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Alley Kat Bar & Lounge

Map & Directions 3718 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Houston Press' Description

Although a sign above the entrance still reads "The Mink," little inside this newly renovated drinkery feels quite the same. The layout is unchanged, but burgundy walls, low lighting and the soft sounds of jazz or blues now set the tone of The Alley Kat Bar and Lounge, the newest watering hole on "The Island" in Midtown. The Alley Kat feels as though it has outgrown its awkward albeit charming teenage years, giving way to a fresh perspective on a well-liked Midtown nightspot that had deteriorated over time. The Mink used to have an allure all its own, but over the past few years it became seedier and dustier, and the restrooms became more of a risk than a convenience.

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  • lvenpce wrote a review for Alley Kat Bar & Lounge
    on 10/04/13

    Wonderful,laid back environment where I could also have a great night with friends or even come in by myself. I came to the mid-main event last night (live band: Elephant Yard) & they were great! I came by myself and in the first hour it seemed like I was no longer alone, great place to meet people!! The customer service was wonderful and Erica the bartender had some great... More >>

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  • Tamika C. on 08/13/13

    Nice little bar. Great vibe. Gorgeous owner with a great personality.

  • Kory H. on 06/13/13

    Check out June live music. No cover @AlleyKatHOU

  • Counterpart F. on 02/22/14

    Friday nights are perfect

  • Russell G. on 12/10/13

    English Afterthought. You want that in your life...

  • Jerry P. on 04/27/13

    One of the best spots in town. House whiskey smash is delicious. Erica, Kory, Pony & crew will absolutely make it a great night for you.

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