Houston's Top 10 Rooftop Bars and Lounges
As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeehouse or live-music venue is fair game.
10. CRUSH WINE LOUNGE
Photo courtesy of Crush Wine Lounge Facebook
If you haven't ventured over to Crush in a post-Cynthia Woods haze, definitely find a reason soon. Now that the weather is much less heinous, the world of rooftop patio bars is akin to hanging out in heaven. There's someone watch or dance with no matter where you turn. If you can make it over to the DJ through the mad crush of people, chances are he'll play whatever your heart desires. He busted out some of Lil Wayne's dirtier tracks for us on our last visit, and for that, we're forever grateful.
20 Waterway Ave., Spring, 281-362-7874, thecrushbar.com
9. HUDSON LOUNGE
Deep in the heart of West U lies Hudson Lounge's wondrous rooftop bar, with pretty people as far as the eye can see. The lounge moniker is a bit of a misnomer, though -- this place is all Miami club, all the time, complete with the posh, crispy-white decor you'd expect in a South Beach hangout. But even if clubbing ain't your scene, Hudson and their fantastic rooftop patio will be now that the weather is less Miami, more California.
2506 Robinhood, 713-523-0020, hudsonlounge.com
8. THE DOGWOOD
This uber-popular Midtown whistle-whetting spot has multiple levels of decks that wrap around the building, but the icing on the beer cake is the upstairs patio. It's always packed to the gills with folks checking out the view of not only Midtown, but all the pretty people hanging out in the fall air.
2403 Bagby, 281-501-9075, thedogwoodmidtown.com
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2506 Robinhood St., Houston, TX
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