The Pearl Bar on Washington is not a new place any more. In fact, in the short year that it has been open it has gone from new kid on the block to the neighborhood hangout that goes back before cool. This year marks the second in a row that Pearl Bar has won the Houston Press Award for Best New Bar.
Located about halfway between downtown and the Westcott circle, Pearl Bar is the perfect spot for the upwardly mobile casual night out. This is not some foofy wine or martini bar that is selling as much pretense as it potables. No, this is a clean, well-run take on the sports bars we have all loved for years minus the loud mouths and sports jerseys.
Pool tables, shuffleboard, ping pong, a great jukebox and 4 large flat screen TV's to be seen from any where in the bar. A large bar with plenty of room indoors plus a great patio to take in Washington Avenue's revitalized nightlife. A full bar, well staffed with friendly bartenders and a great team of floor personnel keeping the tables clean and bussed. Oh, and of course, the restrooms - large and clean - a detail often forgotten in bars.
Whether you are just hangin' out and hidin' out or looking for a full blown get down, Pearl Bar is a great spot on the reborn Washinton strip.