Axelrad Beer Garden at 1517 Alabama St. is a great outdoor bar space. Craft beer is served in a 100-year-old building. From METRORail’s Ensemble station, hop on a B-Cycle at the B-Station at 3512 Main St. and pedal the three blocks over to Axelrad. The hammock is a perfect place to put your feet up. They share a patio with Luigi’s Pizzeria (famous for their white pizza). To conclude your evening, pedal over to Baldwin Park whose history includes a wife’s double-dealing and forging of wills, her husband’s murder and the founding of Rice University.
Dating on a Dollar
The Original Spec’s (often called “Big Spec’s”) on Smith St. is an inventive choice for a cheap date. Wander through the gift, beer, wine and liquor aisles and take in the huge selection of gourmet cheeses, sausages, crackers and chocolates. Free samples await if you’re stopping by on a Saturday. Select a bottle of vino for under $10 and head up the street about four blocks to District 7. It’s BYOB. If you choose the braised beef short rib sandwich with bacon coleslaw and grilled poblano pepper, you’ll be pretty close to paradise.
Your evening begins at Natachees Supper n’ Punch at 3622 Main St. for dinner. The chicken fried chicken and a double order of okra and tomatoes could give you just what you need to kickstart a long night out. Midtown’s Art & Theatre Center Houston, or MATCH is two blocks away. Enjoy their groundbreaking performances and follow it up with dancing at the Continental Club (after 10pm) and Alley Kat for a nightcap. DoubleTrouble Caffeine and Cocktails really isn’t any trouble at all and offers coffee and cocktails and coffee cocktails to end an exceptional evening.