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“Makes going grocery shopping a cool experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mkt Bar

Mkt Bar
Ranked #47 of 8,149 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Houston, Texas, USA
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Makes going grocery shopping a cool experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This trendy spot has tons of wine options and unbelievable snacks, at a great price! They carry all kinds of specialty items (mainly middle-eastern) and their deli in wonderful. The Hummus and Baba with their pita bread are a must!! Yummy! You can count on them for hard-to-find and exotic ingredients. Phoenicia makes living downtown a more appealing option. Even if I can't live downtown, I can and will go to Phoenicia!

Visited May 2013
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Long Island, NY
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“what a great find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

One of the highlights of our trip. Wish we could have them near us in New York. We went there every day during our stay, just walked across the street from our hotel. Great Market, and cafe. And also did some shopping, got a beautiful Kettle as souvenir for ourselves. We would love to thank the owners and staff for such high quality food market.

Visited May 2013
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Thank MarjanLongIsland_NY
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Chicago
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“unusual and great”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pleasant Suprise Downtown”
4 of 5 bubbles 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”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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