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Grand Prize Bar

Bar, Dive Bar, and Lounge$$$$
The Museum District, Houston
  • It might be Thanksgiving Day, but it looks like this place is open!
  • The experts at Eater and Houston Press recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Houston Press
  • Greg S.
    "$1 PBR can't beat it"(2 Tips)
    Andrew S.
    "Great place to relax and have a few drinks."(5 Tips)
    Ginny B.
    "Out of the 6 beers on tap, jacobins rouge sour ale is one of them."(6 Tips)
    Nik K.
    "... and don't feed the hipsters"(2 Tips)
62 Tips and reviews
  • draft beer
  • casual
  • hipster
  • whiskey
  • fancy cocktails
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  • Local Houston Magazine
    Local Houston MagazineOctober 18, 2016
    A solid dive! 6 beers on draft, they offer 2 draft cocktails as well. We have to mention the kitchen, it’s spectacular +plenty of HTX food truck. Some would say it’s worth the trip for the food alone. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 26, 2013
    Grand Prize's wallet friendly drinks, laid back vibe and kickass jukebox mean it will always have a place on this list. With Austin King's Yaki Snack Attack leading the kitchen, the food's good, too.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressOctober 23, 2014
    During happy hour, which is EVERY DAY, get $2 PBRs, $3 wells, $5 frozen cocktails, and $4 shots of Jagers and Bulliet bourbon or rye. Read more
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasNovember 17, 2016
    The upstairs patio is a hidden neighborhood gem. Some of the bartenders are better than others- but this is still a solid neighborhood joint with a good, chill crowd.
  • Nik K.
    Nik KAugust 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome neighborhood spot over in the Museum District. Try the cool ranch Dorito breaded fried green tomatoes, and don't feed the hipsters
  • Ginny B.
    Ginny BraudMay 24, 2012
    Out of the 6 beers on tap, jacobins rouge sour ale is one of them. Not many bars in this town have sours on tap. I'm addicted. Try it.
  • Erika H.
    Erika HJuly 15, 2013
    They have a mixed drink on tap called Pimm's Cup. DELICIOUS.
  • Southern G.
    Southern GalMay 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on Tue for $12 a la carte menu from Mockingbird Bistro. Thursdays Feast offers a 2 course dinner under $15.
  • Erika H.
    Erika HAugust 15, 2014
    Start with a Pimm's Cup and follow it with a Cucumber Wit for a lighter finish.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJanuary 25, 2011
    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best New Bar: There are booths & couches downstairs plus a porch-like downstairs patio & rooftop deck for all you smokers!
  • Nate R.
    Nate ReffellOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best 'chillax' bar in Houston. Great jukebox. All the cool kids of montrose hang here.
    ESTHEROctober 26, 2016
    Cool place. The doorman isn't that awesome in the sense that I was there for a party and went in and out several times and he acted like he had never seen me.
  • Brett B.
    Brett BendeleSeptember 12, 2015
    Don't even try to use their jukebox. I completely wasted my money. They have a great selection of music on display but when you choose any song it resets to their generic hip hop bullshit music.
  • My Table Magazine
    My Table MagazineMarch 27, 2013
    Grand Prize (1010 Banks St.) tested the waters last year when it started hosting biweekly “Ghetto Dinners,” and chefs Adam Dorris, Will Walsh and ... Read more
  • David H.
    David HuynhOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the south side, one of my favs. 6 bucks but totally worth it. Minty and lemony!
  • Kendra M.
    Kendra McPhersonSeptember 29, 2011
    killer french 75s. best bar i've been to in houston so far.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SarofimJuly 4, 2015
    Great place to relax and have a few drinks. Kind of a hipster vibe but they won't bother you.
  • Chardonnay P.
    Chardonnay PhelanJuly 12, 2013
    Be sure to ask what the frozen drink special is, they tend to be wicked
  • Paul H.
    Paul HadleyOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
  • We P.
    We ParlayJune 1, 2014
    Manhattans are awesome!
  • Diana T.
    Diana TorresJuly 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat the raw tuna tacos oh so good
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SchwabenbauerAugust 7, 2014
    Cool ass bar with food truck style food
  • J.A. L.
    J.A. LupercioOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good service. Cheap drinks.
  • Nico C.
    Nico CromwellJanuary 27, 2012
    leave the the bartenders a good tip and they treat you right
  • Shawn A.
    Shawn AlewineFebruary 4, 2011
    Badass place with multiple outdoor smoking sections.
  • Greg S.
    Greg St.CyrMarch 27, 2013
    $1 PBR can't beat it
  • Houston Press Street Team M.
    Happy Hour: Daily, 4pm-8pm
  • Alex G.
    Alex GarciaDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    moon tower serves up food here most Monday's and Tuesday's
  • Robert L.
    Robert LeeNovember 13, 2010
    One of the best mint juleps in town.
  • Carolynn P.
    Carolynn PorterNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Stop making multiple venues. I'm the real mayor. My liver has earned it.
  • sidney
    sidneyAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    What happens in the photobooth, stays in the photobooth (and on twitter, facebook and foursquare).
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SotoJanuary 1, 2012
    Nice, chill place!
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconFebruary 6, 2013
    Nice photobooth you got there
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJuly 2, 2013
    Happy Hour: 4pm-8pm
  • Valerie W.
    Valerie WilkeAugust 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Wear a skirt during the summer. You'll appreciate the draft in more ways than one.
  • Nate R.
    Nate ReffellNovember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Grand Prize...where no one is alone.
  • Sylvia M.
    Sylvia MaldonadoMarch 9, 2015
    delish pimm’s cup
  • Ashes L.
    Ashes LareeAugust 25, 2010
    Enjoy the "as seen on tv" specials if thats your thing.
  • Kireau K.
    Kireau KendrickAugust 29, 2011
    drink IPA on the roof
  • Stephanie O.
    Stephanie OlmoMay 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Billy Boyd for your drinks. Beat bar tender. (guy w gray beard)
  • Joe C.
    Joe CorralesFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask about mind eraser midnight.
  • ivaniac
    ivaniacSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The barback with the star sleeves is a-a-do-ra-ble.
  • Allison M.
    Allison M.February 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Photo booth $3 for 2 pics. Good times.
  • Jenny A.
    Jenny AlvarezDecember 28, 2010
    scenester kind of crowd, great drinks
  • Leah J.
    Leah JohnsonOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 PBR from 4-8pm.
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FriedrichSeptember 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The gangster rap is top notch.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SchmitzOctober 16, 2016
    Get fucked up pass out on the floor
  • idkid -.
    idkid -March 24, 2011
    I love Claire!
  • Monica D.
    Monica DannaAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't give Craig Hlavaty any whiskey. You'll regret it.
  • Craig Hlavaty
    Craig HlavatyOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    gears of the body with you when you get done eating
  • Reidis S.
    Reidis SolareSeptember 9, 2011
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BoydJuly 26, 2010
    Ask for the aviator
  • Connor H.
    Connor HayesApril 30, 2011
    Be creative
  • John P.
    John PapagiannopoulosAugust 7, 2010
    What's photographed in the photobooth stays in your pocket.
  • Leslie H.
    Leslie HughesOctober 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Cute bartenders!
  • Katpocalypto
    KatpocalyptoJuly 18, 2011
  • Nick C.
    Nick ComardoSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Give Brad a high five!
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin MurrayAugust 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Photo booth
  • Howrad L.
    Howrad LeeOctober 3, 2010
    Brng ur mthfckn I'd!
  • John P.
    John PapagiannopoulosAugust 7, 2010
    Photobooth! Yea!
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin ChadAugust 17, 2010
    I hear there is a glory hole in the bathroom!
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JonesMay 29, 2011
    Rude and racist bartender. Will not go back. Will not recommend.
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