TK Bitterman's

2010 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098


  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
Nearing its third decade in business, TK Bitterman's on West Alabama has more than a little history in its walls. The bar has been a neighborhood staple for almost 25 years, and before that a Chinese restaurant, dry cleaner and a few other bars - including Rudyard's, before that bar moved to its present location on Waugh. Bitterman's folklore states that the building also housed a brothel upstairs, but that's mostly on the down-low. Today it's a homey, Chicago-centric watering hole with all kinds of Cubs and Ernie Banks paraphernalia on the walls - the owner is from the Windy City - but Astros fans are tolerated too. Besides the nightly cast of friendly drinkers and bartenders to enliven your evening, some nights you can grab a few slices of Kenneally's famous pizza here.

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    3 years ago by Ginny Braud

    Last weekend marked the official start of baseball season, and if you're trying to avoid the crowds, there's no better place to catch a game than the cozy Montrose sports dive T.K. Bitterman's. Completely lacking in pretension and d...

    6 years ago by W. Healy

    I guess the front-row tickets and backstage passes Brit Brit was supposed to send me got lost in the mail. Whatever. I found myself having a rusty nail at T.K. Bitterman's (2010 W. Alabama, 713-529-8979) instead of he...

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    13 years ago by J.W. Crooker

    The girl of my dreams spent as much time leaving as she did coming. She'd been gone for only a few hours, but the pain of her absence was killing me. My life is starting to sound like a Merle Haggard song, I thought to myself as I p...

  • Stirred and Shaken
    14 years ago by George Alexander

    Who is T.K. Bitterman? The answer is, there is no such person. Regardless, there is a T.K. Bitterman's (2010 West Alabama, 713-529-8979), a Montrose-area watering hole that has been serving them up for some 16 years. It's a bar wher...


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