Carolyn's is that place to go when you just want to get out of Dodge. It helps that the drinks are cheap, and the place is filled with friendly cowboys. When we say filled, we don't mean packed. Instead, at Carolyn's - oftentimes lovingly referred to as the Hidden Bar - patrons and first-timers alike can rub shoulders with friendly folk and, if you've got the guts, even karaoke. Don't want to pay $10 per drink? Want your beer served ice cold and with a smile? Carolyn's is a great bar for relaxing, whether simply looking for a dive or recovering from a night on the town.
We really mean what we say when we call this place hidden -- it's on the side of a crumbling strip mall on an obscure side street off Willowbend Boulevard, which is never one of the first streets you think of when you think Houston nightlife. And then there are the train tracks nearby. Still, this little beer joint has two things going for it: an amazing jukebox compiled by somebody with a doctorate in honky-tonk and a concentration in Cajun/swamp-pop studies -- as exemplified by... More »