Where to Celebrate Sunday Funday in Museum District

A crowd of people mingle around a bar
Enjoy brunch classics, mimosas and more at Bar 5105 on Almeda | Courtesy of Bar 5015

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.

While Houston’s Museum District is most obviously known for its museums (which of course, you should definitely pay a visit), it’s also a pretty cool place to let loose on Sunday.

From Sunday brunch spots and one of the city’s best jukebox dives to a vegan cocktail and coffee cafe spinning vibes and vinyl, here’s how to spend Sunday Funday in Houston’s Museum District.

Where to Celebrate Sunday Funday in Museum District

An outdoor patio with hookah setup, TVs and crowds of people
Hit up hookah, games and more on the patio at Bar 5015 | Courtesy of Bar 5015

Hit the patio at Bar 5015

Over in Museum Park off Almeda, Bar 5015 brings the vibes from noon to midnight on Sundays.

Go big on things like blood orange mimosas and fried lobster & grits during brunch, keep the Sunday Funday feels going with DJ music, and party on the patio well into the night.

An interior view of the City Cellars dining room with skyline mural
Sip vino and signature cocktails at City Cellars on Sunday Funday | Courtesy of City Cellars

Unwind with food & drink at City Cellars

Cozy cocktail and wine bar City Cellars is open from 10am to 4pm on Sundays, inviting you to ease into your Sunday with a full lineup of brunch beverages, including house frosè, bellinis, and bubbly mimosas.

Pair ‘em with sweet cream pancakes, southern fried chicken biscuits, “chopped & screwed” omelets, and 44 Farms burgers topped with an egg your way.

A karaoke singer performs in front of a small crowd in the dimly lit bar of Grand Prize
Take to either story or the outdoor patios at Museum District mainstay, Grand Prize Bar | Courtesy of Grand Prize Bar

Let the good times roll at Grand Prize Bar

Just off Banks, two-story dive Grand Prize Bar brings the low-key vibes and high-key tasty sips.

It’s one of Houston’s gems, and the barkeeps here are truly masters of their craft.

Order your go-to bevy or ask for something special, then shoot some pool, hit the jukebox, and let the lazy Sunday feels set in. And don’t forget to lounge on the second floor balcony or the sprawling back patio.

Chef Chris Williams plates a dish in Lucille's kitchen
Chef Chris Williams plates at Lucille’s | Courtesy of Lucille’s

Jam out to brunch at Lucille’s

Chef Chris Williams pulls out all the stops for Sunday brunch at charming Southern comfort food haunt Lucille’s, named after the chef’s great grandmother.

We’re talking fried green tomatoes and great grandma’s chili biscuits, chicken and sweet potato waffles with bourbon-pecan syrup, and fried catfish & grits with oxtail jus—plus jazz music, excellent brunch cocktails, and a pleasant patio to enjoy it all on.

Brunch runs 10am to 3pm.

Other excellent (and fancy) brunch choices include Monarch at Hotel ZaZa and Le Jardinier at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

A close-up of fried mushrooms on a bed of grits
Hot Honey Shrooms & Grits at Mo’ Better Brews | Courtesy of Mo’ Better Brews

Enjoy a vinyl & vegan brunch at Mo’ Better Brews

Vegan and vinyl are both on the menu at part–record shop, part–coffee and cocktail house, Mo’ Better Brews.

Start with truffle fries and crunchy “boudain” sushi rolls, dig into peach cobbler pancakes and the famed chicken fried shrooms and waffles, then wash it all down with some hibiscus and elderberry mimosas while you listen to the beats.

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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 .

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