The Best Bars In Houston Heights, Texas

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Photo of Melody Landry
9 February 2017

The Heights is a hip neighborhood located in northwest-central Houston. It has everything from thrift stores and antique shops to cafés and bars. Here are the best places on the bar scene.

Little Woodrow’s

Bar, Pub Grub
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View from Little Woodrow's
View from Little Woodrow's | © Ken/Flickr
Little Woodrow’s has a relaxed atmosphere with a giant wooden patio for people to enjoy. It is a sports-friendly bar with pool tables and big TVs tuned in to the latest games. Garage doors connect to the outdoor part of the bar. Little Woodrow’s has more than 100 beers to choose from, and 22 of them are on tap. Happy hour is weeknights from 2pm to 7pm. Cheap pitchers are also available nightly after 9pm. Little Woodrow’s has several locations in Texas. There are also locations in San Antonio and Austin. The menu consists of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and a variety of delicious appetizers.

Down The Street

Bar, American, $$$
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Down The Street, Houston
Down The Street, Houston | © Mark Scott /flickr
Down The Street has a great selection of wines and a killer brunch on the weekends. This neighborhood bar also has a wide selection of beer and allows dogs. There are specials like Moscow Mule Night Thursdays and College Game Burger Day Saturdays. The casual atmosphere is great for chatting with friends and listening to music. The bar has a rustic-chic interior and a friendly staff. A variety of fresh pizzas and small plates are available to satisfy customer’s tastebuds. Free parking is also available on the lot.

Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar

Music Venue
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Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar has a fun, funky atmosphere with regularly played live music. This intimate setting feels like a private concert with the arrangement of tables close to the stage. The decor is ’70s-inspired, with music spanning across several decades, such as old-school blues, punk rock, and all different types of upcoming bands. There is also a back patio for people to enjoy in the evenings. Dan Electro’s doesn’t serve liquor, but it allows customers to bring their own and will provide the rest of the set-up. It does, however, offer local beer and wine. The charm of this bar is that it is in a more secluded area of the Heights.

Cedar Creek

Bar, Cafe, American, $$$
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Cedar Creek Cafe Bar & Grill, Houston
Cedar Creek Cafe Bar & Grill, Houston | © Aimee Rivers/Flickr
Cedar Creek is a coffee house, bar, and lounge in the Heights area. This bar has a casual atmosphere with a cozy log cabin interior. This is really a great place to relax and hangout on a Friday or Saturday evening after a long day’s work. There is a big wood fireplace inside and an outdoor patio area with big picnic tables. Cedar Creek serves beer, wine, spirits, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It has a full-service bar, but Cedar Creek is also a family-friendly environment. It’s open every day of the week, and customers can enjoy free Wi-Fi. One of the specialties is the delicious neighborhood barbecue.

Sonoma Retail Wine Bar & Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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At Sonoma Retail Wine Bar & Restaurant there is a vast selection of wines from around the world. The bar arrived in the Heights back in 2012 and has quickly become a popular spot for locals. In 2013 it won the ‘Award of Excellence in Food and Wine’ from Wine Spectator for five consecutive years (2009-2013). The interior is filled with warm earth tones in an intimate setting. Many of the wines are paired with flatbreads and cheese plates. If you want to enjoy wine outside the bar, wine is also sold by the bottle. Free Wi-Fi is also available for guests.