Downtown Houston


Downtown Houston is the largest business district of Houston, Texas, United States. Downtown Houston, the city's central business district, contains the headquarters of many prominent companies. There is an extensive network of pedestrian tunnels and skywalks connecting the buildings of the district. The tunnel system is home to many fast food restaurants, shops and services.

Arts and Entertainment

District

Alley Theatre http://www.alleytheatre.org/

Theater
615 Texas Avenue, 713-220-5700
The Alley was founded over sixty years ago as Houston's theatre company. It exists to provide audiences with the highest quality theatre, offering a wide variety of work including new plays, classics, the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, and new musical .
Ars Lyrica http://www.arslyricahouston.org/ Theater
4807 San Felipe, ste. 202, 713-315-2525
Ars Lyrica Houston (ALH) creates world-class performances of early music for a general audience. ALH uses period instruments because they produce a sweeter, more intimate sound than their modern equivalents and are a better vehicle for the performance of Baroque .
Bayou Place http://www.bayouplace.com/ Theater
500 Texas, 713-227-0957
A dining and entertainment hub in the heart of the Theater District. Angelika Film Center, Verizon Wireless Theater and Hard Rock Cafe call it home as well as an assortment of bars and restaurants.
Broadway Across America http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/ Theater
We've got Broadway covered from coast-to-coast. In over 40 cities throughout North America, we bring the finest national touring productions - blockbuster musicals, plays and family shows - direct to you.
Cantare Houston http://www.cantarehoustonsingers.org/ Theater
800 Bagby, ste. 200, 713-315-2525
Passion, excellence, spririt and joy...are a few of the words that describe choral performances by CantareHouston over the past six years. Under the direction of founder/artistic director Kevin Riehle, Cantare enriches the cultural landscape of Houston.
Columbia Folkloric Ballet http://www.cfb-usa.org/ Theater
800 Bagby, ste. 200, 713-315-2400
Since its inception, the Colombian Folkloric Ballet has been actively promoting the Colombian culture throughout the United States. The CFB has been officially recognized as the most authentic expression of the Colombian folklore in the United States.
Da Camera http://www.dacamera.com/ Theater
501 Texas Avenue, 713-237-1439
Wortham Center is home to Houston Ballet, Da Camera of Houston, Society for the Performing Arts and Houston Grand Opera. Since its opening in 1987, Wortham has entertained audiences totaling more than 5 million people. It has also served as the backdrop .
Da Camera of Houston http://www.dacamera.com/ Theater
1427 Branard St., 713-524-5050
Da Camera of Houston has established itself as one of America's leading presenters and producers of ensemble music. The organization is widely acclaimed for its innovative programming, notably Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg's unique concerts connecting music with literature.
Dance Houston http://www.dancehouston.org/ Theater
406 W. Clay St., 713-526-1049
Dance Houston was founded in 2003 to raise awareness and support of dance in and around Houston while making it more accessible for the general public.
Dance Salad http://www.dancesalad.org/ Theater
501 Texas Ave., 713-961-0566
Dance Salad Festival is a project of the Houston International Dance Coalition (a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization), and is committed to a multi-cultural presentation of diverse dance disciplines at the highest professional level.
DiverseWorks http://www.diverseworks.org/ Warehouse
1117 E. Freeway, 713-223-8346
DiverseWorks is a non-profit art center dedicated to presenting new visual, performing, and literary art. DiverseWorks is a place where the process of creating art is valued and where artists can test new ideas in the public arena.
Dominic Walsh Dance Theater http://www.dwdt.org/ Theater
2311 Dunlavy St., ste.210, 713-652-3938
Dominic Walsh Dance Theater (DWDT) is a Houston-based contemporary ballet company that inspires and entertains audiences and artists with visually stunning performances.
House of Blues http://www.houseofblues.com/ Shopping
1204 Caroline Street, 888-402-5837
House of Blues Houston opened in October of 2008 and is located in downtown Houston. The only House of Blues to be designed in a vertical format, this massive venue is the anchor for the Houston Pavilions outdoor shopping and more.
Houston Ballet http://www.houstonballet.org/ Theater
1921 W. Bell St. , 713-227-2787
Founded in 1969, Houston Ballet is America's fourth largest ballet company featuring 54 dancers who have won gold and silver medals at international ballet competitions. The company performs a wide variety of ballets, ranging from classics like The Nutcracker.
Houston Grand Opera http://www.houstongrandopera.org/ Theater
510 Preston Street, 713-546-0200
Since its inception in 1955, Houston Grand Opera has grown from a small regional organization into an internationally renowned opera company.
Houston Pavilions http://www.houstonpavilions.com/ Shopping
1201 Fannin, 832-320-1200
Four city blocks in the heart of downtown have been transformed into a premiere entertainment, dining, retail and urban office hub. The multi-use project opened in October 2008 and is rapidly adding major name teants such as McCormick & Schmick's.
Houston Symphony http://www.houstonsymphony.org/ Theater
615 Louisiana St., ste. 102, 713-224-4240
Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is one of America's oldest performing arts organizations, with a distinguished musical history. Maestro Hans Graf, who took the podium in September 2001, is the Houston Symphony's fifteenth music director.
Lucky Strike Lanes Shopping
1201 San Jacinto Street, 713-343-3300
2003 was the end of an era for the iconic Hollywood Star Lanes, an institution that served Hollywood for 43 years and was home to the filming of “The Big Lebowski”.
Maggini Theater
800 Bagby, ste. 200, 713-315-2525
A key to the future vitality of classical music in Houston will be the small ensembles created by residents and former students looking for outlets for their art.
Mercury Baroque Theater
3601 South Sandman, ste. 220, 713-533-0080
Mercury Baroque has been a dynamic member of the Houston arts community since 2000. Founded as a chamber ensemble, the group has grown into a full Baroque orchestra performing a full subscription season of concerts in downtown Houston.
Musica Theater
3201 Allen Parkway, ste. 150, 713-524-5678
Musiqa is a nationally acclaimed contemporary music group that takes a fresh look at the concert experience. We create events which combine dance, poetry, theatre, film and the visual arts with the finest modern repertoire.
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar Shopping
1201 Fannin St., 713-337-7383
That's a good question. Who is ? Well, Pete is many things. Pete is the piano players. Pete is the doorstaff, waitstaff, and bartenders. Pete is Austin's hardwood floors. Pete is the energy bristling in each of our locations.
Samskriti Theater
8030 Oakington, 713-265-2787
Samskriti was established in 1994 with the vision of becoming an efficient cultural conduit between the East and the West, by bringing the best of Indian fine arts from around the world to Houston audiences, and by promoting cross-cultural programs .
Sandra Organ Dance Company Theater
333 South Jensen Dr. , 713-225-0677
In 1997, Sandra Organ ended her 15-year career with Houston Ballet to found the Sandra Organ Dance Company and realize a dream. Her mission was to promote contemporary dance, educate the public, and attract a diverseaudience.
Society for the Performing Arts Theater
615 Louisiana St., Ste. 100, 713-632-8100
Forty years ago Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), a crown jewel in Houston's art community, was born of Houston's need to fill Jones Hall with performances.
Theatre Under The Stars Theater
800 Bagby, ste. 200, 713-558-2600
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), founded in 1968 by Frank M. Young, is Houston's acclaimed musical theatre production company.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston Theater
501 Texas Ave., 713-627-3570
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston is a non-profit, all-volunteer company which, since 1952, has been dedicated to preserving and sharing the delightful legacy of Gilbert and Sullivan's wonderful operas.
Toyota Center Convention
1510 Polk Street, 713-758-7200
Since opening in October 2003, Toyota Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment, becoming one of the premier live entertainment venues in the nation.
Travesty Dance Group Theater
800 Bagby, ste. 200, 832-794-5825
Travesty Dance Group was conceived to support and produce the creative projects of its founding members, Kimberly Karpanty, Rebecca Malcolm-Naib, Karen Stokes, and invited guests.
Verizon Wireless Theater Theater
520 Texas Ave., 713-230-1600
Houston's Theater District sizzles thanks to the Verizon Wireless Theatre. Voted "Best Live Music Venue" three years in a row, this flexible Bayou Place venue hosts concerts, theater, comedy, and more!
Virtuosi of Houston Theater
2121 Kirby Drive, 713-807-0888
Virtuosi of Houston is a program unlike any other fine arts program for young musicians in the country. A 501(c) 3 organization, Virtuosi was formed in 1996 to increase education and performance opportunities leading to a music profession for Houston.

Bars and Pubs

a+ @ Alden Hotel Historic
1117 Prairie, Alden Hotel, 832-200-8800
Accompanying the popular 17 Restaurant, a+ is stylish and sleek. The atmosphere exudes a new modern feel. The a+ bar offers guests a refreshing experience in the distinguished Alden Hotel of Houston.
Ballpark Bar @ Inn at the Ballpark Ballpark
1520 Texas, 713-228-1520
Housed at the baseball-themed Inn at the Ballpark, this open bar offers a variety of drinks and beverages. Come in and relax before or after an Astros ballgame.
Brewery Tap Historic
717 Franklin, 713-237-1537
This downtown brewery has been around for a while, but doesn't show any signs of aging. This brewery offers a vast selection with its 35 beers on tap. Laid-back and friendly, a great place to catch a game of darts.
B.U.S. Sports Grill and Bar @ Ballpark Ballpark
1800 Texas
Only open before and after Astros games, B.U.S. is the ultimate hangout spot to enjoy your favorite cold beverage or snack. Get ready to cheer on the home team or celebrate a win at B.U.S.!
B.U.S. Sports Grill and Bar @ Toyota Center Civic Center
1410 Bell, 713-659-4667
Come and enjoy your favorite cold beverage or snack while cheering the home team on to victory. B.U.S. is also a great place to catch the latest sporting event on the big screen!
Cabo Bar Historic
419 Travis, 713-225-2060
A great restaurant/bar for lunch, dinner or happy hour! Guests can catch the game on the tube, or can look onto the city streets through the restaurant windows. One of the best places downtown to sit outdoors on the second ...
Char Bar Historic
305 Travis, 713-227-5867
Operating since 1930, Char Bar is extremely unique. Sharing places with an in-house tailor, the bar area serves infamous martinis that pack quite a punch. Two full-service bars cater to the needs of the guests. Attentive and friendly service is ...
Cork Wine Bar Shopping
1201 San Jacinto, 713-936-1000
Cork Wine Bar embodies the finer aspect of life: A good time with good wine. The wine list is extensive, but if you want beer, Cork Wine Bar offers many different types of beer. Cork Wine Bar offers delicious dishes from their menu ...
Dean's Credit Clothing Historic
316 Main, 713-227-3326
Located in the Historic District, this location is a clothing store by day and a bar by night. The wood floors and variety of clothing items hung all around, give Dean's a distinctive look and feel. Great attention from the ...
Dive Lounge Theater
410 Bagby, Downtown Aquarium, 713-223-3474
A gallery-styled lounge with rippling water walls, and a low-lit, mellow ambiance allows guests to unwind and relax.
Eighteen Twenty Bar Ballpark
1820 Franklin, 713-224-5535
Located just one block north of Minute Maid Park, Eighteen Twenty Bar is your quaint neighborhood spot serving up a cozy atmosphere along with your favorite spirits and some yummy munchies: pizzas, white castle cheese burgers and popcorn. On the ...
Flying Saucer Historic
705 Main, 713-228-7468
This spot is a definite standout among downtown bars. Offering over 200 beers, with almost half on draft, Flying Saucer is a great place to hang out. A cool and relaxed atmosphere along with a hip crowd gives downtown visitors ...
Hearsay Gastro Lounge Historic
218 Travis, 713-225-8079
Hearsay Restaurant and Gastro Lounge New American Located in a beautifully refurnished historic building, this upscale restaurant and lounge serves up delicious French inspired sandwiches, salads and entrees. They feature an extensive wine list, numerous beers on draft and it ...
Home Plate Bar & Grill @ Inn at the Ballpark Ballpark
1800 Texas, 713-222-1993
Located across the street from Minute-Maid Park, Home Plate offers fun and excitement for local sports fans. Before or after an Astros game, fans can enjoy a drink or meal at this sporty hangout.
Kryptonite Historic
717 Franklin St.
Located in the basement of the Manolia Brewery Building.
La Carafe Historic
813 Congress, 713-229-9399
The oldest bar in Houston, this little wine and beer getaway is a downtown treasure. Boasting a great jukebox, romantic atmosphere, and an extensive wine selection, this quaint bar offers an unforgettable experience to visitors.
Last Concert Cafe Warehouse
1403 Nance, 713-226-8563
This warehouse location is a true downtown jewel. Come catch live music every night at Last Concert. The backyard is a great place to enjoy a drink, socialize, or sit back and relax.
Lobby Bar @ Hilton Americas Convention
1600 Lamar, 713-739-8000
See and be seen in the very cool Lobby Bar at Hilton Americas. An ideal setting for a casual meeting or conversation, Lobby's lighting and décor form an intimate setting.
Lone Star Saloon Skyline
1900 Travis , 713-757-1616
This laid back location caters to the after-work and late-night crowds. One of the older locations downtown, this saloon has a come-as-you-are attitude. A big screen TV and classic jukebox entertains, while the 40-ft bar serves up an assortment of ...
Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge Shopping
1201 San Jacinto, Houston Pavilions, Level 3, 713-343-3300
American Upscale bowling alley with a separate restaurant/lounge area. Bowlers and patrons relax on sleek leather couches and enjoy floor-to-ceiling video screens that flash movie clips and music videos as DJs deliver danceable grooves. A fairly priced Americana menu with ...
Market Square Bar & Grill Historic
311 Travis, 713-224-6133
This Chicago-styled hangout offers excellent martinis from its full bar. MSB&G is known for their friendly service, and the laid-back atmosphere is conducive to conversation. A local favorite!
Molly's Pub Historic
509 Main, 713-222-1033
This classic Irish pub offers a variety of Irish whiskeys and international beers.
Notsuoh Historic
314 Main
And for those who have missed James Pirtle's Notsuoh, mourn no longer; this funky spot is open again. Patrons can enjoy art, music, games and more along with its simple menu.
Red Cat Jazz Cafe Historic
924 Congress, 713-226-7870
Enjoy the live music at this Cajun-style spot known for their “hot” jazz, blues and funk performances. Located in the heart of the Historic District, Red Cat provides its guests with a smooth and mellow experience. Guests can sit up ...
Reserve 101 Martini & Scotch Bar Convention
1201 Caroline, 713-655-7101
Stop in this comfortable, classy bar for an exotic martini, glass of their monthly featured wine, or a glass of scotch from one of the most impressive scotch lists in Houston.
Sambuca Historic
909 Texas, 713-224-5299
This upscale spot is located right in the mix of Main Street in the historic Post Rice Lofts, formerly the Rice Hotel. Guests can enjoy live music every night of the week in this unique and eclectic environment. The plush ...
Shadow Bar Historic
213 Milam, 713-221-5483
Shadow Bar is one of the more recent additions to the downtown scene. Opening in 2005, the spot has become very popular and caters to a wide variety of people. Boasting about 4,000 square feet, Shadow Bar is one of ...
Shay McElroy's Pub Historic
909 Texas, Suite A, 713-223-2444
Located on Main St., this Irish pub has found a new home in downtown Houston. Imported Irish décor and a friendly staff greet visitors upon entrance. The atmosphere is very authentic, and the spirits are quite tasty as well. Extremely ...
State Bar Historic
909 Texas, Ste 2A, 713-229-8888
Located on the second floor of the Rice Lofts, this upscale bar presents a classical richness all its own. Guests are greeted by a mahogany bar and high-arched windows as they enter. Upstairs, leather couches make for great seating and ...
TOC Historic
711 Franklin, 712-224-4862
This downtown hotspot always delivers a party. The music is a mix of hip-hop, house, and techno tunes. The dance floor stays packed with an energetic crowd.
Voice @ Hotel Icon Historic
220 Main, 713-224-4266
At VOICE, Hotel ICON's restaurant and lounge, guests are invited to Savor - Sip - Socialize. The grand yet intimate bar and lounge offer patrons a unique, comfortable enviroment surrounded by towering columns and irreplaceable historic elements that have been ...
Warren's Inn Historic
307 Travis, 713-247-9207
It may not be fancy, but this downtown hangout is a favorite of the locals. The good times will roll with a killer jukebox, excellent drinks, and a fun, no-cares attitude.
Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston Warehouse
908 Wood St., Suite 150, 713-224-2787
Outreach is at the core of the Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston's [MOCAH] existence. MOCAH is expanding its' reach beyond classrooms, clinics, canvases and mural walls. We are using art as a tool for community development. The organization is headquartered ...

 

 


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