Houston is a great place to unwind. In this 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.
Downtown’s little brother is known for its killer party scene and offering a steady roster of bars and restaurants where Houstonians flock to unwind all week long.
Of course, Sunday Funday is no different. Here’s how to do it right.
Where to Celebrate Sunday Funday in Midtown
Go beast mode on the neighborhood’s epic brunch offerings
James Harden’s Thirteen Restaurant is among the heavy-hitters in this party ‘hood. Go for dishes like the Hawaiian Marinated Ribeye Steak and Eggs, Crab and Spinach Omelet, and Fried Grits Cake topped with shrimp, Cajun bbq cream sauce, and bacon crumbles.
At Weights + Measures, Cracked Egg Pizza, Chilaquiles, and Salmon Cake Benedict delight alongside fresh-from-the-oven pastries and perfectly poised morning cocktails.
Brennan’s of Houston is all class. The Creole fine dining institution’s brunch offerings include Eggs Hussarde, Texas Shrimp & Grits, and tableside flambéed Bananas Foster.
And Winnie’s is just plain fun. The laidback hangout offers mini treasure chests filled with boozy beverages that are just begging to be pirated, and you can tack on eats like Gulf Oysters, Migas Crunchwraps, and Crawfish Benedict.
In the mood for some seriously good chicken and waffles? Longtime favorite the breakfast klub’s got those, which also draws in a hefty crowd (and accompanying line out the door).
Bar hop in the Midtown “party zone”
Midtown is one of the choicest spots for a Pedal Party, so if you have a big crew, consider that route; or simply explore the area on foot.
And if clubbing is what you’re after, day and nightclub Clé Houston goes hard well into the evening hours, with pool parties sometimes offered in the afternoon.
Hang out in a beer garden
Axelrad is exactly the kind of place you want to laze the day away at, if not for the awesome hammock-filled yard, then for its stellar lineup of craft beer, cocktails, fun events, and neighboring pizza joint, Luigi’s.
Social Beer Garden rocks craft beer and cocktails, a huge outdoor TV, artisan pizzas and food trucks, and all kinds of fun Sunday shenanigans; and local microbrewery Under the Radar has a laidback taproom and patio that opens at noon.
Discover craft cocktails and boutique wines
Oenophiles will want to chat up the friendly staff at 13 Celsius while working through its cherrypicked selection of wines by the glass and bottle.
Cocktails your thing? Check out Midtown’s serious lineup of craft cocktail bars, including Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails, Two Headed Dog, and sibling establishments Wooster’s Garden and Holman Draft Hall (which offers brunch!).
End the night with karaoke
The karaoke parties at Glitter Karaoke are things of legend; so you may want to consider staying out past your curfew to get a few songs in before ending your night. Worried about a next-day hangover? Homemade Wontons, G-Spot Pizza, and Glitter Nuggets will help with that.
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