Secret Houston wants to help you make the most of your free time and keep you informed! We’ll be putting out “Don’t miss” and “ICYMI” plans and news for you each week, so you’ll always catch an incredible event or story. Here are some of them that you may have missed over the last week.
Popfancy Dessert Bar is back with another outstanding immersive experience. Following their highly popular spring Harbor Lantern Festival experience, the pop-up purveyors have again completely transformed their quarters – this time into an over-the-top retro anime arcade cafe. After much anticipation, the pop-up is finally opening to the public today.
Houston’s top mixologist maven, Bobby Heugel, is at it again. Heugel, owner of Anvil Bar & Refuge, The Pastry War, Squable, and Better Luck Tomorrow – as well as a co-owner of a handful more eateries and drinkeries, has opened his latest new cocktail lounge: Refuge.
It’s the season of sharing… at least in Austin, anyhow. This year, the state capital has been kind enough to share three of its amazing establishments with Houston, including Homeslice Pizza, Gabriela’s mexican restaurant & cantina, and the recently-announced award-winning bar, Nickel City.
Inflation, rent prices, a monthly Microsoft charge bound by blood, and other confounding economical forces are all seemingly conspiring against us these days. While it’s true that a little scratch can unlock many excellent experiences in Houston, there’re still plenty of ways to enjoy the city on a budget. As such, we’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite BYOB establishments in Houston from axe-throwing to restaurants, bingo, and more!
Sushi fans rejoice. More often than not, the only criticism that we see of Uchi is its tendency to draw massive crowds. Due to the fact that it is debatably Houston’s premier sushi destination, one can understand its mass appeal. Thankfully, the city is being blessed with another top-tier Japanese eatery: Uchiko.rocor
It is with a passionate sense of pride that we often gush over the city’s art scene. From the graffiti canvases in the streets to the priceless art pieces that fill the galleries of its museums, Houston is a bastion for artists of all types. While some artists might be inclined to create something pretty, there are others who’s self-determined task is to provoke thought, intrique, and perhaps even disgust. While many of us can easily see the merit of a commissioned mural or a Matisse painting, some may scratch their head at other pieces.
Now on display at the Menil Collection, visitors can set their senses on Robert Gobers’ Untitled – a contemporary art piece that we can, in no other way, describe as a hairy block of cheese.