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