Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In Midtown
Two words: GIANT JENGA. Even without the massive list of German beers -- the two most popular, Hofbrau and Spaten, come in liters -- well, giant jenga. But German beers and children's games aren't your thing, you say? You're still in luck, because Munich is still ready and waiting to fulfill your hard-liquor dreams. Here's another thought: on top of whatever Jager-based drink you're ordering up, throw in a Beermosa. Yeah, you read that right.
2616 Louisiana, 713-523-1008, barmunich.com
6. 3RD FLOOR BAR
3rd Floor Bar is relatively new to the Midtown area, and situated directly above another Midtown staple -- Pub Fiction -- but it's a little bit rustic, a little bit upscale, and has a great bird's eye view of the area, which takes it in a totally different direction than its downstairs neighbor. Oh, and they have a great craft-beer selection on tap, all of which are made right here in the good ol' US of A.
Wanna know what else? A little thing called cocktails on tap, which is exactly like it sounds: awesome. Throw in about 50 types of wine on tap, and 3rd Floor is stocked with liquid gold.
2303 Smith, 832-801-6906, 3rdfloorhouston.com
5. MONGOOSE VS COBRA
Billions and billions of beers. Or maybe not billions, but it sure seems that way when you're checking out Mongoose's never-ending draft-beer board. You want it, Mongoose has probably got it, especially if it's a local craft brew or an unusual microbrew. Not a beer connoisseur? Don't worry, there are plenty of handcrafted cocktails to go around. Need a suggestion? Try the Carrot and Cilantro Cooler or the Lola Bunny, 'cause we said to.
Oh, and as a super-bonus, Mongoose offers some of the best "groceries" -- bar food, if you're not hip enough to know the building's history -- around, so when those pints start making your tummy rumble, you'll be all set. Mmmm... massive pretzels.
1011 McGowen, 713-650-6872, mongooseversuscobra.com
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