun events taking place at the park, from the annual Freedom over Texas fireworks on Independence Day to music, food, and beer festivals.
Housing the esteemed Menil Collection art museum and lined by live oak trees and 20th-century bungalows, the eye-pleasing 30-acre campus is one of Houston’s crown jewels, providing a much-needed refuge from bustling city life. Start by walking the always-free museum’s halls and taking in the unmatched collection of its founders, John and Dominique de Menil. Continue the artistic journey with stops at the Cy Twombly Gallery and Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall; and find solitude at the spiritual and open-to-all-faiths Rothko Chapel, a sleek, octagonal sanctuary that hosts 14 murals from abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, as well as eight movable benches (note: Rothko Chapel will be closed for renovations throughout much of 2019). Outside on the plaza, the Broken Obelisk rises above a reflecting pool; The sculpture is dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, who worked in service of social justice while leading a deeply spiritual interior life. Continue your exploration by walking the area for more art, relaxing green space, and nearby restaurants and bars.
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더 메닐 콜렉션
1533 Sul Ross Street
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Housing the esteemed Menil Collection art museum and lined by live oak trees and 20th-century bungalows, the eye-pleasing 30-acre campus is one of Houston’s crown jewels, providing a much-needed refuge from bustling city life. Start by walking the always-free museum’s halls and taking in the unmatched collection of its founders, John and Dominique de Menil. Continue the artistic journey with stops at the Cy Twombly Gallery and Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall; and find solitude at the spiritual and open-to-all-faiths Rothko Chapel, a sleek, octagonal sanctuary that hosts 14 murals from abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, as well as eight movable benches (note: Rothko Chapel will be closed for renovations throughout much of 2019). Outside on the plaza, the Broken Obelisk rises above a reflecting pool; The sculpture is dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, who worked in service of social justice while leading a deeply spiritual interior life. Continue your exploration by walking the area for more art, relaxing green space, and nearby restaurants and bars.
Head to Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and you’ll find the magnificent Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. Built in 2012 and designed by brilliant artist James Turrell (also noted for his The Light Inside tunnel at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), the acoustically-engineered pyramidal structure is equipped with a LED light sequence that projects onto the roof and evokes the sun’s arc. The public is invited to view magical performances of light and sound, which occur at sunrise and sunset, on select days (reservations are free but required).
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James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace
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Head to Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and you’ll find the magnificent Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. Built in 2012 and designed by brilliant artist James Turrell (also noted for his The Light Inside tunnel at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), the acoustically-engineered pyramidal structure is equipped with a LED light sequence that projects onto the roof and evokes the sun’s arc. The public is invited to view magical performances of light and sound, which occur at sunrise and sunset, on select days (reservations are free but required).
Located at the southern end of the Museum District, Hermann Park is one of Houston’s most picturesque and iconic treasures. In addition to housing landmarks like the dazzling Mecom Fountain and Sam Houston Monument, the 445-acre park offers plenty of fun and relaxing ways to spend the day. Hit the tree-lined McGovern Centennial Gardens and you’ll find 8 acres of serenity, with a spacious central lawn, gorgeous Rose Garden, interactive Family Garden, and a sculpture promenade (walk around Hermann Park’s entirety and you’ll discover even more art in the park). Those looking to get zen can wander the stone paths of the Japanese Garden, a hideaway complete with cascading waterfalls and bridges, Japanese maples, cherry trees, crepe myrtles and more. Both gardens are free to the public and open daily. Runners and walkers can check out the Marvin Taylor Trail, a picturesque two-mile path that offers the shade of historic live oaks, or the easy-on-the-eyes Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Reflection Pool; and those looking for a longer stroll can explore the scenic Bayou Parkland, an 80-acre oasis for native plants and wildlife nestled along Brays Bayou. Parents of your kids will want to book a round trip for their families on the miniature Hermann Park Railroad, while all ages will enjoy renting a pedal boat on McGovern Lake.
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Hermann Park
6001 Fannin Street
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Located at the southern end of the Museum District, Hermann Park is one of Houston’s most picturesque and iconic treasures. In addition to housing landmarks like the dazzling Mecom Fountain and Sam Houston Monument, the 445-acre park offers plenty of fun and relaxing ways to spend the day. Hit the tree-lined McGovern Centennial Gardens and you’ll find 8 acres of serenity, with a spacious central lawn, gorgeous Rose Garden, interactive Family Garden, and a sculpture promenade (walk around Hermann Park’s entirety and you’ll discover even more art in the park). Those looking to get zen can wander the stone paths of the Japanese Garden, a hideaway complete with cascading waterfalls and bridges, Japanese maples, cherry trees, crepe myrtles and more. Both gardens are free to the public and open daily. Runners and walkers can check out the Marvin Taylor Trail, a picturesque two-mile path that offers the shade of historic live oaks, or the easy-on-the-eyes Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Reflection Pool; and those looking for a longer stroll can explore the scenic Bayou Parkland, an 80-acre oasis for native plants and wildlife nestled along Brays Bayou. Parents of your kids will want to book a round trip for their families on the miniature Hermann Park Railroad, while all ages will enjoy renting a pedal boat on McGovern Lake.
Just southwest of Downtown, the Museum District is a beautiful section of Houston that plays home to an organization of 20 museums, galleries, cultural centers, and community organizations. Head to the pedestrian-friendly hood to find must-visit destinations, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the innovative Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Holocaust Museum Houston and the Children’s Museum of Houston. Be sure to look out for free admission days as well as museums that are always free.
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Museum District
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Just southwest of Downtown, the Museum District is a beautiful section of Houston that plays home to an organization of 20 museums, galleries, cultural centers, and community organizations. Head to the pedestrian-friendly hood to find must-visit destinations, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the innovative Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Holocaust Museum Houston and the Children’s Museum of Houston. Be sure to look out for free admission days as well as museums that are always free.
Nestled among Live Oaks in the heart of Downtown, the eco-friendly Discovery Green park has redefined the city’s urban landscape; and together with the revamped Avenida Houston, it has become a bonafide entertainment district. Escape the sun by strolling down the tree-shaded Brown Foundation Promenade, where you’ll also find seasonal art and annual winter light installations. On Jones Lawn, you’ll find a lineup of festivals, concerts and performances, and charity events. Discovery Green signature Kinder Lake covers over an acre of the park, offering activities like kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, remote-controlled sailboats, and ice-skating, depending on the season. And look out for other special events, including the ICE at Discovery Green outdoor skating park, Flea by Night pop-up flea markets, and community activities like yoga, workshops, movie screenings and more. Nearby, Avenida Houston offers a roster of bars and restaurants, events and concerts, and some pretty cool art, including Soaring in the Clouds, a 67-foot mobile of bird and cloud forms made of perforated stainless steel from artist Ed Wilson.
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디스커버리 그린
1500 McKinney Street
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Nestled among Live Oaks in the heart of Downtown, the eco-friendly Discovery Green park has redefined the city’s urban landscape; and together with the revamped Avenida Houston, it has become a bonafide entertainment district. Escape the sun by strolling down the tree-shaded Brown Foundation Promenade, where you’ll also find seasonal art and annual winter light installations. On Jones Lawn, you’ll find a lineup of festivals, concerts and performances, and charity events. Discovery Green signature Kinder Lake covers over an acre of the park, offering activities like kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, remote-controlled sailboats, and ice-skating, depending on the season. And look out for other special events, including the ICE at Discovery Green outdoor skating park, Flea by Night pop-up flea markets, and community activities like yoga, workshops, movie screenings and more. Nearby, Avenida Houston offers a roster of bars and restaurants, events and concerts, and some pretty cool art, including Soaring in the Clouds, a 67-foot mobile of bird and cloud forms made of perforated stainless steel from artist Ed Wilson.
One of Houston’s quirkiest and coolest shopping districts lies on the vibrant 19th Street in the Heights. Packed with antique shops and galleries, thrift stores and boutiques, and cafes and restaurants, strolling the streets is the perfect way to spend a nice day. Be sure to look out for special events, from White Linen Night on the first Saturday in August, monthly Third Thursdays Sip & Socials, and tent sales and holiday tours.
Heights Marketplace
506 W 19th St
One of Houston’s quirkiest and coolest shopping districts lies on the vibrant 19th Street in the Heights. Packed with antique shops and galleries, thrift stores and boutiques, and cafes and restaurants, strolling the streets is the perfect way to spend a nice day. Be sure to look out for special events, from White Linen Night on the first Saturday in August, monthly Third Thursdays Sip & Socials, and tent sales and holiday tours.
The 55-acre Houston Zoo hosts more than 6,000 animals in natural habitat-style exhibits, including tigers, cheetahs, elephants, gorillas and orangutans, warthogs, sea lions and more. Animal lovers can check out exhibits like the African Forest, Bird Habitats, and Reptile and Amphibian House, or feed giraffes at daily feedings held at 11am and 2pm. The zoo also hosts a lineup of fun programming throughout the year, from meet-the-keeper talks to fun annual events like the Halloween Night Prowl, Feast with the Beasts, and Zoo Lights, when the park decks its halls in more than 2 million twinkling lights for the holidays (from mid-November through early January).
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휴스턴 주
6200 Hermann Park Drive
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The 55-acre Houston Zoo hosts more than 6,000 animals in natural habitat-style exhibits, including tigers, cheetahs, elephants, gorillas and orangutans, warthogs, sea lions and more. Animal lovers can check out exhibits like the African Forest, Bird Habitats, and Reptile and Amphibian House, or feed giraffes at daily feedings held at 11am and 2pm. The zoo also hosts a lineup of fun programming throughout the year, from meet-the-keeper talks to fun annual events like the Halloween Night Prowl, Feast with the Beasts, and Zoo Lights, when the park decks its halls in more than 2 million twinkling lights for the holidays (from mid-November through early January).
Take a walk through the beautiful 249-acre grounds of Rice University, where you can get cultured through theater and art, have a drink in a hidden bar, hunt for the university’s secret symbols, and run the oak-shaded 2.9-mile Rice University Loop running trail. At the University of Houston, experience visual and contemporary art exhibitions at the Blaffer Art Museum, enjoy performances at Cullen Performance Hall and the Moores Opera Center; or cheer on the Coogs. In Montrose, walking the grounds of the University of St. Thomas makes for a lovely afternoon, with highlights including the Chapel of St. Basil and historic Link-Lee Mansion, one of Houston’s architectural jewels.
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라이스 대학교
6100 Main St
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Take a walk through the beautiful 249-acre grounds of Rice University, where you can get cultured through theater and art, have a drink in a hidden bar, hunt for the university’s secret symbols, and run the oak-shaded 2.9-mile Rice University Loop running trail. At the University of Houston, experience visual and contemporary art exhibitions at the Blaffer Art Museum, enjoy performances at Cullen Performance Hall and the Moores Opera Center; or cheer on the Coogs. In Montrose, walking the grounds of the University of St. Thomas makes for a lovely afternoon, with highlights including the Chapel of St. Basil and historic Link-Lee Mansion, one of Houston’s architectural jewels.
Just about an hour from Houston, Galveston Island harbors 32 miles of beaches, so you most definitely can (and should) dip your toes in the sand. It also plays home to two major fun zones like Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark. When you’re done with the water, explore the charming Historic Strand District in Downtown, which boasts a mix of shops, restaurants and bars, and beautiful Victoria-era buildings (don’t miss the water taffy and an old-fashioned ice cream soda at La King’s Confectionery); Saengerfest Park, where you’ll find a lineup of fun happenings; the Post Office Street Arts & Entertainment District, which houses the The Grand 1894 Opera House; and Pier 21, where you can dive into the history of the iron-hulled 1877 Tall Ship Elissa at the Texas Seaport Museum. Nearby attractions also include Bishop’s Palace, Ashton Villa, and Moody Mansion.
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갈베스턴 섬
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Just about an hour from Houston, Galveston Island harbors 32 miles of beaches, so you most definitely can (and should) dip your toes in the sand. It also plays home to two major fun zones like Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark. When you’re done with the water, explore the charming Historic Strand District in Downtown, which boasts a mix of shops, restaurants and bars, and beautiful Victoria-era buildings (don’t miss the water taffy and an old-fashioned ice cream soda at La King’s Confectionery); Saengerfest Park, where you’ll find a lineup of fun happenings; the Post Office Street Arts & Entertainment District, which houses the The Grand 1894 Opera House; and Pier 21, where you can dive into the history of the iron-hulled 1877 Tall Ship Elissa at the Texas Seaport Museum. Nearby attractions also include Bishop’s Palace, Ashton Villa, and Moody Mansion.
Break out the wallet and head to Houston’s finest shopping districts. In the Galleria area, The Galleria shopping mall draws 30 million visitors annually, housing 400 fine stores and restaurants, two hotels, and a full-size ice skating rink. Nearby, Highland Village offers retailers from Vineyard Vines and BHLDN to Restoration Hardware and Crate & Barrel. And the shiny new River Oaks District is a luxury fashion playground, with trendsetting stores including Alice + Olivia, Hermès, Canali, and Tom Ford.
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갤러리아 몰
5085 Westheimer Rd
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Break out the wallet and head to Houston’s finest shopping districts. In the Galleria area, The Galleria shopping mall draws 30 million visitors annually, housing 400 fine stores and restaurants, two hotels, and a full-size ice skating rink. Nearby, Highland Village offers retailers from Vineyard Vines and BHLDN to Restoration Hardware and Crate & Barrel. And the shiny new River Oaks District is a luxury fashion playground, with trendsetting stores including Alice + Olivia, Hermès, Canali, and Tom Ford.
Sure it’s a bit touristy, but Space Center Houston is a landmark destination for a reason. The Space City attraction offers out-of-this-world exhibitions, with chances to touch a moon rock, go behind the scenes of NASA and see Mission Control, and see Saturn V, the tallest, heaviest and most powerful rocket ever flown.
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스페이스 센터 휴스턴
1601 East Nasa Parkway
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Sure it’s a bit touristy, but Space Center Houston is a landmark destination for a reason. The Space City attraction offers out-of-this-world exhibitions, with chances to touch a moon rock, go behind the scenes of NASA and see Mission Control, and see Saturn V, the tallest, heaviest and most powerful rocket ever flown.
You’re not a Houstonian until you’ve enjoyed a free show at this striking outdoor theater, which becomes even more striking once illuminated at night. Located in Hermann Park, Miller puts on and hosts a variety of programming each year, ranging from children’s productions and a yearly Shakespeare Festival to performances from the Houston Ballet and popular concert artists. Bring a blanket or a chair, grab some snacks from the concession stand, and enjoy the show. Covered seating is also available for free, with some evening shows requiring tickets for covered seating. Those tickets can be claimed at the box office in person, first come first served on the morning of the show.
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Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
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You’re not a Houstonian until you’ve enjoyed a free show at this striking outdoor theater, which becomes even more striking once illuminated at night. Located in Hermann Park, Miller puts on and hosts a variety of programming each year, ranging from children’s productions and a yearly Shakespeare Festival to performances from the Houston Ballet and popular concert artists. Bring a blanket or a chair, grab some snacks from the concession stand, and enjoy the show. Covered seating is also available for free, with some evening shows requiring tickets for covered seating. Those tickets can be claimed at the box office in person, first come first served on the morning of the show.
Located off Bissonnet near Rice University, this charming neighborhood is known for its prized, Oak-shaded esplanades along North and South Boulevards. Its homes are preserved and beautifully restored bungalows and mansions from the 1920s and ’30s, making it a must visit for a quick stroll and snapshot.
Broadacres Center
1215 Barkdull Street
Located off Bissonnet near Rice University, this charming neighborhood is known for its prized, Oak-shaded esplanades along North and South Boulevards. Its homes are preserved and beautifully restored bungalows and mansions from the 1920s and ’30s, making it a must visit for a quick stroll and snapshot.
Houston’s craft brew scene has positively exploded in the last few years, but it all started with Texas’ oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, in 1994. Today, the patron saint of beers has expanded to include a sprawling beer garden and restaurant, in addition to its beer hall, brewing facilities, and a lineup of tasty suds—from year-rounds like the clean Fancy Lawnmower and bright & hoppy 5 O’Clock Pils to seasonal standouts like Pumpkinator and Oktoberfest. 8th Wonder Brewery is another local fave, rocking a WonderWorld outdoor beer garden and fun zone alongside taps of Dome Faux’m cream ale, Hopston Texas IPA, and Rocket Fuel, a Vietnamese coffee porter that fits right in H-town. But don’t stop there.
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Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Avenue
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Houston’s craft brew scene has positively exploded in the last few years, but it all started with Texas’ oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, in 1994. Today, the patron saint of beers has expanded to include a sprawling beer garden and restaurant, in addition to its beer hall, brewing facilities, and a lineup of tasty suds—from year-rounds like the clean Fancy Lawnmower and bright & hoppy 5 O’Clock Pils to seasonal standouts like Pumpkinator and Oktoberfest. 8th Wonder Brewery is another local fave, rocking a WonderWorld outdoor beer garden and fun zone alongside taps of Dome Faux’m cream ale, Hopston Texas IPA, and Rocket Fuel, a Vietnamese coffee porter that fits right in H-town. But don’t stop there.
Just 20 miles from Downtown on Galveston Bay, Kemah is a breezy escape from the city. And its most popular attraction is Kemah Boardwalk, offering a taste of the charming boardwalks of the East Coast. Open daily, it boasts amusement park rides, Gulf Coast eats, live tunes, charming shops, and funky festivals. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel, swing high above the ground on the Aviator, test your fearlessness on the 140-foot Drop Zone or Boardwalk Bullet, and experience the water with a ride on the Boardwalk Beast, a thrilling 25-minute boat ride through Galveston Bay (just don’t expect it to be dry). Or head straight to Galveston’s Historic Pleasure Pier, where you’ll find family-friendly fun on rides like the Iron Shark Rollercoaster, sky-high Texas Star Flyer, and swinging Gulf Glider, plus a 5D theater ride, games from ring toss to hoops, and classic boardwalk eats like fried shrimp, burgers, pizza, cotton candy, and ice cream.
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Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Avenue
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Just 20 miles from Downtown on Galveston Bay, Kemah is a breezy escape from the city. And its most popular attraction is Kemah Boardwalk, offering a taste of the charming boardwalks of the East Coast. Open daily, it boasts amusement park rides, Gulf Coast eats, live tunes, charming shops, and funky festivals. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel, swing high above the ground on the Aviator, test your fearlessness on the 140-foot Drop Zone or Boardwalk Bullet, and experience the water with a ride on the Boardwalk Beast, a thrilling 25-minute boat ride through Galveston Bay (just don’t expect it to be dry). Or head straight to Galveston’s Historic Pleasure Pier, where you’ll find family-friendly fun on rides like the Iron Shark Rollercoaster, sky-high Texas Star Flyer, and swinging Gulf Glider, plus a 5D theater ride, games from ring toss to hoops, and classic boardwalk eats like fried shrimp, burgers, pizza, cotton candy, and ice cream.
Over in the River Oaks Shopping Center, this cool-looking art deco theater was built in 1939. Hit the grand showroom for the best lineup of independent films and foreign language cinema in town, plus special events like monthly midnight viewings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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Landmark's River Oaks Theatre
2009 West Gray Street
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Over in the River Oaks Shopping Center, this cool-looking art deco theater was built in 1939. Hit the grand showroom for the best lineup of independent films and foreign language cinema in town, plus special events like monthly midnight viewings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Did you know that after dusk, hoards of Mexican free-tailed bats spiral out from the crevices of the Waugh Street Bridge in Buffalo Bayou Park? It’s truly a sight to be seen (and yes, that is what you’ve been smelling when you run under the bridge). The specific time the bats emerge is not completely predictable (especially after the colony was diminished during Hurricane Harvey), but warmer weather helps. For a unique look at the natural phenomenon, pontoon boat tours are also available.
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Bat bridge - Buffalo Bayou Park
764 Waugh Dr
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Did you know that after dusk, hoards of Mexican free-tailed bats spiral out from the crevices of the Waugh Street Bridge in Buffalo Bayou Park? It’s truly a sight to be seen (and yes, that is what you’ve been smelling when you run under the bridge). The specific time the bats emerge is not completely predictable (especially after the colony was diminished during Hurricane Harvey), but warmer weather helps. For a unique look at the natural phenomenon, pontoon boat tours are also available.
Right on the edge of Sugar Land and Stafford lies one of the most striking man-made wonders in Houston. Assembled using 33,000 pieces of hand-carved marble and Turkish limestone that were fitted together like a giant 3D jigsaw puzzle, what really makes the Hindu temple so special is that it was constructed with the help of volunteers in the spirit of seva, or selfless volunteering. Inside, you’ll find a radiant tapestry of art, from Italian marble works to paintings depicting sacred images. If you’re looking for more after your visit, head to Pearland to further sate your spirits at the Sri Meenakshi Temple.
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
1150 Brand Ln
Right on the edge of Sugar Land and Stafford lies one of the most striking man-made wonders in Houston. Assembled using 33,000 pieces of hand-carved marble and Turkish limestone that were fitted together like a giant 3D jigsaw puzzle, what really makes the Hindu temple so special is that it was constructed with the help of volunteers in the spirit of seva, or selfless volunteering. Inside, you’ll find a radiant tapestry of art, from Italian marble works to paintings depicting sacred images. If you’re looking for more after your visit, head to Pearland to further sate your spirits at the Sri Meenakshi Temple.
Soaring 570 feet into the air and topped with a 34-foot, 220-ton star, the San Jacinto Monument is the tallest stone column memorial structure in the world. The masterpiece commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Delve deeper into more than 400 years of early Texas history at the San Jacinto Museum of History, located at the base of the monument. Admission to the monument and museum is always free, with special attractions including the Texas Forever! Interactive Experience, Observation Floor, and A Destined Conflict Exhibition available for purchase. And check out our Discover Texas list for even more ways to discover a bit of Texas in Houston, including the Sam Houston Boat Tour along the Houston Ship Channel.
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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway
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Soaring 570 feet into the air and topped with a 34-foot, 220-ton star, the San Jacinto Monument is the tallest stone column memorial structure in the world. The masterpiece commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Delve deeper into more than 400 years of early Texas history at the San Jacinto Museum of History, located at the base of the monument. Admission to the monument and museum is always free, with special attractions including the Texas Forever! Interactive Experience, Observation Floor, and A Destined Conflict Exhibition available for purchase. And check out our Discover Texas list for even more ways to discover a bit of Texas in Houston, including the Sam Houston Boat Tour along the Houston Ship Channel.
Top 10 Houston Coffee Shops
Check out these not-to-miss coffee emporiums:
Situated in what was once a large, Westheimer-fronting home, Agora is a Greek-owned coffee shop and meeting place boasts a mix of European ex-pats and low-key neighborhood regulars. There are plenty of tables, chairs, couches and conversation-starting tchotchkes scattered throughout. Up the steep staircase, cozy seating areas and a large-screen TV offer a quiet respite. Expect a vast drink selection-wine and beer, too-along with light bites
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Agora
1712 Westheimer Road
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Situated in what was once a large, Westheimer-fronting home, Agora is a Greek-owned coffee shop and meeting place boasts a mix of European ex-pats and low-key neighborhood regulars. There are plenty of tables, chairs, couches and conversation-starting tchotchkes scattered throughout. Up the steep staircase, cozy seating areas and a large-screen TV offer a quiet respite. Expect a vast drink selection-wine and beer, too-along with light bites
Heights hipsters flock to the shopping-center-set Antidote Coffee House for its caffeine-laden offerings and laid-back, at-home vibe. The loft-like interior-with its rubbed concrete floors, exposed brick walls and open vent-work-is filled with an array of eclectic furniture and artwork produced by local artisans. There's free wi-fi and plenty of plug-ins, but you know what they say about all work and no play-head there for happy hour Monday through Friday (4 to 7 p.m.) and enjoy $1 double espresso.
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Antidote
729 Studewood St
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Heights hipsters flock to the shopping-center-set Antidote Coffee House for its caffeine-laden offerings and laid-back, at-home vibe. The loft-like interior-with its rubbed concrete floors, exposed brick walls and open vent-work-is filled with an array of eclectic furniture and artwork produced by local artisans. There's free wi-fi and plenty of plug-ins, but you know what they say about all work and no play-head there for happy hour Monday through Friday (4 to 7 p.m.) and enjoy $1 double espresso.
Kick back on vintage, mid-century couches and snack on house-made pastries at Black Hole, a relaxed, St. Thomas University-area coffee house. Created by the same folks behind Antidote and Montrose's Poison girl, Black Hole is a welcome escape for study-filled afternoons. Go for the Cajeta Latte (a special blend of goat's -milk-based caramel and coffee) and one of the tasty menu items like the spinach quiche, caprese sandwich or vegan cookies.
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Black Hole Coffee House
4504 Graustark Street
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Kick back on vintage, mid-century couches and snack on house-made pastries at Black Hole, a relaxed, St. Thomas University-area coffee house. Created by the same folks behind Antidote and Montrose's Poison girl, Black Hole is a welcome escape for study-filled afternoons. Go for the Cajeta Latte (a special blend of goat's -milk-based caramel and coffee) and one of the tasty menu items like the spinach quiche, caprese sandwich or vegan cookies.
Greenway Coffee and Tea owners David Buehrer and Ecky Prabanto partnered with the owners of Underbelly and The Hay Merchant to develop their Blacksmith coffee shop on Lower Westheimer. Blacksmith's baristas hail from around the country (New York City, New Orleans, Grand Rapids and Seattle), as well as from Houston. Although the spot appeals to the every day, coffee-on-the-way-to-work crowd with its full menu of traditional coffee shop offerings, guests that want to spend a little more time at the Montrose-set venture will also find an expanded, sit-down menu on offer.
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Blacksmith
1018 Westheimer Road
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Greenway Coffee and Tea owners David Buehrer and Ecky Prabanto partnered with the owners of Underbelly and The Hay Merchant to develop their Blacksmith coffee shop on Lower Westheimer. Blacksmith's baristas hail from around the country (New York City, New Orleans, Grand Rapids and Seattle), as well as from Houston. Although the spot appeals to the every day, coffee-on-the-way-to-work crowd with its full menu of traditional coffee shop offerings, guests that want to spend a little more time at the Montrose-set venture will also find an expanded, sit-down menu on offer.
Charm and old-world accents abound at Houston native Morgan Holleman's Montrose-set outpost Boheme. The unpretentious, laid-back spot is popular with nearby residents and a post-college crowd that comes for happy hour specials, free WiFi, and live jazz music, as well as a killer cup of coffee. Choose from an array of organic, fair trade varieties brewed fresh-to-order and espresso made using vintage equipment.
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Boheme
307 Fairview St
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Charm and old-world accents abound at Houston native Morgan Holleman's Montrose-set outpost Boheme. The unpretentious, laid-back spot is popular with nearby residents and a post-college crowd that comes for happy hour specials, free WiFi, and live jazz music, as well as a killer cup of coffee. Choose from an array of organic, fair trade varieties brewed fresh-to-order and espresso made using vintage equipment.
What better name for a Houston coffee shop than Boomtown? This eclectic little café on 19th Street in the Heights sports a gushing oil derrick on its signage—homage to the black stuff that helped build Houston and a fitting tie to the other black stuff served inside. Boomtown Coffee offers its own small-batch artisan roasts, sourcing quality beans from around the world and, if guests get hungry, they can find food trucks frequently parked out front. Looking for something closer? They also have a location in downtown, at 300 Main Street.
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Boomtown Coffee
242 West 19th Street
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What better name for a Houston coffee shop than Boomtown? This eclectic little café on 19th Street in the Heights sports a gushing oil derrick on its signage—homage to the black stuff that helped build Houston and a fitting tie to the other black stuff served inside. Boomtown Coffee offers its own small-batch artisan roasts, sourcing quality beans from around the world and, if guests get hungry, they can find food trucks frequently parked out front. Looking for something closer? They also have a location in downtown, at 300 Main Street.
Artsy types, poetry buffs and music lovers from all walks of life count Montrose's warm Brasil coffeehouse as a favorite. Brasil frequently hosts musicians of all persuasions, from fusion jazz to experimental noise to ambient grooves and, if you get thirsty during performances, Brasil boasts a wide selection of coffee, wine, beer, soft drinks and herbal teas. You can also order pizza, sandwiches or Brasil's spinach quiche, a fan favorite.
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Brasil
2604 Dunlavy Street
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Artsy types, poetry buffs and music lovers from all walks of life count Montrose's warm Brasil coffeehouse as a favorite. Brasil frequently hosts musicians of all persuasions, from fusion jazz to experimental noise to ambient grooves and, if you get thirsty during performances, Brasil boasts a wide selection of coffee, wine, beer, soft drinks and herbal teas. You can also order pizza, sandwiches or Brasil's spinach quiche, a fan favorite.
A Montrose mainstay, Empire Cafe is a funky, yet friendly vibe, with good food and great desserts. The magic words: half-price cake night. Every Monday, you can sample a slice of pineapple-carrot, French chocolate or Toll House Cookie Crunch cake, among others, on the cheap. Pair it with the Peruvian brew. This hip coffeehouse is a hotspot for students busily debating how many piercings are too many, while the more buttoned-up crowd stays for the omelets and fluffy frittatas served all day.
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Empire Café
1732 Westheimer Road
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A Montrose mainstay, Empire Cafe is a funky, yet friendly vibe, with good food and great desserts. The magic words: half-price cake night. Every Monday, you can sample a slice of pineapple-carrot, French chocolate or Toll House Cookie Crunch cake, among others, on the cheap. Pair it with the Peruvian brew. This hip coffeehouse is a hotspot for students busily debating how many piercings are too many, while the more buttoned-up crowd stays for the omelets and fluffy frittatas served all day.
Named one of the ‘100 Best Places to Drink in the South,' by Imbibe magazine, Catalina Coffee is serious about its brew. The independently-owned, Washington-Avenue-set shop offers up art-worthy lattes and cappuccinos. Display cases offer an assortment of pastries and light-bites, too. Need to get some work done? CC's has free wi-fi, but outlets are hard to come by, so make sure that computer is juiced-up before stopping in.
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Catalina Coffee
2201 Washington Avenue
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Named one of the ‘100 Best Places to Drink in the South,' by Imbibe magazine, Catalina Coffee is serious about its brew. The independently-owned, Washington-Avenue-set shop offers up art-worthy lattes and cappuccinos. Display cases offer an assortment of pastries and light-bites, too. Need to get some work done? CC's has free wi-fi, but outlets are hard to come by, so make sure that computer is juiced-up before stopping in.
Crepes may be the main claim-to-fame at this Midtown spot, but visitors to Coco's Crepes & Coffee can also expect a bevy of espresso-infused drinks, teas, smoothies and a solid panini selection. Grab a seat inside or score a table on the patio and dig into a signature crepe or build your own from an array of options like roasted-red peppers, feta, basil pesto and several other selections.
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CoCo Crêpes, Waffles & Coffee
2339 University Blvd
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Crepes may be the main claim-to-fame at this Midtown spot, but visitors to Coco's Crepes & Coffee can also expect a bevy of espresso-infused drinks, teas, smoothies and a solid panini selection. Grab a seat inside or score a table on the patio and dig into a signature crepe or build your own from an array of options like roasted-red peppers, feta, basil pesto and several other selections.
Best Food Trucks in Houston!
Whether they’re providing you some workday sustenance, or scratching a late-night food itch after a few too many hours at the bar, Houston food trucks are there for you.
Forget that one chicken chain that you find yourself craving every Sunday -- this food truck’s bird is where it’s at. As its name suggests, you can get your chicken crispy or grilled, but as it doesn’t quite suggest, you can also get it smothered in buffalo and bleu cheese, stuffed into tacos with jalapeno ranch, or chopped up and loaded into an IG-worthy waffle cone.
Crispy or Grilled
2306 Brazos Street
Forget that one chicken chain that you find yourself craving every Sunday -- this food truck’s bird is where it’s at. As its name suggests, you can get your chicken crispy or grilled, but as it doesn’t quite suggest, you can also get it smothered in buffalo and bleu cheese, stuffed into tacos with jalapeno ranch, or chopped up and loaded into an IG-worthy waffle cone.
Houston's longest running chef-driven truck still works the streets from time to time, but the sprawling yard of 8th Wonder Brewery (a sibling establishment) is its home base. It makes sense, then, that its "intergalactic" eats would make the perfect companion to beer -- tricked out waffle fries loaded with bbq pork and elotes, oozy pimento grilled cheese and juicy burgers, and Texas-style Cubans. Pop in for a $6 burger & fries happy meal from 3-7pm, Monday through Thursday.
Eatsie Boys
2202 Dallas Street
Houston's longest running chef-driven truck still works the streets from time to time, but the sprawling yard of 8th Wonder Brewery (a sibling establishment) is its home base. It makes sense, then, that its "intergalactic" eats would make the perfect companion to beer -- tricked out waffle fries loaded with bbq pork and elotes, oozy pimento grilled cheese and juicy burgers, and Texas-style Cubans. Pop in for a $6 burger & fries happy meal from 3-7pm, Monday through Thursday.
With its owners originally hailing from NYC, this Med Center food truck is a welcome addition to what was once a dining no man’s land. The focus here is on Mediterranean and halal street eats, including (but not limited to) chicken and rice, spot-on falafel, and gyros piled with lamb, chicken, fish, and chapli kebab. All of it is served with a hefty dose of white sauce and red sauce, as is tradition.
Gyro King
2424 Old Spanish Trail
With its owners originally hailing from NYC, this Med Center food truck is a welcome addition to what was once a dining no man’s land. The focus here is on Mediterranean and halal street eats, including (but not limited to) chicken and rice, spot-on falafel, and gyros piled with lamb, chicken, fish, and chapli kebab. All of it is served with a hefty dose of white sauce and red sauce, as is tradition.
This longtime food truck favorite recently went brick and mortar, opening up in the new Understory food hall in Downtown. While that’s great news, and you’ll now know exactly where to find awesome Filipino food, the even better news is that the truck still operates as a mobile caterer. Next-level Filipino street eats come in the form of crispy lumpia (pork egg rolls), pak pak chicken wings, and gourmet akaushi burgers served on soft and pillowy scratch-made steamed buns.
Flip 'n Patties
1809 Eldridge Parkway
This longtime food truck favorite recently went brick and mortar, opening up in the new Understory food hall in Downtown. While that’s great news, and you’ll now know exactly where to find awesome Filipino food, the even better news is that the truck still operates as a mobile caterer. Next-level Filipino street eats come in the form of crispy lumpia (pork egg rolls), pak pak chicken wings, and gourmet akaushi burgers served on soft and pillowy scratch-made steamed buns.
Doin’ it for the ‘gram is one thing, but these DoughCones are actually worth swooning over. Part doughnut, part ice cream cone, the sweet pastry cones get a cinnamon-sugar coat on the outside, and the inner lining comes flavored with Nutella or Biscoff Cookie Butter. Fill it with swirled organic milk ice cream and add all the unlimited toppings you please, from Oreos and Gummy Bears to blackberries and toasted coconut flakes.
The DoughCone
105 Sabine St
Doin’ it for the ‘gram is one thing, but these DoughCones are actually worth swooning over. Part doughnut, part ice cream cone, the sweet pastry cones get a cinnamon-sugar coat on the outside, and the inner lining comes flavored with Nutella or Biscoff Cookie Butter. Fill it with swirled organic milk ice cream and add all the unlimited toppings you please, from Oreos and Gummy Bears to blackberries and toasted coconut flakes.
Houstonians have been going gaga for gogi since the way back days of 2011. That’s because the truck combines two things Houstonians love: Korean food, and Mexican food. The truck’s Korexican flavors are undeniably legit, from the cult favorite bulgogi-topped OMG! Fries to kimchi quesadillas.
Oh My Gogi
5555 Morningside Dr
Houstonians have been going gaga for gogi since the way back days of 2011. That’s because the truck combines two things Houstonians love: Korean food, and Mexican food. The truck’s Korexican flavors are undeniably legit, from the cult favorite bulgogi-topped OMG! Fries to kimchi quesadillas.
This food trucks sells "Mexican cuisine with Korean in between" -- which we’ve already established is something Houstonians are obsessed with. If you’re still not sure what that means, here’s a hint: your tacos, burritos, and fries will have things like Korean-style beef, chicken and tofu, kimchi, guac, and "el scorcho" sauce on them.
Coreanos
2306 Brazos Street
This food trucks sells "Mexican cuisine with Korean in between" -- which we’ve already established is something Houstonians are obsessed with. If you’re still not sure what that means, here’s a hint: your tacos, burritos, and fries will have things like Korean-style beef, chicken and tofu, kimchi, guac, and "el scorcho" sauce on them.
Waffle sandwiches are the food you never knew you needed. Good for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the sweet and savory treats come off this truck loaded with classic combos from Nutella and banana to buttermilk fried chicken and honey butter (which is kissed with ancho chile,
The Waffle Bus
1835 North Shepherd Drive
Waffle sandwiches are the food you never knew you needed. Good for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the sweet and savory treats come off this truck loaded with classic combos from Nutella and banana to buttermilk fried chicken and honey butter (which is kissed with ancho chile,
Chicken karaage burritos, bulgogi quesadillas, and krabby patty “makirritos” (hand rolls stuffed with katsu soft shell crab) are all a thing at this Asian-fusion food truck. You can usually find its Japanese Korean Tex-Mex bites at fun bars like Kirby Ice House, Truck Yard and Social Beer Garden, which is good, because sushi rice-stuffed burritos go really well with beer.
Muiishi Makirritos
1517 Alabama Street
Chicken karaage burritos, bulgogi quesadillas, and krabby patty “makirritos” (hand rolls stuffed with katsu soft shell crab) are all a thing at this Asian-fusion food truck. You can usually find its Japanese Korean Tex-Mex bites at fun bars like Kirby Ice House, Truck Yard and Social Beer Garden, which is good, because sushi rice-stuffed burritos go really well with beer.
Though this food truck went brick-and-mortar (with a big outpost in Montrose and one soon to open in the Heights), the truck still dishes out hand-crafted burgers on soft, squishy buns. All are made with locally sourced Texas beef from 44 Farms and topped with goodness including bacon, jalapenos, fried egg, and chipotle mayo. Don’t forget the bacon-parm fries.
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The Burger Joint
2703 Montrose Blvd
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Though this food truck went brick-and-mortar (with a big outpost in Montrose and one soon to open in the Heights), the truck still dishes out hand-crafted burgers on soft, squishy buns. All are made with locally sourced Texas beef from 44 Farms and topped with goodness including bacon, jalapenos, fried egg, and chipotle mayo. Don’t forget the bacon-parm fries.
With a location inside Craft Beer Cellar and a mobile eatery that parks itself at spots from Axelrad and 11 Below to Post Oak and Greenway Plaza, Wokker HTX mixes traditional Asian dishes with old-fashioned Southern cooking. That means you can stuff your gut with miso ranch fried chick’n bites, bonito brussels sprouts, smoked brisket Pad Thai, and CFS katsu.
Wokker
907 Franklin Street
With a location inside Craft Beer Cellar and a mobile eatery that parks itself at spots from Axelrad and 11 Below to Post Oak and Greenway Plaza, Wokker HTX mixes traditional Asian dishes with old-fashioned Southern cooking. That means you can stuff your gut with miso ranch fried chick’n bites, bonito brussels sprouts, smoked brisket Pad Thai, and CFS katsu.
This fried bird purveyor takes inspiration from one of the OGs of Nashville hot chicken, the original Prince’s Hot Chicken in Nashville, TN. You’ll find the truck slinging its red hot bird sammy -- plus stuff like hot chicken loaded waffle fries -- at the Galleria Food Truck Park.
Mico's Hot Chicken
2829 Chimney Rock Road
This fried bird purveyor takes inspiration from one of the OGs of Nashville hot chicken, the original Prince’s Hot Chicken in Nashville, TN. You’ll find the truck slinging its red hot bird sammy -- plus stuff like hot chicken loaded waffle fries -- at the Galleria Food Truck Park.
Houston Nightlife
Just off South Main you’ll find this friendly, indoor-outdoor spot, which rocks big screens for sports fans, strong drinks, and fun for everyone. Look out for specials like karaoke and steak nights, music, hookah, and college game days.
The Duck Off Sports Bar
2727 Murworth Drive
Just off South Main you’ll find this friendly, indoor-outdoor spot, which rocks big screens for sports fans, strong drinks, and fun for everyone. Look out for specials like karaoke and steak nights, music, hookah, and college game days.
Also off South Main, Carrington’s (also known as “Carros”) is one of Houston’s oldest sports bars and billiard halls. Stop in for good music, stiff drinks, karaoke, bar games, and an adults-only
Carrington's Sports Bar
Also off South Main, Carrington’s (also known as “Carros”) is one of Houston’s oldest sports bars and billiard halls. Stop in for good music, stiff drinks, karaoke, bar games, and an adults-only
Located right around the corner from NRG Stadium, hit this totally chill Texas bar and grill for cold local crafts, serious mixed cocktails, sports watching, and bar games including pool, darts and cornhole
Red River Ice House
10308 South Main Street
Located right around the corner from NRG Stadium, hit this totally chill Texas bar and grill for cold local crafts, serious mixed cocktails, sports watching, and bar games including pool, darts and cornhole
The Rice Village outpost of one of Houston’s most popular sports bars and patios sits just two miles away from NRG Stadium. The fan-favorite offers specials including Tuesday’s Big Ass Beer and Trivia Night, and Lone Star beer is $3 all day every day. You’ll also find a massive lineup of beers by the can, bottle, and draft in addition to a full bar.
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Little Woodrow’s Midtown
2306 Brazos Street
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The Rice Village outpost of one of Houston’s most popular sports bars and patios sits just two miles away from NRG Stadium. The fan-favorite offers specials including Tuesday’s Big Ass Beer and Trivia Night, and Lone Star beer is $3 all day every day. You’ll also find a massive lineup of beers by the can, bottle, and draft in addition to a full bar.
Also sitting in Rice Village, beer enthusiasts can cozy up with a pint in this old school pub. On nice nights, head straight back to the tree-shaded patio and take your pick of specialty beers from around the world, including featured beers of the month. Fun times include trivia on Mondays and live music on Thursdays.
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The Ginger Man
5607 Morningside Drive
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Also sitting in Rice Village, beer enthusiasts can cozy up with a pint in this old school pub. On nice nights, head straight back to the tree-shaded patio and take your pick of specialty beers from around the world, including featured beers of the month. Fun times include trivia on Mondays and live music on Thursdays.