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La Carafe

813 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002-1708
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
13 Mar 2018
“Old & Quirky, but Charming”
7 Nov 2017
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Wine Bar, International
813 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002-1708
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

So, there are a few things you ought to know right off the bat about La Carafe. It's old--purportedly the oldest standing building in Houston--and it shows it. It's beer and wine only. It's bar service only. It's cash only. If you're fine with all...More

Thank Doak P
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Stopped in for a quick glass of wine. Good wine. That’s as much as I can comment on other than it’s a pretty cute place and quite old I am told?

Thank lorit5
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A must visit in downtown Houston! Great location and a Houston landmark! Make sure you go upstairs and take a gander at the city at night! Stunning views of the city lights!

1  Thank bgonthego
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Came across this place after watching a parade downtown. It's dark and dingy, but it has a great atmosphere, good music, good beer and wine, nice staff (only one person working, but she coped extremely well being so busy). Really loved it and will defiantly...More

Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Not the most happening place in Houston but heh- you're in the oldest surviving building in Houston so have beverage and toast Sam Houston just to say you did!

Thank funfamily5
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Funky bar, oldest bar in Houston. A piece of history!!! Lit up my candlelit. Very relaxed & friendly, not pretentious at all. The bartender was very attentive, and great bar to start up conversations with random people. Right in front of market Square Park, great...More

Thank Blondie_713
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great old space, dark and full of character. Decades worth of initials and names carved in the bar. Bartender was friendly, did not get a negative vibe at all. There was even incense burning, with drip candles, so kind of a 60s feel- almost European...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This place was so dark. You felt like you were in New Orleans. They have a good beer selection and friendly staff. It is supposed to be the oldest bar in Houston and haunted.

Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 23 July 2015

According to the plaque outside this is one of the oldest buildings in Houston. Our carriage driver dropped us here when we asked to go to the old part of town where we could get a drink. I believe he said it was the oldest...More

Thank MelissaBradley
Reviewed 16 March 2015

And when guest come in from out of town, this is a place we take them as well as it is funky, low key and the oldest bar in town. Just wine and beer, no mixed drinks and go upstairs if it happens to be...More

Thank Alexa8776
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Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner
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1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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  • Address: 813 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Its the oddest wine bar in Houston situated in the oldest building, built way back in 1860.
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