Category: Nightlife

Benjys on Washington

No, not the 80′s TV show about a scruffy, heroic dog. There’s nothing scruffy about this place. Benjy’s has been a major contender in the Houston food scene ever since the original location opened in the Village several years ago. Houston diners loved the modern yet warm interiors, unbeatable happy hour specials, and the top [...]

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Neighborhood Crash Course: Montrose

Those who have never been to Houston think smog, traffic, and humidity when they imagine our beloved city. Well, they’re not entirely off point. But many people also assume that Houston is not a diverse city, that it’s a homogeneous place where everyone looks, thinks, and does that same things as everyone else. Nothing could [...]

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Pearl Bar

Some people think that trendy Washington Avenue is getting a little too big for its britches. In other words, things are getting touch too high brow on the corridor, what with some clubs and bars only letting certain people in, and charging through the nose for drinks, and just generally losing its laid-back, coolness. Washington [...]

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Boheme

I can’t believe this week is already almost over. Is it just me, or does time seem to be going by faster? Maybe it’s a summer phenomenon. But when the weeks fly, that just means Friday gets here that much quicker. And Fridays are never a bad thing. Especially when you spend them at Boheme [...]

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RA Sushi + Bronx Bar

It’s Friday night in Houston, folks! I hope everyone has fun plans for the evening, plans to get out in this beautiful city and have some fun on a hot summer night. If you’re all dressed up with no place to go, here are a few hints: RA Sushi (Westheimer)3908 Westheimer Rd (Highland Village) Houston, [...]

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The Black Lab

How far do you think you need to travel for some killer fish and chips? Or a rare beer. Or a cozy, authentic pub atmosphere. London? A British fishing village? New England, at least, right? Nope. You can literally transport yourself across the pond if you’re ready and willing to brave the Montrose traffic. You [...]

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Neighborhood Crash Course: Rice University

Rice University is a very unique area of Houston. You can easily forget you’re in the nation’s 4th largest city as you cruise the streets of this ‘quaint’ neighborhood. Students bombard the crosswalks with books in hand, mom’s chauffeur their kids here and there. It’s a town within a town. The Rice district obviously revolves [...]

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Washington Avenue, Folks

Yes. That is the thermometer in my car. Yes, it reads 106 degrees. It’s official. Summer has arrived in Houston. I’ll pause while you program your A/C repairman’s phone number into speed dial. It’s summertime, folks. And you know it’s summertime, almost, anyway, because Memorial Day is upon us. I hope everyone has some fun [...]

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The Boom Boom Room

With a name like the Boom Boom Room, you’d think this place was a wild and crazy club. In fact, it’s anything but. The Boom Boom Room on Yale Street in the Heights is the ideal spot for an after work drink in a trendy, eclectic environment or a laid back Friday night with friends. [...]

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Houston Can Do the Cool-Coffee-House Thing, Too: Onion Creek

Austin gets all the attention for being cool, and it’s really not fair, because Houston can be just as cool if not cooler. So there. Jokes aside, many people, even native Texans, think Austin is the only place they can find hip, one-of-a-kind eateries, bohemian-esque neighborhoods, and quirky shops. And it just isn’t the case. [...]

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