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.