5 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Houston.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Anvil Bar & Refuge is one of the best bars in the city, with a long list of cocktails, knowledgeable bartenders, and a Captain’s List of rare spirits.
Nancy’s Hustle is a wine bar in East Downtown, where you should get drinks and a light bite, like their Nancy Cakes with caviar.
Julep is where to go on Washington Ave. for good cocktails and fancy bar food without the dress code or bouncers of nearby spots.
Axelrad Beer Garden in Midtown has 30 beers on tap, a huge backyard, and lots of hammocks to lounge in.