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Try These Spots for Day Drinking in The Heights!

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It’s Sunday Funday, and there’s only one thing to do– if you were thinking “day drink,” you get us! We all know that day drinking in The Heights on a beautiful Houston day hits different, and we’ve got just the places to go.

With tasty Mexican eats, gorgeous outdoor patios, unique and refreshing cocktails, and of course, brunch, these spots are bound to become your new go-to’s for a day out with friends. Keep scrolling to learn more about our favorite spots for day drinking in The Heights. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

📷 Eight Row Flint

When a restaurant’s slogan is #WhiskeyBeerTacos, you know you’re in for a great time! As their hashtag suggests, Eight Row Flint is a unique ice house concept that specializes in whiskey cocktails and bottle curation, high-quality local beer, and delicious tacos, and other Tex-Mex favorites. So, not only is this a great spot for day drinking in The Heights, but it’s also perfect for enjoying a delicious meal with friends.

There are DOZENS of cocktails to choose from, including seasonal, ranch waters, frozen, margaritas, or “fancy.” Our faves are the Pink Rattlesnake margarita, the Eight Row Mule, or the Frozen White Claw. These drinks pair really well with the beef barbacoa tacos, brussels sprouts tacos, or the shrimp tostada plate. With so many delish drinks and food options, you NEED to check this place out ASAP!

Sunday–Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am

Friday–Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am

📍1039 Yale St, Houston, TX 77008 

📷 Better Luck Tomorrow

This cool and casual local spot has become a Heights favorite over the years, and for good reason! The super-cute patio at Better Luck Tomorrow was basically made for day drinking, and the awesome food and drink menu will definitely keep you there for a while. We all love brunch here at UNATION, and Better Luck Tomorrow has a great one!

Their menu boasts griddled pancakes (served with streusel, pickled berries, and cream cheese), hangover hash browns (with beef gravy, pickles, shallots, and cheese), and a classic breakfast sandwich for the more traditional folks. Of course, they have mimosas by the glass or carafe, as well as other brunch cocktail favorites like Irish coffee and two varieties of Bloody Mary. If you’re not so into the brunch scene and you happen to be visiting BLT on a weekday, all drinks are HALF OFF before 5 PM. Score!

Monday–Friday| 12:00pm–12:00am

Saturday–Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am

📍544 Yale St, Houston, TX 77007

📷 Bungalow Heights

If you’re looking for a cute spot with good vibes and a nice patio for day drinking in The Heights, look no further than Bungalow Heights! This is a bar and restaurant conveniently located just across the street from Wicklow Heights and Cedar Creek Bar & Grill. It has a pretty large patio area (perfect for your furry friends!) and a very cozy interior.

But… let’s get on to the food and drinks! Bungalow Heights has dozens of beers on draft, as well as a sizable wine selection. Cocktail lovers, you really can’t go wrong with the frozen lemonades (made with Deep Eddy Lemon) or the It’s Fall Y’all (Texas Ranger whiskey, pumpkin syrup, lemon juice, and mint). And naturally, their brunch menu is on point too! We recommend the Hangover Nachos, Boudin Breakfast Bowl, or the Fruity Pebbles Waffles. You’ll thank us later!

Sunday–Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am

Friday–Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am

📍1919 Beall St, Houston, TX 77008

📷 Onion Creek Coffee House, Bar and Lounge

For that classic Texas backyard feel, check out Onion Creek! Inspired by the actual Onion Creek in Austin, this Heights restaurant boasts a woodsy, casual patio, a cozy dining room full of memorabilia and road signs, and a top-notch food & drink menu that just can’t be beaten. To top it all off, they are always hosting fun events, including live DJ sets during brunch hours and regular happy hours throughout the week.

If your plan is to grab some brunch and day drink while you’re at it, you’re in the right place. We definitely recommend trying the House Smoked Brisket Hash (served with potatoes, sweet and poblano peppers, two fried eggs over easy, creamy serrano, and two flour tortillas). How delicious does that sound? Their breakfast tacos are also an amazing option, as well as their leaner choices (who doesn’t love avocado toast?). But you’re here for the drinks, right? Well, Onion Creek offers champagne mimosa buckets for the table, classic mimosas with floaters, or even a frozen mimosa. Sign us up!

Sunday–Thursday | 7:00am–11:00pm

Friday–Saturday | 7:00am–2:00am

📍3106 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007

📷 Bobcat Teddy's Ice House

Patio bar fans, we’re not done yet! Bobcat Teddy’s Icehouse has one of the best patios on White Oak Drive, and you’re soon going to see why. This is a laid-back spot for enjoying a beer or a craft cocktail while you watch the big game or listen to a live band perform. There is always something fun going on here, from college football watch parties, to fight night viewings, to live music on Sundays.

Bobcat Teddy’s mission is to be the number one Irish whiskey bar in town, and we think they’ve succeeded! If there’s a type of Irish whiskey out there, they’ve got it, including Jameson on tap. But if you’re not super into whiskey, no worries! Local craft beers, hard seltzers, and all the classic cocktails (as well as some exclusive Bobcat originals) are waiting for you here. The other cool thing about Bobcat Teddy’s is that they host different food trucks daily, so you can grab some delicious burgers, tacos, or barbecue when you visit. What a perfect spot for day drinking in The Heights!

Monday–Sunday | 10:00am–2:00am

📍2803 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007

📷 Postino

If you’re a wine or brunch lover (or both!) you MUST know about Postino. If not, let us fill you in. Postino is a modern, trendy wine bistro just off of Heights Boulevard that specializes in cheese boards, exquisite wine offerings, and incredible bruschetta combos. If that’s not enough, they also have a unique and delicious brunch menu, as well as a great selection of brunch cocktails. Let’s dive right in!

For food, you’ll definitely want to go with the Madame, which is a twist on the classic Croque Madame, or the Morning Remix: Scrambled egg served with crème Fraiche, Parmigiano Reggiano, chive, crispy fingerlings, and a side of bacon. Yummm! While you dine, enjoy a brunch cocktail like the Sure Shot (Cocchi Rosa, sparkling rosè, grapefruit juice, and soda). For a more traditional choice, go for the Sherry Mary (a slight twist on the typical brunch staple) or a classic mimosa. Postino is sure to be a place you want to visit time and time again!

Monday–Thursday | 11:00am–11:00pm

Friday | 11:00am–12:00am

Saturday | 9:00am–12:00am

Sunday | 9:00am–4:00pm

📍642 Yale St, Houston, TX 77007

Looking for great drinks, a big outdoor patio, and the opportunity to snap a good IG pic? Look no further than Space Cowboy! With its colorful décor, this place screams a good time. Their patio has lots of seating which is perfect for those who want to enjoy those warm spring and summer days while sipping on their drink. Head inside and check out the different neon lights they have and snap a pic for your socials. Oh, and did we mention there’s also a pool right outside?!

Order a Mystery Pouch which has “everything you need to regret your night” or opt for La Fresona which has Milagro Blanco, Ancho Reyes Verde, Strawberry, Lime, and Club Soda. Had a little bit too much to drink? Good news, Space Cowboy is at the Heights House Hotel so you can book a room if needed! 

Monday–Wednesday | 5:00pm–12:00am

Thursday & Sunday | 3:00pm–12:00am

Friday–Saturday | 3:00pm–2:00am

📍100 W Cavalcade St, Houston, TX 77009

8. Heights Bier Garten

Heights Bier Garten is the perfect place for any day of the week. Whether you need to de-stress after a day of work or want some weekend fun, this spot will be your go-to for some day drinking! The space here is huge with both indoor and outdoor seating so grab your friend group, catch up, and get some drinks! For something sweet and refreshing enjoy a Fino Fresca with fino Sherry, watermelon, absinthe, lemon, and cucumber. Or get something refreshing and spicy like  El Humo Picante which has mezcal, sweet vermouth, lime, and jalapeno. 

Want your furry friends to tag along? No problem, Heights Bier Garten is super dog friendly so there’s no need to exclude them from the fun! 

Monday–Friday | 3:00pm–2:00am

Saturday–Sunday | 11:00am–2:00am

📍1433 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008

This is the perfect neighborhood bar to head to for some day drinking. The feel at Spring Street makes you forget you’re in the city for a bit. With so many drink options, both cocktails and wines, you’re sure to find a drink for you and go back many times. Located right along the Spring Street hike and bike trail, you can pop in for a refreshing drink after your hike or bike. Make sure to take advantage of their happy hour from 3pm-7pm for some great deals! 

Don’t forget to also get a bite along with your drink! They have their own food truck so grab some food whenever you visit or when you don’t feel like cooking after a long day of work or fun. 

Monday | Closed

Tuesday & Wednesday | 3:00pm–10pm

Thursday | 3:00pm– 12:00am

Friday | 3:00pm–1:00am

Saturday | 11:00am–1:00am

Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍1920 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Day Drinking Heaven in The Heights

Day drinking in The Heights has never been better! The next time you need Sunday Funday plans, why not enjoy a drink on a cozy patio at one of these AMAZING spots? With unique cocktails, endless mimosas, and mouth-watering food, all of these restaurants and bars would make for a fun outing next weekend. So, which one will you visit first?

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