20K Group’s Going Out Guide

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Recently, one of our clients asked us to create a "Nightlife Guide to Houston" for visitors to an international conference. Narrowing down our favorite hot spots wasn't an easy task, but that's a good thing -- it's testament to our city's nearly endless entertainment options. We kept our recommendations to Downtown, Montrose and Midtown for easy access from the George R. Brown Convention Center, but we know there are a ton of other great bars for out-of-towners. Where would you take guests to show them that Houston is the coolest city in America? Downtown Pete's Dueling Piano Bar - 201 Fannin St #301 Houston, TX 77002 Known for its riotous atmosphere, Pete's Dueling Piano Bar is a great place to let loose and have fun. Be prepared to sing along with the live performers and get in the Houston spirit. Reserve 101 - 1201 Caroline St Houston, TX 77002  Whiskey is the specialty at Reserve 101 - they boast more than 125 whiskeys, bourbons and scotch varietals on their menu. Their specialty house martinis are also known to pack a punch. MKT BAR - 1001 Austin Houston, TX 77010 MKT BAR is a hip wine and beer bar offering light bites in a relaxed, urban setting. MKT Bar frequently features live music and work from local artists on display. Midtown 13 Celsius - 3000 Caroline St Houston, TX 77004 This wine bar and café complements its eclectic wine offerings with cheese, charcuterie, sandwiches and handmade truffles. Housed in a 1920s Mediterranean-style building, the ambiance is cozy, stylish and provides a glimpse into historic Houston. Nouveau Antique Art Bar - 2913 Main St Houston, TX 77002 Nouveau Antique Art Bar caters to Houston's young professional community with friendly bartenders and reasonably priced beverages, all while displaying reproduction Tiffany lamps, unique stained glass art and antique Art Nouveau furniture. Proof Bar + Patio - 2600 Travis Houston, TX 77006 Midtown has a new view! This hip bar offers views of downtown from their patio and hosts a house DJ in their luxe indoor lounge space for dancing. Mongoose Versus Cobra - 1011 McGowen St Houston, TX 77002 This relatively new addition to Midtown boasts “artfully and passionately made” beers and spirits. With a trendy vibe and ample free parking, it's quickly becoming one of Midtown's hotspots. Montrose Anvil Bar and Refuge - 1424 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006 Anvil Bar & Refuge crafts cocktails in the classic tradition with only the freshest ingredients, including house-made bitters, sodas, infusions and liqueurs. Hay Merchant - 1100 Wesheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006 The Hay Merchant is known for their impressive array of unique beers. They take pride in serving their beverages in the proper glassware and at the correct temperature and gas balance to bring out the flavors of their products. Boheme - 307 Fairview Houston, TX 77006 This neighborhood bar was designed to showcase Houston's unique arts and culture with a great outdoor patio. The sangria is a local favorite. Hotel ZaZa Monarch Bar - 5701 Main St. Houston, TX 77005 Take in Houston's vibrant Museum District in the Monarch Bar, located in the lobby of Hotel ZaZa, Houston's newest boutique hotel that reflects the eclectic nature of the city it calls home.      

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