Houston's Top 10 Patio Bars


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1. WEST ALABAMA ICE HOUSE
If you haven't been to West Alabama Ice House, go. Like, now. Yes, it's hot, but that's what the freakin' beer is for, dude. There's also plenty of patio, as in a huge outdoor area that surrounds the entire bar. I'm not sure if anyone actually sits inside at West Alabama, but even if they do, outside is the place to be.

Dogs are everywhere, plus pickup games of basketball and plenty of glorious people drinking glorious beer and hanging out. It's like a big-ass barbecue, but with relative strangers. Awesome relative strangers.

1919 W. Alabama, 713-528-6874


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West Alabama Ice House

1919 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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9 comments
ramblinhamblin
ramblinhamblin

Nice list! I'd probably include the Continental Club/Big Top patio as its pretty awesome.

gailmindy
gailmindy

Great choices. Gingerman comes to mind too.

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

Two enthusiastic thumbs up for Boheme, Mike the bartender is an ace gent -- take the time to be respectful and talk to him you will not regret it. Somewhat surprised moontower and or last concert aren't mentioned, but no biggie.

KING
KING

Batanga? D&T?

Quiquig
Quiquig

Hobbit Cafe. Good beer and wine selection, healthy (but not militantly so) food, friendly people, fair prices and easy location put Hobbit on this list. Oh yeah, they also have a great patio.

annaleicht
annaleicht

@Quiquig The Hobbit does have an awesome patio -- they're just more suited for a restaurant patio blog, rather than a bar blog. But the Thor Oakenshield sammich is amazing.

tchanks88
tchanks88

@dillonhowland Houston Press focuses mostly inside the loop unless they're doing a piece specifically on other places. As for Proof Bar, I don't know if she considered rooftop bars in this since I don't see any but that place is a ton of fun

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