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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.

Bars + Clubs
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
El Segundo
306 Main
El Segundo serves great food, great drinks, and great service in the heart of Historic Market Square.
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 ...
Frank's Backyard
413 Travis St.
Forget about ordering pizza to-go and enjoy a slice or two at Frank’s Backyard, the new beer garden nestled in the Historic Market Square neighborhood! Whether you sit at the ...
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.
LIVE Sports Bar & Grill
407 Main St.
Located in Historic Market Square, Live Sports Bar & Grill is downtown’s newest spot for catching all the action of the game. With a number of TVs, good eats and ...
Molly's Pub
509 Main
This classic Irish pub offers a variety of Irish whiskeys and international beers.
Noble Rot Wine Bar
1010 Prairie
Noble Rot is a laid back wine bar inside the Conservatory with a list of fantastic & easy drinking wines. The bar staffs a superstar team of stewards who are ...
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 ...
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 Nightingale Room
308 Main
The Nightingale Room—named for the famous songbird—also references Houston music legend Sippie Wallace, known as the Texas Nightingale during her prime in the 1920s. This entertainment-focused bar is a casual, comfortable spot to listen ...
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
Arte Pizzeria
1010 Prairie St.
Housed inside the Conservatory Food Hall and Beer Garden, Arte Pizzeria serves artfully created personal pizzas and modern Italian Bar fare. 
Azuma Sushi & Robata Bar
909 Texas
Voted for having the "Best sushi in Houston" by Citysearch.com, this new-age Japanese restaurant is anything but typical.
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 ...
Boomtown Coffee
300 Main St
Boomtown Coffee has perfectly hand-crafted cocktails and satisfies the appetite with a delectable selection of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch menu options- including  Turkey Avocado & Ham + Brie sandwiches, French Toast, ...
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 ...
Caffè Di Firenze
910 Prairie
Inspired by the ideals of the iconic cafe culture in Florence, Caffé Di Firenze brings gelato, espresso, teas, pastries, paninis and an authentic Italian environment right to the historic Henry ...
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 ...
Conservatory Food Hall & Beer Garden
1010 Prairie
Conservatory Underground Food Hall and Beer Garden is the first food hall in Houston to showcase a curated list of food vendors, including El Burro and the Bull, Eazy Does It, Moku ...
Coterie
737 Preston
Coterie brings a café-style dining experience right to the Historic Market Square neighborhood. The luxurious cafe is located on the ground floor of Market Square Tower and offers on-the-go pastry favorites, ...
Eazy Does It
1010 Prairie
One of the gems inside Conservatory Food Hall and Beer Garden, Eazy Does It is your one-stop shop for delicious Fried chicken and egg-centric sandwiches.
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 ...
El Burro & The Bull
1010 Prairie
One of four vendors located inside Conservatory Food Hall and Beer Garden, El Burro and the Bull is a locally owned BBQ group lead by Chef John Avila. Their selection ...
El Segundo
306 Main
El Segundo serves great food, great drinks, and great service in the heart of Historic Market Square.
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 Backyard
413 Travis St.
Forget about ordering pizza to-go and enjoy a slice or two at Frank’s Backyard, the new beer garden nestled in the Historic Market Square neighborhood! Whether you sit at the ...
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 ...
Hubcap Grill
1111 Prairie
Freestanding gray building adorned with hubcaps featuring the best burgers in Downtown! Everything made from scratch, all the meat is fresh - never frozen, even the buns are homemade! Menu ...
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 ...
LIVE Sports Bar & Grill
407 Main St.
Located in Historic Market Square, Live Sports Bar & Grill is downtown’s newest spot for catching all the action of the game. With a number of TVs, good eats and ...
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 ...
Moku Bar
1010 Prairie St.
One of the six gems inside the Conservatory Food Hall and Beer Garden, Moku Bar serves up fresh Poké with unlimited toppings, as well as various tempura options. Start by ...
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 ...
Oyster Bar
1008 Prairie St.
Housed inside Prohibition Superclub, The Oyster Bar is a street-friendly, neighborhood-centric concept serving an extensive seafood menu including fried shrimp, fried oysters, Gulf Coast & East Coast oysters, pan roasted ...
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
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 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 ...
The Pho Spot
1010 Prairie
The Pho Spot showcases Vietnamese Southern Soul Food with a unique twist. Expect fresh, high-quality ingredients in a savory bowl of Ox Tail/Beef Rib pho or any of their Vietnamese noodle ...
Treacherous Leches
1010 Prairie
Nestled inside Conservatory, Treacherous Leches serves delectable Tres Leches and select desserts in the heart of Downtown! 
Treebeards
315 Travis
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 ...
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 ...
Wokker
907 Franklin St
Food truck favorite, Wokker, is now housed inside Craft Beer Cellar. Combining spices and cultures that blend harmoniously, Wokker is known for its Asian-influenced cuisine, creating unique dishes that incorporate the ...
Event Venues
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 ...
Prohibition Supperclub & Bar
1008 Prairie
Prohibition Supperclub & Bar is located inside the historic Isis Theatre built in 1912. If you’re looking for glitz and glamour Prohibition is the perfect venue for an event similar ...
Studio 809
809 Congress Avenue
Built in 1857, Studio 809 is a private ballroom open for all event needs, sitting right above Henke & Pillot Downtown Lounge. The studio offers stunning views of downtown Houston, ...
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 Hines Center
500 Fannin
Experience your next important occasion with the Hines Center – a new and unique event space in the heart of Downtown. Nestled in a historic building, lovingly restored, LEED Gold ...
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 ...
Treebeards
315 Travis
Housed in Houston's second oldest building, the Baker Travis Building (circa 1870), Treebeards on Market Square is located in the heart of the downtown Historic District. The second floor features ...
Residential
Aris Market Square
409 Travis Street
The new residential property is conveniently located in the Market Historic district and is just steps away from Market Square Park. Aris Market Square offers one and two bedroom floorplans, spacious ...
Bayou Lofts
915 Franklin
Originally built in 1910, the Southern Pacific Railroad Building was converted into Bayou Lofts in the late 1990s. Located in the heart of downtown’s historic neighborhood, these unique lofts range ...
Byrd’s Lofts
919 Prairie
Using the original drawings by Joseph Finger, this 1934 retail building has been restored and converted into a mixed use development that includes residential and retail. The second and third ...
Franklin Lofts
201 Main
Originally completed in 1905, this eight-story, neo-classical commercial building was the first steel-framed structure in Houston. At that time, The Franklin Loft building was the First National Bank building. Now ...
Hermann Lofts
204 Travis
Originally built in 1917 and named after George Henry Hermann, the great Houston philanthropist, the building was last used on a full-time basis for the Salvation Army. The converted building ...
Hogg Palace
401 Louisiana
Built in 1921 by William C. Hogg, developer of River Oaks and son of Jim Hogg, former Governor of Texas, the eight-story art deco building and retained every inch of ...
Market Square Tower
777 Preston St.
From the sleek silhouette of the architecture to the spacious and fully appointed residences, Market Square Tower is an exceptional downtown experience. It’s the gold standard for extraordinary living. The ...
Shops + Services
Bank of America
800 Franklin
Boomtown Coffee
300 Main St
Boomtown Coffee has perfectly hand-crafted cocktails and satisfies the appetite with a delectable selection of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch menu options- including  Turkey Avocado & Ham + Brie sandwiches, French Toast, ...
CVS Pharmacy
300 Milam
Nestled on the ground floor of Market Square Tower, this urban convenience store offers grab & go and prepared foods, fresh produce and healthier snack options… right at your doorstep!
Edible Arrangements
225 Main
Edible Arrangements specializes in creating delicious fruit designs filled with fresh strawberries, pineapple, grapes, oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew, bananas, and pears. Each arrangement is made to order and can be customized ...
Heritage Texas Properties
214 Travis
Heritage Texas Properties-Downtown, is downtown Houston’s only brokerage office focusing on the residential market of buying and selling urban real estate. Manned by Top Producing agent Terry Stanfield, one of ...
LCD Gallery
114 Main St, 5th Floor
LCD Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Downtown Houston. Drawing, painting and photography converge in contemporary abstract paintings, resulting in luminous colors and textures.  
Sunset Body Works
817 Milam
Established in 1997, Sunset BodyWorks is a day spa & salon located in the Esperson. Sunset BodyWorks has a reputation for outstanding services, products and expertise, with specializations in deep ...
The Houston Studio
110 Main St., Suite 200
The Houston Studio is one of downtown's best kept secrets. This industrial-chic studio is the perfect place for engagement, boudoir, and any other photo sessions!
The Tipping Point
214 Travis, Suite A
The Tipping Point is Downtown Houston's first and only creative lifestyle destination located in the Historic W. L. Foley Building. Locally owned and operated since 2007. TTP curates a special collection ...
Wolfe's Cleaners
227 Main