As the epicenter of Houston’s rich musical arts and live sports scenes and a hub for executive juggernauts and corporate professionals alike, Downtown Houston is bursting at the seams with drinking, dining, and nightlife options. With time-honored cocktail bars and renowned steakhouses set amidst the towering skyscrapers and historic landmarks, there is a certain undeniable charm which defines this neighborhood. Even if you don't clock in and out in Downtown or reside in the area, there are plenty of reasons to venture in and explore.
While Public Services Bar and the Pastry War have since closed their doors, downtown staples like Hearsay, Char Bar, 8th Wonder Brewery, and Treebeards have been retired from the list to make way for newer additions. Other entries, including Potente, Phoenicia Specialty Foods, and Irma’s Original, are still going strong the area.
Use the map below as a guide to Downtown’s best dining and drinking establishments, serving up everything from quick coffee and pastries to chic cocktails, pastas, and so much more.
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