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Houston: Old Town Historic Pub Tour (Small Group)

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    Stop At: Houston Urban Adventures, 20540 Kings Rd, Houston, TX 77002

    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! More appropriate words have rarely been uttered when talking about the Historic Downtown Pub Crawl. There is simply no better way to experience pub culture in Houston.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Barringer Bar, 108 Main St, Houston, TX 77002-1721

    The Historic Downtown Pub Tour will immerse you in the history of this lively Texas city by the best means possible – through its bars! This Houston night tour will take you to four bars in the historic center of Houston, giving you a variety of different atmospheres in which to relax. Locations can vary each night depending on opening hours, but there are so many great Houston bars we’ll never be without options.

    The tour starts at Barringer Bar, a gorgeous spot inside the old (1870s) Houston Dry Goods & Notion Warehouse. You’ll meet your local guide and enjoy a drink while learning about how rough and tumble early Houston could be. Don’t forget your spurs and dueling pistols!

    After some introductions, you’ll travel around the block to a bar in an old watch and jewelry store, where you’ll learn a little about the railroad and its legacy here in Houston.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Downtown Historic District Market Square, 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002-1618

    Next, you’ll take a stroll through Market Square Park, a small urban oasis complete with restaurants, sculptures, memorials, and remnants from old Houston buildings and sidewalks. This spot is a hive of activity and full of Houston history.

    This park is ringed by bars and pubs inside historic buildings, including a tailor shop that becomes a bar at night, a charity bar that believes in the connection between food, drink, and community, plus many more authentic Houston bars. With your local guide to show you all the points of interest, you’ll be sure to get the inside scoop on more than one of these historic gems.

    After learning about the buildings in the square, you’ll make your last stop in a more elegant bar to get a picture in the oldest elevator in Houston. It’s the perfect way to finish off a fun-filled evening in Houston’s historic downtown district.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Cottonmouth Club, 108 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
    Departure Time
    6:30 PM
    Return Details
    Dean's Downtown, 316 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Entry/Admission - Houston Urban Adventures
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. The weather from May-November can be hot and humid. The weather from December-February can be cold. Please check the local weather forecast and dress appropriately in case of rain and/or high winds
    • For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    • All participants must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid photo ID
    • Parking is free downtown after 6 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Otherwise, you can choose from on-street parking meters, indoor parking garages, and outdoor parking lots. For more information about parking downtown, go to www.DowntownHouston.org.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 November 2018

    This was a great way to experience the downtown bar scene in Houston. Our guide Dre had so much knowledge but kept it light and fun. I liked that we could purchase our own drinks and food along the way as well.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Amy P
    Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

    The guide is really friendly and good at telling the history of Houston. He made everyone feel comfortable and made it a great evening. It is not that much waking as it says in the text. FYI: Barringer bar is the old name of the...More

    3  Thank ingeridw2015
    Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

    Dre was a fantastic tour guide! Our group was super friendly and we all got along great. Loved learning about Houston and some history of the city. Thanks!

    Thank Annie A
    Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

    My wife got my son and I the Historic Pub tour for Christmas. We enjoy trying new local craft beer any chance we get. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I wondered if the tour might be a bit cheesy, but I was so...More

    Thank toolman75964
    Reviewed 21 February 2018

    Our tour was led by Dre, he was great. The tour group was smaller than I expected, just us and one other couple, so I was afraid it would be a bit awkward. After that first pub stop though, everyone clicked really well. Dre had...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank ShannonM339
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    28 May 2018|
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    Response from toolman75964 | Reviewed this property |
    I believe the bar is Lily and Bloom. It is next door to the left of the old Barringer.
    24 April 2018|
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