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Things to do in Houston Heights

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Coffee Shop
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“Comfy cafe serving small-batch house-roasted brews & light bites in a modern setting with local art.”
  • 42 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This quirky restaurant has awesome rotating seasonal dishes. Indoor and outdoor seating. Close to a fun area to walk around.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Originating out of Austin, Torchy's has grown with several locations around Houston. This location offers a full bar (try a peg-leg). They offer a rotating Taco of the Month, a "secret menu", and a variety of everyday favorites (trashy trailer park and baja shrimp are my favorite).”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“"Extensive" menue of locally attuned seafood faves and American grub (steaks & burgers) at this upscale, casual eatery. Offers brunch.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great patio! Casual cocktails plus an insane bourbon/whiskey selection AND an insane Mexican spirits selection. Can't go wrong on a sunny day!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Sublocality
“If you are into southern architecture this is the place in which you will appreciate the old style Texan houses, partly renovated and partly just kept as they are. The heights offers today one of the most modern residential areas, best restaurants, bars and pubs. Tip: try the organic coffee shops Tip: if you have the time, go to Urban Float, the float spa.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Organic, gluten free, and decent pricing. My favorite is the goat cheese salad. All their salads are large and can be shared. They have a wood burning oven for their pizza as well. Try the margarita with fresh basil/fresh mozzarella. You won’t be disappointed.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Good Tex-Mex at a good price. Just down the street from the Farmer's Market.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Food
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“Delicious ice cream - made with the very best ingredients, owned by my friend Sarah. Check out the bathroom, I made the tiles!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“ From the team that brought Midtown’s Wooster’s Garden, this outdoor space—packed with swing seats, hammocks, and umbrella-shaded picnic tables—is flanked by two bars. On one side, Worcester’s Annex offers masterfully-crafted cocktails; and on the other, Heights Bier Garten boasts an excellent selection of wine and beer (94 taps of them, to be exact). Both offer weekday happy hour, with some pretty choice brews for $3 and half-off all glasses of wine and house cocktails. There’s also a kitchen, dishing out housemade sausages, burgers and sandwiches, as well as snacks, meat, and cheese plates perfect for sharing. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Delicious baked goods, cupcakes, croissants, coffee, tea, etc. A little pricey, but you can tell there is love in what they make.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Old Houston establishment. Chocolate croissants in 5 minutes walking distance! They serve breakfast and dinner as well.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Diner
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“Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lola is a great local spot to relax over a plate of comfort food. We recommend breakfast and dinner. If you want a chicken friend steak the size of your head this is the place. We also recommend the Day After Thanksgiving sandwich, it's amazing. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Brewery
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“ Our local brewery! Small but tasty selection of beers and cider. Trivia on Wednesdays and Sundays! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“The most "extra" doughnut you will ever have. Yummy, but plan on having a sugar overload. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
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“On nice days, Harold’s rooftop terrace is where it’s at. Sip house wines for $5 by the glass and $20 by the bottle, $6 house-crafted cocktails from bourbon mules to Harold’s gimlet, and $3 to $5 beers. You’ll need them to wash down Southern-style bites with a twist, from Blackhill Ranch bbq pork tacos to chicken-fried cauliflower with cheese fondue. Tuesday through Friday 4pm to 6:30pm. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“This quirky restaurant has awesome rotating seasonal dishes. Indoor and outdoor seating. Close to a fun area to walk around.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Originating out of Austin, Torchy's has grown with several locations around Houston. This location offers a full bar (try a peg-leg). They offer a rotating Taco of the Month, a "secret menu", and a variety of everyday favorites (trashy trailer park and baja shrimp are my favorite).”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“"Extensive" menue of locally attuned seafood faves and American grub (steaks & burgers) at this upscale, casual eatery. Offers brunch.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Organic, gluten free, and decent pricing. My favorite is the goat cheese salad. All their salads are large and can be shared. They have a wood burning oven for their pizza as well. Try the margarita with fresh basil/fresh mozzarella. You won’t be disappointed.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Good Tex-Mex at a good price. Just down the street from the Farmer's Market.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“ From the team that brought Midtown’s Wooster’s Garden, this outdoor space—packed with swing seats, hammocks, and umbrella-shaded picnic tables—is flanked by two bars. On one side, Worcester’s Annex offers masterfully-crafted cocktails; and on the other, Heights Bier Garten boasts an excellent selection of wine and beer (94 taps of them, to be exact). Both offer weekday happy hour, with some pretty choice brews for $3 and half-off all glasses of wine and house cocktails. There’s also a kitchen, dishing out housemade sausages, burgers and sandwiches, as well as snacks, meat, and cheese plates perfect for sharing. Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Diner
“Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lola is a great local spot to relax over a plate of comfort food. We recommend breakfast and dinner. If you want a chicken friend steak the size of your head this is the place. We also recommend the Day After Thanksgiving sandwich, it's amazing. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
“On nice days, Harold’s rooftop terrace is where it’s at. Sip house wines for $5 by the glass and $20 by the bottle, $6 house-crafted cocktails from bourbon mules to Harold’s gimlet, and $3 to $5 beers. You’ll need them to wash down Southern-style bites with a twist, from Blackhill Ranch bbq pork tacos to chicken-fried cauliflower with cheese fondue. Tuesday through Friday 4pm to 6:30pm. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

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