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Neighborhood

Walk the streets of the Historic District and you’re sure to see something amazing. Want to grab a bite? Pop into one of the district’s charming restaurants. Looking for a place to spend a Saturday night? Kick back with a beer or a frosty cocktail at a neighborhood watering hole. And if you’re thinking of making a home downtown, you’re in luck. The Historic District is flourishing with unique loft apartments. While many buildings have been lost to the wrecking ball, plenty still remain to tell their tales.

Art Blocks
Iridescence
Market Square Park 301 Milam
Inspired by waves of the Gulf of Mexico, city landfills and black holes, the mosaic ceiling, titled Iridescence, features three vortex spirals of darker CDs and DVDs that are “painted” ...
WindowWorks: Elizabeth Carrington
405 Main
Living the Dream is a digital pop art piece meant to bring inspiration to the viewer. To the artist, it serves as an active message, bringing a sense of hope, excitement and fun to all that ...
WindowWorks: Ibarracolor
402 Main
Dynamic Disruption 1 features the use of black lines to change the frequency of the colors, creating a dynamic perception of the picture. A BIG thank you goes to 402 Main Street ...
WindowWorks: Josh Ryan
300 Main
Saint Marvin is an illustrated portrait of Marvin Zindler in a frame of ice and slime, and featuring his signature Friday night sign-off "Have good weekend, good golf, good tennis - or ...
WindowWorks: Moni Yael Garwil
215 Main
It’s Okay to Feel focuses on a message of love and support. The large simplified shapes combined with a softened color palette invites viewers to explore the mural, while offering them emotional validation — perfect for ...
WindowWorks: Peso Zapata
917 Franklin
You’ll Never Be Rich is a survey and self-analysis, focusing on the artist's perspective of money. Peso Zapata's recent works have involved laser printed currency [Pesos] and the piece represents the two conflicting messages society presents about money. First, ...
WindowWorks: StarvingHues
510 Main
Light in Dark represents four challenges the world is currently facing: Austrailian bush fires, global warming/climate change, COVID-19 and War. The piece is intended to remind us that we need to come together with love and ...
WindowWorks: Yoshio Romero
300 Main
Audrey/Chaplin is a black and white pop art piece with a splash of color. Featuring two iconic characters from the past, the piece showcases the stars in a modern way as though they're posting on ...
Bars + Clubs
BASE
801 Congress Ave
This underground basement club in Downtown’s Historic Market Square neighborhood boasts a high-end nightlife experience with a sleek, mysterious vibe. Guests can expect signature cocktails, world-class DJ’s, high-end VIP bottle ...
Boots 'n Shoots
506 Main St.
This Texas-themed bar conveniently located right off the METRORail, features a wide variety of whiskey. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out the super fun larger-than-life, PLINKO board which decides your ...
Bravery Wine Bar
409 Travis St Bravery Chef Hall
Led by Bravery Chef Hall partner and sommelier, Shepard Ross, Bravery Wine Bar acts as the hub for all things wine within the hall. Sit at the bar and enjoy ...
Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge
308 Main (upstairs)
A cocktail bar with no pretension and talented bar tenders. Captain Foxheart's beautiful bar feels like a old-fashioned speak-easy with a love for authentic cocktails and quality ingredients. Old Fashions ...
Casa Blanca Lounge
312 Main
This Guatemalan-inspired bar offers drink specials every day of the week, plenty of flat screen TVs to keep up with the latest sporting events and features live DJ’s on the ...
Char Bar
305 Travis
Operating since 1930, Char Bar is extremely unique. Sharing places with an in-house tailor, the bar area serves infamous martinis that pack quite a punch. Two full-service bars cater to ...
Christian's Tailgate
1012 Congress
Christian’s Tailgate has arguably one of the best burgers in town and now you can enjoy them Downtown! The notable Houston burger joint in Downtown’s Historic District boasts daily food ...
Club Cairo
505 Main
Enjoy a night on the town at Club Cairo in the Historic District!
Craft Beer Cellar
907 Franklin
Located in the Historic Market Square neighborhood, Craft Beer Cellar is a bottle shop and bar with a full wall of local, national and international beer options. Stop by and ...
Dean's Downtown
316 Main
Classic cocktails with a taste of history. Dean's celebrates Houston with good people, good drinks, and good times!
El Big Bad
419 Travis
Brought to you by the El Gran Malo crew, this casual Tex-Mex restaurant brings hand-crafted tequila infusions, specialty margaritas and craft beers to the table. The gastrocantina-inspired menu is chock full ...
Etro Lounge
114 Main St.
Follow the bright lights and fun music flowing along Main Street to Downtown’s hot spot, Etro Lounge! Known as a longtime staple in the Houston club scene, Etro is located ...
Flying Saucer
705 Main
This spot is a definite standout among downtown bars. Offering over 200 beers, with almost half on draft, Flying Saucer is a great place to hang out. A cool and ...
Hearsay Gastro Lounge
218 Travis
Located in a beautifully refurnished historic building, this upscale restaurant and lounge serves up delicious French inspired sandwiches, salads, and entrees. The drink menu features an extensive wine list, numerous ...
Henke & Pillot
809 Congress
Where past meets present, and drinks and dining blend in flawless harmony. Henke & Pillot is more than a dynamic downtown cocktail lounge. Named after the Houston grocery store chain that ...
High & Dry Rum Bar
306 Main Street #200
Offering more than 50 different types of rum behind the tiki-themed bar, High & Dry is your go-to destination for all your rum-based cocktails needs. Order a classic or try out ...
Houston Watch Company
913 Franklin
Houston Watch Company is located in the lobby of the Bayou Lofts at 913 Franklin and gets its name from the former timepiece company that occupied the space over 100 ...
Kanaloa
311 Travis
From tropical favorites like mai tais and pina coladas to bamboo backdrops and vibrant island vibes, Kanaloa brings a full-on tiki experience to Historic Market Square. Lay back with a pain killer cocktail ...
La Carafe
813 Congress
The oldest bar in Houston, this little wine and beer getaway is a downtown treasure. Boasting a great jukebox, romantic atmosphere, and an extensive wine selection, this quaint bar offers ...
Lawless Spirits & Kitchen
909 Texas Ave., Suite 2A
Lawless Spirits & Kitchen is an establishment with flair – a place that gives rise to the iconic visions of Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Sinatra or Steve McQueen leaning on ...
Lilly & Bloom
110 Main St.
Located in the historically chic Raphael Building, this beautiful two-story lounge is known for their specialty cocktails and guest bartenders every Tuesday night. Prepare to be amazed!  
Line & Lariat
220 Main St.
Savor mouthwatering dishes that reflect the bounty of Texas’ coast, waterways, farms and ranches at LINE & LARIAT. Or saddle up to L&L Bar for our unique brand of mixology ...
Little Dipper
304 Main
This spot is a cool, blue neighborhood bar with pinball machines, cheap bourbon and a bad-ass jukebox.
Lockwood Stn.
409 Travis St Bravery Chef Hall
As one of three bars situated inside Bravery Chef Hall, Lockwood Stn. aims to be a neighborhood spot by providing guests with a laid back experience and a menu consisting of ...
Molly's Pub
509 Main
This classic Irish pub offers a variety of Irish whiskeys and international beers.
Notsuoh
314 Main
And for those who have missed James Pirtle’s Notsuoh, mourn no longer; this funky spot is open again. Patrons can enjoy art, music, games and more along with its simple ...
One-Armed Scissor
208 Travis
Chill vibes, tempting libations, and intimate experience will keep you coming back to this hotspot located in the Historic Market Square neighborhood.
Public Services Wine & Whisky
202 Travis
Nestled in the historic Cotton Exchange Building, lies Public Services Wine & Whisky. Public Services isn’t just any cocktail bar, in fact, they’re the complete opposite. Here, patrons can find ...
Sambuca
909 Texas
This upscale spot is located right in the mix of Main Street in the historic building which houses The Rice Lofts, formerly the Rice Hotel. The menu includes a wide ...
Secret Garden Bar
409 Travis St Bravery Chef Hall
Occupying the 2,000 square feet of back yard patio space at Bravery Chef Hall, Secret Garden Bar is a charming spot to grab a drink. As one of three bars ...
Shay McElroy's Pub
909 Texas, Suite A
Located on Main St., this Irish pub has found a new home in downtown Houston. Imported Irish décor and a friendly staff greet visitors upon entrance. The atmosphere is very ...
The Boulevardier
410 Main Street Upstairs
This beautiful lounge provides an upscale yet comfortable respite to Main Street every Thursday through Saturday serving the finest craft cocktails.   
The Commoner
410 Main Street
Simple, straightforward. Cocktails, beer and wine.
The Cottonmouth Club
108 Main St
For guests of The Cottonmouth Club, the cocktail experience will start before the first drop of liquor is poured. A brainchild of Reserve 101’s Mike Raymond, the bar combines its come-one-come-all atmosphere ...
The Original OKRA Charity Saloon
924 Congress
The Original OKRA Charity Saloon a true collaboration from Houston's finest, including owners from Anvil, Poison Girl, Paulie's, Grand Prize and more, building the city's first charity bar. A laid-back ...
The Pastry War
310 Main Street
Named after the Mexican-French war, this cozy bar carries a hand-picked collection of mezcals and tequilas -- many that have never been poured in Texas. Expect classic Mexican cocktails and ...
Tongue Cut Sparrow
310 Main (upstairs)
Named after a Japanese fable, this 25-seat formal cocktail bar provides an extremely elevated experience from the tidy menu made up of 16 classic cocktails and a few select beer ...
Warren's Inn
307 Travis
It may not be fancy, but this downtown hangout is a favorite of the locals. The good times will roll with a killer jukebox, excellent drinks, and a fun, no-cares ...
Dining
Barnaby's Cafe at Market Square
801 Congress
Barnaby's brings it's deliciousness to Market Square. True to form, diners can expect amazing burgers, sandwiches and salads with portions that will make your belly happy.
Batanga Tapas + Drinks
908 Congress
Batanga is a Latin American tapas restaurant featuring dishes from various regions in Latin America, such as Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Colombia, as well as dishes from Spain ...
Bird Haus
1010 Prairie
Located in Underground Hall, Bird Haus serves up tasty hot chicken sandwiches with a delicious side of crinkle fries.
BOH Pasta & Pizza
409 Travis St Bravery Chef Hall
From acclaimed Houston Chef, Ben McPherson, comes BOH Pasta & Pizza. Found in Bravery Chef Hall, this restaurant serves Roman-style pizzas sold by the cut as well as fresh, handmade pastas. In additon ...
Bovine & Barley
416 Main St.
Bovine & Barley is a beautifully designed urban bar and eatery with a heavy focus on beef and beer. The space has an industrial feel which is complimented by warm ...
Bravery Chef Hall
409 Travis St
Located directly across from Market Square Park, Bravery Chef Hall is a 9,000 square foot space offering five diverse, chef-driven concepts such as The Blind Goat, BOH Pasta & Pizza, Cherry Block Craft Butcher ...
BurgerIM
800 Preston
BurgerIM is an Israel-based mini-burger concept known for serving 3oz. patties in nine different varieties. Choose from options like dry-aged beef, chorizo, turkey, salmon, veggie and more! The unique eatery also ...
Cherry Block Craft Butcher + Kitchen
409 Travis St Bravery Chef Hall
Cherry Block Craft Butcher + Kitchen is a steakhouse inside Bravery Chef Hall. Created by Chefs Felix Flores and Jess DeSham Timmons, Cherry Block removes the formality of a traditional steakhouse ...
Chipotle
909 Texas
Known for their large portions, this Mexican spot offers a variety of menu items that aure sure to fill you up. Located in the heart of the Historic District, Chipotle ...
Christian's Tailgate
1012 Congress
Christian’s Tailgate has arguably one of the best burgers in town and now you can enjoy them Downtown! The notable Houston burger joint in Downtown’s Historic District boasts daily food ...
El Big Bad
419 Travis
Brought to you by the El Gran Malo crew, this casual Tex-Mex restaurant brings hand-crafted tequila infusions, specialty margaritas and craft beers to the table. The gastrocantina-inspired menu is chock full ...
Fabian's Latin Flavors
301 Main
If you're looking for dinner with a kick of salsa, Fabian's Latin Flavors is the place for you. From carne asada tacos and empanadas to popular Salvadorian beer and salsa nights, get ...
Flying Saucer
705 Main
This spot is a definite standout among downtown bars. Offering over 200 beers, with almost half on draft, Flying Saucer is a great place to hang out. A cool and ...
Frank's Pizzeria
417 Travis
Serving the downtown area since 1997 and home of the "Late Night Slice." Frank's Pizzeria has built a quality reputation for itself serving up delicious food in a great atmosphere. ...
Hearsay Gastro Lounge
218 Travis
Located in a beautifully refurnished historic building, this upscale restaurant and lounge serves up delicious French inspired sandwiches, salads, and entrees. The drink menu features an extensive wine list, numerous ...
Hotline Burger
1010 Prairie
Located inside Underground Hall, Hotline Burger offers juicy burgers and delicious fries. 
Kokoro
409 Travis St Bravery Chef Hall
The brain child of Chefs Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham, Kokoro brings East Asian/Japanese cuisine to Bravery Chef Hall. The menu boasts a slew of sushi options featuring Yellowtail, Salmon, Sea Urchin and ...
La Calle
909 Franklin
Located in downtown's Historic Market Square, this cozy little restaurant serves authentic Mexican street tacos, tortas and tostadas. Your visit isn’t complete without an Agua Fresca and a side of rice and ...
La Fisheria
213 Milam
Located in Downtown's Historic District, La Fisheria serves authentic Mexican seafood such as a sweet corn tamale with shrimp, perfectly prepared fish tacos, crab cake hamburgers and a variety of crudos ...
Lawless Spirits & Kitchen
909 Texas Ave., Suite 2A
Lawless Spirits & Kitchen is an establishment with flair – a place that gives rise to the iconic visions of Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Sinatra or Steve McQueen leaning on ...
Line & Lariat
220 Main St.
Savor mouthwatering dishes that reflect the bounty of Texas’ coast, waterways, farms and ranches at LINE & LARIAT. Or saddle up to L&L Bar for our unique brand of mixology ...
Local Foods
420 Main
Local Foods is a culinary expression of all things local- they source all their ingredients from farmers, growers and purveyors in Houston and the surrounding areas. The scratch gourmet sandwich ...
Lone Star Taco
1001 Texas St
Fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant, specializing in great tacos! Lone Star Taco quickly serves artisanal quality, made-fresh tacos at an affordable price.  
Minuti Coffee
909 Texas
The coffee is created by a ‘roast master’ in Italy, before making its way into the hands of talented baristas.  This is the perfect place to bring the laptop and ...
Niko Niko's Market Square
301 Milam Street
A Houston staple serving up Greek food since 1977, Niko Niko’s at Market Square Park offers a pared down menu from their flagship Montrose location. The walk-up window cafe offers ...
Rachel's Cafe
421 San Jacinto St.
Rachel's Cafe is an old fashioned hamburger joint inside the historic Londale Building. This quaint little café has an extensive menu with lots of simple classics like burgers, fries, sandwhiches ...
Roma's Pizza
233 Main St
Located just across from the Preston Station on the METRORail, Roma's Pizza offers New York-style pizza by the slice or pie, as well as a variety of salads, lasagnas, ravioli, ...
Sambuca
909 Texas
This upscale spot is located right in the mix of Main Street in the historic building which houses The Rice Lofts, formerly the Rice Hotel. The menu includes a wide ...
Sapporo Japanese Sushi & Bar
801 Congress
Synonymous with delicious taste, Sapporo represents the best of what Japanese cuisine has to offer. Whether you're trying sushi for the first time or are an avid connoisseur, Sapporo Japanese Sushi & ...
S & T Restaurant
1001 Texas St., Suite 150
S & T Restaurant is a family-run business that has been delighting downtowners with their delicious Vietnamese and Chinese dishes for years! Spring rolls, egg rolls, pho, sandwiches, rice and ...
Subway
405 Main
Build-your-own sandwiches and salads at this health-conscious, casual counter-serve chain.
Thai Cafe
917 Franklin
Make your way to the Historic District and treat your taste buds to the authentic flavors of Thai fusion at this local hub. Menu favorites include a variety of Thai ...
The Blind Goat
409 Travis St Bravery Chef Hall
The Blind Goat is a Vietnamese gastropub from MasterChef season 3 winner, Christine Ha. Located in Bravery Chef Hall, this casual eatery offers a menu that consists of nhau (a ...
The Italian Job
409 Travis St
Born from an Italian man's passion for coffee, The Italian Job is home to some of the finest coffee and cocktails in Houston! Stop by and have a sip of ...
The Melt
907 Franklin
Located inside Craft Beer Cellar, The Melt takes a childhood classic and gives it a gourmet twist! From the birria grilled cheese with chuck and briskets on artisan Texas toast, monterey and ...
The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar
1000 Prairie
It's impossible to separate the American South from comfort food, warm hospitality, rugged independence, and - in the hollers of Appalachia – moonshine! The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar offers ...
The Pearl
1117 Prairie
An urban coastal oasis, The Pearl’s seafood-driven menu satiates guests with savory appetizers and salads, entrees like classic shrimp and grits, scallop carbonara and short ribs, and a la carte ...
Treacherous Leches
1010 Prairie
Nestled inside Underground Hall, Treacherous Leches serves delectable Tres Leches and select desserts in the heart of Downtown! 
Treebeards
The Cloisters at Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas
Known as one of the best places to get great food for your money, Treebeards offers delicious Cajun cuisines that are sure to satisfy. Exceptional menu items include the chicken ...
Underground Hall
1010 Prairie
Located in the Historic Market Square District, Underground Hall is the latest food hall to hit Downtown Houston. Offering everything from pizza and beer to tacos and tres leches, this ...
Wokker
1010 Prairie
Food truck favorite, Wokker, is now serving up their incredibly tasty dishes from Underground Hall. Combining spices and cultures that blend harmoniously, Wokker is known for its Asian-influenced cuisine, creating unique ...
Event Venues
Architecture Center Houston (ArCH)
900 Commerce
The space occupies approximately 5,000 square feet carved from the old Albert Thomas Convention Center in Phase II of the Bayou Place renovation. ArCH houses the offices of the American ...
Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
909 Texas
Presidents, dignitaries, royalty, oilman and even knights have walked the floors of this historic landmark. The covered wrap-around terrace overlooking Main Street, lounge, built-in stage and dance floor, elegant lobby ...
El Big Bad
419 Travis
El Big Bad is a Gastro-Cantina that specializes in infused tequilas, fresh juice margaritas and cocktails, Mexican and Texan Craft Beer and scrumptious fare. The 2nd-floor event space can accommodate ...
Flying Saucer
705 Main
This spot is a definite standout among downtown bars. Offering over 200 beers, with almost half on draft, Flying Saucer is a great place to hang out. A cool and ...
Majestic Metro
911 Preston Ave.
Who wouldn’t want to plan a party in the only historic theater left intact in downtown Houston?  The Majestic Metro features beautifully appointed decor, a grand exterior building marquee to ...
Post HTX
401 Franklin St.
Originally known as Houston’s Grand Central Station, and the Barbara Jordan Post Office after that, Post HTX is a new entertainment venue which has recently hosted some of the coolest ...
Sunset Coffee Building Event Rental
1019 Commerce St
The Sunset Coffee Building offers three rentable spaces for special events. The Rooftop Terrace looks out over the intersection of Buffalo and White Oak Bayous, the original site of the ...
The Corinthian
202 Fannin at Franklin
Built at the turn of the century as the First National Bank, it is the largest remaining example of neoclassical architecture in the Historic District. They’ve been awarded the Houston ...
The Sam Houston Hotel
1117 Prairie Street
Each of their 97 guestrooms pamper with lavish residential luxury, while providing the modern-day conveniences the savvy traveler has come to expect: complimentary wireless internet access, 24-hour room service, flat ...