The State Bar & Lounge
Houston, TX 77002
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Coat Check
Houston Press's Description
State Bar doesn't seem to belong in the 21st century at all. The official-looking seals outside may lead you to believe you're walking past some government agency, and upstairs you could be forgiven for expecting to run into Sam Rayburn or even Sam Houston at any moment. The sizable wooden bartop and vintage chairs, tables and leather sofas give the impression of a swanky old hotel lounge - like The Shining's Overlook minus the dance floor. State's spacious but sectioned-off interior offers a host of secluded spots for quiet conversation, and the view from the second-story patio is one of the best downtown panoramas going.
Tips from foursquare
Great service! Amazing view of downtown & I love the staff ... They are incredibly sweet to us!
Step out onto the patio -- located atop the Rice metal awning -- for a great view of Texas Street and downtown Houston.
the girl bartender with tattoos and piercings is a BITCH.
Try the root beer shot from Bryce or Melanie who are awesome bartenders- great patio!!
This is a very historic spot. This used to be called the Capitol Club, big deals were done here back in the day.
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