Houston's 10 Coolest Bar Names

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.

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10. CLUTCH CITY SQUIRE
How could we leave off a bar whose name so adeptly reps our city? We love how this Market Square bar makes such good use of Houston's nickname, and also how they've fancied it up a bit with "squire."

410 Main, 713-228-2800


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9. MONGOOSE VERSUS COBRA
Mongoose versus cobra: the ultimate battle to the death. We can sign off on this bar moniker, although the sweet beer selection and giant pretzels make that a tiny bit easier. Also, we sure don't want them to sic either of those creatures on us for leaving them out. Keep it in the bar, Mongoose.

1011 McGowen, 713-650-6872, mongooseversuscobra.com


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8. VOODOO QUEEN
We love anything that's an homage to our neighbors to the north, and Voodoo Queen is just that. The name signifies the mystery behind the N'awlins voodoo tales, and the mural just makes it a next level type thing. Voodoo Queen, you're our New Orleans home away from home, both in name and in alcohol content.

322 Milby


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Location Info

Venue

Map

Mongoose Versus Cobra

1011 McGowen St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Voodoo Queen

322 Milby St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Anvil Bar & Refuge

1424 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Notsuoh

314 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Pastry War

310 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Charity Saloon

924 Congress St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge

308 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Dirt

1209 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Alice's Tall Texan Drive Inn

4904 N. Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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12 comments
Ian T. Komouss
Ian T. Komouss

"Relevant" It will be the hipster bar to end all hipster bars.

Nate
Nate

"Unless you're unusually mentally gifted,"  You know, like those people that know that NOLA is our neighbor to the east. 


But hey, another Clumsy Butcher PR piece!  CultureMap is going to be jealous.

Al_Sharpton
Al_Sharpton

New Orleans is Houston's northern neighbor?

badnewsbar
badnewsbar

Thanks for getting all of the words right!

Matthew Davis
Matthew Davis

I was surprised to not see Avant Garden Houston

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