Night Life

Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In West U/Rice Village

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. KELVIN ARMS Next door to the original Antone's and below Benjy's, this Scottish-themed dive boasts 30 beers on tap, 30 more in bottles and 30 single-malt scotches in a relaxed atmosphere. An outdoor patio plays hosts to plenty of seating and a grill for Steak Nights while, inside, customers can sit at the long bar and watch the game or unwind inside the pub's antique bank vault transformed into a swank, library-themed lounge. If only cigars were allowed inside...

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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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