If you’re looking for a low-key cocktail option on Washington Ave., head to Julep. It’s the kind of bar where a cocktail takes five minutes to make, but they’re worth the wait. Also a big plus: Julep doesn’t have the bouncer and dress code situation that’s common at other spots nearby. They serve fancy bar food like seafood towers and cheese boards, but if you’re in need of a snack with your nightcap, get the chicken salad and crackers.
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El Tiempo Cantina is where to go for queso and fajitas before a long night of bar-hopping on Washington Ave.
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Coltivare in The Heights is where to go with a group to drinks cocktails in a garden and eat lots of Italian food.
Killen's Barbecue in Pearland serves the best barbecue in the Houston-area and is especially known for their smoked brisket.
Last Concert Cafe
Last Concert Cafe is a historic music venue and Mexican restaurant located just north of Downtown.
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Laredo Taqueria off Washington Ave. is where you should go for tacos, regardless of the time of day.
Oporto Fooding House & Wine
Oporto Fooding House & Wine in Midtown is a combination cafe, wine bar, bakery, and restaurant that serves Portuguese tapas.
Axelrad Beer Garden
Axelrad Beer Garden in Midtown has 30 beers on tap, a huge backyard, and lots of hammocks to lounge in.
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