EADO at a Glance

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Kathlyn Curtis

EADO

East of downtown is a happening area for creative and corporate types who enjoy the skyscraper views and numerous entertainment options, from sports watching to barhopping.

Kathlyn Curtis

EADO

Park It!

Don’t let the abundance of concrete and skyscrapers fool you. Downtown Htown is home to urban parks like historic Market Square Park where you can enjoy bingo nights, movies under the stars, and meet up on the last Friday of each month for Critical Mass, a casual evening bike ride through the city. Discovery Green is a 12-acre urban oasis which hosts free concerts, exercise and dance classes, a nighttime flea market, a wintertime ice skating rink, and kayaking on Kinder Lake when the weather warms up. View the natural beauty of Buffalo Bayou from Sesquicentennial Park and be on the lookout for the red button on Preston Street Bridge that activates the Big Bubble art installation creating a “bayou burp” in the water below. 

Daily Routine

Get your caffeine and donut fix in the morning at Prelude Coffee & Tea,
located in the sleek Hines Tower on Main St. Locals love the laid back atmosphere of AHH, Coffee! and make use of Tout Suite’s spacious digs for a quick working session paired with a latte and their delicious macarons. Newcomer Leeland House serves up a full breakfast and lunch menu to accompany your coffee. Make groceries, grab takeout, or dine in at Phoenicia’s Downtown Market, an international supermarket with produce, deli counter, prepared meals, and freshly baked goods from pita to baklava. Stock up on farm-grown fruits and veggies along with locally made products at the Wednesday Urban Harvest Farmers Market held in Hermann Square at City Hall from 11:00 am-1:30 pm or head over to East End’s Esplanade for its farmers market held every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Be on the lookout for Grit Grocery, Houston’s first mobile grocery truck with stops planned in Downtown and EADO!

Get Fit

Keep count of your reps at EADO Crossfit and strike a warrior pose next door at EADO Yoga. Sign up for a membership at the Tellepsen Downtown Family YMCA or Fit Athletic Club. Work both the mind and body at the Hines Center, which offers yoga retreats, wellness walks, and tai chi classes. BCycle stations are plentiful for exercising and exploring on two wheels. You can even hit the the Columbia Tap Hike-and-Bike Trail for a ride through EADO following the old Union Pacific Railroad.  Sports Center Living in Downtown and EADO is a sports fan’s dream. You can catch the 2017 World Series Champions Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park where Friday night games include fireworks. The Houston Rockets take the court at the Toyota Center. BBVA Compass Stadium is home to the Houston Dynamo and Dash soccer teams. The stadium, designed by the architect behind the famous Emirates Stadium in London, also hosts international soccer and rugby matches. Beaver’s Icehouse on Decatur has Smoky Queso on its appetizer menu, and the staff is more than happy to “knock it up” with brisket for you. Other options include Barbacoa Empanadas, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Tots ‘N Shots—green chile and pimento cheese risotto tots with a bloody Mary dipping sauce. That’s Entertainment Downtown is the heart of the Houston Theatre District where you can take in the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, and the Houston Grand Opera. See a variety of performing arts and Broadway hits at Jones Hall and the Hobby Center. The Alley Theatre presents productions ranging from classic plays to emerging works. Laughter abounds at The Secret Group with their calendar full of comedy and the Rec Room offers improv-style performances, movie nights, and acting classes. Music lovers can see their favorite touring bands at Revention Center, Toyota Center, House of Blues, and Warehouse Live. 

Dining and Nightlife

Casual options near Market Square Park include local mainstays, Niko Niko’s for Greek fare, Barnaby’s family-friendly menu, Treebeards for southern comfort lunches, and Frank’s Pizza for a late-night slice. For finer dining, try James Beard winning, Chef Hugo Ortega’s Xochi which focuses on Oaxacan cuisine. For a traditional steakhouse experience, try Pappas Bros. or Vic and Anthony’s. Take a culinary tour at the Conservatory Underground Beer Garden and Food Hall where there’s 60 craft beers and four food stalls offering poke, bbq, pho, and pizza. Neighborhood EADO bistro and wine bar, Nancy’s Hustle, offers small, medium, and large plates for sharing (or keeping all to yourself!). Reserve a spot for one of Café TH’s special set menus on Thursday and Friday nights. Barhop along the METRORail Red Line on Main Street for cocktails at Capt. Foxheart’s Bad News Bar and Spirit Lodge, live music nights at The Nightingale Room, quality tequila and tamales at The Pastry War, and global beers at Flying Saucer. Drink for a cause at Okra Charity Saloon where Houston-based non-profits compete for the bar’s proceeds each month. Toast your new downtown digs with a glass of wine at La Carafe, the oldest commercial building still in use and rumored to have ghost sightings.

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EADO at a Glance

presented by

presented by

Kathlyn Curtis

EADO

East of downtown is a happening area for creative and corporate types who enjoy the skyscraper views and numerous entertainment options, from sports watching to barhopping.

Kathlyn Curtis

EADO

Park It!

Don’t let the abundance of concrete and skyscrapers fool you. Downtown Htown is home to urban parks like historic Market Square Park where you can enjoy bingo nights, movies under the stars, and meet up on the last Friday of each month for Critical Mass, a casual evening bike ride through the city. Discovery Green is a 12-acre urban oasis which hosts free concerts, exercise and dance classes, a nighttime flea market, a wintertime ice skating rink, and kayaking on Kinder Lake when the weather warms up. View the natural beauty of Buffalo Bayou from Sesquicentennial Park and be on the lookout for the red button on Preston Street Bridge that activates the Big Bubble art installation creating a “bayou burp” in the water below. 

Daily Routine

Get your caffeine and donut fix in the morning at Prelude Coffee & Tea,
located in the sleek Hines Tower on Main St. Locals love the laid back atmosphere of AHH, Coffee! and make use of Tout Suite’s spacious digs for a quick working session paired with a latte and their delicious macarons. Newcomer Leeland House serves up a full breakfast and lunch menu to accompany your coffee. Make groceries, grab takeout, or dine in at Phoenicia’s Downtown Market, an international supermarket with produce, deli counter, prepared meals, and freshly baked goods from pita to baklava. Stock up on farm-grown fruits and veggies along with locally made products at the Wednesday Urban Harvest Farmers Market held in Hermann Square at City Hall from 11:00 am-1:30 pm or head over to East End’s Esplanade for its farmers market held every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Be on the lookout for Grit Grocery, Houston’s first mobile grocery truck with stops planned in Downtown and EADO!

Get Fit

Keep count of your reps at EADO Crossfit and strike a warrior pose next door at EADO Yoga. Sign up for a membership at the Tellepsen Downtown Family YMCA or Fit Athletic Club. Work both the mind and body at the Hines Center, which offers yoga retreats, wellness walks, and tai chi classes. BCycle stations are plentiful for exercising and exploring on two wheels. You can even hit the the Columbia Tap Hike-and-Bike Trail for a ride through EADO following the old Union Pacific Railroad.  Sports Center Living in Downtown and EADO is a sports fan’s dream. You can catch the 2017 World Series Champions Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park where Friday night games include fireworks. The Houston Rockets take the court at the Toyota Center. BBVA Compass Stadium is home to the Houston Dynamo and Dash soccer teams. The stadium, designed by the architect behind the famous Emirates Stadium in London, also hosts international soccer and rugby matches. Beaver’s Icehouse on Decatur has Smoky Queso on its appetizer menu, and the staff is more than happy to “knock it up” with brisket for you. Other options include Barbacoa Empanadas, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Tots ‘N Shots—green chile and pimento cheese risotto tots with a bloody Mary dipping sauce. That’s Entertainment Downtown is the heart of the Houston Theatre District where you can take in the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, and the Houston Grand Opera. See a variety of performing arts and Broadway hits at Jones Hall and the Hobby Center. The Alley Theatre presents productions ranging from classic plays to emerging works. Laughter abounds at The Secret Group with their calendar full of comedy and the Rec Room offers improv-style performances, movie nights, and acting classes. Music lovers can see their favorite touring bands at Revention Center, Toyota Center, House of Blues, and Warehouse Live. 

Dining and Nightlife

Casual options near Market Square Park include local mainstays, Niko Niko’s for Greek fare, Barnaby’s family-friendly menu, Treebeards for southern comfort lunches, and Frank’s Pizza for a late-night slice. For finer dining, try James Beard winning, Chef Hugo Ortega’s Xochi which focuses on Oaxacan cuisine. For a traditional steakhouse experience, try Pappas Bros. or Vic and Anthony’s. Take a culinary tour at the Conservatory Underground Beer Garden and Food Hall where there’s 60 craft beers and four food stalls offering poke, bbq, pho, and pizza. Neighborhood EADO bistro and wine bar, Nancy’s Hustle, offers small, medium, and large plates for sharing (or keeping all to yourself!). Reserve a spot for one of Café TH’s special set menus on Thursday and Friday nights. Barhop along the METRORail Red Line on Main Street for cocktails at Capt. Foxheart’s Bad News Bar and Spirit Lodge, live music nights at The Nightingale Room, quality tequila and tamales at The Pastry War, and global beers at Flying Saucer. Drink for a cause at Okra Charity Saloon where Houston-based non-profits compete for the bar’s proceeds each month. Toast your new downtown digs with a glass of wine at La Carafe, the oldest commercial building still in use and rumored to have ghost sightings.

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