If you’re a foodie, you’ve come to the right place. Houston, Texas is well known across the country for its incredible food scene. The city’s bursting with local gems and celebrity chef-led eateries alike, all serving up plenty of lip-smacking flavor. Even the pickiest eaters will find something worth savoring here, including smoky Lone Star-style barbecue, Tex-Mex that always hits the spot and authentic Asian flavors that will take you from Thailand to Tokyo. That’s in addition to a slew of creative concepts by up-and-coming, award-winning chefs that range from reimagined Western to global fusion and everything in between.
Stay at Club Quarters Houston and you’ll always be easy walking or driving distance from a great meal.
When it comes to options, Houston’s downtown area has it all — casual bars with killer happy hours, upscale eateries perfect for client dinners, and intimate lounges that are great for date night. The best part? They’re all within easy reach when you stay at Club Quarters Houston.
Less than half a mile away from the hotel, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse offers prime cuts cooked to perfection. It was voted best steakhouse in the city in the Houston Press’s 2021 Readers’ Choice awards, and it lives up to hype. Within 12-minutes walking distance you’ll find Guard & Grace, known for its charcuterie, oyster bar, wine cellar and fiery grilled entrees — though it serves up stellar steaks, too.
Craving something a bit more casual? Head to The Nash (it’s also located close to the hotel) for comforts foods like tator tots, tequeños, pizzas, burgers and more — not to mention expertly crafted cocktails. The happy hour here takes place Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and features $8 cocktails and $7 bites.
Five miles away in the Heights you’ll find locally loved dive bars, cozy mom-and-pop gems and even community crawfish boils (if you’re visiting in the springtime). There’s Mico’s Hot Chicken, offering a little taste of Nashville through its crispy, deep-fried spiced chicken. You can choose your level of spice, from mild to an ultra-hot version seasoned with the world’s spiciest pepper. If you’re in the mood for to-die-for Tex Mex paired with distinct Western vibes, head to the always-buzzing Superica by chef Ford Fry.
Want to transport your taste buds east? Take your pick of Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean and Japanese in Asiatown. It’s home to a six-mile strip that encompasses everything from hole-in-the-wall restaurants to Asian markets stocked with grab-and-go goodness.
We love Crawfish & Noodles, a Houston favorite that fuses Vietnamese and Cajun flavors. Besides the crawfish, menu standouts include delicious noodle dishes, hot pots and curried entrees. And at the all-you-can-eat Shabu Zone, you can feast on premium meats to your heart’s content. We’re talking certified Akaushi wagyu, blue crabs, sweet shrimp…the whole nine yards. Traveler’s Table also features dishes from around the world designed in an alluring space by Gin Design Group.
For great cocktails, Houston has your back. Locals love Anvil Bar & Refuge, where owners Bobby Heugel and Steve Flippo and their team of all-star bartenders have been perfecting and reinventing classics since 2009. There’s also Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge, which hosts a crazy-good happy hour weekdays until 6:30 p.m. and serves some really cool, creative drinks. And finally, Axelrad, city’s “coolest beer garden” and a go-to for live music.
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