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“unusual and great”
Review of Mkt Bar

Mkt Bar
Ranked #49 of 8,183 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, International, Gastropub, American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: In the heart of Downtown, MKT BAR (short for Market Bar) is a global gastropub within walking distance of many of Houston’s favorite attractions and entertainment venues including Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. There’s something for everyone from live music showcasing popular Houston-area acts and national stars to local art exhibits and family-friendly events. Award-winning American cuisine with an international twist includes generous family-style portions of classics and comfort food, perfect for sharing. A thoughtful beverage selection features craft beer including local brews, a worldly wine list, sangria and wine-based cocktails.
Chicago
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“unusual and great”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is a special find in a downtown Houston Grocery Store. Outstanding selection of food with a Mediterranean tilt. Great service and a wonderful draft beer selection. Free parking. They also have prepared food in the market.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pleasant Suprise Downtown”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Market Bar was a nice surprise while walking around downtown. We were there on a Friday night. The venue was family friendly and had a dj playing music. The menu offers a variety of options, but may not fit families with small children. The staff was friendly, attentive, and tried to offer suggestions on drinks and food specials.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Vestacha
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice but you can get better price in store”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We went during a busy weekend in Downtown Houston. It was a bit crowded but we decided to order food from inside the store and sit in the hallway off of the Market Bar. We saved a lot of money and will definitely return.
Parking was easy in the parking garage!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank ToadInTx
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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What a suprise!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Just when you go to check out and feel like you've found the best market you coudl have imagined downtown....turn right! MKT Bar has so many great items, and the executive chef knows this city! The tastes are exotic without being pretentious, bold without being overwhelming, and great without being expensive! Whether it's a mandarin orange and lamb slider or a great kibe queso, MKT Bar seems to know what you want. Don't miss their daily specials, ranging from great music to $12 steak dinners that come with a dance lesson!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank HomeinHouston
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Houston, TX
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Birthday drinks at happy hour”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were staying at the Four Seasons for a birthday weekend. Heard good things about MKT Bar and their food. Our server was knowledgeable and professional. There was a great variety of appetizers. We requested to substitute a couple items and were refused, but this is understandable. All in all a good happy hour experience. Not loud, good ambiance, good service, reasonable prices on wine and food.

Visited March 2013
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Thank sfurtwengler
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