In our Where to Happy Hour series, we search Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods for the very best libations. Originally published in 2017, we are now refreshing, updating, and adding to this series, including new neighborhoods and destinations.
With the restaurant-heavy Memorial City Mall and City Centre, this underrated part of town is the perfect place to unwind with a drink—one that somehow tastes even better during happy hour (and be sure to check out where to brunch here).
Note: For the purposes of this list, Memorial City is defined by this map.
Where to Happy Hour in Memorial City
- The General Public – It’s all about bourbon at this upscale gastropub. So, it’s fitting that during weekday happy hour, you can get it for cheap. enjoy the entire drink menu for $3 at 3pm, $4 at 4pm, and $5 at 5pm. At reverse happy hour (Monday through Friday 9pm to 10pm) the Bourbon and Burgers special offers two-ounce pours, classic cocktails, and burgers for $5 each. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm. Click here for directions.
- Liberty Kitchen at The Treehouse – With seasonal refreshes to its stellar cocktail menu, Liberty Kitchen at the Treehouse is a worthwhile stop year-round. Especially during its six-days-a-week happy hour, when a selection of the drinks, along with beer, wine, and kitchen bites, can be enjoyed for $6 and under. Grub on chile garlic shrimp tacos, freshly shucked oysters, and chile con queso while you imbibe. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm; Sunday 5pm to 9pm. Click here for directions.
- State Fare Kitchen & Bar – Hit this neighborhood favorite to sip $4 drafts, $6 wines by the glass, $6 expertly crafted cocktails—like the apricot-bourbon old fashioned and frozen margarita splashed with lime and agave, plus a $7 “bartender’s pick” shot and drink special. While you’re at it, munch on lowbrow comfort-food-gone-high-class in the form of $5 to $7 shareable bites. There’s salmon cakes, smoked chicken nachos, smoked baby backs, and hot chicken & waffles. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm. Click here for directions.
- The Tasting Room – Get serious about wine at The Tasting Room, where the weekday happy hour is made better by two charming patio spaces. Sip wines alongside bites from spinach and artichoke arancini to truffle fries, beef carpaccio, and flatbread pizza. Daily 4pm to 7pm. Click here for directions.
More Great Happy Hour Options in Memorial City
Check out the weekday specials at Tout Suite and Grub Burger Bar; hit the Milano Bar at Radio Milano for daily happy hour drinks; check out the all-night happy hour on Mondays at KUU; and get $1 sliders during late-night bowling sessions at Bowl & Barrel.