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Under the Volcano

Bar and American Restaurant · University Place
2349 Bissonnet St (at Morningside), Houston, TX 77005, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 2:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sun
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 172 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Michele L.
    "The best frozen Screwdrivers, EVER! Be careful, they're potent!"(10 Tips)
    Steve L.
    "... frozen screwdriver (or frozen cuba livre, if you're a guy), then try the..."(2 Tips)
    Alirio S.
    "Monday Steak Nights are excellent!"(2 Tips)
    tina s.
    "Best bloody Mary ever!!!!"(5 Tips)
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  • steak
  • happy hour
  • frozen cuba
  • margaritas
  • eccentric
  • outdoor seating
  • good for a late night
  • casual
  • good for groups
  • good for dates
  • beer
  • bright
  • vodka
  • pickles
  • strawberry basil
  • fruit
  • chimichurri sauce
  • whiskey sours
  • mixed drinks
  • okra
  • John-Henry P.

    Not a bad bar by any means, though the seats outside make my back hurt a little.

    John-Henry Perera · September 1
  • Martin N.

    Great drinks

    Martin Norval · July 25
  • Liss V.

    Wonderful fresh cocktails. Love the casual atmosphere

    Liss V. · June 17
  • Zach R.

    Great patio area, beer selection, and cocktails.

    Zach Rand · June 3
  • Jeff S.

    Frozen scroozi

    Jeff Schmitz · April 30
  • Now Hiring H.

    I am a big fan of a bloody mary, but this place wins for having the best! You won't be sorry just shocked when you see everything they add to them. In 1 word YUM!

  • Berenice F.

    Didn't like it... don't order mojitos...!!!

    Berenice Ferrero · January 26
  • Nayeem C.

    Mojitos are fantastic! Frozen screwdriver is pretty good too!

    Nayeem C · November 13, 2014
  • Houston Press

    Get away from the mobs of the Village Arcade at this eccentric dive, where you can get $1 off mixed drinks and daily beer and food specials during their all day happy hour. Read more

    Houston Press · November 6, 2014
  • Lisa

    They have frozen rum & coke and frozen screwdrivers!

    Lisa · September 7, 2014
  • Houston Press

    Under The Volcano, a cozy, eccentric bar in Rice Village, takes its name from a macabre 1947 novel by Malcolm Lowry. Read more

    Houston Press · August 4, 2014
  • Joan T.

    Strawberry basil margarita was super delicious and loaded with fresh strawberries and basil.

    Joan Tankersley · May 23, 2014
  • Mandy G.

    Not actually dog friendly. Bring your own water. Instructed that owner doesn't allow servers to provide water for dogs because they might pee on patio.

    Mandy Graessle · May 9, 2014
  • Mandy G.

    Not dog friendly on Mondays. Sad face.

    Mandy Graessle · May 5, 2014
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World

    Far more hospitable than actually being under a volcano, which is good, because I always found it incredibly inconvenient to try to drink a beer with a fire proximity suit on.

  • Amy M.

    Great atmosphere and nice decor. The frozen screwdriver was a party in my mouth and will be back!

    Amy Mohs · February 9, 2014
  • Elsie

    Great drinks!

    Elsie · November 18, 2013
  • Tim B.

    Best bartenders in town!

    Tim Brockman · November 14, 2013
  • Chet B.

    Good place to take a date on a Monday.

    Chet Boyett · November 12, 2013
  • Blair S.

    Best frozen screwdrivers 👌

    Blair Shipper · November 8, 2013
  • Alexandra

    This place has been pretty dead lately :(

    Alexandra · November 3, 2013
  • Shannon Ø.

    Good drinks..frozen screwdriver is meh..the chicken salad sandwich was awesome! Parking kinda sux.

    Shannon Øverland · November 2, 2013
  • PAUL J.

    Watch out for Margaret (aka the Train Wreck).

    PAUL JACKMAN · May 31, 2013
  • Seth w.

    Great roast beef sandwich. Simple but good.

    Seth wyatt · May 30, 2013
  • Laurie S.

    Drinks are great but juke box selections are terrible. No new kids on the block? Terrible

    Laurie Sylvester · January 6, 2013
  • S C.

    So, came to try their Monday steak night...better to wait for Tuesday steak night at the Hideaway!

    S Chan · December 18, 2012
  • Anita N.

    Great football table. Fun times on the patio. Very spacious.

    Anita Nuñez · December 9, 2012
  • Jamaal P.

    Terrible service, waited for a drink for at least 20 min, and even after telling the bartender what I wanted, was still not served. Won't be back

    Jamaal Parker · September 2, 2012
  • Joëlle E.

    Frozen screwdrivers ftw

    Joëlle Eid · June 17, 2012
  • Houston Press Street Team M.

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  • Alirio S.

    Monday Steak Nights are excellent!

    Alirio S. · June 4, 2012
  • Jean-Marc B.

    Try staying on the patio. Inside is too crowded and noisy, you have to scream to have a conversation.

    Jean-Marc Buytaert · March 31, 2012
  • CultureMap Houston M.

    Monday night is steak night.

    CultureMap Houston Manager · March 20, 2012
  • Julie N.

    love the chimichurri sauce they serve with their steak but i don't like the fact that you HAVE to order a drink when ordering on Steak Night. sometimes i do just want water...

    Julie N · March 6, 2012
  • Men's Health Mag

    Houston’s humidity will make you do nothing. Here’s the best bar to do it. Sit outside—there’s a roof over the outdoor seating—and order an iced screwdriver. You’ll never go back to ice cream.

    Men's Health Mag · November 15, 2011
  • Eva K.

    My favorite steak night in town, held on Mondays!

    Eva K. · November 3, 2011
  • Robert M.

    Try the whiskey sour! It's awesome!

    Robert Mata · October 30, 2011
  • tina s.

    Best bloody Mary ever!!!!

    tina spillman · October 9, 2011
  • Lizzy B.

    One of great bloody marys in Houston - garnish includs salami & pickled okra on a stick!

    Lizzy Bufton · October 7, 2011
  • Chris B.

    Great place to take a date on a Monday.

    Chris Boyd · August 26, 2011
  • Henry C.

    Good place for happy hour

    Henry Cadena · June 3, 2011
  • Steve L.

    Also, gets lively late night, after 12. Great place to end the night.

    Steve LaBar · February 27, 2011
  • Steve L.

    Try the frozen screwdriver (or frozen cuba livre, if you're a guy), then try the mojito (awesome), then the bloody mary, (like a meal), then the strawberry-basil margarita, (unusual but good).

    Steve LaBar · February 27, 2011
  • Houston Press

    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Shot: “The Upside-Down Cake” the tropical taste of pineapple washes down neatly with a smooth layer of vanilla and a bright note of grenadine at the very end.

    Houston Press · January 25, 2011
  • Irena

    frozen screwdrivers are famous, but also try the frozen cuba libre ;)

    Irena · November 26, 2010
  • Dana W.

    Roast Beef sandwich was delish!

    Dana Williams · November 12, 2010
  • Michael L.

    Honestly some of the nicest bartenders in town. Drinks are classic too.

    Michael Lapidakis · October 21, 2010
  • Mills M.

    The Singapore Sling is excellent here. Be careful not to shit your pants in the short time betwixt finishing your third and ordering your fourth.

    Mills McCoin · October 15, 2010
  • Jen L.

    Off-menu drink: Seabreeze. Grapefruit, cranberry, vodka --> summer yumminess.

    Jen L · August 23, 2010
  • Javier R.

    Ask the good Geneva to make you a Paul Walker special.

    Javier Rendon · July 4, 2010

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