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Best Of The Rest: Houston's Top 6 Washington Avenue Bars

The Washington Avenue corridor is fascinating if not for the simple fact that its very existence for the last few years has ignited a firestorm of opinions about its worthiness as Houston's king of party scenes. Last year, Houston Press writers Craig Hlavaty, Shea Serrano and Mike Gigilio did an incredible job of capturing the mixbag of experiences and perspectives of the Washington corridor. There's little argument that Washington will one day follow Midtown, Downtown and Richmond Avenue into Houston nightlife's hall of fame.

But it's not there yet.

What you'll find today is still a bustling strip of bar and club establishments that cater to hard partying early and mid-20s folk and early-30s hip professionals who live it up to the fullest on the weekend, but don't mind squeezing in a club version of bingo on a Tuesday at Sawyer Park. The crowds are fit, attractive and social and they know how to have a good time.

Liberty Station took Best Washington Avenue Bar in 2011. Here's the Best of the Rest.

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Contributor Rolando Rodriguez is the co-founder of Trill Multicultural.