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A slab of Bludorn’s prime rib with a family-size serving of creamed spinach, bread, and a side of au jus.
Prime rib at Bludorn.
Caroline Fontenot

15 Houston Steak Nights to Slice Into

Spice up any week night with a juicy steak at these Bayou City bars and restaurants

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Prime rib at Bludorn.
| Caroline Fontenot

With establishments like B&B Butchers, Georgia James, Gatsby’s, and Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, it’s easy to know where to go for a top-notch steak in Houston.

Fortunately, specially scheduled Steak Nights have been a Houston bar tradition since the percolation of the city’s vibrant dining scene, and many locals know that some of the most flavorful and affordable steaks are being cooked up in more casual places like bars, breweries, or restaurants that are certainly not steakhouses.

From prime rib nights at one of the hottest restaurants in town to bargains at your laid-back neighborhood watering hole, here are 15 weekday steak night options.

This list has been updated to remove Memorial Trail Ice House and Monkey’s Tail to make way for newer additions like Kirby Ice House, the Canary, and the Savoy.

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The Canary

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This new brightly colored GOOF hangout offers daily drink specials, plus a festive Wednesday steak and industry night with Elements HTX cooking up steak specials starting at 7 p.m. until sold out. Wednesday here also means all-day happy hour, which promises $5 house wines, $5 seasonal spritzers, $7 frozens, $3 for select beers, and $5 pours of Jameson, Deep Eddy, Espolon, and Skrewball.

Cottonwood

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Home to one of the coziest patios in the city, Cottonwood offers a Thursday night steak special, where diners can choose between an 8-ounce filet, a 12-ounce rib-eye, or a New York strip for $27. Diners can also steer from the traditional steak night itinerary by ordering pork chops ($15) or a rack of lamb ($25). Insider tip: All wine bottles are half-off on Thursdays as well.

The Post Beer & Wine Garden

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Remodeled from an early rustic 1900s cantina, this Sunset Heights beer and wine garden hosts its steak night on Tuesdays, where they showcase various cuts of beef like filet, NY strip, and rib-eyes (market priced from $29 to $80), plus chicken breasts ($14), which are all cooked over post oak wood. Pony up for a chimichurri-topped steak; choose one of its $6 sides, and pair it with a Malbec or Saison.

Kirby Ice House - Memorial

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When choosing a steak night, sometimes you want the guarantee of a laidback ambiance and good drinks, too. Fortunate for Houston diners looking for just that, steaks hit the grill each Wednesday at Kirby Ice House’s Woodlands and Upper Kirby locations, and Thursdays at its Memorial location at 5 p.m. Slice into a grilled rib-eye, served with a loaded baked potato or side salad for $24, and take advantage of the specials on Texas beer and liquor.

Plates of grilled steak with sides of loaded baked potatoes served at Kirby Ice House.
Find sizzling steaks and drink specials weekly at Kirby Ice House.
Alex Montoya

Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill

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Aside from being a go-to for burgers, all four of Christian’s Tailgate’s locations also feature an epic Monday steak night, with a variety of cuts, served with two sides of your choice for $20.

A steak served with a foil-wrapped baked potato, side salad, and pint of 8th Wonder Brewery beer.
Christian’s Tailgate does more than just burgers.
Christian’s Tailgate

Better Luck Tomorrow

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Chef Justin Yu and Bobby Heugel’s ever-popular Heights bar and restaurant dishes out a rotating offering of thoughtfully prepared cuts, including chicken-fried NY strips, with delicious complements like mashed potatoes and its double gravies for $19. Catch the all-day special every Wednesday, and note that every third Wednesday of the month features a rib-eye for two. Be sure to take advantage of BLT’s happy hour specials, which offer half-priced drinks.

Gristworkz

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Though the Hardy Yards brewery that was formerly known as Local Group Brewing has rebranded as Gristworkz, it continues to churn out great comfort food and has a large tap list. Go for its Wednesday steak night, which serves juicy 12-ounce prime rib-eye with with truffle parm potatoes, cornbread, and a side of veggies for $25, along with half-off wines.

NettBar

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A dog-friendly neighborhood bar and hangout, Nettbar is not only a great place to watch an Astros game or play parlor games while grabbing a cold one. It’s also a hotspot for steak night. The grilling starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays when patrons can get a tender $20 New York Strip or a buttery filet served with chimichurri for $30, both of which pair well with beer and wine offered on specials. Get there early. Happy hour starts at 3 p.m.

FM Kitchen & Bar

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Thursday nights starting at 4 p.m. at FM Kitchen translate into sizzling steaks, with 12-ounce marinated New York Strips topped with velvety dollops of butter, and a fully-loaded, twice-baked potato for $22. Opt for a side salad for an additional $3, and then pair your meal with one of its draft beers or a $10 frozen or classic cocktail, like its Old Fashioned, a Mango Chamoy frozen, or the frosé.

FM Kitchen’s steak topped with butter, with a side salad, and a fully loaded baked potato.
FM Kitchen’s steak night should not be missed.
Becca Wright

The Big Casino

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This new Downtown restaurant and bar offers various choices, the first being whether to indulge in steak night on Sunday or Wednesday. Then, choose between a 6-ounce filet or a 16-ounce rib-eye, which comes with Big Casino’s smoked gouda mac and cheese and a side wedge salad for $25. Take it out to the patio, which boasts a massive video wall that’s likely playing the latest sports game. Don’t forget the cocktail.

Bludorn

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Chef Aaron Bludorn’s Fourth Ward stunner has a Wednesday night $80 prime rib special that is amongst one of the best steak experiences you’ll find in all of Houston. Expect the traditional preparation of this hefty, juicy cut alongside equally as impressive sides, such as their jalapeno Yorkshire pudding, potato puree, and horseradish cream. Get there early. This special is first-come, first-serve, and is known to sell out quickly.

A slab of Bludorn’s prime rib with a family-size serving of creamed spinach, bread, and a side of au jus.
Bludorn’s prime rib night is a worthy splurge.
Caroline Fontenot

Front Porch Pub

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Head to Midtown on Tuesday or Thursday and kick back on Front Porch’s patio, where you can score 16-ounce rib-eyes and a loaded baked potato for $20 starting at 6:30 p.m. Add 6 grilled shrimp for $5, and if you’re a pop-culture buff, participate in Tuesday trivia night, which takes on themes like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Friends, D.C. Comics, and more. Drink specials include $6.50 pours of Ketel One and $8 for Bulleit Bourbon or Rye.

Rudyard's

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This Montrose institution has been a comfort food mainstay for over 40 years and still offers one of the best bargains in town with its Thursday night steak special. Swing by and get a 16-ounce (or larger) rib-eye or NY strip with hearty sides like their riff on mashed potatoes doused in cheese, a Caesar salad, and a pint of draft beer for $35. Additional pints are $5 all night.

The Savoy

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Make Thursday night a special one with steak night at this Third Ward bar. Available from 4 p.m. to close, diners can choose between a black Angus rib-eye steak topped with lump crab or peppercorn sauce ($35), or a salmon steak ($25), both served piping hot with a side of mashed potatoes and asparagus. Stay awhile and jam out to tunes by live DJs. Then, partake in its reverse happy hour, held from 10 p.m. until midnight.

A rib-eye steak in a bed of mashed potatoes, topped with asparagus.
Steak Night at the Savoy is a whole celebration.
The Savoy

Simone on Sunset

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Jumpstart the weekend at this sleek Rice Village dining room or its sexy patio with its Thursday night steak special that’s perfect for date night. Get your choice of an 8-ounce filet or 16-ounce rib-eye plated with seasonal veggies and blue cheese mashed potatoes for $35. Accompany it with a bottle of wine — select varieties are 25 percent off with your steak dinner.

The Canary

This new brightly colored GOOF hangout offers daily drink specials, plus a festive Wednesday steak and industry night with Elements HTX cooking up steak specials starting at 7 p.m. until sold out. Wednesday here also means all-day happy hour, which promises $5 house wines, $5 seasonal spritzers, $7 frozens, $3 for select beers, and $5 pours of Jameson, Deep Eddy, Espolon, and Skrewball.

Cottonwood

Home to one of the coziest patios in the city, Cottonwood offers a Thursday night steak special, where diners can choose between an 8-ounce filet, a 12-ounce rib-eye, or a New York strip for $27. Diners can also steer from the traditional steak night itinerary by ordering pork chops ($15) or a rack of lamb ($25). Insider tip: All wine bottles are half-off on Thursdays as well.

The Post Beer & Wine Garden

Remodeled from an early rustic 1900s cantina, this Sunset Heights beer and wine garden hosts its steak night on Tuesdays, where they showcase various cuts of beef like filet, NY strip, and rib-eyes (market priced from $29 to $80), plus chicken breasts ($14), which are all cooked over post oak wood. Pony up for a chimichurri-topped steak; choose one of its $6 sides, and pair it with a Malbec or Saison.

Kirby Ice House - Memorial

When choosing a steak night, sometimes you want the guarantee of a laidback ambiance and good drinks, too. Fortunate for Houston diners looking for just that, steaks hit the grill each Wednesday at Kirby Ice House’s Woodlands and Upper Kirby locations, and Thursdays at its Memorial location at 5 p.m. Slice into a grilled rib-eye, served with a loaded baked potato or side salad for $24, and take advantage of the specials on Texas beer and liquor.

Plates of grilled steak with sides of loaded baked potatoes served at Kirby Ice House.
Find sizzling steaks and drink specials weekly at Kirby Ice House.
Alex Montoya

Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill

Aside from being a go-to for burgers, all four of Christian’s Tailgate’s locations also feature an epic Monday steak night, with a variety of cuts, served with two sides of your choice for $20.

A steak served with a foil-wrapped baked potato, side salad, and pint of 8th Wonder Brewery beer.
Christian’s Tailgate does more than just burgers.
Christian’s Tailgate

Better Luck Tomorrow

Chef Justin Yu and Bobby Heugel’s ever-popular Heights bar and restaurant dishes out a rotating offering of thoughtfully prepared cuts, including chicken-fried NY strips, with delicious complements like mashed potatoes and its double gravies for $19. Catch the all-day special every Wednesday, and note that every third Wednesday of the month features a rib-eye for two. Be sure to take advantage of BLT’s happy hour specials, which offer half-priced drinks.

Gristworkz

Though the Hardy Yards brewery that was formerly known as Local Group Brewing has rebranded as Gristworkz, it continues to churn out great comfort food and has a large tap list. Go for its Wednesday steak night, which serves juicy 12-ounce prime rib-eye with with truffle parm potatoes, cornbread, and a side of veggies for $25, along with half-off wines.

NettBar

A dog-friendly neighborhood bar and hangout, Nettbar is not only a great place to watch an Astros game or play parlor games while grabbing a cold one. It’s also a hotspot for steak night. The grilling starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays when patrons can get a tender $20 New York Strip or a buttery filet served with chimichurri for $30, both of which pair well with beer and wine offered on specials. Get there early. Happy hour starts at 3 p.m.

FM Kitchen & Bar

Thursday nights starting at 4 p.m. at FM Kitchen translate into sizzling steaks, with 12-ounce marinated New York Strips topped with velvety dollops of butter, and a fully-loaded, twice-baked potato for $22. Opt for a side salad for an additional $3, and then pair your meal with one of its draft beers or a $10 frozen or classic cocktail, like its Old Fashioned, a Mango Chamoy frozen, or the frosé.

FM Kitchen’s steak topped with butter, with a side salad, and a fully loaded baked potato.
FM Kitchen’s steak night should not be missed.
Becca Wright

The Big Casino

This new Downtown restaurant and bar offers various choices, the first being whether to indulge in steak night on Sunday or Wednesday. Then, choose between a 6-ounce filet or a 16-ounce rib-eye, which comes with Big Casino’s smoked gouda mac and cheese and a side wedge salad for $25. Take it out to the patio, which boasts a massive video wall that’s likely playing the latest sports game. Don’t forget the cocktail.

Bludorn

Chef Aaron Bludorn’s Fourth Ward stunner has a Wednesday night $80 prime rib special that is amongst one of the best steak experiences you’ll find in all of Houston. Expect the traditional preparation of this hefty, juicy cut alongside equally as impressive sides, such as their jalapeno Yorkshire pudding, potato puree, and horseradish cream. Get there early. This special is first-come, first-serve, and is known to sell out quickly.

A slab of Bludorn’s prime rib with a family-size serving of creamed spinach, bread, and a side of au jus.
Bludorn’s prime rib night is a worthy splurge.
Caroline Fontenot

Front Porch Pub

Head to Midtown on Tuesday or Thursday and kick back on Front Porch’s patio, where you can score 16-ounce rib-eyes and a loaded baked potato for $20 starting at 6:30 p.m. Add 6 grilled shrimp for $5, and if you’re a pop-culture buff, participate in Tuesday trivia night, which takes on themes like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Friends, D.C. Comics, and more. Drink specials include $6.50 pours of Ketel One and $8 for Bulleit Bourbon or Rye.

Rudyard's

This Montrose institution has been a comfort food mainstay for over 40 years and still offers one of the best bargains in town with its Thursday night steak special. Swing by and get a 16-ounce (or larger) rib-eye or NY strip with hearty sides like their riff on mashed potatoes doused in cheese, a Caesar salad, and a pint of draft beer for $35. Additional pints are $5 all night.

The Savoy

Make Thursday night a special one with steak night at this Third Ward bar. Available from 4 p.m. to close, diners can choose between a black Angus rib-eye steak topped with lump crab or peppercorn sauce ($35), or a salmon steak ($25), both served piping hot with a side of mashed potatoes and asparagus. Stay awhile and jam out to tunes by live DJs. Then, partake in its reverse happy hour, held from 10 p.m. until midnight.

A rib-eye steak in a bed of mashed potatoes, topped with asparagus.
Steak Night at the Savoy is a whole celebration.
The Savoy

Simone on Sunset

Jumpstart the weekend at this sleek Rice Village dining room or its sexy patio with its Thursday night steak special that’s perfect for date night. Get your choice of an 8-ounce filet or 16-ounce rib-eye plated with seasonal veggies and blue cheese mashed potatoes for $35. Accompany it with a bottle of wine — select varieties are 25 percent off with your steak dinner.

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