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. CLUTCH CITY SQUIRE Perhaps we're a bit more hipster-y than we even realize, because we love ourselves some Clutch City, and this place is full of 'em. It's hard to know what to expect when you step inside the bar -- which is housed in the old Jones Bar building, by the way -- but there's always something strange playing on the TV screen. Plus the bartenders are always down to chat, and the music is just whatever the hell they feel like listening to at the moment. It's a little divey, a little random, and a whole lot of bearded awesome.