Houston's Top 10 Day-Drinking Bars
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. FIRKIN & PHOENIX PUB
Firkin & Phoenix is a great place to day-drink. Or late-morning drink, since it opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday for the pre-brunch crowd. Weekends are the best, with super-cheap deals on Bloody Marys, Bellinis, and Mimosas, but any day of day-drinking at Firkin is well worth it. There's always a game on, and between the pool tables, the jukebox, and the cold, cold beer, there's plenty to keep you entertained even if the rest of the world is still in bed.
1915 Westheimer, 713-526-3100, firkinandphoenix.com
9. THE BULL AND BEAR TAVERN
The Bull and Bear rocks when it comes to day-drinking, with everything you need to keep your beer needs in check. It opens at 11 a.m., which is also when freakin' happy hour starts. From the massive beer list to the monthly specials, you'd be hard-pressed to find a place more beer-friendly. The sports flow freely, with darts and pool tables available if you're not in the game-day spirit.
11980 Westheimer, 281-496-6655, thebullandbear-tavernandeatery.com
8. CHRISTIAN'S TAILGATE GRILL & BAR
This is a serious day-drinking place, just in case you haven't been here on a Sunday morning. Christian's Tailgate opens at the crack of dawn, with people sitting in there downing pitchers at the crack of dawn, too.
We won't judge. We've been right there along with them, drinking away the previous night's hangover, while downing those sweet burgers Christian's is known for. Just be careful that you don't end up doing whatever the people in the photo above have done, or you'll have to buy your liver flowers on Monday.
2000 Bagby, 713-527-0261, christianstailgate.com
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