It’s no secret that Houston is proudly home to a wide swath of amazing cantinas, beer gardens, and patio bars. Lesser known, for obvious reasons, is the fantastic number of speakeasies in Houston. Latest to the surreptitious scene is the newly opened (aptly named) Hidden Bar HTX now open inside Norigami Sushi Bar.
The new cocktail speakeasy is housed inside Norigami, a former sushi pop-up hosted by Hidden Omakase. Recently opened, the Norigami brick-and-mortar at 2715 Bissonnet Street seats 24 people. The restaurant features a menu of specialty hand-rolls inspired by like restaurants in New York.
Tucked behind a nondescript art piece in Norigami is the vibrant speakeasy. Also able to seat up to 24 patrons, the space is adorned with dazzling neon lights and minimalist vibes albeit with thousands of suspended hand-folded origami.
Signature drinks at the speakeasy include the Paper Crane, a spin on the Paper Plane but with coconut-tinged Aperol, rum, bourbon, lime, and pineapple juice.
Hidden Bar HTX is a concept of team behind Hidden By Sushi and Hidden Omakase.
Crafted by Chef Niki Vongthong, Hidden Omakase offers an exclusive dining affair nestled on West Alabama, accommodating just 14 guests per evening. This sought-after dinner presents a delightful array of visually stunning and palate-pleasing dishes. Priced at $175, it’s a definite must-try for those who consider themselves culinary enthusiasts. Ensure you make reservations well in advance to secure your spot.
Norigami and Hidden Bar HTX are now open at 2715 Bissonnet Street. Both spaces are open Monday through Thursday from 5 – 11 pm, Friday from 3 – 11 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 3 – 9 pm.