Favorite Bars in Houston’s Arts District

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Bottoms up! May the only pain you feel – be champagne. No really, feel free to order whatever you’d like, but we promise you won’t be feeling any pain at these awesome bars in Houston’s Arts District! Each one has something unique to offer and we are already excited to go back! Check them out, and let us know what you think! Cheers!

📷 Julep


To start off our favorite bars in Houston’s Arts District list we give you a truly worthy establishment. Julep is a chic and trendy bar with cocktails that show true artistry. We swear these cocktails look almost too good to drink – definitely instagram worthy! The attention to detail that goes into each and every cocktail truly does not go unnoticed! We are huge French 75 fans, and Julep has a frozen French 75 – it is a MUST try! Did we mention that they have frozen pops too? You can order a strawberry margarita in popsicle form! If thats not intriguing enough, Julep even hosts a patio bar pop-up series! It is so much fun.

📷 Liberty Station

Liberty Station

This next stop on our favorite bars in Houston’s Arts District is a totally different vibe. Liberty station is a place to sit back and relax! First, grab a beer from their expansive selection. They have 12 craft beers on draft and over 50 bottle and can selections! Next, grab some snacks from one of the many food trucks frequenting Liberty Station. Then, grab some friends and play some foosball or cornhole! Just want to catch up? They have a cool patio for that as well! At Liberty Station, there’s something for everyone. Have some fun!


M-Tr 4PM – 2AM

Fr-Su 2PM – 2AM

📍2101 Washington Ave Houston, TX 77007

📷 Henderson Height Pub

Henderson Heights Pub

Welcome to your (not so) traditional, fun, neighborhood bar! Henderson Heights Pub is the epitome of what we picture when we think of a fun time bar, and thats why it made our favorite bars in Houstons Arts District list! Even the dogs have fun at this Pub! Henderson Heights Pub is so dog friendly, that they even offer puppy beers! Come hang out on their huge patio, or even their indoor hammocks, grab one of their funky drinks, and enjoy the day! Order a Mali BOOYA Rum Punch Pouch on a hot day or  one of their stacked Bloody Marys on a Sunday afternoon!

Sun-Tues 12PM-12AM

Wed-Sat 12PM-2AM

📍908 Henderson St.
Houston, TX 77007

📷 Visit Houston

Darkhorse Tavern

Housed in a historic 1920s building, you’ll find original pressed tin ceilings, mica lamps, a copper bartop, and all your favorite beverages! Darkhorse Tavern is a comfortable neighborhood bar with games, food, a full bar, and plenty of friendly faces. They also pride themselves on their killer jukebox! Grab some pals and a beer and dance the night away at Darkhorse Tavern!


Loft 18

Eat. Drink. Golf!? Yep, we said it! Swing on by for some good old fashion fun – no pun intended! Loft 18 concludes our favorite bars in Houston’s Arts District because who doesn’t love a fun interactive bar?! Loft 18 offers a club level dining and service experience complete with gastro-pub fare,  craft beer and cocktails, and of course, a golf simulator! 

Monday: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

📍2313 Edwards Street Houston, TX

Bars in Houston's Arts District

Whether it be for a fun night out, happy hour, a work function, or a celebration, we guarantee you’ll have a great time at one of these bars in Houston’s Arts District! Cheers!

Kristin Dayao

Kristin Dayao

Kristin is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Houston City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Houston area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinHouston on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.