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 170 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Michele L.
    "The best frozen Screwdrivers, EVER! Be careful, they're potent!"(10 Tips)
    "frozen cuba libre"(2 Tips)
    Alirio S.
    "Monday Steak Nights are excellent!"(2 Tips)
    Tim B.
    "Best bartenders in town!"(2 Tips)
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  • steak
  • frozen cuba
  • happy hour
  • margaritas
  • outdoor seating
  • good for a late night
  • eccentric
  • 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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