Public Services Wine & Whiskey
202 Travis St., Downtown
Don't come to Public Services expecting the frills and invention of modern experimentation—this is a classic whiskey and wine bar.
The Pastry War
310 Main St., Downtown
The neon sign upon entry warns you straight-up: no pastries. But tamales—and tequila and mezcal—are fair game.
The Original OKRA Charity Saloon
924 Congress St., Downtown
Here's how this works: Every drink purchased at OKRA's Charity Saloon qualifies as a vote toward one of four charities at the polling station against the wall.
1777 Walker St., Downtown
Hugo Ortega solidifies his status as a city treasure with Xochi (his 2017 follow-up to Caracol), built with his wife to represent the diversity of Oaxacan cuisine.
La Calle Tacos
909 Franklin St., Downtown
Despite the wealth of taco options available in Houston, Ramon Soriano Tomka was still craving the tacos he knew from the streets of Mexico City.
1070 Dallas St., Downtown
A new addition to Downtown Houston, Hotel Alessandra is a modern, twenty-story building situated near the METRORail, making it the perfect home base from which to explore all of Houston.
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
1300 Lamar St., Downtown
A 2017 renovation has given the thirty-five-year-old hotel a glossy new exterior and a sleekly finished leather-and-glass lobby.