From the iconic Museum of Houston to the highly rated Houston space research center, Houston is a history rich city in the United States. Whenever you visit Texas’ most populous city, you can always be assured that you will have much more on your plate than you can handle.
And indeed, being the nation’s fourth largest city, Houston offers plenty to see and do. Although not commonly thought of as a major tourist destination in the US, there is plenty of fun things one can do in the Bayou City especially after sunset.
Here’s your to-do guide for the top things to do in Houston at Night.
1. The Escape Game Houston
You wanna refresh your brain after a hectic day at work? For how long has your family/spouse or friends pressured you for some immersive adventure night out? Well, probably it has been for some time. As such, here is the good news. As long as they have what it takes to find hidden gold, solve an art heist or break out of jail; The Escape Game Houston is the ideal place. It’s typically the number one escape room in Texas.
It entails four very engaging and unique games – Prison Break, The Heist, Gold Rush, and Playground. Believe me, from the youngest to the oldest, everyone is always spoilt for choice.
You can visit The Escape Game Houston website anytime to book your game and learn more about it.
2. Visit the House of Pies to taste some of the best pies in Town
Experiencing some late night cravings? House of pies is the place of choice! Usually divided into two parts, an all-night diner, and a pastry shop – House of Pies is more than often filled to capacity after sunset. From the delivery truck driver to an off-duty cop, the place is open to all sorts of crowds and their ever efficient and courteous staff is always at your service.
Visit House of pies tonight and enjoy some multi-layered Bayou Goo as well as some class fruit favorites, sugar pastries and more!
3. Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
My, Oh my! This is the ‘THE’ party place in Houston. Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar is the place to be for that ultimate Friday night you have been dreaming of. The floor is optimally spacious to mingle around and have a stress-deadening dance that will leave you feeling like a new and refreshed person the following week.
The artists here are always more than willing to accept your song recommendations and will gladly stage them for you upon request. So if you have a song that has been running in your mind for some time, do not think twice about visiting Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar.
I would highly recommend that you make a reservation before the planned visit to avoid any disappointments.
4. Downtown Aquarium, Houston
When did you last have a heart-warming date night with your loved one? If you want to create some unforgettable memories either with the whole family or a loved one, then Downtown Aquarium is the place to be! You will definitely fall in love with the habitats in this aquarium. It comes with over 200 species of aquatic life!
Additionally, within this 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, you will have the chance to tour the Louisiana swamp, explore the coral displays and even get hands-on experience with stingrays in the touch tank.
What’s more? Be ready for an equally adventurous and immersive experience in your dining activities within the aquarium’s restaurant.
5. Kemah Boardwalk
For some really amusing and thrilling rides, Kemah Boardwalk is the undisputed destination in Houston. Whether a daredevil or a casual rider, this amusement area has plenty on offer for everybody. For the daredevils, the Drop Zone and the Inverter are yours for the taking. On the other hand, for some casual amusement ride experience, the Carousel and Kemah Train will have you covered.
Moreover, besides playing host to these exhilarating rides, Kemah Boardwalk is also home to some of the best restaurants in downtown Houston. So you don’t have to be worried about your dining activities.
6. The Texas Rock Gym
The weekend is here and it’s time to have some mad fun activity! What my grandpa used to call extreme adventure activities. If you’re ready for such then The Texas Rock Gym is the place to be in Houston. It offers some of the best indoor rock climbing gyms you can ever imagine of.
7. McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Do you love live music? McGonigel’s Mucky Duck offers the best of it in town. Since the 90s the place has continued to win over the hearts of both the locals and visitors due to its high-quality beer, scrumptious food, and great music.
If you are in the mood for some hot music performance especially some authentic Irish music, this is the ideal spot for you.
8. Dairy Ashford Roller Rink
For over four decades now, Dairy Ashford Roller Rink has offered some of the best old-fashioned roller skating fun you can dream of in Houston.
If skating is your thing, then don’t look any further than Dairy Ashford Roller Rink whenever the sun goes down.
9. Whiskey River
This is one of the liveliest places in the entire of Houston. It’s simply the best place to unwind yourself after a busy day by dancing your heart out. In addition to the electrifying dances, they also offer some bull rides which are extremely difficult to resist especially if in the company of some friends. They are real fun!
All in all, the great crowd coupled with the friendly staff in Whisker River, simply make the joint a perfect party spot in Houston.
10. IPic Theaters
This is simply Houston’s best movie Theatre. If you are looking for a different experience to watch a movie, this is the place. It’s extremely comfortable and offers some of the most awesome seats you will ever find in a movie theatre. Extremely comfortable! Their food and drinks are also top-notch.
Updated: December 20, 2018