La Carafe

Row 1

813 Congress St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 229-9399
Wine Bar
Mon–Fri: Noon–2:00 AM Sat–Sun: 1:00 PM–2:00 AM

Believed to be the oldest bar in Houston, this site is a historic landmark and for that, it is a favorite amoung locals. We beautiful views of the city and a wide selcetion of wine and beer, this is the place to stop. 

Foursquare Tips

  • 2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Jukebox. Check out more Houston Press Winners here: Or go moblie with the free Best Of app
  • Make a practice of carrying cash if you want to make this haunted, dusty escape your spot. They don't accept plastic of any kind.
  • Oldest operating building in Houston ( Stare at the bar carvings, put a couple bucks in the jukebox and check out the upstairs balcony (weekends only). Oh, and bring cash.
  • Happy Hour: Daily 4pm-7pm
  • Happy Hour: Daily, 4pm-7pm
  • One of Houston's best hidden gems. Cash only.
  • Patrick the bartender is sooooo. Hotttttt!!!!!!
  • Great atmosphere!
  • Upstairs patio is the best place to enjoy a beer, at this historic bar.
  • Put another dime in the jukebox and make bets on how long that candle has really been burning.
  • Beautiful decor. Reasonable prices. Outdoor patio upstairs. Like it. Good music
  • Oldest bar in town
  • Grab a candlelit table and see if you can hear the ghost of Carl, a dearly departed bartender, rattling around upstairs.
  • House red is nice
  • Cash only, but they have an ATM.
  • I found this place on a recent business trip to Houston. Was inconvenienced by the fact that they didnt accept credit cards, but it was a nice place all the same.
  • Great music selection in the jukebox and nice ambiance!
  • Quite an eclectic mix of music in their jukebox! Put in a few bucks! You don't want to miss it!
  • Cash only bar that is 1 of the oldest bars in the city. Only serves wine and beer. Check out the candles and old fashioned cash register on the 1st floor. Outdoor patio on 2nd floor to overlook city
  • Houston's oldest building?!? Is nice experience take a glass of wine chats your neighbors sets en feel like