La Carafe

Top choice bar in Houston

Set in Houston's oldest building (1848), La Carafe is the most atmospheric old bar in the city. It's a warmly lit drinking den, with exposed brick, sepia photos on the walls and flickering candles. You'll also find a great jukebox and a friendly, eclectic crowd. On weekends, the upstairs bar room opens, with a 2nd-floor balcony overlooking Market Sq.