Posted in: Dining Living Nightlife Posted on: Jun 8th, 2015

Memorial Heights, Houston Dining and Nightlife

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There’s nothing like having insider knowledge of a new city when you move in. After you’re done unpacking, you need some grub and something to whet your whistle. And we’re here to help.

Here are some of our top picks for places to eat and imbibe in Memorial Heights, Houston once you’re done unpacking all those moving boxes.

Cocktails and Tapas at Down The Street
Down The Street is a cozy little neighborhood tapas place in the Memorial Heights area. You’ll find pizzas, cheese boards and small entrees to nosh on, plus specialty hand-crafted cocktails to sip. Down The Street offers food specials throughout the week: Monday is Steak Night, Wednesday is Taco & Beer Night, and Saturdays feature burger and beer specials. The inside is small and charming, and they’ve got plenty of outdoor seating, too.

Down The Street
5746 Larkin St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-3508
Open Monday – Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Food Trucks and Cocktails: Liberty Station Bar
What’s better than sipping cocktails and brews outside? Pairing your favorite drink with snacks from your favorite Houston food truck. Liberty Station bar has all of the above.

Liberty Station was established on what used to be a gas station (hence the name). Some of the best food trucks Houston has to offer come around by 5 p.m. most evenings. When you’re in the mood for drinks and a smorgasboard of local fare to graze from, Liberty Station Bar is your best bet.

Liberty Station Bar
2101 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 640-5220
Open Monday – Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Closed Sundays

Two Kinds of Brews at Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails

Houston has some unique spots, and Doube Trouble is one of them. Coffee shop by day and cocktail bar by night, you can pick your poison at any time of day. They’ve got you covered on both ends with locally-brewed coffee from Greenway Coffee and locally-brewed beer on tap. You’ll also find a pub quiz here on Sundays and bingo on the first Tuesday of every month.

Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails
3622 Main Street Suite D
Houston, TX 77002
713-874-0096

Open Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

A 20-Page Wine Menu at Ibiza Food and Wine Bar

If you love wine, Ibiza is the place for you. Their wine menu spans 20 pages and covers everything from champagne to dessert wines from around the world.

Their food menu is inspired by Spanish flavors and includes seafood, meats, salads, small appetizers and more. Come here for a high-class evening and your favorite wine.

Ibiza Food and Wine Bar
2450 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77006

(713) 524-0004

Open Tuesday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Guzzle Down Some Texas Taste at St. Arnold Brewing Company

There’s no better way to tap into Houston culture than visiting the oldest craft brewery in Texas. St. Arnold brews nine different types of beer year-round, plus a number of limited-edition and seasonal varieties. Visit the brewery for lunch and try their beers for yourself. You’ll find salads, sandwiches and larger entrees, plus their two-course daily lunch special – beer included!  – for $17.55.

St. Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020

(713) 686-9494

Lunch served Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.