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13 Houston Rooftops for Boozing with a View

Sometimes alcohol is just better with elevation

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In H-Town, rooftop bars offer something for everyone: dance parties with DJs, romantic evenings under the stars, picturesque skyline views. And as Texans know, one day it’s spring and the next it’s winter, so with weather changes approaching fast, get to a rooftop stat — there’s no better way to spend a fall evening in Houston.

Whatever the occasion, those looking for a memorable night on the town should check out one of these 12 rooftop spots for bites and booze with breathtaking views.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Harold's Restaurant & Tap Room

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350 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 360-6204
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For a lively time, Harold’s rooftop terrace overlooks The Heights’ historic 19th street. Revelers will find the happy hour crowd sipping $6 cocktails and $5 craft beers under the string lights. For weekend brunch, the Big Nasty Biscuit with fried chicken and white gravy is a must-try.

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2. B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Houston

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1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-1814
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B&B Butcher’s airy upper deck presents unparalleled views of Houston’s skyline. The rooftop patio is more casual than the indoor dining room, but diners will still find tables draped with elegant white tablecloths. A three-course prix-fixe supper is served daily from 4 to 6 p.m., and the Bites and Booze social hour menu offers B&B favorites at an unbeatable price.

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3. Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge

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308 S Main St
Houston, TX 77002

Captain Foxheart’s deck sits above the Metrorail on Main Street, while Houston’s Downtown skyscrapers looming in the distance create a perfect backdrop for a photo-op. Imbibers sip a quality cocktails and unwind while watching the bustling street below.

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4. Live Sports Bar & Grill

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407 S Main St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 228-5483
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Smack in the middle of Downtown, Live offers sports bar classics like nachos and wings to the backdrop of whatever games happen to be on TV. The tiki-inspired rooftop bar has weekend dance parties with DJs and karaoke on Wednesdays.

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5. Lawless Spirits & Kitchen

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909 Texas Ave #2a
Houston, TX 77002
(281) 823-8600
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Lawless features a framed portrait gallery of history’s greatest rebels and revolutionaries from James Dean to Susan B. Anthony. The rooftop patio is chicly decorated with wicker chairs, cushioned couches, and palm trees. Diners must try flatbreads like the fig and prosciutto and classic cocktails including classic sazeracs, rye manhattans, and old fashioneds.

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6. Brenner's on the Bayou

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1 Birdsall St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-4444
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The Blue Bar at Brenner’s Steakhouse boasts sweeping views of Buffalo Bayou. Spacious decks with modern furniture, fire pits, and glowing blue lights create added ambience. Drinks include a selection of martinis and over 200 wines from around the world, while oysters, sliders, and tuna tartare tacos make up the delectable small plate offerings.

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7. Z on 23

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1121 Walker St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 222-7777
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Hoggbirds is not for the heights-averse. The rooftop lounge is located 23 stories above Downtown on the top of the Le Meridien hotel. With 360-degree views of the city skyline and craft cocktails, Hoggbirds is the perfect destination to catch an urban sunset.  

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8. The Grove

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1611 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 337-7321
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The Grove on Discovery Green is a stunning glass building much like a hybrid urban greenhouse and treehouse. The rooftop garden supplies herbs and produce for bites like local catch fritters and beet hummus. Weekenders don’t miss The Grove’s Sunday brunch buffet on the green.

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9. 3rd Floor

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2303 Smith St #300
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 384-1960
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Midtown’s 3rd Floor is an expansive loft lounge with multiple balconies and 50 craft beers on tap. DJs hold down the decks Thursday through Saturday, and half-priced bottles of wine or bubbles for Ladies Night ensure the party never ends.

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10. 77 Degrees

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2416 Brazos St suite 200
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 882-1221
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Houston’s newest rooftop patio, 77 Degrees brings Caribbean cocktails and vibes to Midtown. Sip drinks like the Violet Sky (gin, watermelon, thyme) and chow down on pineapple-prosciutto jalapeno poppers while taking in the views of Downtown.

11. Rosemont

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2750 Grant St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 231-0712
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Rosemont offers an exotic escape in the middle of Montrose due to its luxurious rooftop filled with plush couches and cabanas. Singles can sip the Tinder Date cocktail (a tropical mix of pineapple, mango and kiwi) while waiting for their actual Tinder date to arrive. Or, friends split $15 bottles of bubbly and $9 bellini pitchers.

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12. Grand Prize Bar

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1010 Banks St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-4565
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Grand Prize, a two-story house converted into a bar, is the epitome of divey and hip. The dark interiors are lit with multi-colored string lights and include a jukebox, pinball machine, and a pool table. There are two bars, one on each floor, and a large rooftop porch with darts and picnic tables to ensure maximum diversion for its drinkers.

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13. Calhoun's Rooftop

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4701 Calhoun Rd #200
Houston, TX 77004
(832) 649-8849
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Calhoun’s Rooftop Bar and Grill, located on University of Houston’s campus edge, is the ultimate student (or young-at-heart) hangout. Revelers gather on reclaimed wood tables and wrap-around benches for daily drink specials. Those feeling the after-effects of Friday night can find welcome relief in the form of queso-covered hangover tots.

1. Harold's Restaurant & Tap Room

350 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008
Harold’s Restaurant & Tap Room/Facebook

For a lively time, Harold’s rooftop terrace overlooks The Heights’ historic 19th street. Revelers will find the happy hour crowd sipping $6 cocktails and $5 craft beers under the string lights. For weekend brunch, the Big Nasty Biscuit with fried chicken and white gravy is a must-try.

350 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008

2. B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Houston

1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
B&B Butchers & Restaurant/Facebook

B&B Butcher’s airy upper deck presents unparalleled views of Houston’s skyline. The rooftop patio is more casual than the indoor dining room, but diners will still find tables draped with elegant white tablecloths. A three-course prix-fixe supper is served daily from 4 to 6 p.m., and the Bites and Booze social hour menu offers B&B favorites at an unbeatable price.

1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

3. Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge

308 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge/Facebook

Captain Foxheart’s deck sits above the Metrorail on Main Street, while Houston’s Downtown skyscrapers looming in the distance create a perfect backdrop for a photo-op. Imbibers sip a quality cocktails and unwind while watching the bustling street below.

308 S Main St
Houston, TX 77002

4. Live Sports Bar & Grill

407 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Live Sports Bar & Grill/Google

Smack in the middle of Downtown, Live offers sports bar classics like nachos and wings to the backdrop of whatever games happen to be on TV. The tiki-inspired rooftop bar has weekend dance parties with DJs and karaoke on Wednesdays.

407 S Main St
Houston, TX 77002

5. Lawless Spirits & Kitchen

909 Texas Ave #2a, Houston, TX 77002
Lawless Spirits & Kitchen/Google

Lawless features a framed portrait gallery of history’s greatest rebels and revolutionaries from James Dean to Susan B. Anthony. The rooftop patio is chicly decorated with wicker chairs, cushioned couches, and palm trees. Diners must try flatbreads like the fig and prosciutto and classic cocktails including classic sazeracs, rye manhattans, and old fashioneds.

909 Texas Ave #2a
Houston, TX 77002

6. Brenner's on the Bayou

1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007
Brenner’s/Facebook

The Blue Bar at Brenner’s Steakhouse boasts sweeping views of Buffalo Bayou. Spacious decks with modern furniture, fire pits, and glowing blue lights create added ambience. Drinks include a selection of martinis and over 200 wines from around the world, while oysters, sliders, and tuna tartare tacos make up the delectable small plate offerings.

1 Birdsall St
Houston, TX 77007

7. Z on 23

1121 Walker St, Houston, TX 77002
Hoggbirds Rooftop Lounge/Yelp

Hoggbirds is not for the heights-averse. The rooftop lounge is located 23 stories above Downtown on the top of the Le Meridien hotel. With 360-degree views of the city skyline and craft cocktails, Hoggbirds is the perfect destination to catch an urban sunset.  

1121 Walker St
Houston, TX 77002

8. The Grove

1611 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010
The Grove/Facebook

The Grove on Discovery Green is a stunning glass building much like a hybrid urban greenhouse and treehouse. The rooftop garden supplies herbs and produce for bites like local catch fritters and beet hummus. Weekenders don’t miss The Grove’s Sunday brunch buffet on the green.

1611 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010

9. 3rd Floor

2303 Smith St #300, Houston, TX 77006
3rd Floor/Yelp

Midtown’s 3rd Floor is an expansive loft lounge with multiple balconies and 50 craft beers on tap. DJs hold down the decks Thursday through Saturday, and half-priced bottles of wine or bubbles for Ladies Night ensure the party never ends.

2303 Smith St #300
Houston, TX 77006

10. 77 Degrees

2416 Brazos St suite 200, Houston, TX 77006

Houston’s newest rooftop patio, 77 Degrees brings Caribbean cocktails and vibes to Midtown. Sip drinks like the Violet Sky (gin, watermelon, thyme) and chow down on pineapple-prosciutto jalapeno poppers while taking in the views of Downtown.

2416 Brazos St suite 200
Houston, TX 77006

11. Rosemont

2750 Grant St, Houston, TX 77006
Rosemont/Facebook

Rosemont offers an exotic escape in the middle of Montrose due to its luxurious rooftop filled with plush couches and cabanas. Singles can sip the Tinder Date cocktail (a tropical mix of pineapple, mango and kiwi) while waiting for their actual Tinder date to arrive. Or, friends split $15 bottles of bubbly and $9 bellini pitchers.

2750 Grant St
Houston, TX 77006

12. Grand Prize Bar

1010 Banks St, Houston, TX 77006
Grand Prize Bar/Facebook

Grand Prize, a two-story house converted into a bar, is the epitome of divey and hip. The dark interiors are lit with multi-colored string lights and include a jukebox, pinball machine, and a pool table. There are two bars, one on each floor, and a large rooftop porch with darts and picnic tables to ensure maximum diversion for its drinkers.

1010 Banks St
Houston, TX 77006

13. Calhoun's Rooftop

4701 Calhoun Rd #200, Houston, TX 77004

Calhoun’s Rooftop Bar and Grill, located on University of Houston’s campus edge, is the ultimate student (or young-at-heart) hangout. Revelers gather on reclaimed wood tables and wrap-around benches for daily drink specials. Those feeling the after-effects of Friday night can find welcome relief in the form of queso-covered hangover tots.

4701 Calhoun Rd #200
Houston, TX 77004

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