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Houston/Greater Heights

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The Greater Heights area includes some of Houston's most pleasant neighborhoods as well as a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene, especially on the Washington Street corridor.

Heights Boulevard


Houston's first suburb, built around a streetcar line, The Heights today is centrally located compared to the far flung modern suburbs. It is a large district of gingerbread Victorian homes as well as early 20th Century bungalows. For pop-culture fans, The Heights is famous for being the birthplace and childhood home of actress Alexis Bledel, where she was raised by her mother Lupe and her father Bernado.

W 19th St.

Get in[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Houston Telephone Museum, 1714 Ashland Street, 713-861-9784, [1]. A museum of telephone history.  edit
  • Art Car Museum, 140 Heights Blvd, 713-861-5526, [2]. Changing exhibits of art cars, art, and whatever else the curator wants to show off. Donation Only.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Vintage CrossFit, 4205 Center St (Between Shepherd and Yale, behind Pearl Bar), 713-489-0610, [3]. Gym.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Coppa Food and Wine, 5555 Washington, 713-426-4260, [4]. Catalan offers a Italian-influenced menu and an extensive wine list. Reknowned restaurateurs Grant Cooper and Charles Clark have been wowing Houstonians and food critics alike. Reservations required.  edit
  • Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd, 713-861-8666, [5]. Raindow Lodge serves wild game dishes and seafood selections in a 100 year old log cabin perfect for the dining experience. Reservations required.  edit
  • Porch Swing Pub, 69 Heights Blvd, (713) 880-8700, [6]. With a huge out door patio and ample seating inside, Porch Swing is a favorite among residents of The Heights to go and watch a football game with friends or to celebrate a birthday in a large crowd. The atmosphere is very laid back. And yes, there is a porch swing out front you and about three or friends can sit on and take pictures on.  edit
  • El Gran Malo, 2307 Ella Blvd., (832) 767-3405, [7]. El Gran Malo serves gourmet tex-mex and specializes in awesome tacos and infused tequilas. Order the Texas Sea Salt Pecan Margarita. It may be the best margarita you've ever your life! The patio is awesome for when the weather cooperates and the inside has rustic Mexican decor. Definitely a must if you're in town and in the area.  edit
  • Sunrise Taquito Mexican Grill, 5601 Memorial Drive, (713) 880-5959. Sunrise Taquito ia attatched to the Shell station on Memorial and is known for having one of the best breakfast tacos in town.  edit
  • Gatlin's, 1221 W 19th St, [8]. Ranked as the best barbeque joint in Houston, by the Houston Press.  edit
  • Down House, 1801 Yale St. Gastro pub known for their creative sandwiches and large craft beer selection.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Waldo's Coffee House, 1030 Heights Blvd, (713) 769-0700, [9]. Great place to sip coffee, play a board game, or work on your laptop. They have live music on Saturday nights, too.  edit
  • Lei Low Bar, 6412 N Main St, (713) 380-2968. Tiki bar known for it's tiki drinks and Polynesian décor.  edit
  • Pearl Bar, 4216 Washington Ave., (713) 868-5337, [10]. Pearl Bar's probably best known for two things which seem to almost be exact opposites. It's happening' dance floor complete with talented DJs and it's laid back out door patio where you can play a pick-up game of beer pong or challenge somebody to a hula hoop contest. One thing is certain: you're bound to have a good time at the Pearl.  edit
  • The Dubliner, 4219 Washington Ave., (713) 861-2300. Located across the street from Pearl Bar, The Dubliner offers a laid back atmosphere with an ample juke box. It's small inside which makes it all the more intimate and it's a nice retreat from the hustle of Washington Ave.  edit
  • The Washington Avenue Drinkery, 4115 Washington Ave, (713) 426-3617, [11]. The Drinkery is yet another great bar inside and great patio outside. Go during happy hour for great drink specials. Stay for great music and atmosphere.  edit
  • Salt Bar, 4218 Washington Ave, (713) 868-5155, [12]. Specializing in high end margaritas, Salt is a great place to start your night...or end your night. Salt is located right next door to Pearl Bar  edit
  • The Lot, 4212 Washington Ave, (713) 868-5688, [13]. The Lot was is located next to Pearl Bar and has an open air atmosphere. They play the latest in hip/hop, rap and R&B in addition to some reggaeton.  edit

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