Search More


Shady Tavern Ice House

1206 W. 20th Houston, TX 77008 | Heights | 713-869-7000

Location Description:

Mostly visited by neighborhood locals, Shady Tavern feels like a second home tucked away among the gigantic trees of the Heights. The plywood structure has a large dog-friendly yard where your four-legged friends can romp while their owners kick back with Texas beers or whiskey from the well-stocked bar. Peanuts, tortilla chips and bottled water are all complimentary, but the classic-rock-heavy jukebox isn't.

Related Stories (3)

Related Stories

  • Rocks Off: Houston Music
    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be...
  • Eating Our Words: Things To Do
    Now in its fifth year, the annual No Holds Barred Chili Cook-off at Shady Tavern has become a neighborhood institution in the Heights. This year -- appropriately enough -- the competition...
  • Music: Columns
    If it seems that Racket, whether penned by Chris Gray or me, has all too often been a depressing read, that's because lately there has been a mess of bad news to report. Last week's closure...

Best of Award Recipient