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Shady Tavern Ice House

Map & Directions 1206 W. 20th
Houston, TX 77008
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining


Houston Press' Description

Mostly visited by neighborhood locals, Shady Tavern feels like a second home tucked away among the gigantic trees of the Heights. The plywood structure has a large dog-friendly yard where your four-legged friends can romp while their owners kick back with Texas beers or whiskey from the well-stocked bar. Peanuts, tortilla chips and bottled water are all complimentary, but the classic-rock-heavy jukebox isn't.

Member Reviews

  • on 07/13/10

    Played in one of the best flip cup tournaments here. Sad to say...we lost.

  • on 07/07/10

    These shows are all about hidden treasures. First, there's the venue: Shady Tavern is a 69-year-old icehouse that's every bit as nice as the Alabama Ice House, if one-tenth as popular or overcrowded. Then there are the bills at the Secret Saturday shows: Since the talent is never announced beforehand, you never know if you're gonna hear rap, folk, blues or rock, or even if the... More >>

  • McCracken5 wrote a review for Shady Tavern Ice House
    on 07/01/09

    If you are looking for a place to just chill, this is it. Located in the heights, near Durham/Shepherd and 20th. Going to this 70-year-old icehouse - a simple, single story A-frame structure with a side , covered patio and yard for barbecues and a small stage for bands - is a lot like visiting your buddies house. The only difference is you don't have to help clean up at the end... More >>

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