Houston >Bars & Clubs > The Usual
5519 Allen, Houston, TX | Directions 7700729.774672 -95.417706
Neighborhoods: Central, Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
Pretty fun if it's your scene – I had a nice time at this bar. The only thing that bothered me is one of the owners hit on me and bought me drinks and then i found out she had a girlfriend. Talk about a disapointment!
I liked the jukebox and music that was played.
There is a lot of pot and coke so if you aren't in that scene be careful!
The Usual WIll Become A Stop On My Fun Bus – I visited the Usual for a quick drink before a show I was eagerly anticipating. The first thing I noticed was the beer garden. You pass through this space as you make your way to the front door. It is a welcoming area with comfortable seating and a chill atmosphere. As a smoker, I appreciated the effort to make this area as easy and relaxing as the interior space.
Upon entering the bar, I noticed that the space feels clean and comfortable, and the staff is professionally and personally accessible. I quickly found an open spot at the bar, and was promptly greeted by the bartender (as well as the friendly fellow patrons) with a smile! I noticed several beers on tap, but didn't recognize any of them. I always start with a shot of tequila and a beer, and I wanted to keep things consistent. I asked about the selections on tap and, despite a clearly displayed menu directly in front of me, the bartender was patient and helpful to not only list, but describe the available spirits.
He even offered several sample tastings to ensure that I was satisfied with my selection before making a final commitment.
After just one round, I was already putting down roots at the bar, and could have easily stayed in the same seat for the remainder of the evening; however, I thought I see what else this cozy little spot had to offer. I discovered several adequately unique and separate spaces. In addition to the bar area, you will find a comfy, sofa-laden (living) room that is perfect for a group of friends, and fabulous conversation. Not too far removed was a small stage, and tables to take in the featured entertainment (on this evening ? Karaoke)
Towards the back of the club, tucked just in the back is the sweet spot?.there you will find yet pinball, darts and other video fun. This is the area I would normally frequent, but did not sample the fun that particular evening. When I become a regular at this bar, and it will be one of my favorite corners.
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