Where to Celebrate Sunday Funday in Houston: East End

Serve up a Sunday Funday of good eats and great times in East End | Courtesy of Bumpy Pickle

Houston is a great place to unwind. In this new series, we’ll hop from neighborhood to neighborhood, diving into the fun and tasty ways to join in on the time-honored tradition of Sunday Funday, from brunch to live music and more.

Houston’s sprawling East End is rich in history and culture, and home two of Houston’s oldest Hispanic neighborhoods, Magnolia Park and Second Ward.

It also boasts a thriving art scene, standout restaurants and bars, the East End Street Market, and plenty of excellent ways to do your end of weekend justice.

Where to Celebrate Sunday Funday in Houston: East End

Come back to life with Bloody Marias & Posole at Ninfa’s

The Chilaquiles Verdes at Original Ninfa’s makes a great way to recover from a long Saturday night | Courtesy of the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation

If you haven’t been to The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, you’re doing Houston wrong. Remedy that mistake (and any you made the night prior) with a Mexican style Sunday Funday brunch of Chilaquiles Verdes, Blue Maseca Pecan Waffles, a spicy Bloody Maria, and Ninfa’s famous Red-Chile Pork Posole–aka “Mexican Hangover Soup.” Brunch runs from 10am to 2pm.

Grab craft beers & wild game weenies at Moon Tower Inn

Dine on exotic game with all the fixin’s at Moon Tower Inn on Canal | Courtesy of Moon Tower Inn

Hit this totally chill watering hole for its roster of gourmet wild game weenies and 66-tap lineup of craft suds, stay for the damn good times. Hit the patio for smooth IPAS, crisp pilsners, and wild boar, duck, and elk sausages from noon to midnight and check out sibling establishment Voodoo Queen Daiquiri Dive for daiquiris, po’boys, boat drinks, and more.

Sip, play & escape the sun at Cidercade

Escape the heat with a day of games at Cidercade | Courtesy of Cidercade Houston

This boozy cider-fueled arcade bar is full of fun, sporting 275+ classic and new games and 48 taps of different hard ciders, hard kombuchas, hard seltzers, and hard smoothies. Admission is $10 with unlimited play, or sign up for the $15 recurring monthly membership.

Quench your thirst & show off your pickleball skills at Bumpy Pickle

Bumpy Pickle in Second Ward provides some stellar sunset views | Courtesy of Bumpy Pickle

This pickleball and sand volleyball bar is open for play on Sundays throughout the day and night, with pop-ins and reservations available. There’s also fun stuff like ping pong, mini golf, and craft cocktails and food.

Explore the rest of East End’s killer bar scene

Sprawl out at the neighborhood watering hole known as East End Backyard | Courtesy of East End Backyard

This burgeoning hood is ripe with watering holes new and old, from standbys like the divey D&W Lounge and super chill cafe Bohemeo’s to newer openings including the environmentally conscious White Rhino Patio And Cocktail Bar; board game, beer and coffee shop Coral Sword; funloving and laidback Lil’ Danny Speedo’s Go Fly a Kite Lounge; casual neighborhood wine bar How to Survive on Land & Sea; and East End Backyard, a sprawling, dog-friendly neighborhood bar and patio from Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching.

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Brooke Viggiano is a food and lifestyle writer residing in Houston. When she's not contributing to publications like 365 Things to Do in Houston, Thrillist Houston and the Houston Press, she's on the hunt for the coolest happenings in the city. You can follow her musings on Twitter @BrookeViggiano .