This time of year often calls for the reunion of old pals that are now spread out far and wide, and Thanksgiving Eve is frequently reserved for hitting the town with the friends you haven’t seen in ages. Based on anonymized trip data from Thanksgiving in 2016, here are the top 10 bar destinations for Uber riders in Houston.
Houston bars to visit on Thanksgiving Eve
The wooden bar at Kirby Ice House is so long that if a beer was slid across the top, it would be warm before getting to the patron at the end. This cool, rustic establishment features an acre of trees that make the Kirby Ice House feel a bit like home. Order up a round of tender ribeyes or bulging burgers then wash ’em down with one of 51 beers on tap.
When: Mon – Fri, 2pm – 2am; Sat, 11am – 2pm; Sun, 12pm – 2am
Where: 3333 Eastside St
2. Pub Fiction
A staple in the late-night bar scene, Pub Fiction is a neighborhood hangout with a true hometown vibe. Social Hour runs from three to eight every Monday through Friday, featuring $3.14 Frito pies, $4 drafts, and other great specials. Get primed for your Thanksgiving feast with Whiskey & Weiner Wednesday special featuring $5 hot dogs and $5 Jameson.
When: Mon – Fri, 3pm – 2am; Sat – Sun, 10:30am – 2am
Where: 2303 Smith St
If your group is looking for some fun, reserve one of two private karaoke rooms at Kung Fu Saloon, or see who can get the highest score on vintage arcade games like Ms. Pacman and Double Dragon. If you prefer more hands-on games, Kung Fu has favorites like Giant Jenga, Connect Four, and more! You can always skip the entertainment and settle right in with your friends over some pickle shots, sake bombs, or one of 24 beers on tap.
When: Mon – Fri, 4pm – 2am; Sat – Sun, 11am – 2am
Where: 5317 Washington Ave
4. The Dogwood
This elegant wood-and-stone sports bar features a gorgeous rooftop patio that offers a glorious view of Houston’s downtown skyline. Southern hospitality is the name of the game here, and that includes a deep south-inspired menu offering fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffle sliders, and other time-honored favorites.
When: Mon – Thu, 4pm – 2am; Fri, 2pm – 2am; Sat – Sun, 11am – 2am
Where: 2403 Bagby St
5. La Grange
This spacious, chic bar serves up delicious coastal Mexican food, craft beer, handmade cocktails, with a heaping helping of atmosphere. Inside, you’ll find high ceilings, large, glowing glass light fixtures, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Both the terrace and outside bars are lit with strings of lights and dotted with vibrant greenery. The comfortable seating and a relaxed vibe invite you to settle in and stay a while.
When: Mon – Wed, 4pm – 12am; Thursday, 4pm – 2am; Fri, 3pm – 2am; Sat, 11am – 2am; Sun, 11am – 12am
Where: 2517 Ralph
Located in the historic Axelrad building in Midtown, Axelrad Beer Garden entices you with a grove of hammocks in the garden, which features an eclectic mix of exotic plants and colorful lights. If you get hungry or thirsty after all your hammock time, just ask for a slice of pizza from Luigi’s next door and order up one of 30 hand-picked beers.
When: Sun – Wed, 12pm – 1am; Thu – Sat, 12pm – 2am
Where: 1517 Alabama
Little Woodrow’s in Midtown is rife with possibilities for entertainment—eating gigantic burgers and sipping on refreshing suds are just two of them. You can also expect turtle racing, dodgeball, BBQ cookoffs, and other shenanigans afoot here. Thanksgiving Eve finds Little Woodrow’s celebrating with trivia, steaks, and big beers for as little as two bucks.
When: Mon – Fri, 12pm – 2am; Sat – Sun, 11:30am – 2am
Where: 2306 Brazos St
Concrete Cowboy is a sleek nightclub that features live entertainment every night of the week. The rooftop patio is equipped with its own bar and offers eye-popping views of the city. Although it has some features of a sports bar, Concrete Cowboy’s vibrant dance-party atmosphere takes reign.
When: Thu – Sat, 8pm – 2am; Sun, 4pm – 2am
Where: 5317 Washington Ave
‘Tis the season of giving back and at OKRA Charity Saloon every single drink you buy gives you a vote to cast for one of four charities. The one with the most votes gets a donation. To date, OKRA has raised $1 million for local charities.
When: Daily, 4pm – 2am
Where: 924 Congress
10. Boots ‘n’ Shoots
Century-old hardwood floors and whiskey barrel light fixtures set the tone for this Texas bar that serves up local and regional craft whiskeys in addition to a stellar menu of cocktails. If you can’t decide what to order, you can let the Plinko game choose for you. Boots ‘n’ Shoots is closed Sunday through Wednesday, but stop in Friday night to work off your Thanksgiving feast with a live DJ and dancing.
When: Thu, 8pm – 2am; Fri – Sat, 4pm – 2am
Where: 506 Main St
Thanksgiving is all about the spirit of friendship. This holiday season, hit the town to catch up with old friends—and maybe even meet some new ones.