Walkable Houston: Where to Drink & Stay in the Heights

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Lei Low

Don’t let the inconspicuous location of Lei Low keep you from discovering this gem of a tiki bar — tucked inside a strip center next to a gas station. Regulars store their tiki glasses (with nametags) behind the bar so they can go all in on the theme.


Where to Drink

Though part of The Heights is still designated a dry area of the city thanks to a 1918 agreement…That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of bar options.

Down House gets around the law by having new visitors join its drinking club so they can enjoy its great cocktails and beer selection. Lei Low features delicious and deceptively strong tiki drinks in a full-fledged Blue Hawaiian atmosphere. D&T Drive Inn is a renovated dive bar that maintains its locals-friendly vibe with steak cookouts, a beer-gifting program, and a patio that feels like a friend’s house. The Heights General Store is worth a visit; not only is it a bar, but a market, deli, kitchen and restaurant as well.


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D&T Drive Inn

 


Other Spots to See

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Where to Stay

While there aren’t any hotels in The Heights proper, it’s situated within a bikeable distance of downtown and the Museum District, which both have many options for accommodations. There are also several bed and breakfasts in the neighborhood, such as Sara’s Inn on the Boulevard, which is a refurbished Victorian house with eleven rooms, or Sycamore Heights, another centrally-located bed and breakfast which has a welcoming, but upscale, feel.

Image courtesy hotel.info

Image courtesy hotel.info

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Sarah’s Inn

Named after the owner’s little sister, Sara’s Inn is the definition of a family business. It’s been passed down through several generations.


Enjoy the rest of our walkable Houston city guide that lets you easily ditch your car and explore three neighborhoods by foot or bike.

Downtown

• Where to Go

• Where to Drink & Stay

• Where to Eat

Museum District / Montrose

• Where to Go

• Where to Drink & Stay

• Where to Eat

The Heights

• Where to Go

• Where to Drink & Stay

• Where to Eat

A Story of Houston Food

An essay by Chris Shepherd of Underbelly

 


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Lei Low Photography: Chris Perez
Sarah’s Inn Photography: Hotel.info

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