Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Oldest Bar in Houston: La Carafe

Some things are worth repeating. Here's a little blast from the past that every Houstonian must know about. ♥ B

Looking for something new..er..old..to do this weekend? If you haven't already, you must spend an evening at
La Carafe, the oldest drinking establishment in H-town. La Carafe was built in 1847, and has been used as public venue ever since. Over the years, it has served as everything from a bakery to a pony express station. Ever since the 50's, it's been the hauntingly rustic watering hole that it is today.

What I love about La Carafe, is their deliciously affordable wine selection, cozy ambiance, and breath taking view of downtown Houston from the second floor balcony. Adding to the the exciting (but slightly eerie) feel of the bar, they have a tradition of lighting one candle every night after sundown. The result is is a heaping mountain of melted wax, that is more reminiscent of Disney's Haunted Mansion than a local Houston bar. Once you visit, you will continute to return for years to come!
La Carafe
813 Congress
Houston, Texas 77002


Rachel said...

I've been hearing about this place for years! I've got to go check it out.

!!andrew said...

I took that picture!!!

Houston's Weekly Chic said...

Andrew, email me your info. so I can pay credit where credit is due!

kjell said...

Sharon and I decided to visit La Carafe last night after seeing the Mousetrap. What a nice atmosphere and friendly people that met us!!! The old cash register was singing the whole night to the owner's pleasure. Thanks for preserving this place! And, the place only accepts cash, of course.....

Houston's Weekly Chic said...

Isn't it wonderful!! It's been one of my favorite bars in Houston for years. So glad you enjoyed it as much as I do!