The evolution of the neighborhood restaurant featuring locally sourced cuisine and award-winning cocktails.

Our Private Club

- Liquor License -

You may or may not know that for over 100 years, a large part of the Houston Heights was considered a “dry” area. That changed in the 2016 election, and we’re awaiting our new liquor license now! Until then, your server or bartender will ask you for your drivers license, and he or she will “swipe” you into the club. The information goes to TABC and to us, and we will not (and cannot, legally) use your information for marketing or advertising or anything other than keeping records of our club members.

The Lab

- Reservations -

Would you like to have your party, family gathering, or birthday at Down House? We can help make that happen. We have a private room area opened for reservations of 8-14 people. Just give us a call, and our hostess will work out the details with you.

We do have a $50 charge for reservations that are a no-show, cancelled before 24 hours of reservation, or more than 30 minutes late. If you have a party of more than 14, please e-mail us at

We sincerely apologize, but we don’t take reservations during Saturday & Sunday brunch (8a-3p), or evenings of Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (5p-10p). Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact 713-864-3696.