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From delicious breakfasts to drinks with live music, Houston has all your food and needs covered. Boasting many popular hangouts, the last thing anyone wants to do when they’re hungry or thirsty is stand in a line, but these ten restaurants and bars in Houston are worth the wait. Enjoy the best of Houston with our guide to some of its most popular venues.
Peli Peli takes its name from the most identifiable spice in South African cuisine. The sampler, Flavors of South Africa, is a great introduction to the delicious dishes created by Peli Peli’s chefs. Luckily for those of you in the center of town, you no longer have to go to Northwest Houston for a taste of South Africa. Peli Peli opened another location in The Galleria last year, and the food is just as good.
Stanton’s City Bites sells some of the city’s best hamburgers. Whether you have a flair for the dramatic and prefer your patty covered in chili, or like to keep things simple, Stanton’s City Bites has something for you. If hamburgers aren’t your preference, the sandwich selection is also more than enough to keep you satisfied.
Stanton’s City Bites, 1420 Edwards St, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 227 4893
Toaster’s is a small brunch spot across from the University of Houston-Downtown and near the start of the Heights Bike Trail. There are breakfast and lunch menus and breakfast is where they really excel. The breakfast sandwiches come with a choice of five different bread options – croissant, sourdough, biscuit, white or wheat bagel – and your eggs are served exactly how you want them.
Toaster’s, 1004 N. San Jacinto, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 226 7373
The renovated space that Arlo’s Ballroom calls home is cozy and reminiscent of a party in college, but with a fog machine, stronger drinks, and more attractive people. You will be singing along to Celine Dion one minute, and showcasing your best dance moves under the disco ball the next.
Arlo’s Ballroom, 2119 Leeland St, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 489 1899
The local music community in Houston is known for being tight-knit and supportive, and nothing exemplifies that more than the existence of The Waughford in Washington Heights. This venue is a house converted into a social space where you can hear Houston’s finest local talent perform. If you’re a fan of local music, stick around after and chat to the performers. In addition to live music, The Waughford also hosts Sketchbook Saloon, a monthly life drawing class.
The Waughford, 15 Waughford, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 679 3558