Do you remember the Honeycomb cereal commercials where young kids would be hiding out in a secret and undisclosed location until an adult shows up and demands a taste of their cereal!? Well fast forward to now and our definition of Honeycomb Hideout remains mostly the same. It's a place where you can kick back, choose preferably not to be seen, and enjoy some time alone with minimal to zero interruptions or distractions. Whether you're looking for a spot to chill with that special someone or enjoy bars that won't kill your vibe, you'll want to bookmark these ten spots!
The place is quite large but doesn’t receive a ton of traffic, mostly due to its location. The area is called the French Corridor and Rouge Wine Bar is hands down my favorite wine getaway. The eye-popping and jaw-dropping interior design will leave you speechless and you’ll find yourself sipping on wines for hours. Pro tip: grab a seat at my favorite couch in the back left hand corner for maximum chillaxin.
We fell in love with this place and their enticing courtyard area, equipped with a fire pit and vintage Spartan trailer, called the Barn, when we initially visited. It’s hard to believe that the second outpost of Beaver’s could get any cooler, but wait until you drift past the inside restaurant to the Beaver Den. This adult’s only whiskey bar boasts its own cocktail menu and is perfect for an anytime getaway.
It goes without saying how absolutely cool this place is in both interior decor and format. You can choose to sit on the front porch, inside with cozy tables ducked off in every corner, or outside with a killer view of the downtown skyline. Add all of that to the amazing craft cocktails and you’ll never want to leave.
One step into Moving Sidewalk and you are immediately removed from the hustle of bustle of downtown Main St. It’s small on the inside but if you’re able to grab one of the two plush Hollywood banquettes immediately to the left upon entering, you’ll find the perfect setup for a few hours of chill time paired with some of the best cocktails in the city.
Ever since I stepped foot into Nobie’s for a tasting, I’ve been wanting to get back to enjoy a few cocktails on their great patio. The neighborhood spot really feels like a home away from home and is perfect for a small group of friends or when you want to impress a date. Need some “me time”, enjoy a great dinner at the inside bar on a solo tip.
When this place first opened I was keen on keeping it under wraps. I really didn’t want anyone to find out about it! Located in the old Cotton Exchange Building, the swanky digs are both intimate and ideal for some one on one time. Skip the seats at the bar and opt for one of the nice high tops or comfy couches situated all around. There is also an impressive selection of curated wines and hard-to-find whiskeys.
I love the wine bars in Houston. And although I personally wouldn’t consider myself a wine drinker, I do enjoy learning about the various varietals over a small plate of Italian-inspired bites. Say hello to Beckrew Wine House. The atmosphere is very inviting and a seat at the bar is generally my preference. And even though they made Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s list of top 20 wine bars in the country, it’s still a great honeycomb hideout.
Davenport has been around for a very long time and what is awesome about them is all the things that have made it great over the years, remain unchanged. The ideal spot for a lover of martinis (with over 70 options) is also the perfect late night hangout. The place seems to always be dim, cozy, and chill and the music is always jammin’. Head there during the week on slower nights and it’s a great place to tuck away for a round or two.
I’ll admit, there is nothing fancy about Johnny’s Gold Brick, and truth be told, the location may seem to be a bit “sketchy” for some. However, this place is a gold mine when you’re looking for a low key hangout for you and your boo. The bright orange chairs are the only visual highlights in the place but the plethora of classic cocktails along with their rotating selection of imbibe keeps things interesting.
The same person who decorated Public Services, Gin Braverman, is responsible for the sleek and industrial vibe at Camerata. I’ve spent several nights at the long community table set in the middle of the wine and beer bar, but the leather padded seats on the back wall prove to be a better fit for intimate chat time. It has date night (or first date) written all over it!
A bonus mention…I’ve never gone to Tongue-Cut Sparrow (located just above The Pastry War in downtown Houston) but I’ve heard good things. The 25-seat cocktail bar is said to be super intimate with a crazy cocktail program. Definitely one to add to my list!