Houston Music

Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses in Greater Heights

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 or a live-music venue is fair game.

10. Jimmy's Ice House No frills, bells or whistles and no reason to visit besides cheap, cold beer and a relaxed atmosphere, this ice house just down the street from Fitzgerald's has become one of my favorites since moving into the area.

If you don't feel like showering after being in the Houston heat all day but you still want a cold one (or a glass of wine, if that's your thing), head on over to Jimmy's. The staff will get you one out of their Igloo. Grab a seat on one of the picnic tables and feel free to light up just about anywhere besides the bathroom, thanks to this dive's open-air setup.

2803 White Oak, 713-861-9707

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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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