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Lamb tartare at Nancy’s Hustle
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Where to Eat and Drink in Houston’s Booming EaDo Neighborhood

Feast on burgers and tacos, sip cocktails, and so much more

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Lamb tartare at Nancy’s Hustle
| Photo: Mai Pham

Tucked between Highway 59 and I-45, up-and-coming neighborhood EaDo (short for “east of Downtown”) is growing into a major Houston dining destination thanks to the arrival of killer cocktail bars and restaurants that can satisfy pretty much any craving.

Whether in search of pre-game cocktails before watching the Houston Rockets or Houston Astros or looking to spend an entire evening exploring what the neighborhood has to offer, use this map as a guide to where to drink, dine, and revel in EaDo.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Tout Suite

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This EaDo stalwart serves up frothy lattes and fresh juices along with a solid assortment of macarons, desserts, pastries and light fare in a communal atmosphere perfect for getting work done or meeting up with a pal after clocking out.

AHH, Coffee!

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Divey Eado coffee house AHH Coffee couples creative lattes with crave-worthy fresh pastries that never disappoint. Order a blueberry danish or bacon-potato-cheese taco alongside cafe au lait to help steel your nerves for the day ahead.

Lucky's Pub

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The OG pub in EaDo, Lucky’s offers an unpretentious way to enjoy company and game watching with a number of beers on tap and traditional bar bites too. Stop in for specials like 75-cent wings on Mondays, steak and pint night on Tuesday, $3 White Claws on Friday and $8 mimosa pitchers on Sunday.

Neil's Bahr

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If comic books and video games are your forte, look no further than Neil’s Bahr for Houston’s “premier nerd/gamer” hangout. Indulge in arcade games, karaoke Wednesdays or video game Tuesdays while drinking inexpensive brews in a convivial environment.

Pitch 25

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Owned by former Houston Dynamo star Brian Cheng, this soccer-obsessed bar is ideal for playing a few games of shuffleboard, foosball, or even a few matches of European football on its indoor soccer field. After wearing yourself out on the games, choose from an extensive selection of over forty beers on tap or red, wine and sparkling wine.

Huynh Restaurant

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A family run restaurant that has served the EaDo community for over ten years, Huynh dishes out fresh, traditional Vietnamese fare like noodle bowls, stir fries, soups and spring rolls in a casual setting. 

Truck Yard

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Self-proclaimed “adult playground” Truck Yard allows patrons to enjoy a breezy Sunday Funday when the weather is nice in Houston. Watch a game on one of the numerous televisions, catch live music on the weeknds, and drink tons of draft beer from local faves like 8th Wonder Brewing.

SeaSide Poke

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This popular EaDo poke bowl spot marries locally sourced produce and sustainably caught fish with atypical flavors like yellowtail drizzled in truffle oil. There’s also plenty of traditional poke options, including a killer sweet shoyu tuna bowl.

Rodeo Goat

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Dallas import Rodeo Goat is known for enticing visitors with a craft beer and juicy burgers in a multitude of varieties, including a ground salmon patty and a solid vegan option. Consider the whisky burger, topped with Irish whiskey cheddar and candied bacon, or the Chaca Oaxaca, made with a beef-chorizo patty and topped with a fried egg, avocado, and zesty pico de gallo.

The Sunset Rooftop Lounge

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This EaDo newcomer boasts sweeping neighborhood views and plenty to drink, from chilly dry martinis to icy cold beer.

Miss Carousel

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This gorgeous EaDo cocktail bar boasts a strong wine list, and equally strong cocktails. Swing by during happy hour for $4 local beers and $3 shots of whiskey, or bring a group and spend an evening here making your way through the bar’s thoughtful cocktail menu.

8th Wonder Brewery

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Dedicated to brewing super flavorful, Houston-themed beers, 8th Wonder brings a ton of personality to its dome-shaped warehouse home in EaDo. Hit the taproom and score 3 beer tokens for just $15 (and it comes with a souvenir glass!) to sip the Hopston IPA, or perhaps a Weisstheimer hefeweizen.

Around the Corner

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Located in a cozy restored bungalow from 1903, Around the Corner transitions from daytime coffee and pastry spot to cocktail and wine bar in the evening. Enjoy the ample patio space, reasonably priced drinks and warm atmosphere. 

Nancy's Hustle

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Eater Houston’s 2018 Restaurant of the Year continues to earn raves from locals and national publications alike thanks to its cozy, comforting vibe and killer food. Definitely order the “Nancy cakes,” which pairs fluffy cornmeal pancakes with whipped butter and smoked trout roe into one of Houston’s most iconic new dishes.

Brothers Taco House

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Don’t be surprised if there’s a line out the door at this EaDo taco institution, where homemade tortillas are fashioned into killer breakfast tacos every single day. Tacos range from $1.60 to $6 in price, and can be stuffed with everything from carne guisada to egg and potato. Don’t sleep on the tamales here, either.

East End Hardware

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Relaxed, local-friendly bar East End Hardware gives visitors a way to escape the Texas heat with boozy snocones in a variety of flavors depending on the season. Stop in for crawfish boils, frosé, and to watch a baseball game.

Tout Suite

This EaDo stalwart serves up frothy lattes and fresh juices along with a solid assortment of macarons, desserts, pastries and light fare in a communal atmosphere perfect for getting work done or meeting up with a pal after clocking out.

AHH, Coffee!

Divey Eado coffee house AHH Coffee couples creative lattes with crave-worthy fresh pastries that never disappoint. Order a blueberry danish or bacon-potato-cheese taco alongside cafe au lait to help steel your nerves for the day ahead.

Lucky's Pub

The OG pub in EaDo, Lucky’s offers an unpretentious way to enjoy company and game watching with a number of beers on tap and traditional bar bites too. Stop in for specials like 75-cent wings on Mondays, steak and pint night on Tuesday, $3 White Claws on Friday and $8 mimosa pitchers on Sunday.

Neil's Bahr

If comic books and video games are your forte, look no further than Neil’s Bahr for Houston’s “premier nerd/gamer” hangout. Indulge in arcade games, karaoke Wednesdays or video game Tuesdays while drinking inexpensive brews in a convivial environment.

Pitch 25

Owned by former Houston Dynamo star Brian Cheng, this soccer-obsessed bar is ideal for playing a few games of shuffleboard, foosball, or even a few matches of European football on its indoor soccer field. After wearing yourself out on the games, choose from an extensive selection of over forty beers on tap or red, wine and sparkling wine.

Huynh Restaurant

A family run restaurant that has served the EaDo community for over ten years, Huynh dishes out fresh, traditional Vietnamese fare like noodle bowls, stir fries, soups and spring rolls in a casual setting. 

Truck Yard

Self-proclaimed “adult playground” Truck Yard allows patrons to enjoy a breezy Sunday Funday when the weather is nice in Houston. Watch a game on one of the numerous televisions, catch live music on the weeknds, and drink tons of draft beer from local faves like 8th Wonder Brewing.

SeaSide Poke

This popular EaDo poke bowl spot marries locally sourced produce and sustainably caught fish with atypical flavors like yellowtail drizzled in truffle oil. There’s also plenty of traditional poke options, including a killer sweet shoyu tuna bowl.

Rodeo Goat

Dallas import Rodeo Goat is known for enticing visitors with a craft beer and juicy burgers in a multitude of varieties, including a ground salmon patty and a solid vegan option. Consider the whisky burger, topped with Irish whiskey cheddar and candied bacon, or the Chaca Oaxaca, made with a beef-chorizo patty and topped with a fried egg, avocado, and zesty pico de gallo.

The Sunset Rooftop Lounge

This EaDo newcomer boasts sweeping neighborhood views and plenty to drink, from chilly dry martinis to icy cold beer.

Miss Carousel

This gorgeous EaDo cocktail bar boasts a strong wine list, and equally strong cocktails. Swing by during happy hour for $4 local beers and $3 shots of whiskey, or bring a group and spend an evening here making your way through the bar’s thoughtful cocktail menu.

8th Wonder Brewery

Dedicated to brewing super flavorful, Houston-themed beers, 8th Wonder brings a ton of personality to its dome-shaped warehouse home in EaDo. Hit the taproom and score 3 beer tokens for just $15 (and it comes with a souvenir glass!) to sip the Hopston IPA, or perhaps a Weisstheimer hefeweizen.

Around the Corner

Located in a cozy restored bungalow from 1903, Around the Corner transitions from daytime coffee and pastry spot to cocktail and wine bar in the evening. Enjoy the ample patio space, reasonably priced drinks and warm atmosphere. 

Nancy's Hustle

Eater Houston’s 2018 Restaurant of the Year continues to earn raves from locals and national publications alike thanks to its cozy, comforting vibe and killer food. Definitely order the “Nancy cakes,” which pairs fluffy cornmeal pancakes with whipped butter and smoked trout roe into one of Houston’s most iconic new dishes.

Brothers Taco House

Don’t be surprised if there’s a line out the door at this EaDo taco institution, where homemade tortillas are fashioned into killer breakfast tacos every single day. Tacos range from $1.60 to $6 in price, and can be stuffed with everything from carne guisada to egg and potato. Don’t sleep on the tamales here, either.

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East End Hardware

Relaxed, local-friendly bar East End Hardware gives visitors a way to escape the Texas heat with boozy snocones in a variety of flavors depending on the season. Stop in for crawfish boils, frosé, and to watch a baseball game.

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