Best Neighborhood Bar Houston 2003 - Rudyard's Pub
Readers' Choice: King Biscuit
This is the perfect bar. It has good local and touring bands playing upstairs for those interested in checking out something new; and it has well-worn stools downstairs for the fat-bottomed dudes who show up for every happy hour. There's a full menu of greasy food to absorb the oceans of beer and liquor you will invariably accept from the friendly-but-not-too-friendly bar staff. And there are darts, video games and a kick-ass jukebox to entertain you when you're just tired of talking. But what makes Rudyard's the perfect neighborhood bar is the fact that it takes only about ten trips before you begin to recognize faces and feel like one of the gang. But don't worry, we don't mean that in a dorky Cheers way.