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La Carafe


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International, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner

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Reviewed February 5, 2019

We enjoyed a good selection of wine and beer at this cash only historic building with a juke box and the lore of ghosts.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jemmerson14
Reviewed January 20, 2019

We would recommend trying this interesting historic wine bar. Good music on the juke box and a good selection of wines by the glass. Cash only service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dunmar9
Reviewed March 13, 2018

So, there are a few things you ought to know right off the bat about La Carafe. It's old--purportedly the oldest standing building in Houston--and it shows it. It's beer and wine only. It's bar service only. It's cash only. If you're fine with all...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Doak P
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Stopped in for a quick glass of wine. Good wine. That’s as much as I can comment on other than it’s a pretty cute place and quite old I am told?

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank lorit5
Reviewed January 19, 2017

A must visit in downtown Houston! Great location and a Houston landmark! Make sure you go upstairs and take a gander at the city at night! Stunning views of the city lights!

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank bgonthego
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Came across this place after watching a parade downtown. It's dark and dingy, but it has a great atmosphere, good music, good beer and wine, nice staff (only one person working, but she coped extremely well being so busy). Really loved it and will defiantly...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank l0rrg
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Not the most happening place in Houston but heh- you're in the oldest surviving building in Houston so have beverage and toast Sam Houston just to say you did!

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank funfamily5
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Funky bar, oldest bar in Houston. A piece of history!!! Lit up my candlelit. Very relaxed & friendly, not pretentious at all. The bartender was very attentive, and great bar to start up conversations with random people. Right in front of market Square Park, great...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Blondie_713
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great old space, dark and full of character. Decades worth of initials and names carved in the bar. Bartender was friendly, did not get a negative vibe at all. There was even incense burning, with drip candles, so kind of a 60s feel- almost European...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank SherylB404
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place was so dark. You felt like you were in New Orleans. They have a good beer selection and friendly staff. It is supposed to be the oldest bar in Houston and haunted.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Laura M
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