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Dean's Downtown

316 Main Houston, TX 77002 | Downtown/ Midtown |

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Dean's is one of the liveliest bars in downtown as well as one of Houston's most welcoming venues for burgeoning local musicians. Before patrons even set foot inside this clothing-store-turned-bar, they're likely to hear the Metro light rail rattling past and the sound of live music. The drinks here are rarely light, with a stiff pour the norm that will make you forget that you may have a racked up a monstrous tab.


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