Houston's Top 10 Hipster Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses
Pretzel buns, sausages and beer... Need I say more? Just outside downtown (though far from the Midtown area} in Second Ward, Moon Tower draws a clientele hungry, thirsty and in good spirits. They'd better be, or else they get charged extra for being jerks. Seriously. It open-air setup is filled with patio seating, though there is a bit of covering for those looking for repose from the sun.
3004 Canal, 832-266-0105, Facebook page
3. MKT BAR (Vinyl Night)
Every Wednesday, this downtown restaurant/gastropub hybrid becomes scenester central, as local-music luminaries put on their DJ pants and spin their favorite vinyl records. Sponsored by Heights Vinyl, this is only one of many "theme nights" MKT Bar throws for its customers. As if the drinks and Lebanese pizzas weren't enough reason to visit.
1001 Austin, 832-360-2222, mktbar.com
2. DOUBLE TROUBLE CAFFEINE & COCKTAILS
As its name suggests, this full bar and coffee shop is a double threat. Espressos are served in polished wooden cups alongside craft cocktails and beers in a swanky yet mildly upscale environment. The wi-fi is complimentary, making Double Trouble a great spot to enjoy a cup of Joe during the day.
And when the sun sets, patrons can close their laptops, ask for a full menu and enjoy an adult beverage. The brews aren't the only local option either; the beans, of the Greenway Coffee variety, are too.
3622-D Main, 713-874-0096