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La Carafe

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Open Now: 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Very cool

Oldest building in Houston and it’s a bar. Go figure. Cute little place for drinks. Cozy but... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
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Great place to chill with a date!

I have been going to this place for 30 years. It is small and lit by candles, the juke box plays... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2017
Humble, Texas
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  • Average9%
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A wine bar located in the oldest building in Houston, Texas.
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813 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002-1708
+1 713-229-9399
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Ended up here for a couple of beers. Barman complained after my paying for the 2nd round that i clearly didn't 'know how things work here' as I had not left him any tips so far. I hadn't actually 'finished' at this point but then...More

1  Thank James P
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Loved the look and feel of this old bar; the most ancient in modern Houston. 16 food ceilings downstairs and a long bar with interesting people perched there. Bartender uses a real brass cash register from the late 1800s to log your sale and make...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Oldest building in Houston and it’s a bar. Go figure. Cute little place for drinks. Cozy but very dark inside. Reasonably priced and friendly service. Great rest stop when visiting downtown.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Cool, semi hip, dark beer and wine scene. Lots of locals. Dark. Could be a great get away from the office around 3:00 pm to get out of work. Order at the bar. Cash only. Beer and wine only. Check the vintage cash register that...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 28, 2017

La Carafe is a bar that only serves wine and beer. It's located in the oldest commercial building in downtown Houston and has a quaint, comfortable feeling. It's cash only, but the prices are very low for the location across from Market Square Park. It's...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Place was beautiful and magical straight to the minute when the waiter advised us that this is not Europe and we are in America and we have to tip him before we even taken the money out, which put me right off. It was rude...More

2  Thank KateBentley
Reviewed March 14, 2017

La Carafe is the first place I went to when I moved to Houston from Austin. I found it on a google search and the whole haunted wine bar story intrigued me, so I went to check it out. This is a really cool place...More

2  Thank Ray N
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Love the ambience, old-school cash register and fantastic jukebox. Proof that sometimes new isn't better.

Thank easilydistracte
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I have been going to this place for 30 years. It is small and lit by candles, the juke box plays music from 50's, 60's and 70's. This place is cash only. Only one table seats more than 2 people and the bathrooms are horrible....More

Thank JourneyMan339
Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is a little hole-in-the-wall historic wine bar that came highly recommended by some friends that live in Houston. If you are looking for a quiet and dark place to hang out with one or two people, you may enjoy coming here. There is a...More

Thank Amber K
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