La Carafe

La Carafe

Atmosphere & Drinks

La Carafe is home to the oldest standing commercial building (and bar) in Houston. The building was constructed over 150 years ago as a bakery and is Located in what used to be Old Market Square in downtown Houston. At it’s core, La Carafe is a modestly priced wine bar that offers an old and authentic dimly lit interior. We should note, this bar only sells beer and wine. Sorry, cash only folks (there’s an ATM outside). Additionally, it’s not very big inside, The bar takes up much of the space but the sheer age of this venue makes for a great experience.

What’s with the name?

“the cafe” – although this building transitioned from a bakery into a pony express station, in the 1950’s it become the bar we know today.


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Happy Hour & Dress Code

  • Happy Hour: Yes
  • Dress Code: Casual

Business Hours

  • Mon – Fri 12:00PM – 2AM
  • Saturday – Sunday 1PM – 2AM


La Carafe
813 Congress St
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 229-9399

Categories: Historical, Wine Bar

Price Range: $$



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