Sometimes you just need a drink. And other times, you need a drink before noon. Houston has grown fond of early boozing in the last few years, from lush brunches to 10 a.m. tailgate gatherings. To add to Houston’s large assortment of cultural food diversity and the new day drinking trend, here are the best bars to be at before noon – because the phrase ‘it’s 5 o’clock somewhere’ has never been so true.
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Johnny’s Gold Brick
Johnny’s Gold Brick is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2 a.m. Try their Boilermaker, because getting up before noon on a weekend is a celebration in itself. If you’re not one for dropping whiskey into beer at early hours, they also have a fabulous Moscow Mule or a top notch frozen margarita to escape the Texas heat. Check out their website to see a full drink menu and weekday hours before you swing by.
2518 Yale St, Houston, Texas USA +1 713 864 2424
Pub Fiction opens at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on weekends, and it was created for Houston sports fans. This Midtown staple features an outdoor shaded patio and provides plenty of sports coverage, with a TV in every corner (inside and out!). Because it opens early, you can grab a signature Sangria before you start with the hard stuff like their signature Pub Fiction. The pub food is also a step up from the usual fried fare, with updated American options.
2303 Smith St #100, Houston, TX USA +1 713 400 8400
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Double Trouble is the best of both the coffee and cocktail worlds and is open from 8:30-2am Saturdays and 8:30-8 pm Sundays. Double Trouble is never too crowded because of their early open, and it’s a great place to get your caffeine and booze fix all in one space. Jump right off the metro rail and sip on a cold coffee cocktail like the Betty Whizzle. Or you can lounge in in the Tiki-themed, chic leather chairs and follow up the day with a bevy of shopping choices nearby. Plus, this place smells like coffee and leather, what could be better?
3622 Main St, Houston, TX USA +1 713 874 0096
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium opens at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 12 p.m. on weekends. Kitschy meets chain, the Flying Saucer is the place to be for any beer lover, with over 100 craft beers to choose from. Flying Saucer was known as one of Houston’s best craft beer bars, before craft became hip. If Bud Light is your beer of choice, this is not the bar for you, as they only serve craft brews and hard-to-finds. See their full beer list here. On the plus side, they have great grub, like the bacon mac and cheese and impressive list of German fare.
705 Main St, Houston, TX USA +1 713 228 9472
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Cedar Creek Bar and Grill
Cedar Creek Bar and Grill is open from 11am on weekdays and 7am Saturdays and Sundays. This is the most laid-back day drinking spot you can find, and you do have to order inside at the bar. However, the outdoor patio, located on a small running creek, makes for a great place to wear off the hangover from the night before. Try a frozen Blue Moon mimosa or enjoy the $5 Bloody Mary bar on Sundays. For more daily deals, click here. With a Texas-themed space, this is a great place to take visitors or meet a large weekend crew.
1034 W 20th St, Houston, TX USA +1 713 808 9623