Cool things to do in Houston

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Looking for cool things to do in Houston? Maybe you want something off the beaten path, maybe you’re just looking for something new. Whatever the case is, check out all of these weird and cool things to do in Houston. Houston is entirely too large to just do the same things all the time. This should help guide you towards cool things to do in Houston that you can do by yourself or with friends!

Cabo

Cabo Bar & Grill is a huge place in Seabrook down in the Clear Lake area. They've got DJ's, open mic nights, trivia, live music, and almost anything you could ...

Houston Locksport

About Houston Locksport Houston Locksport is a club that gets together each month to sit down with each other and pick locks! The first time I saw these guys was ...

Johnny McElroy’s Irish Pub

Johnny McElroy's is another Irish bar on Waugh in Montrose. It's got a nice outdoor porch and is super dog friendly. They offer a small menu and they've got happy ...

Cactus Cove Bar & Grill

Yet another spot in the long line of Creek group bar & grills. Cactus Cove is out in the Timbergrove area on W. 11th, a couple miles inside the loop. ...

Canyon Creek Bar & Grill

Of the Creek Group properties, Canyon Creek is my favorite. It's right off of I-10 on Westcott so it's perfect for anyone that is commuting to or from the west ...

Onion Creek Coffeehouse Bar & Lounge

Onion Creek is a great in/outdoor spot in the Heights. They've got a great food menu AND they're open for breakfast 7 days a week. I typically don't try to ...

Cedar Creek Houston

Cedar Creek is an awesome bar/restaurant in the Heights with great food and drinks! They've got loads of events each week, so if you're looking for things to do in ...

Platypus Brewing

Platypus Brewing is one of my favorite spots in Houston, if nothing else, they have the best public bathroom in the city. It's insane! Black marble counter tops, gaudy gold ...

Cool Bus Houston

The Cool Bus Houston is just that. It is cool af. I like most of you spent my childhood trying to not ride the bus, but I assure you, this ...

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is one of the coolest things to do in Houston. It is incredible that a place with such unique history chose Houston as it's home. ...

Urban Harvest

Urban Harvest in an awesome organization based in EaDo Houston that is committed to a healthier city where everyone has access to locally grown food! Not only have they helped ...

Houston Gaelic Athletic Club

The Houston Gael's are Houston's only Gaelic Athletic Club and only one of four in Texas. If you're looking for new things to do in Houston, this is almost assuredly ...

Aurora Picture Show

The Aurora Picture Show is a rad little place in the Rice/Kirby area. It's a non-profit that is dedicated to "expanding the cinematic experience and promoting the understanding and appreciation ...

Pimlico Irish Pub

I am definitely biased when it comes to the Pimlico. This has been one of my favorite bars in Houston since it opened. A super authentic Irish pub in Montrose ...

Town in City Brewing

If you're looking for craft beer in the Heights, stop by Town in City and get a taste of the oldest brewery in the Houston Heights! If you're really into ...

Kung Fu Saloon

Kung Fu Saloon is a pretty sweet bar on Washington Ave. They've got 24 taps, private karaoke rooms, old school arcade games, ping pong and more! They've got solid happy ...

Axelrad Beer Garden

Axelrad is one of the coolest spaces in Houston! Their indoor space isn't huge but they've an impressive dog-friendly outdoor area where they host a number of events from live ...

Bayou City Bike Tours

Bayou City Bike Tours has been running bike tours throughout Houston for 6 years! They started with a trailer and a few bikes with one tour and now offer multiple ...

The Gorgeous Gael

The Gorgeous Gael is an awesome spot in Rice Village. They opened their doors in 2014 in the former Brian O'Neill's they've come a long way in the last four years. ...

Darwin’s Pub

Darwin's is an awesome spot on Waugh just south of Washington ave. They've got happy hour 6 days per week and they have special events happening 7 days a week! ...

Christians Tailgate

With 5 Houston area locations, Christian's Tailgate is a great sports bar with even better weekly specials. Steak nights, $1 mimosas, KARAOKE, and much more! Come in to check out ...

Avant Garden

Live music, poetry, dancing, great drinks, are just some of the things you can find at Avant Garden on any given night of the week. Avant Garden is one of ...

Maple Leaf Pub

It's hard to hate Canadians and hockey. Unless you hate syrup and hockey, I guess... At any rate, The Maple Leaf Pub is an awesome spot to go if you're ...

PJ’s Sports Bar

A fantastic example of Houston's lack of zoning laws, PJ's resides in a sweet old house on West Gray. A laid back sports bar that makes you feel like you're ...

JR’s Houston

Jr's Houston has been voted "Houston's best gay bar" for nearly three decades. Once you visit, it's easy to tell why. The impressive indoor space boasts three separate bars, pool, ...

Guava Lamp

Up-beat gay bar welcoming to all with karaoke, pool, dance floor, live music, trivia, steak night, drag shows, and more. Guava is a great spot located in Montrose on Waugh. ...

The Secret Group

The Secret Group in EaDo is one of the best spots in town to catch live music and comedy on the reg. It's a pretty cool space with loads of ...

Dean’s Downtown

Dean's is one of the coolest spots in Houston. Originally a department store built in 1893 and when it was built was the most electrified building in the Country! Although ...

Rudyards British Pub

Rudyards is a great bar in Montrose! Rudz has been a staple in Houston for years. They've got just about anything you could be looking for. Karaoke, Open Mic comedy, ...

YES KTV – The Karaoke Bar

Houston's only BYOB karaoke bar! This place is sweet! YES KTV is a traditional karaoke spot where you rent private rooms. They've got rooms small enough for you and a ...

Glitter Karaoke

Singing, games, FOOD and drink specials are all part of what makes Glitter Karaoke one of the best places to sing in Houston. Glitter is a karaoke bar so expect ...

Spotlight Karaoke

Spotlight karaoke first opened it's doors more than 20 years ago and has been a mainstay for Houston karaoke since. If you're looking to get on stage and embarrass yourself ...

Station Museum of Contemporary Art

The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is a great space in Midtown Houston across the street from Axelrad. Station Museum emphasizes fine arts that reflect the cultural diversity of Houston. ...

Mexican Bingo Happy Hour

House Margarita $4, House Wine $2, Chile con Queso from $4, Nachos Tedo $8. This Wednesday night happy hour has all of these things and more. Which makes leaving the ...

Storytime in the garden

Story time in the garden at Mercer Botanic Gardens in Humble is a great place to bring your kids to break up the monotony of your weekend! This weekly event ...

Kinda Super Disco

Check out the best little dance party in Texas every week at various clubs throughout the Bayou City. From local spinners to chart-topping global superstars, some of the world's best ...

Houston happy hour – Thursday’s with Beetle

Every Thursday you can head down to the Continental Club Houston and check out their happy hour specials and the Beetles cover band, Beetle! The Continental Club Houston is one ...

Miller Outdoor Theater

At first, I thought that having the Miller Outdoor Theater was a slap in the face to Texas and that we should have the Lonestar Outdoor Theater. Then I realized ...

3rd Thursday 19th Street Sip and Stroll

FREE COCKTAILS. Are just one of many of the perks of this sweet outdoor event, that is easily one of our favorite free things to do in Houston. Enjoy walking ...

La Sopa

Art. Beats. Battlestar. Wait... Check out this dope recurring event on the third Friday of each month. Live music from local musicians, art from loads of local artists, drink specials ...

YOUniverSOUL Free CommUNITY Yoga

I could talk your ears off about yoga, but na-maste in my lane. YOUniverSOUL  Free yoga provides a free yoga class at 9:00 AM on the first Saturday of each ...

Insomnia Gallery

The Insomnia Gallery is a dope little art gallery in the Historic East End neighborhood. They're open from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM regularly, but they' typically have an event ...

Drunk to funk Tuesdays

It can be tough to find cool things to do in Houston on Tuesday. Drunk to Funk happens the second Tuesday of every month though! Head down to Poison Girl ...

Blanket Bingo – Market Square Park

Is your significant other mad at you for taking them to the same stuff over and over again? Break the monotony and head over to Market Square Park in Downtown ...

Lucky Land Houston

Terracotta Army, panda village, KUNG FU STATUES! Lucky Land Houston is a 2 acre sprawl showcasing Asian culture and history. In addition to the several displays that they have on ...

Houston Polo Club

Hired assassins, bumps, hooters, neckshots, and much more! To the untrained ear it might sound like we're getting ready for one helluva night, we're actually getting ready for an afternoon ...

Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scout History

Disappointing as it is to find out that this isn't a museum dedicated to the delicious cookies young girls across America have been peddling for years. This is still a ...

National Museum of Funeral History

Ever wonder what it's like to be dead? THEY HAVE A POPEMOBILE! Well, it's called a "saintmobile" now. The National Museum of Funeral History is on the North side of ...

Last Concert Cafe

Last Concert Cafe is a Mexican restaurant in Houston with live music four nights a week (Wednesday - Saturday), Sunday jam circles that anyone can participate in, and Monday karaoke. ...

Canino’s Market

Canino's Market is likely the oldest farmers market in Houston. It's been running since 1958. What began as a 3800 SQFT market 60 years ago has transformed into an outdoor ...

Glenwood Cemetery

Glenwood Cemetery is dope, unless you're scared of cool old cemeteries. Then I wouldn't recommend it. Glenwood Cemetery has been open since 1872 and is the final resting place of ...

The Market at Sawyer Yards

The second Saturday Market at Sawyer Yards is pretty sweet. Sawyer Yards is a collection of five studios based in some great warehouses covered in awesome graffiti. this FREE event ...

Sunday’s in Nature at Armand Bayou Nature Center

Armand Bayou Nature Center is awesome! It's a 2,500-acre preserve in the center of a highly urbanized area between NASA/Johnson Space Center. That's like 4 square miles of nature! If ...

Houston Helicopter Tours

Houston. Helicopter. Tours. That's right. Leave the bike tours, segway tours, and stupid double decker bus tours to the amateurs. You're ready to get high and see all Houston has ...

Houston Happy Hour – Uchi

Uchi is one of the best places I've ever eaten at. The food, the staff, the general vibe it's all incredible. That being said, a meal here can set you ...