Houston's 10 Best New Bars

Moving Sidewalk arose from the ashes of Goro & Gun to become one of Houston's top bars in 2014.
Moving Sidewalk arose from the ashes of Goro & Gun to become one of Houston's top bars in 2014.
Photo by Chuck Cook Photography

Great new restaurant openings weren't the only story of 2014. There were also new, notable bars that opened that are fun additions to Houston's beverage scene. Despite their youth, some have already landed on the top lists compiled by national publications. First, we'll look at two places to keep an eye on in 2015, and then check out the top picks of bars that opened in 2014.

Check These Out in 2015

Ladybird's, 5519 Allen December 2014

It's a bit early for Ladybird's to be at its best, but we like what we see so far and are looking forward to the upcoming food program by chef Lyle Bento.
It's a bit early for Ladybird's to be at its best, but we like what we see so far and are looking forward to the upcoming food program by chef Lyle Bento.
Photo by Chuck Cook Photography

How can you not love a place that features a painting of Han Solo in Carbonite on the back door? You can get a cocktail or beer, shoot a game of pool and play Ms. Pac Man, but Ladybird's needs a little more time to get its food program settled. It's located where The Usual used to be. There's no kitchen in the building, so they've asked former Underbelly sous chef Lyle Bento to develop their menu, which will be cooked in an on-site food truck. In the meantime, other food trucks are periodically providing service. Speaking of service, the staff is very kind and happy to make recommendations and while the back bar isn't stocked with anything super-fancy, the brands of whiskey, tequila and rum Ladybird's has chosen are solid. We were happy to see both yellow and green Chartreuse on the shelf.



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