La Carafe

Friday, July 24, 2009


The oldest commercial structure still in use, and the oldest bar in Houston, La Carafe is a great Texas bar with character to spare.  With its unique and spooky features, the bar attracts a terrific mix of hipsters, society dames, and business types, which always adds up to a great night out.  The leaning building is definitely showing its age, with its rickety architecture inspiring fear in those who attempt to climb the narrow stairs to the second floor, or to use its tiny ‘facilities’.  The dripping candles, vintage posters and collected memorabilia really lends itself to the moody time warp experience. Classic jukebox tunes from artists like Billie Holiday, Etta James, and even Bob Marley complete the journey to another time and place.  Serving all kinds of imported and domestic beer and featuring an extensive wine list, Le Carafe is Houston’s ultimate romantic bar, and the perfect place to take a date.  With ghostly spectres seen in the purported haunted building, be careful and be warned…the bar only takes cash.

La CarafeLa Carafe Wine Bar, 813 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002  ph. 713.229.9399


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