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 porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeehouse or live-music venue is fair game.
10. GRAND PRIZE BAR Grand Prize is a little bit busy and a little bit loud, so it's perfect for a first date. The noise level and the vast array of people instantly remove any initial getting-acquainted awkwardness. Besides, how could people not feel right at home with the hodge-podge furniture and cheap beer? You can't help but be yourself at Grand Prize.