A smoky tavern hidden at the dark end of an FM 1960 strip center, The Fountainhead almost defies description. Here, the bartender will not only ask your name, but introduce himself and - get this - sing the Cheers theme "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" on karaoke night, microphone in one hand while pouring drinks with the other. To a stranger, The Fountainhead might look nondescript, but for regulars it's a place where "family" gets together to drink, good-natured jabs are traded, and the pours are nice and stiff. And strangers here don't stay strangers for long.
Some of the best establishments in fast-growing Houston are situated in quickly slapped-together-looking strip malls, including The Fountainhead, located off of Farm to Market Road 1960. The tavern-like hole in the wall makes it worth trekking Interstate 45 past Beltway 8 to feel the right-at-home goodness that will probably include a spirited conversation with a regular over a stiff drink and/or a game of pool. If you're short on smokes or feel like making friends through the power of... More »