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July’s Local Love List Makes Summertime in Houston Even Sweeter

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It’s summertime and the livin’s easy!  These great spots in Houston are easy to love and we want to share them all with you in July’s Local Love List. 

Take a little time this summer to enjoy a staycation and explore our city!  Houston is so diverse and full of great restaurants, breweries, live music, and art exhibits, too.  You can’t forget all the great things to do for kids, as well, we have great museums like the Space Center and of course Moody Gardens. 

As always, we’re excited to highlight 10 more amazing local businesses born and built right here in Houston! Here are our picks for July!

Located in the Second Ward, White Rhino is an all-new eco–friendly bar that will make you think your on a tropical vacation right here in Houston!  If you love animals like we do you’ll love the fact that they donate a portion of proceeds to protect the endangered species we love so much.

White Rhino is a great spot to relax after work with fun drinks, craft beer, and cool events like Loteria!  Stay in the loop by following them on Instagram!

Venue Details
📍319 Milby St, Houston, TX 77003

Uncle Bean’s Coffee is an adorable patio coffee shop in the Heights that offers Walk-Up and Drive-Thru orders. Not only does Uncle Bean’s offer amazing breakfast tacos (get there early, they sell out!), they also have some delectable & unique drinks!

Try the best hot chocolate filled with fluffy marshmallows and mocha drizzle, or an iced coffee with a yummy. seasonal flavors.  If you’re looking for a sweet treat, try one of their cookies or a sticky (but delicious) cinnamon roll!

Uncle Bean’s is one of our favorites, the atmosphere is great and the coffee is even better!  Stop by to get some work done and bring Fido, too! 

Venue Details
📍3024 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77009

 
📷 Typhoon Texas

Need to cool down in this extreme summer heat? Take the kids (or kids at heart) to Typhoon Texas!  We love a good water park, you’ll catch us slipping and sliding all summer long at Typhoon Texas!  This family-friendly water park has a place for everyone in the family – from the littles to the big kids and adults!

Not only does Typhoon Texas have great slides, wave pools, and obstacle courses, they also have amazing events!  Check out their Red, White & Boom event where you can enjoy live entertainment and of course a dazzling fireworks display! You’ll also want to stay for Neon Nite!  Enjoy fog machines,  neon slides, laser lights, and more!

Venue Details
📍555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494

Houston always has amazing art displays, but not many are interactive like Ernesto Neto’s SunForceOceanLife!  This installation is 79 feet of crocheted netting filled with plastic balls that you and your friends can climb through and explore at the Museum of Fine Arts – Houston.  Not only is it a fun installation to interact with, but the work is also stunning and bright.  

SunForceOceanLife is available for viewing from now until September 26th. 

Venue Details
📍1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

We all know that the Heights House Hotel is already a unique place to stay during your visit to Houston. This bright and creative hotel’s new spot, Space Cowboy is a poolside bar with creative cocktails that will make you feel like you on vacation.

This poolside bar and eatery are offering up some delicious tropical bites and drinks that pair perfectly with a day at the pool. 

Venue Details
📍 100 W Cavalcade St Houston, TX 77009

The Stuff to Do in Houston Team loves Steamy Buns,  it’s a favorite amongst most of the team, actually!  That’s why we love Caobao Steamy Buns,  they have such a large variety of buns and frosty soft serve to finish off your meal.

We recommend trying their Cheesecake Eggrolls, Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Veggie Guaboa, and the Noodles Salad Bowl. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong here, it’s all delicious!

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📍 11805 Westheimer Rd Ste 340, Houston, TX 77077

Retro gamers unite! Game Over Video Games has all of the best retro video games and game consoles you could ever want!  Whether you’re an Atari fan or love Game Cube,  they have it here.  

Not only do they. carry. old school game consoles, but they also have modern consoles that can play. your old games,  like the Retron Sq that lets you play your favorite Gameboy games on the big screen.  Head down and grab your game today, Princess Peach is waiting to be rescued!

Venue Details
📍3281 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027

Whether you love camping or hate it, you’re going to love Kamp Houston! Kamp Houston has such a fun campground vibe and it has us coming back over and over again.  Sit around their TikTok famous fire pit and relax after a long week with friends.  Not only does Kamp Houston offer great cocktails, but they also have tasty bites that your tastebuds will love.   

Want to have a large get-together at Kamp? No worries, you can make a reservation for up to 10 people here. Kamp also offers open seating on a first-come, first served basis. 

Venue Details
📍6025 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

We had such a great time at Republic Aerial Yoga and we think you will love it, too!  This takes yoga to a whole new level, it’s challenging AND fun! Stretch and decompress to reach ultimate relaxation.

Republic Aerial Yoga offers over 60 classes a week, and there is a class for everyone. Not only does Republic Aerial Yoga offer classes for every level, but they will also live stream classes so you can participate from your own home. Class sizes are limited and require a reservation,   so be sure to book in advance!  You can find reservations here

Venue Details
📍1302 Houston Ave Suite 600, Houston, TX 77007

We love a bar with a cause!  Angel Share HTX is Houston’s newest charity bar and it’s gorgeous! Every month Angel Shart HTX will choose a Houston nonprofit to donate its proceeds to and we think that’s pretty darn awesome!

You can check out Angel Share HTX in Downtown Houston!  Happy hour is daily from 4–6:30 PM and they offer craft beer, unique cocktails, and a beautiful atmosphere. 

Venue Details
📍924 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002

Much More to Love in Houston

Did any of our July faves make it onto your to-do list? We hope so! Supporting our local business owners and entrepreneur community is just one of our favorite things about living in Houston

Be sure to follow us @stufftodoinhouston on Instagram and Facebook, and download our app for more helpful guides and events!

We love when you guys send us photos of your adventures, so snap a pic and tag us on Instagram or share in the Facebook group! Let us know what you think, or share your Local Love List recommendations with us.

On the hunt for more? Check out our neighborhood guides to discover more of our favorite places.  

Whitney Ellis

Whitney Ellis

Whitney is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagramand Facebook.

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