8 "Eating At The Bar" restaurants in Houston.
Maybe you forgot to make a reservation for your date, or maybe you just want to dine solo without being surrounded by two-tops filled with other people on dates. Whatever the reason, you probably occasionally find yourself with the need to eat the bar. Here are the restaurants perfect for doing so.
Nancy’s Hustle is a wine bar in East Downtown, where you should get drinks and a light bite, like their Nancy Cakes with caviar.
Xochi is a Oaxacan spot in the Marriott Marquis hotel downtown, with mezcal cocktails, fresh masa, and a mole sampler that should be on your table.
Julep is where to go on Washington Ave. for good cocktails and fancy bar food without the dress code or bouncers of nearby spots.
West Alabama Ice House is a Montrose staple with a big back yard that's been attracting regulars for 30 years.
Oporto Fooding House & Wine in Midtown is a combination cafe, wine bar, bakery, and restaurant that serves Portuguese tapas.
Better Luck Tomorrow is a retro-ish bar in The Heights with great cocktails and surprisingly good bar food.
The Hay Merchant in Montrose has 80 beers on tap, a huge patio, and unique barn snacks like a roasted pig’s head.