Houston is a city of many neighborhoods, each with its own attractions and charm. Downtown is divided into several different neighborhoods, and one of them is the Warehouse District. Noted for its vibrant art scene, interesting restaurants, and colorful attitude, the Warehouse District has a personality all its own. The area is also home to some of the city’s best nightlife and these establishments represent five of the best places to visit for drinks and entertainment.
Moon Tower Inn
3004 Canal St.
Houston, TX 77004
(832) 969-1934

If a cool atmosphere, wild games, and great craft beer are right up your alley, then a visit to the Moon Tower Inn is a must. Best known for its hot dog selection made with every meat imaginable, Moon Tower Inn is just as well-known for craft beer, and its selection includes a tap wall with more than 50 beers flowing at all times. Popular with the hipster crowd, Moon Tower Inn is very laid back, unpretentious, and memorable place for countless different reasons. Where else can you order a hot dog made from duck meat washed down with a sour beer while seated on an outdoor picnic table? There is no other place in Houston quite like Moon Tower Inn and it ranks among the must-visit places in the Warehouse District.

Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emanuel St.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 225-5483

Popular for its live music, Warehouse Live is a mainstay of the Warehouse District from which it borrows part of its name. Guests pack Warehouse Live throughout the week when live shows come to town and can include local acts as well as nationally-known pop and metal bands. This is also a nice place for drinks, with a full bar to mix up anything under the sun. Warehouse Live is a great place to visit when you want to listen to music and groove to the beat.

Last Concert Cafe
1403 Nance St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 226-8563

Perhaps you want to listen to live music but also want some good food and drink to match? If so, then the place to visit is Last Concert Cafe. This establishment supplies everything you need for a full entertainment experience; with an outdoor patio for the more comfortable evenings. There is even a section near the stage with sand, perfect for those who enjoy a beach-like atmosphere. Music, food, and drinks set the Last Concert Cafe apart from any other nearby bars and make it a great choice for a rounded night of entertainment.

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Eighteen Twenty Bar
1820 Franklin Ave.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-5535

Located close to the major sports venues in downtown Houston, Eighteen Twenty Bar is the place to visit for a quick drink and some good conversation. Dark on the inside, it features a lounge-like atmosphere, while the music is limited to the CDs in the jukebox. Eighteen Twenty bar is cozier than others, not too loud, and within walking distance of Houston’s Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center; making it the perfect stop after the game or concert.

Lucky’s Pub
801 Saint Emanuel St.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 522-2010

If the standard pub fare and atmosphere are part of your nightly plans, then consider a visit to Lucky’s Pub. At Lucky’s, guests can munch on delicious appetizers, burgers, and pizza, while treating themselves to the perfect libation and watching the big game on one of the many televisions. Feel like some time outdoors? No problem. Just walk to the outdoor patio and enjoy some fresh air with your food and beverage. It’s an unassuming type of place and a good Warehouse District choice when you want just the basic sports bar experience.

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