Chapman & Kirby, the latest addition to EaDo’s growing dining scene, has officially brought the neighborhood its first bar/restaurant/lounge/private event space.
Occupying a massive 9,000 square foot space, Chapman & Kirby’s aesthetic is best described as “steampunk industrial,” evidenced by touches like antique mirrors, gold chains, leather, brick, and (of course) Edison light bulbs. Patrons will also find multiple homages to the building’s former tenants, including pipes and other fittings that have found new life in many of the restaurant’s fixtures.
Guests can spread out between two bars — one intimately-sized, the other a massive three-sided focal point — that anchor opposit areas of the space. Booths, tables, and banquettes offer ample seating alongside leather couches and chairs.
Large roll-up glass garage doors bring the outside indoors, providing access to a shared ground floor courtyard and an upstairs private event space that offers stunning views of Downtown Houston.
As far as the food is concerned, a tight menu of bites like flatbread pizzas, charcuterie plates, lobster tamales, and pho is currently on offer, and plans to add brunch service are in the works. In the bar, a bevy of beers, craft cocktails, and several large TVs are sure to make Chapman & Kirby a game-watching haven that’s a little more sophisticated than the average sports bar.
Chapman & Kirby is currently open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. Before you go, step inside this chic new spot courtesy of Eater photographer Ellie Sharp.