Sleep Inn & Suites I-45 / Airtex
222 Airtex Boulevard
Houston, TX 77090
Phone: (281) 872-6200
Fax: (281) 872-6201
Bars & Cafes
Featuring a full-service liquor bar, this nightspot invites you to bring some friends along to enjoy the entertainment. Live music is featured every Friday night and karaoke livens things up on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Dance the night away to rock & roll or country & western (depending on the band). Darts and pool tables are available for additional fun and casual dress is the general rule of thumb.
Head past the beach volleyball court and walk inside the yellow barn that features an eight-foot painting of a cartoon wolf raiding a chicken coop. On the inside, you will see a bar made of split logs which props up the elbows of many young professionals. Wolfie's welcomes everyone from families with children to young men who stop in to watch a game. The menu features chicken cooked in a variety of ways and also the sumptuous Seafood Platter. Steaks, oysters, crawfish and an assortment of other items are also available.
At airports, snack choices are often limited, especially for nutrition-conscious and dieting folks. Terminal A In Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) looks particularly bleak for pre-flight refreshments. However, The Grove's got you covered. From freshly bottled pure juice drinks to a sizable variety of yogurt flavors, protein-packed nuts, and gummy fruit candies, The Grove prides itself on their food and drinks being all natural, keeping you feeling your best throughout your day of travel. After all, it's not like you'll be burning off any calories while waiting to land. -Adam Rosen
This barbecue restaurant may not be a gourmet's delight. But miss a flight or leave a loved one and the place quickly becomes a haven for comfort food. The menu features ribs, turkey wings, oxtails, salads, sandwiches, set-lunches and homemade desserts. Also expect generous portions and prompt service. Check out the website to get a load of the other locations of Harlon's Bar-B-Que.
Jimmy, the club's live parrot, says, "Change your latitude and change your attitude." This pub is the place to go for exotic drinks like Island Slammer, Shotgun Wedding, Southern Kiss and Cactus Cooler. It is also the home of the famous Acoustic Open Mike Jam hosted by Bill Ward. The show is broadcast live on the Internet every Wednesday from 8pm-midnight. Live entertainment on weekends includes known stars like the infamous Mark Alan Threadgil, and Sunday karaoke is hosted by Robert Luby.
A stop at this unique neighborhood tavern is worth your time. It is conveniently located a stones throw from the main street in scenic Old Town Spring, and is a great place to grab a cold one and take a break from shopping. The crowd is diverse and consists of professionals, blue-collar workers, and even Harley Davidson enthusiasts. The Texas-style beer and wine tavern is a full-liquor bar, so feel free to order up your favorite drinks. Steak night is every Thursday night.
The nostalgic Texas atmosphere is complemented by the rustic log seats that dominate the bar. Memorabilia covers the walls and includes mementos from the well-loved Gunny Shack. Show up on Sundays and you will have a chance to pitch a game of horse shoes in the horse shoe pen. The popular bar serves cold beer, wine and set-ups, along with hospitality and a plain old good time. Come in and indulge in a 14-ounce rib-eye, baked potato, salad and all the trimmings for just USD10.
Bring the kids along for your visit to this somewhat boisterous cafe. Live bands further spice up the experience several nights a week, but most diners find the turn-of-the-century interior to be interesting enough all by itself. The burgers, chicken-fried steaks and sandwiches are all good, but side orders and desserts are the real taste treats. Try the special sausage-sauerkraut balls and see for yourself. The cafe does not offer a bar but you can take your pick of several beers and wines.
The atmosphere is rustic in this turn-of-the-century wooden building that has a huge wrap-around deck. The deck seats a hundred people during outdoor performances of popular bands and entertainers on Thursdays and Sundays. The walls are covered with license plates from every state, barbed wire and an assortment of railroad memorabilia. The kitchen claims to serve the 'best barbecue in town,' but it is the hamburgers and fries that reign supreme. Gigantic burgers weigh 1/2 pound after being cooked and are served with scrumptious homemade French fries. Wash it down with an ice-cold longneck for the best results.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
Along with eateries like the South African Peli Peli and the Italian Mia Bella, the contemporary American Strata Restaurant and Bar is to be found at Vintage Park Shopping Village. Your meal starts with appetizers like shrimp poppers and roasted pepper hummus, and no visit is complete without trying popular favorites like the pork schnitzel and Chilean sea bass. Many dishes are available gluten-free. Wines from the world over are available, as are many innovative cocktails. The Daily Happy Hour is from 3p to 7p, in the bar and out on the patio. Weekend brunch is served between 11a and 3p.
Escapade 2001 is a sizzling nightclub having some of the best events themed parties in town. Besides being a popular nightspot, it also hosts concerts by top notch bands and upcoming musicians. Local, regional and national talents have performed here and the place has also been used as a venue. When you're at the Escapade party, all you can think about is having the time of your life and enjoying the vibrant ambiance.