Houston’s rich cultural diversity means dining and imbibing can make for a unique evening after schlepping laptops and backpacks all over the NRG Center. The following is a list of places, including some of Rigzone’s favorites, of where you can kick back with old friends, as well as the new ones you make at the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
For something truly unique, you and your OTC tribe, should try this renowned local tiki bar, which actually specializes in cocktails. From freshly squeezed juiced to mashed bananas, let the atmosphere take you away from the notorious Houston heat.
6412 N Main St • Houston, TX 77009 • 713.380.2968
For a quieter evening, The Nightingale Room is an intimate nightclub serving up fresh drinks and a collection of vinyl records any music lover would envy.
308 Main St • Houston, TX 77002 • 832.968.3370
A sophisticated locale, Henke & Pillot offering inspired cocktails and dishes designed by Chef David Grossman.
809 Congress • Houston, TX 77002 • 713.222.0003
Drawing influence from Creole New Orleans, Honeymoon Café & Bar offers artisan coffee and cocktails with Texas roots.
300 Main Street • Houston, Texas 77002 • 281.846.6995
Featuring nostalgic and decadent cuisine with an ambiance inspired by American hotel lobbies and European cade of the 1920s, Prohibition Supper Club & Bar was built on the foundation of Houston’s first theater. Take your theater friends for a variety of classic cocktails and boutique wines.
1008 Prairie Street • Houston, TX 77002 • 281.940.4636
Houston’s first bar dedicated to classic cocktails, Anvil Bar & Refuge offers a unique list of 100 original recipes. Let the friendly staff quench your OTC thirst with a fresh menu each night of eight signature cocktails.
1424 Westheimer Rd. Ste. B • Houston, TX 77006
For the old school video gamer, Kung Fu Saloon offers vintage arcade games with its traditional bar fare. There’s 24 beers on tap, but if you’re looking for something a little different, there’s the saloon’s special Saki bomb menu.
5317 Washington Ave. • Houston, Texas 77007 • 713.864.0642
Inspired by the southern charm of a Dogwood tree in grandmother’s garden, the Dogwood is a homegrown space that beckons with offerings from risotto lollipops and fried green tomatoes. Come thirsty to wash it all down with cold Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka.
2403 Bagby St. • Houston, Texas 77006 • 281-501-9075
Unlike anything else downtown, El Big Bad brings patrons a bit of feisty Mexican fare, including infused tequilas and fresh juice margaritas. And to sweeten the deal, El Big Bad will offer 20 percent off for guests who shows their OTC badge. This offer will not be valid during happy hour or with any other promotion.
419 Travis • Houston, Texas 77002 • 713.229.8181
This bar lives up to its name. With a Top 10 list of shots, plus a list of dozens of others and a bartender willing to help you decide by spinning a wheel, it’s a shot lover’s dream.
2315 Babgy St., Ste. B • Houston, TX 77006 • 713.526.3000
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