Houston isn’t just a day-time city. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, plus a mild climate, this is the perfect place to explore with a night-time agenda. As a matter of fact, there are tons of things to do in Houston at night from cultural attractions and elegant restaurants to unique nightspots and hidden bars.
Here are some fun things to do in Houston at night, from exploring museums and galleries to catching a show and visiting a winery.
Explore the Museum Mile
Houston is home to more than 50 museums, from national and state parks to art museums, science and technology museums, and more. For example, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is the largest natural history museum in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 120 exhibits and an extensive fossil collection. And if you love space, the Houston Museum of Science, Space Center Houston, and the Children’s Museum are all top attractions.
Catch a Show
Houston is home to more than 100 performance venues, from intimate clubs to massive arenas. Do you love theatre? Houston has something for everyone—from classic musicals at the Wortham Theater Center, cabaret at the Fitzgerald Theater, and stand-up comedy at iLoop, or magic at the Montrose Center for the Arts.
If you love music, visit the Theater District, home to the Houston Symphony and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts—the Houston Ballet performs in the Wortham Center, and the acclaimed Houston MIX music festival takes place at the MFAH.
If you’re a fan of live sports, you’ve got plenty of options, too—the Toyota Center, NRG Stadium, and the BBVA Compass Stadium are all top choices for watching a game.
Hit the Bar Scene
Houston is known for its energy and excellent party scene, and many of the city’s best bars and nightlife spots are located downtown. The bars in the Warehouse District are always hopping, and the streets around the Montrose district are lined with trendy restaurants and upscale cocktail lounges. And if you’d like to mix things up a bit, check out one of the city’s many rooftop bars or take a drink tour and explore some of Houston’s other neighborhoods.