Sunday, October 10, 2010

Oldest Bar in Houston

Today is the kick-off for Houston Beer Week, and what better way to celebrate than with a post of what is considered to be the oldest bar in Houston.

La Carafe is located on the historic Market Square area of downtown Houston. While it is distputed whether it really is the oldest bar, there is no arguing that the building that houses this gem IS the oldest standing commercial building still in use, dating back to 1847. Originally the Kennedy Bakery, some of its first patrons were Civil War soldiers.

Small, creaky, dark and full of history, its an excellent spot for a quick beer or glass of wine. A true classic.

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