Named, "the coolest place in Texas," and one of the top 100 places to visit in Texas by Saveur Magazine. The West Alabama Icehouse is the oldest icehouse/bar in Houston. 80 years old as of 2008, this building is a true open air, Texas icehouse.
This old-school ice house was around before household refrigerators became an “it” appliance. First opening back in 1928, locals frequented the spot to get ice blocks and a couple of cold ones before heading home for the day. Today, they’re doing the same thing, minus the ice and adding in tacos al pastor from the nearby Tacos Tierra Caliente truck. West Alabama Ice House’s sprawling patio and tiny indoor space is so unapologetically no-frills, it earns instant respect. Expect all walks of Houstonian life sharing tables and laughs, from bikers to CrossFitters.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.