Top 20 Bars in Houston Texas

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Top 20 Bars in Houston Texas

There is never a dull moment when it comes to Houston’s nightlife scene as explained at,, and One of the areas where Houston’s nightlife excels is when it comes to the bars in the city. If you are looking for one to quench your thirst, we have curated for you a list of the top 20 bars in Houston, Texas for you to consider.

  1. Anvil

As per,, and, Anvil is dedicated to making the best drinks its team can with the highest quality spirits and ingredients the team can find. Bobby Heugel and Steve Flippo opened Anvil in 2009 as Houston’s first bar devoted to classic cocktails and developed a list of 100 of their favorite classics that you should try. There are always eight original cocktails on the menu, as well as a small, well-edited selection of beers on tap.

  1. The Cellar Bar

This friendly Houston neighborhood bar prides itself on catering to the needs of every patron while providing a comfortable, welcoming environment that is sure to make you feel at home. The bar offers a wide selection of craft beer and cocktails, as well as pool, darts, foosball, sporting events, video games, and more.

  1. High & Dry

This unique bar is a rum bar according to,, and It currently stocks around 200 hand-selected rums from all over the world and offers everything from flights to original cocktails to classic tiki drinks. The team here uses fresh juices and original house-made Orgeats and Tinctures to inspire the highest quality, delicious cocktails.

  1. Lei Low

Lei Low is a tiny Tiki Oasis in the heart of Houston. The bar does not take reservations and is first come first served. If you are interested in sampling this bar, then you can check it out over at 6412 North Main Street, Ste. C, Houston, Texas 77009.

  1. Pour Behavior

Pour Behavior is a fun, high-energy bar, restaurant, and event venue. The team here believes that the purpose of life is to reach out eagerly for newer and richer experiences. Combine that vision with its progressive scratch-made and sustainable menu, expertly crafted cocktails, and 25 local craft beers on tap, and you have got the Pour Behavior culture.

  1. Zutro Restaurant & Bar

The bar here, Z On 23 Rooftop, is Houston’s highest open-air bar, and as articulated at,, and, your key to the best skyline views of downtown. It is located on the 23rd floor of Le Meridian hotel.

  1. Ready Room

Ready Room was established in 2018 by the partnership of Ken Bridge (highly regarded Houston area restauranteur) and Peter Clifton (a renowned Houston bartender) and was originally known as “Reddi Room” in 1941, named after the Reddi family. The bar’s mission is to preserve this history through local jazz music, cocktails, and the fellowship of all people.

  1. Soho Garden

Soho Garden takes inspiration from the bustling nightlife scene of New York City to bring you the best cocktails in Houston, Texas. As captured at,, and, it has combined its passion for mixology with its love of the NYC bar scene to create your new favorite spot in the city. As the name suggests, Soho Garden is an outdoor-themed space nestled in a courtyard in the heart of Downtown Houston.

  1. Marfreless

A staple of the Houston nightlife since 1972, Marfreless has been renovated and reopened under new ownership. The idea of Marfreless began with the owner’s own dissatisfaction with what the bar scene at the time had to offer.

  1. HandleBar

HandleBar is your neighborhood bar on Washington Avenue and offers an old-school vibe and no mustache décor whatever. It is one of the city’s best drinking establishments, chock-full of craft beverages, an adult playground, retro tunes, and a noticeable absence of bottle service and sparklers.

  1. Upstairs

Perched in the oak trees lining Rice Boulevard as covered at,, and Upstairs is a casual, contemporary neighborhood gathering spot that features an exclusive light bites menu including wood-fired pizza, handcrafted cocktails, and an expansive second-floor terrace.

  1. White Rhino Patio and Cocktail Bar

White Rhino Patio and Cocktail Bar is the newest cocktail bar on the Houston scene. It is an environmentally conscious and sustainable bar with two missions: to support the conservation of white rhinos and to give you a place to enjoy refreshing drinks. It accomplishes both by providing a menu full of tasty cocktails, then donating the proceeds from your drinks to wildlife charities.

  1. Social Beer Garden

As described at,, and, Social Beer Garden is a small family owned and operated business located in Midtown Houston, Texas. Its mission is to be Houston’s best bar and beer garden by combining 1st class customer service, the best craft beer selection available, exciting and tasty seasonal cocktails, cheap happy hour deals, the best sports bar experience on the biggest outdoor TV, pizza, rotating food trucks, and fun inclusive events in Houston.

  1. Molly’s Pub

Molly’s Pub is recognized as Houston’s best Irish pub and bar on the mainland and the island. Starting in 1982, two Irishmen got together to give the Houston community authentic and traditional Irish sports pubs.

  1. Diversion

Diversion, located in a low-sunk brick building, is a bar kitchen stocked with more flasks and equipment than a Pfizer lab. Flagons of tinctures, ferments, vinegar, and shrubs line the wall. The food here is also made using fresh ingredients from the bar’s own two five-thousand-square-foot farms.

  1. Rabbit’s Got the Gun

Rabbit’s Got the Gun is your neighborhood craft bar in Houston, Texas as covered at,, and You can find craft cocktails, beer, and wine here in this historic Houston neighborhood.

  1. FAO HTX

FAO HTX is the brainchild of some industry veterans, who have been bartending and managing some of the most enjoyable bars in the area over the past decade. Situated around a 400-square-foot center bar, the space enjoys couches for lounging, 360-degree bar stools, and just the right number of TVs.

  1. Clarkwood

Houston’s latest see-and-be-seen haunt combines 1930s Mediterranean panache and Old Hollywood charm with impressive cocktails and a short but smart library of wines. The bar shares its courtyard with the upcoming wood-fired steakhouse Andiron as outlined at,, and

  1. Idle Hands HTX

An offshoot of Austin’s Idle Hands, this fun-loving rooftop bar took over the old Rosemont space on the popular corner of Westheimer Montrose. The concept takes inspiration from travels through the Caribbean and Latin America.

  1. Highline Park

From the team behind popular garden bar Wicklow Heights, this flashy sports bar is making its M-K-T Heights debut, rocking a 1,5000-square-foot shaded patio fresh off the Heights Hike and Bike Trail. The bar offers classic cocktails with a twist, from the floral Violette G&T and citrussy Prickly Pear Marg.

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