They say everything is bigger in Texas and, when you factor in being able to have outdoor parties almost all year round, that makes everything better too! But simply moving the vibes outside won’t save your party if it lacks the basics: fun activities (especially), a lively atmosphere, good music, and a venue offering the amenities and space you require—big or small.
If you’re looking to host an outdoor party in the Houston Heights area, be sure to check out the following locations for your next al fresco function. We’ve curated a list of places that can accommodate any kind of party imaginable.
1. Pinspiration Houston Heights, 3004 Yale Street Suite 900
Pinspiration is a DIY (do-it-yourself) craft studio where you and your friends can choose from dozens of the trendiest DIY projects and make art as you see fit! We are where community meets creativity and inspiration meets opportunity. No need for prior classes or workshops; simply come in and create. All supplies, kits, and tutorials are provided, as well as tasty refreshments (which you’ll need after working, er, partying, so hard).
Everyone in your group can select their own project, and what better way to share in the holiday spirit than with an original, handmade gift for yourself or a loved one? Explore all the goods, including reservation and booking info (recommended), here.
2. Heights Bier Garten, 1433 N Shepherd Dr #1
20,000 square feet of patio space. 96 beers on tap. And with enough room to accommodate up to 450 guests, you can invite your friends AND your friends’ friends.
But don’t let the numbers overwhelm you. This low-key neighborhood spot is also perfect for those not looking to recreate a scene from Animal House. Some guests will want to dance, some will flex their cornhole game, and others will want to take selfies in the many hanging egg chairs and hammocks available. Get more specs here.
3. McIntyre’s Heights, 1230 W 20th St
Over the last decade, beer arcades, a.k.a. “beercades,” have been establishing a presence across the country. And while McIntyre’s is first and foremost a bar, their full arcade is sure to appeal to the vintage gamers in your circle (fact: everyone knows a game nerd). This trendy, industrial space located in the Heights area can also fit a whopping 500 guests.
What’s more, McIntyre’s is one of the few entertainment spots in Houston that’s dog-friendly. That means guests with up to four legs can join you on the dance floor!
4. Boheme, 307 Fairview St
Boheme has a space for everyone, whether it’s a corporate event or something more personal with a private entrance. Take a seat on the benches outside while enjoying a bite from their full service menu. If the weather gets bad, you and your guests can head inside for some drier digs in one of their indoor event spaces.
Whatever the event, Boheme is sure to deliver a unique experience!
5. Wooster’s Garden, 3315 Milam St
Wooster’s Garden is that ideal combination of sleek/modern while still allowing you and your guests to kick it casual. Massive floor-to-ceiling windows can be adjusted to allow access to the indoor reception space, should your party require it. Well-suited for smaller, more intimate gatherings, this Midtown hotspot can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Whatever your next big milestone event may be, Wooster’s Garden is a fantastic pick for making it memorable.