Lodgeur has picked the best bars and restaurants for you in trendy East Downtown Houston!
We understand that what’s perfect for a business traveler is not always perfect for a family vacation. So we’ve identified each location and activity with an emoji to give you a quick visual and help you make easier decisions. Your trip should be about exploring, not researching.
We’ve also provided indicative pricing from $ to $$$$.
Saint Arnold is largely credited for the craft beer movement in Texas, and its headquarters and brewing factory is located in a massive three-story red-brick building, originally built in 1914, on the edge of Downtown. Inside, large-scale brewing equipment is on view, and four free half-hour tours are available daily. You don’t need tickets, but Saturdays are particularly popular, so show up early. To pass the time, settle into the beer hall, which has a full food menu.
A recent newcomer to East Downtown, Miss Carousel brings together all the right ingredients – classic cocktails, a full dinner menu, and a pool table all in an open, living room-like space. Come with a group or enjoy a quiet meal and glass of wine, undisturbed from the crowd around you.
Reminiscent of a modern Sketch in London, the food here definitely matches the aesthetic! It’s bright, welcoming, and delightful which, also goes in line with their overall concept and namesake – Indianola was billed as a celebration of American dishes born from the immigrant experience that began in port cities across the country. Houston, a city rich in immigrant cultures, is the perfect home for Indianola whose menu would be fluent in the region’s diverse cuisine. Great for a relaxing dinner solo or enjoyed on the last day of your time in Houston.
If we could paint a word picture of your experience at Nancy’s Hustle, it would involve creative cocktails that taste like nostalgia, lamb dumplings that you will have dreams about, and vintage music serenading your every bite. Make sure you start with the Nancy Cakes. Reservations recommended.
Innovative, farm to table cuisine, James Beard award-winning chef Justin Yu creates elevated seasonal dishes in a quaint, kitschy atmosphere that almost resemble a Brooklyn style flat, charming yet trendy! Reservations recommended.
Looking for somewhere quick, delicious, inexpensive, all within your lunch break? Huyn definitely ticks all those boxes! Serving up some homestyle Vietnamese cuisine, Huyn knows its audience yet stays authentic to flavor.