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Sunshine & Sips ☀🍹

by Jordan Cutler    June 28, 2022
mural at bar Solecita in Downtown Houston

Looking to soak up some sunshine while you sip on seasonal cocktails? Grab your shorts and summer dresses and meet us Downtown to cheers all season long!

*🐶 Pet-Friendy

1. Rosalie | 📍 400 Dallas 🐶

Every Wednesday from 4-7pm, beat the heat with refreshing cocktails, live music, lawn games and more on Rosalie’s Italian Spritz Garden.

SIP ON THIS: Hugo Spritz made with Prosecco, St-Germain, cucumber and a splash of lime.

2. DistrictMarket & Cellar 7 | 📍 610 Main 🐶

DistrictMarket is where patio dreams come alive. Grab a group of friends and enjoy a glass of wine under the shaded patio with fans to keep you cool. From their expansive menu or the grab-and-go grocery, the perfect post-work meetup spot awaits you.

SIP ON THISAvaline Rosé: A French wine made with organic grapes, with notes of melon and zest

3. El Big Bad | 📍 419 Travis

Elevate your #TacoTuesday with the perfect trifecta: birria tacos, infused margs and a beautiful rooftop patio!

SIP ON THIS: Fresh squeezed hibiscus-infused margarita

4. The Nash | 📍 1111 Rusk 🐶

Sip on a late afternoon cocktail and eat from a “modern American” menu at The Nash that blends cultures and flavors as an ode to Houston’s diversity. Now THAT is something to drink to! 

SIP ON THIS: Summer Solstice made with mango, brandy, rum, strawberry, rosé and a splash of lemon

5. Solecita | 📍 413 Travis 🐶

If you didn’t put it on Insta, did it really happen? Share your #DowntownHouston summer adventures on the picture-perfect Solecita patio. Satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious churros from the churro stand and grab tacos for a dinner you (or your followers) won’t forget.

SIP ON THIS: Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca & Frozen El Diablo

6. Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar | 📍 1000 Prairie 🐶

Weekends are made for bestie brunches! From 11am-3pm, have a family-style brunch and try delicious southern breakfast staples like the Blackberry Chutney Hot Nashville Chicken & Waffles or the French Toast Bread Pudding.  

SIP ON THIS: Cranberry Rosé Mimosa Carafe for $16

7. Finn Hall | 📍 712 Main 🐶

Take a real work break and stop by Finn Hall. Skip the line by ordering ahead and picking up food from any of the restaurant concepts, then head to the patio to see Downtown in action and enjoy live music on select dates.

SIP ON THIS: Have a mid-day, pick-me-up with an Iced Blue Jasmine Tea at Greenway Coffee or if your workday ends early, sip on The Main Street Mule with grapefruit & rose vodka, lime, lychee, mint and ginger beer. 

8. Saint Arnold | 📍 2000 Lyons 🐶

Of course, a summer patio roundup would not be complete without mentioning patio G.O.A.T., the Saint Arnold Beer Garden. Catch an Astros game on the big screen, while you crack open a cold one with your crew.

SIP ON THIS: Crisp and refreshing, the Summer Pils is perfect for a hot summer day. This summer seasonal sip has a delicate, sweet malt taste complemented by an abundant hop aroma and flavor.

+ Honorable Mention: Frost Town Brewing

Mark your calendar and follow @DowntownHouston for updates and events at the new craft brewery, Frost Town Brewing. Serving up “local pride by the pint,” enjoy music, food and fun on their outdoor patio!

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