Historic Downtown Pub Crawl
- Get to know Houston’s history through its charming pubs
- Hear the stories behind the bars set in historic Houston buildings
- Stroll through Market Square Park, an iconic Houston hive of activity
- Sip on local beers or designer cocktails in four unique Houston pubs
- Play pinball, pool, or table shuffleboard in authentic Texan settings
- Experience Houston’s history hands-on by visiting the places it happened
The Historic Downtown Pub Tour will immerse you in the history of this lively Texas city by the best means possible – through its pubs! This Houston night tour will take you to four bars in the historic center of Houston, giving you a variety of different atmospheres to relax in. Locations can vary each night depending on opening hours, but there are so many great Houston pubs in this neighborhood that you are thoroughly spoiled for choice!
The tour starts at the Public Services Wine & Whiskey Bar, a gorgeous spot inside the old 1800’s Cotton Exchange building. You’ll meet your local guide and get the full scoop on how this building used to be the center for cotton sales in Texas where businessmen would finalize the day’s dealings over a shot or two of whiskey at the saloon in the basement. With a history like that, there are plenty of stories within its walls.
After some introductions, you’ll take a stroll through Market Square Park, a small urban oasis complete with restaurants, sculptures, memorials, and remnants from old Houston buildings and sidewalks. This spot is a hive of activity and full of Houston history. and with your local guide to show you all the points of interest, you’ll never miss a beat.
This park is ringed by bars and pubs inside historic buildings, including an award-winning wine bar inside the Kennedy Bakery Building, a tailor shop that becomes a bar at night, a local hangout with a jukebox featuring tunes from the fifties, a charity bar that believes in the connection between food, drink, and community, plus many more authentic Houston bars. With a selection like that, you’ll never be stuck for choice! With your local guide to show you all the points of interest, you’ll be sure to get the inside scoop on more than one of these historic gems.
After you’ve sampled a drink in the square, you’ll head for a more elegant bar to try out pinball, or challenge your group to a game of pool get a picture in the oldest elevator in Houston. Finally, you’ll perch on cowhide seats and order designer drinks at the bar inside the 1912 Union National Bank Building you’ll enjoy a drink and some amazing food in a restaurant on the site of one of Houston’s oldest hotels, the perfect way to finish off a fun-filled evening in Houston.
- English-speaking guide
- Admission to bars
- Personal food
- Tips and gratuities for your local guide
Prepare for the activity
All participants must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid photo ID. Any travelers who cannot produce ID proof of age at the beginning of the tour will not be permitted to join.
Cancellations within 48 hours of tour departure are non-refundable.