Eating / Drinking, Houston
The Taco Cabana is a Mexican Restaurant that seemed to be somewhere between a more formal sit down place and fast food. But for me it was a place to go after a hard day of fighting crowds and traffic and just sit on the patio and have a nice strong margarita or two. Cute waitresses to flirt with too. Stumbling distance from my room at the Econolodge. Open 24 hours a day too!
Dress Code: Casual
Address: 8101 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77025
Directions: Near the medical centers.
Phone: (713) 668-4863
If you are in the mood for a little pub fare, and a Sherlock Holmes type atmosphere, than look no further. Baker St. Pub keeps the look and feel of an English Pub to go with Bryan O'Neills Irish Pub next door, and the Kelvin Arms Scottish Pub down the street.
I guess rice students really like Pubs!
I really enjoyed their onion rings and their burger was delicious. As always wash it down with a Guiness.
Address: 5510 Morningside, Suite 100
Directions: Downtown Houston
The wait staff was very response. The place maintained a classy yet layed back atmosphere, cover bands play almost every night of the week. I would return any time of the week, I would recomened this establishment to anyone young or old.
Address: 17278 Tomball Parkway
Directions: WillowBrook Mall Area
Website: http://www.bakerstreetpub.comRelated to:
After being designated for several years as a "hole in the wall" trashy bar, Crazy Frogs Saloon moved to a bigger location, put some money into the place, and got a decent bar menu. Now it is a fairly good place to hang out at, grab a few drinks, and chat with friends while up on the Northwest side of town. The bar is located towards the back, wih many tables and chairs in the front. They have pool tables and dart boards to one side, and a stage on the other for their frequent karaoke nights. Televisions are placed all over the bar in order to keep up with your favorite sports events. And if your feeling hungry, as I said, they have a decent menu, but it consists of mostly burgers and sandwiches, quite a few fried finger foods, and some basic salads. This is by no means a really classy place, the atmosphere is very casual. But again, if you're up on this side of town, it's a good bar to visit.
Dress Code: Very Casual
Address: 17776 SH 249
Directions: Located on the Northwest side of town, off of SH 249 near FM 1960, close to Willowbrook Mall
while America's restaurant is very good and a great place to eat, there is also a great bar there, with a really good ambiance, that is a nice place to have a drink or two, to perhaps wind down after a day of shopping or working!
Dress Code: Everytime I go, you basically see everyone wearing whatever.
Directions: In the Galleria area, on Post Oak Blvd.Add to your Trip Planner
As you probably read in my nightlife tips, as well as a couple restaurants, the Kirby Lane area of town very close to Rice University is one of my favorite places to hang out in the Houston area. If you are here, I would recommend getting your ice cream fix at Ben and Jerry's scoop shop on Kirby Drive.
I guess there is not much to say about ice cream shops, but if you are going to eat ice cream, Ben and Jerry have cornered the market on goodness!
Address: 5515 Kirby Drive
Directions: Downtown Houston
The best bar in Houston, I say this because it is very cool and because i used to go to the one in nyc. i was excited to find out that the original is in houston. It is the gingerman..in rice village. it is between rice and university on morningglory or something like that....very easy to find...it will have all the cars around it and look like someone's house with bouncers.
Nothing fancy here at this Irish bar, billed as Houstons First Sports Bar.
Good food and good beer! Bass on tap.
Dress Code: very casual
Address: 2416 Roseland Street, Houston, TX, 77006
Directions: just north of Hermann Park, just off of Montrose St.
Phone: 713 528 9912