Houston Hot Spots!!


  1. Best Brunch Spot: Royal Oak in Westheimer/Montrose area. 
“Though its not exactly LaStrada circa 1999 it is pretty close! 
Good bellinis, and great food, the fried pickles are my personal favorite!” 

Royal Oak Bar and Grill, Houston, TX

Royal Oak Bar and Grill

3.0 star rating

115 reviews


Categories: PubsAmerican (Traditional) 

1318 Westheimer Rd
HoustonTX 77006
Neighborhood: Montrose


Favorite Cocktail: Manny’s Mexican Martini at La Fisheria.
“Made with a mixture that includes chilled agave.” 

Chef Aquiles Chavez, photo by Gary Wise

La Fisheria Mexican Seafood Cocina

4.0 star rating

30 reviews

Categories: SeafoodLatin American  

4705 Inker St
HoustonTX 77007
Neighborhood: The Heights
3. Best Place To Fine Dine: “Yesterday, today, and tomorrow…
Vic & Anthony’s, has the best steak in town!” 

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse

4.0 star rating

183 reviews

Categories: SteakhousesSeafood

1510 Texas Ave

HoustonTX 77002
Neighborhood: Downtown
4. Delicious Indulgence: Tres Leches at Americas River Oaks 
“Even though I’m not cursed with a sweet tooth, their Tres Leches 
is to die for! Not to mention, the ambiance is amazing! 

Américas River Oaks

4.0 star rating

89 reviewsCategories: Latin AmericanBreakfast & BrunchSteakhouses  

2040 W Gray St
HoustonTX 77019
Neighborhoods: River Oaks, Montrose
5. Best Shopping: “The Galleria of course!” Built in 1970, this place 
has EVERYTHING from  Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks 
Fifth Avenue, Cartier, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Ralph Lauren Collection, 
Louis Vuitton, Juicy Couture, Tory Burch, Prada, Hugo Boss, 7 for all 
Mankind, Zara, J. Crew, Yves Saint Laurent, French Connection, Giorgio 
Armani, Banana Republic, The Children’s Place, Gap, Ann Taylor, Del Frisco’s 
Double Eagle Steakhouse, The Cheesecake Factory, Rainforest Cafe, Kona Grill, 
Gigi’s Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar and more!

The Galleria

4.0 star rating

180 reviews

Category: Shopping Centers  

5085 Westheimer Rd

HoustonTX 77056
Neighborhood: Galleria/Uptown
6. Favorite Way To Unwind: A leisurely trip to Houston
fave Discovery Green.

Discovery Green

4.0 star rating

128 reviews

Categories: ParksArts & Entertainment  

1500 McKinney

HoustonTX 77010
Neighborhood: Downtown
7. Favorite Music Spot: “The small, intimate music venues are always
the sweetest; Warehouse Live and House of Blues are my favorites.”

Warehouse Live

4.0 star rating

87 reviews

Category: Music Venues  
813 St Emanuel St
HoustonTX 77003
Neighborhoods: Downtown, EaDo

House Of Blues

3.0 star rating

170 reviews

Categories: Music VenuesVenues & Event Spaces,American 

1204 Caroline St
HoustonTX 77002
Neighborhood: Downtown
Other Cool Spots in Houston:

Red Door

Address: 2532 Nottingham Street, Houston, TX 77005

OTC Patio Bar

Address: 3212 Kirby Dr Houston, TX 77098

Twin Peaks

Address: 4527 Lomitas St. Houston, TX 77098

Roak on Kirby

Address: 3320 Kirby Dr Houston, TX 77098

St. Genevieve

Address: 2800 Kirby Ste 204 Houston, TX 77098

$12 Bottomless Mimosas for Brunch


Address: 5922 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007

Drink: $6 select cocktails, wines Food: $6 select appetizers

Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar Montrose

Address: 307 Fairview Street, Houston, TX 77006

Extra happy hour on Bombshell blonde until 2am –and regular happy hour, until 7

Yard House Houston City Center

Address: Sorella Court, Houston, TX 77024

Food: 1/2 off pizza and appetizers Drink: $3.50 domestic pints; $4.25 – $4.50

Taps House Of Beers Washington Ave.

Address: 5120 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007

Drink: $2.00 domestic pints; 3.00 wells; $1 off all other beer selections Food

McCormick & Schmick’s Galleria / Uptown

Address: 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

Drink: $3.50 – $7 drinks Food: $2.95 – $6.95 appetizers

Byzantio Cafe Bar Montrose

Address: 403 West Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019

Drink: $2 domestic bottled beers; $2.50 well drinks; $4 house wines

Marquis II West University

Address: 2631 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005

Drink: $3 – $7 drinks

Junction Bar & Grill Montrose

Address: 160 West Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019

$2 pints of beer; $6 pitchers of domestic beer; $3.25 you call its



14 responses to “Houston Hot Spots!!

  1. They definitely dont call you Houston Social Butterfly for nothing! You know where all the hot spots are and always got VIP wherever you go. You definitely make my life look so boring.

    PS. I love your blogs. You have alittle bit of everything on it. Very informational and entertaining at the same time! 🙂

  2. I’ve read a ton of negative info on Drake & them being picky & racist at the door. I’ve also read it’s owned by the same guys that run Red Door. I used to frequent Red Door & never had a problem there. Although I can’t stand clubs that let riff raff in, I doubt I’ll waste any time or money there, much less get any of my friends to meet me there. Although most of my friends are also white, I do have friends of several other ethnic backgrounds that go out with us as well…and I do not have the temperament to deal with jerk door men/promoters that would treat my friends as second class citizens. I’d probably get mad, snap and get arrested for teaching the door man a lesson in humility.

  3. If you’ve been to The Drake lately you will notice there is a lot more ethnic diversity than ever before, so this negative info you’ve heard must be wrong(or quickly answered).

    Civil rights laws have virtually stripped private property owners of their…civil rights. The government removed private property owners from deciding who gets to patronize their place of business. The intention may be good, but in the grand scheme of things it has not improved race relations but instead made them worse in recent years.

    While it may not sound good to many on the surface, allowing a bar or club to cater only to blacks, whites, or whatever race would ultimately be a good thing, as our society would, without interference from the government, learn to get along with each other and reject those who choose to be bigoted.

    And sadly, in the United States, the government no longer represents the people…

  4. My boyfriend and I went into “Eight” on Washington, on Saturday night….and it was so nice! It has only been open for a couple of weeks. Tons of VIP tables and areas, great deco, bottle service, friendly staff, medium sized dance floor, and great music! We already had plans so we just walked in and stayed for 10 minutes just to see what it was like and we are already planning our next night out there! It has the same owners as Pub Fiction. 🙂

  5. the doormen at NOX are the biggest douches in the world.

    they make you wait in a line with no intention of ever letting you in.

    i can get into any club in midtown and the heights but apparently I’m not cool enough to get into this place. we’ll c how this place holds up in a few months when it’s not the new place to be.

  6. Well..I’ve been to Drake, but I don’t really like it. It feels like the riff-raff are starting to get in. Ei8ht is nice, but not all that. I went on opening night and again the following week, and there were alot of 50 year old guys inside, while the hot young guys were outside! There is an unrealistic line outside, and you’re lucky if you get in at all. Tip tip tip, is all I can say. However, I got a flyer to go to Cafe Europe on Sundays- for an outdoor patio event. We checked it out; and to my surprise, the place has changed! Best of all, the DJ was great! I am not into mainstream house music; I want to hear something NEW, upbeat and underground (Just got back from Amsterdam). My girlfriends and I had a great time, and the DJ was hot, too. We had fun and we didn’t have to wait in any lines or go too far from home. Just a thought.

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