The Tavern On Gray - Closed

1340 W. Gray
Houston, TX 77019


  • Daily 3pm-2am
  • $
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
This place almost makes you choose between gaming, singing karaoke or just wailing away on your liver. Do all three and you score the hat trick. The place has a huge bar down the right side, plus plenty of patio space to smoke and carouse. They have a quasi-strict dress code, which frowns on baggy clothes and tattoos on the hands or face, which is strange for a place so close to the ink-heavy Montrose. You can actually win money at their weekly Tuesday-night karaoke night contest, which is pretty lively. One night we went we hazily remember singing that Taylor Swift song "Love Story" in a burly howl. Or was it Judas Priest?

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