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,

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,

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,

REWIND: Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses On the West Side

List continues on the next page.

Location Info


Alley Kat Bar & Lounge

3718 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Double Cross Lounge

114 Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Saint Dane's Bar & Grille

502 Elgin, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Bar Munich

2616 Louisiana St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

3rd Floor Bar

2303 Smith St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Mongoose Versus Cobra

1011 McGowen St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Community Bar

2703 Smith, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Big Top Lounge

3714 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Leon's Lounge

1006 McGowen, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Nouveau Antique Art Bar

2913 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help

Awesome article, but I am kind of sad to not see Komodo's on here, even as an honorable mention. Wilbert and Ben are solid bartenders and all around great people!

Now Trending

Houston Concert Tickets

From the Vault