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Mkt Bar

#44 of 7,154 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, International, Gastropub, American
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1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010-3005
+1 832-360-2222
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09:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 14:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 14:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome! Came for my birthday party on Saturday night, they have $5 drink specials and a super fun DJ, DJ Tempty, who spins vinyl 60s and 70s funk....love DJ Tempty!!! Called ahead and they reserved us the 3 big long tables closest to the DJ. We didn't have to pay to reserve them and were on separate... More 

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Quispamsis, Canada
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Thursday was steak night at this quaint bar. Supper was good as was the beer. Service great. We went around 5 and plenty of seats . When we left about 7 , the place was rocking !!! Steak was okay for the price . Salad was tasty. Looked like live music was going to start but had to get up... More 

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Thank CBonn57
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I've been here every time I've traveled to Houston - love this place, specifically for Sunday morning brunch with live Music. Food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. A jewel in Houston Downtown.

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Thank d024876
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent service, great ambiance, the food and drinks were amazing, music was very nice and good prices.

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Thank Zul V
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went here for a dinner with friends and had a great pizza, appetizers and enjoyed the live music playing here

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Thank fawadali2017
Bedford Hills, New York
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Was down for Super Bowl and went to Phoenicia on Saturday night after checking into hotel. Tons of food, lots of variety. Service was a little slow, but friendly. Food was good. Location is ideal, right in the middle of the downtown hotels.

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Thank Peter O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Everything I've tried here has been fantastic, and at great prices. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu (the halibut in parchment is a favorite), but you really need to try the daily specials. They are always delicious and a real value. I don't usually go for specialty drinks, but these at MKT are different and delightful. I... More 

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Thank JennyAGoGo
Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I was not too hungry so I just wanted a small dinner. Enjoyed a great flatbread pizza and a beverage. I had been here a couple of years ago when in town and this place was on my list of places to return to. Glad I did. The attached grocery is interesting to browse through even if you aren't buying.

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Thank Ray C
Pasco, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The vibe here was cool with live music, a busy bar, and the whole place is attached to what appears to be a grocery store (didn't have time to explore). The food was so-so....menu was limited and I ordered the goat tacos which were rather bland. They had a selection of gelato for dessert but the flavors were limited and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Came here the night of Thursday Oct 6, From memory I think I may have had the Moroccan slider and my friend had the Mac and Cheese, Service was good, Food was good and reasonably priced, if back in Houston would return :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 18
Cuisine
Bar, International, Gastropub, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
14:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 22:00
Thursday
14:00 - 00:00
Friday
14:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010-3005
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 832-360-2222
Description
In the heart of Downtown, MKT BAR (short for Market Bar) is a global gastropub within walking distance of many of Houston’s favorite attractions and entertainment venues including Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. There’s something for everyone from live music showcasing popular Houston-area acts and national stars to local art exhibits and family-friendly events.

Award-winning American cuisine with an international twist includes generous family-style portions of classics and comfort food, perfect for sharing. A thoughtful beverage selection features craft beer including local brews, a worldly wine list, sangria and wine-based cocktails.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?