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Historic Downtown Pub Tour
- 3 hours
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- *Approx package price
Houston we have a problem: there are just too many good pubs in your city. Join this Houston tour to visit a pub with an old-school jukebox, a bar that trades as a tailor shop by day, a watering hole in an 1800's gambling parlor, and a bar that features pinball, pool and shuffle board. Fun guaranteed; hangovers optional.
* Get to know Houston’s history through its charming pubs
* Hear the stories behind the bars set in historical Houston buildings
* Stroll through Market Square Park, an iconic Houston hive of activity
* Sip on local beers or designers cocktails in four unique Houston pubs
* Play pinball, pool, or table shuffleboard in an authentic Texan setting
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Houston Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. The weather from May-November can be hot and humid. The weather from December-February can be cold. Please check the local weather forecast and dress appropriately in case of rain and/or high winds.
All participants must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid photo ID. Any travellers who cannot produce ID proof of age at the beginning of the trip will not be permitted to travel on the trip.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
‘It’s every Texan’s right to hold a burger in one hand and a beer in the other.’ Uttered from the mouth of the owner of one of Houston’s most popular bars, there couldn’t be a more accurate way to sum up pub culture in Houston.
The Historic Downtown Pub Tour will immerse you in this history of this lively Texan city by the best means possible – through the pubs! This Houston night tour will take you to four bars in the historical centre 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 neighbourhood that you are thoroughly spoilt for choice!
The tour always starts at a bar named The Cellar, which is in the lower levels of Georgia’s Market, a cool spot with a restaurant, grocery store, and bar inside. You’ll meet your local guide and get the full scoop on how this building used to be a gambling parlour back in 1895. With a history like that, there are plenty of stories with its walls.
After some introductions here, 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 point out all the points of interest for you, 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!
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 or table shuffleboard. Finally, you’ll head to perch on cowhide seats and order designer drinks at the a bar inside the 1912 Union National Bank Building, the perfect way to finish off a fun-filled evening in Houston.