Houston Local Love List: May Edition

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It’s May and it’s time to highlight our favorite local businesses with our May Houston Local Love List! We will be highlighting some spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother’s Day (5/8), Memorial Day (5/30), and other local businesses you can support!

Make sure to bookmark this page and check back next month for a brand new list of our favorite local businesses. Have a business you’d like featured in our Local Love List?  Send us a DM via Instagram or Facebook, we would love to feature you!

Local Love List - Picked Flower Co.

📸 Picked Flower Co.

Picked Flower Co.

This Mother’s Day (5/8), gift mom a beautiful floral arrangement from a local Heights-based company, Picked Flower Co.! Shop florals from the Mother’s Day Collection like the ‘Lilac You A Lot’ bouquet or Garden No. 36. We’re sure mama will love! This shop also offers a flower subscription called Petal Club so you can schedule your florals, either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly!

📍Picked Flower Co.

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📷 @atastefultrip

White Rhino Cocktail Bar

There’s no fiesta like the Cinco de Mayo (5/5) fiesta at White Rhino Cocktail Bar! Grab your amigos and play Loteria, listen to Live Mariachi, a DJ and watch incredible Folklorico dancers, plus support local vendors! There’s plenty of outdoor and indoor seating at this Tulum-inspired bar with a cause to save the endangered species like the White Rhino. What’s not to love about an eco-friendly and sustainable cocktail bar?

📍 White Rhino Patio And Cocktail Bar

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📸 Re∙Vive Salon and Spa

Re∙Vive Salon and Spa

Pamper mom this Mother’s Day by booking an appointment at Re∙Vive Salon and Spa! She can choose from their many services like hair styling, facials, microblading, eyelash extensions, body waxing, nail services and more. Their group of beauty professionals will have her feeling her best! This local business has a Heights and Oakforest location.

📍Re∙Vive Salon and Spa

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📸 Wakefield Crowbar

Wakefield Crowbar

Houston’s only Sand Volleyball & Entertainment venue, Wakefield Crowbar is the perfect spot to hang out with friends and family this Memorial Day (5/30)! With 3 volleyball courts, sports bar, spacious patio, restaurant, kids play area and a full bar, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  Looking to celebrate a birthday or special event? We recommend booking their private event space!

📍Wakefield Crowbar

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📸 @curlyysenpai

OSO Coffee co.

Houston, we’ve got a new coffee shop you’ll love! In Spanish oso means bear and we love that this coffee shop is named in honor of the founder’s mother, aka “Mama Bear”. Whether you’re a coffee or matcha drinker, you can find it here! Plus, you can pair your favorite morning drink with one of their delicious Mexican sweet bread! Be sure to taste their horchata latte too.

📍Oso Coffee Co.

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📸 On The Kirb

On The Kirb

National Mimosa Day (5/16) is around the corner and we’ve got the perfect spot for you to enjoy this brunch favorite! At On The Kirb Sports Bar you can taste organic feel-good eats and pair with their mimosa specials like Mimosa Carafes and the popular Mimosa Tower to share. Grab your friends and head to On The Kirb for a great time – cheers!

📍On The Kirb

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📷 Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden

Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden

Sip back and relax at Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden on National Wine Day (5/25). This local spot has a great outdoor patio, friendly service and of course, delicious cocktails and wine! Did we mention their Wine Happy Hour? Yes! It is available Tuesday – Friday from 3pm – 7pm. 

📍Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden

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📷 El Segundo Swim Club

El Segundo Swim Club

Looking for a cool spot to hang with friends this May? Grab a day pass at El Segundo Swim Club, a hidden oasis in Houston! Soak up the sun, sip cocktails and swim at this tropical and 70’s retro-inspired spot. It will have you feeling like you’re on vacation! 

📍El Segundo Swim Club

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📷 The Pit Room

The Pit Room

There’s no need to travel far for some good ol’ Texas BBQ. Make a ‘pit stop’ at The Pit Room in the heart of Houston this National Barbecue Day (5/16)! This local spot prides itself on providing diners with quality meats and trust us, they don’t disappoint. You’ve got to try their smokin’ brisket, beef and pork ribs, sausage and sides like mac n cheese and elote!

📍The Pit Room

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📷 Flip 'n Patties

Flip 'n Patties

Do you love burgers as much as we do? Then, you’ll love Flip ‘n Patties’ burgers! This burger spot with a Filipino-twist is perfect to try on National Hamburger Day (5/28). Order the burger with akaushi beef, fried panko stuffed portabella shroom, bacon, cheddar, green leaves, tomato and crispy fries. It tastes like heaven!

📍Flip ‘n Patties

Did any of our May 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

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

Zoraida Koenck

Zoraida Koenck

Zoraida 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 Instagram and Facebook.