Owl Bar is beloved by a wide range of patrons, from loyal River Oaks bar-hoppers to tattooed indie types. With a weekday happy hour featuring half-off beer, liquor and house wine, this spot delivers a calm, soothing place to drink during off-peak hours. Entering the small pub will bring you face-to-face with the appropriately owl-themed décor, a smattering of more than 20 vodkas and a staff that treats its clientele like family. If that's still not enough, there's a popcorn machine, and a corner jukebox is stacked with great albums from the past 30 years and set up for free play. Its prime location off Kirby has increased its popularity as that area has become a new hot spot for well-heeled drinkers.

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