The owner says he named Darwin's Theory after his favorite bar in Alaska, and that the name also reflects his desire to see the Washington Avenue corridor customer base evolve from suburban nightclub-hoppers into residential neighborhood-bar patrons. No kind of political statement on the creationism/evolution debate is intended, and all fun-seekers are welcome. The first thing you notice when you walk in is the fantastic artwork painted on the walls which looks like some of the best graffiti you have ever seen, including a giant chimp decked out like Che Guevara with the words “Viva La Evolucion” scrawled above it.
People are invited to bring in their dogs and their children; the dogs are free to stay all night but the kids have to leave by 10 p.m. Darwin's serves classic cocktails as well as trendy drinks like Moscow Mules, plus Houston and greater Texas regional craft beers on tap in 18 oz recyclable plastic cups. Dirt-cheap Natural Light in cans is also available, as well as uncommon drinks not normally found in Houston bars, like King Cobra 40s and stereotypical wino favorites Mad Dog 20/20 and Thunderbird. Cards, board games, and Foosball are available to play while watching cartoons on the TVs and eating upscale bar food, and plans are underway for pool, air hockey and Street Fighter 2 tournaments.