The Heights neighborhood was initially founded as a streetcar suburb in the 1890s for Houston-area residents that did not want to live in the density of the city proper. It was annexed by Houston in 1918 and has since been a haven for Houstonians looking for slightly bigger yards, vintage Victorian homes, and a tight-knit neighborhood feel.
But even over the last few decades, the Heights has continued to change and grow, with high rises popping up in rundown areas, new bike lanes creating connections to other parts of the city, and an ever-growing food and drink scene. The result is a neighborhood with old Houston charm and a modern, trendy vibe. That makes it the perfect spot for a lazy patio brunch or an afternoon drink with a relaxing view of stately century-old live oak trees and charming craftsman bungalows.
While Killen’s, Alice Blue, Mico’s Hot Chicken, Lola, and EZ’s Liquor Lounge continue to be popular neighborhood hangouts, they have been removed to make way for newcomers like Incanto, Jun, Moon Rabbit, Chi’lantro, and more.
Put simply, there’s plenty to eat while hanging out in the Heights. Here’s where to start.
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