With upcoming Super Bowl weekend, a lot of new restaurants & bars are coming to Houston! Yay!
Especially, Avenida Houston (the place between George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green) will be very busy, and many of the places I want to introduce are around downtown Houston.
Oh by the way, did you know it's illegal to promote "buy one get one free alcohol" in Texas?
Also, you will see a lot of alcohol commercials, but you won't see people inside the commercials actually drinking those alcoholic beverages. Why? Because those companies don't want the consumers to feel like they should drink! I learned these two facts in my beverage marketing class I am taking this semester. Thought I'd share :)
So without further ado, let's get right into these 12.
1. Tongue Cut Sparrow
Location: 310 Main St. Houston TX 77002 [second floor, above “the pastry war”]
Type: an ambitious & formal cocktail bar
Fun fact: Bar only has 25 seats
Opening: According to their Instagram/FB, they will open on Feb. 8 with full menu
Phone: (713) 321-8242
Super Bowl: during the week, they will only have walk-ins and limited-menu
History: Tongue Cut Sparrow is by "Bobby Heugel", the owner of Anvil bar & Refuge
So, in case you are wondering (I was curious too actually)
Here's a little intro about Anvil bar & refuge
2. One Fifth Steak (CLOSED)
Location: 1658 Westheimer Rd 77006
Type: Of course, steakhouse
Fun fact: They opened on Jan 26th, 2017
Hours: 5pm-11pm, 7 days a week
Reservations: Click Here. (Try Sunday or next week, since it's pretty full already)
History: This place is by Chef Chris Shepherd, the owner of Underbelly.
So, a bit about Underbelly:
3. Brasserie du Parc
Location: 1440 Lamar St. Houston TX, 77010
Type: French Restaurant
Fact: Opened on Jan 30th, 2017
Reservations: They are currently taking over the phone, or using OpenTable
Location: 1777 Walker St. Houston TX 77010 [located on the ground floor of Marriott Marquis]
Fun Fact: Pronounce it as "So-Chee"
Reservations: They will be taking reservations online from Feb 6th, 2017, so you would probably have to call for this Super Bowl weekend.
Valet: Parking is available for $6 with validation
5. Agu Ramen
Location: They have 3 in Houston
Hours: Open daily from 11am-10pm.
For Washington Ave, they are open daily from 11am-12am (midnight)
Fun Fact: They have separate to-go menu. Click here. For restaurant menu, it's here!
6. Le Colonial
Location: 4444 Westheimer Road, Houston TX, 77027
Type: Vietnamese Cuisine
Fun fact: They are also in New York (opened 2 years ago)
7. Grotto Downtown
Location: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston TX 77010
Fun fact: They have several locations in Houston.
"Unlike other locations, this spot offers small & shareable plates & individual sized desserts!"
Menu: Click here for their main menu, and click here for their lunch menu!
Other: They also offer private dining and happy hour specials!
Location: 1927 Fairview St. Houston TX, 77019
9. Conservatory: Underground Beer Garden & Food Hall
Location: 1010 Prairie Street, Houston TX, 77002
Fun fact: They have a LOT of draft beer to choose from!
10. Osso & Kristalla
Location: 1515 Texas Avenue Houston TX 77002
Type: Italian Restaurant
Fact: Their website doesn't have much info yet.
(I’m looking forward to this place. I love Italian restaurants, its ambience & how close it is from where I live!)
11. Bud Pitmaster BBQ (CLOSED)
Location: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston TX, 77010 [it's inside George R. Brown Center]
Type: Southern-styled BBQ
Ambience: Upscale & contemporary
Fact: They don’t have much info on their website, but checkout their FB page with upcoming events!
12. The Lake House
Location: 1600 McKinney, Houston TX, 777010
Hours: will be same on Super Bowl week too!
Menu: Click here! They are known for their burgers, chicken & signature salad!
Last but not least, I want to introduce you to this awesome app, OpenTable!!!
You can make reservations and leave reviews (only once you dined in using Open Table).
From my experience, it is easier to use on your phone than on your laptop.
In case you want to download it, I will link the app for Android right here, & for iPhone here.
Also, when you make reservations you can earn up to 1,000 points!!!!
Thank you for reading!
Enjoy your Super Bowl weekend & don't forget to hit the like button if this post helped! :)
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