SUNDAY FUNDAY: HOUSTON'S MUSEUM DISTRICT
Janine Arostique, Communications Intern
Houston’s Museum District boasts nineteen museums within four walkable zones. Aside from my elementary school field trips to the Children’s Museum of Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, it took me a really long time experience the full throttle of the Museum District. Here are a couple of places (not all are museums!) that I frequent in the area.
Axelrad & Luigi’s Pizzeria | 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004 & 3700 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004
Axelrad is a beer garden, serving a tremendous amount of beers on tap and Luigi’s is the local pizza shop of choice for many Houstonians. Do not be fooled by the two addresses, as Axelrad and Luigi’s share a patio. When you arrive, I suggest you take my plan of action.
- Walk into Luigi’s and order a pizza.
- After placing your order at Luigi’s, walk across the patio, which includes, ample seating, a small concert stage, and plenty of hammocks to Axelrad. At Axelrad, select your preferred libation.
- After you have your drink in hand, claim your hammock, and wait for your pizza from Luigi’s to arrive. Yes, the pizza will come to you.
- Enjoy your pizza and drink while lounging in a hammock.
This is, by far, the perfect union between beer and pizza.
Grand Prize Bar | 1010 Banks St, Houston, TX 77006
Grand Prize Bar is a total Museum District gem. This two story converted house, covered with tons of fairy lights and hipster décor, is ridiculously welcoming. In addition to Grand Prize Bar’s easygoing feel, its ever-changing cocktail menu is absolutely divine. Invite your friends, and hang out on the second floor patio. You’ll be in for a good time.
Miller Outdoor Theater | 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
If you have never seen a play, musical, ballet, opera, or anything performative, due to the cost of a ticket, go to the Miller Outdoor Theater. Here you can find excellent programming and high quality performances that can be found at the Wortham Center, Jones Hall, the Hobby Center, all for free. Bring the whole family and enjoy a picnic on The Hill. Just get there early, as seating on The Hill fills up quickly before a show.
Rothko Chapel | 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006
Visitors from all over the world come to Rothko Chapel to see the site-specific work of the renowned Mark Rothko. In addition to the Chapel’s impact on art and architecture, Rothko Chapel is a sacred place, serving all religious denominations. A visit to the Chapel is what you make of it: admire Rothko’s paintings, meditate on a cushion, or borrow a Holy Book from the welcome desk and contemplate. Also, check out their online calendar for community events such as “Tai Chi by the Reflective Pool” or “Yoga on the Plaza.”