Explore & enjoy “a beautiful day in the neighborhood” in The Heights

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Take a day off and explore, dine, get a trim, mind your fitness, and unwind on a beautiful fall day in the neighborhood in The Heights. 

With perfect fall weather here (a few rainy days aside), the good folks at Birds Barbershop in The Heights have put together a list of their perfect day in their very own Houston ‘hood.

Kicking off at 8am, the list presents an active exploration of favorite and lesser known Heights destinations, starting with morning coffee and wrapping with an evening nightcap. Of course, you can mix, match, and add to create your own perfect day in The Heights.

Fall Beats

And whether you’re exploring on two wheels, four wheels, or by foot, check out Birds’ free Fall Beats Spotify playlist, featuring a mix of genres and national artists, including Jungle, Hippo Campus, Robyn, Mac Miller, St. Vincent, Alunageorge, Of Empress, and more.

Click here to see and sample the entire playlist.

Spining vinyl at Throughgood Coffee | Photo courtesy of Throughgood Coffee

A Beautiful Day in The Heights Neighborhood

  • Throughgood Coffee | 8am – Dogs and humans are always welcome at the little espresso house at the end of the rainbow (and situated just below The Heights’ northern boundary on West 27th Street). With its own gated dog park and music on vinyl, it’s a compelling stop. Settle in and laptop it all day or grab freshly brewed coffee to go. Click here for directions.
  • Down House | 9am – Charming and welcoming, Down House on Yale is a go-to breakfast spot with a small, tasty, easy menu. It’s modern in a “safe-for-the-grandparents” way. Click here for directions.
  • Misfit Toys | 10am – Across the street from Down House, this figurine fortress is a collector’s daydream. Bonus: explore neighboring businesses in the Heights Common Market and discover vintage finds. Click here for directions.
  • Steel City Pops & Birds Barbershop | 11am – Book your hair cut, color or hair appointment on the Birds app, then pop over to Steel City Pops for gourmet popsicles made from all-natural and certified-organic ingredients. Any style or flavor for all y’all. Click here for directions.
  • The Rice Box | 12:30pm – Tokyo’s neon Shibuya Square meets 20th Street at this affordable, flavor-packed, healthy, and quick spot for some of the best Chinese takeout in H-Town. Click here for directions.
  • Blue Line Bike Lab | 2pm – Expect supreme service from a bunch of friendly gearheads at this serious cyclist hub—with skate stuff too. The shop recently relocated from its one-time White Oak home to expanded digs at Yale and 15th Street. Click here for directions.
  • Black Swan Yoga & Juiceland | 3pm – Grab juices as good as meals, before or after Lotus pose, at a magical shared space on White Oak, right off the Heights Hike and Bike Trail. Click here for directions.
  • Better Luck Tomorrow | 5pm – The Cheers of The Heights, the casual bar and restaurant on Yale boasts a cozy, colorful patio. Remember to come back for weekend brunch. Click here for directions.
  • Cedar Creek Café | 7pm – Featuring brews and frozen drinks all day, with great bites along the way, this may be The Heights’ patio heart. Click here for directions.
  • Shady Acres Saloon | 9pm – The perfect spot for a low-key nightcap. They don’t make dive bars like this anymore, with face-melting rock and blues on the stage out back. Click here for directions.
Better Luck Tomorrow on Yale | Photo courtesy of Better Luck Tomorrow

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