Joining the growing row of restaurants and bars down White Oak Drive in The Heights is Public House, a low-key traditional pub concept founded by husband-and-wife duo Chris and Emily McReavy.
With darts, foosball and old-school Mrs. Pac-Man for entertainment plus an excellent line-up of local microbrews, Public House is sure to be a quick neighborhood staple. Supporting local artists doesn't hurt, either, nor does the full bar on the outskirts of an otherwise dry neighborhood. Thirsty?
I wanted to think this was just a
douchey bar cluttering up White Oak, but actually, Public House is a perfect hangout. The crowd is laid back and slightly on the mature side (seriously almost no douches). The bartenders seem to be genuinely happy people, which makes the service perfect. Lots of local beers (I think they sell everything Buffalo Bayou makes) and a few locally-made snacks. Seating is cozyish and conducive to conversation, plus there are darts, foosball and patio games. Bring your dogs!