10 BEST DIVE BARS IN HOUSTON

10 BEST DIVE BARS IN HOUSTON

Boondocks has a great mix of classic dive bar with a little something extra. That something is the upstairs dance floor where some of the most memorable songs from the ’90s can be heard pumping through the speakers.

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Owned by Shawn Bermudez, the man behind several retail clothing shops, bars and food trucks in Lower Montrose, this bar is the grungy older brother that welcomes everyone-- even if it might not seem like that at first glance. There is a humongous pierced and tattooed bouncer with a gruff yet friendly voice, a large patio space filled with skinny-jeans-wearing twenty-somethings smoking Marlboro Reds and celebrating their youth. Don’t be put off by the equally (if not more so) tattooed and pierced bartenders with fashionable facial hair—they are also super-friendly and attentive to everyone.