Houston's Top 10 College Bars
Another Rice Village bar, Brian O'Neill's, also caters to the area's college crowd. Rarely will you drive by here and not see the crushing mass of college kids who inhabit it -- they spill out onto the covered patio, drinks in hand -- seemingly every night of the week. It's a booty-shakin', hook-up-if-you-dare kind of place, a perfect spot to live up those college years to the best of your ability.
5555 Morningside, 713-522-2603, brianoneills.com
3. MARQUIS II
If you've never stepped foot in this nondescript little bar on the outskirts of Rice Village, you're not alone. You'd really have to be in the college-crowd know to find it, but once you step inside, it's like being transported to another realm. With multilevel bar seating and wood paneling on all the walls, illuminated by a few neon lights here or there, Marquis II has a bit of a trailer meets strip-club feel: dark, dank, and kinda porn-y. The graffiti-covered bathrooms drive that point home well, as do those obnoxiously potent drinks.
2631 Bissonnet, 713-522-2090, marquis2.com
2. CELLAR BAR
Nary a night will you find Cellar Bar free of the University of St. Thomas students who frequent it. They've got to be keeping the place in business at this point, using up all the karaoke spots and bustin' a move to the random tunes that fill the air in this divey little bar. Cellar Bar is pretty great, in a house-party meets actual establishment kind of way. You can play drunken Wii, challenge randoms to game of pool, or warble karaoke to your hearts content, and no one will judge. College-bar perfection.
3140 Richmond, 713-528-6435, facebook.com/thecellar.bar
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