Oakmont, Houston’s newest spot for a beer and round of miniature golf, has officially kicked open its doors near Downtown Houston.
The three-story bar and playground for grown-ups has arrived at 1916 Baldwin Street, complete with a menu of German fare, outdoor games, and a 9-hole miniature golf course that is free to play. Upstairs, Oakmont promises an “elegant, classy feel” on the second and third floors, where lounge and private event spaces will be located. On the top floor, drinkers can take countless Instagrams of the Houston skyline.
Oakmont is a project of Ayman Jarrah, who owned 360 Midtown, the bar formerly known as Gaslamp. In 2016, Gaslamp was sued by the United States Department of Justice for allegedly discriminatory door practices, including charging a cover for non-white clubgoers or simply denying people of color access altogether. As the Houston Press reported back in 2016, Jarrah announced plans to open Oakmont in the midst of multiple lawsuits and investigations by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Now open seven days a week, Oakmont keeps the booze flowing from 11 a.m. to midnight on Sundays, 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.