Lei Low Bar Htx
Planning an Island vacation can be stressful! From the flight connections to wondering what to pack, and paying for your resort… things can get expensive. But sometimes you want to enjoy the island life without the island price.
Since moving to Houston I have had Lei Low on my list of places I have to try. One reason being my it’s namesake “Lei”lani and another is in Chicago, there are so many tiki bar‘s I love that serve authentic island cocktails that I had to try one in my new home City!
Located in the Greater Heights Area, Lei Low Bar sits inconspicuously in a small storefront plaza that you would definitely pass by if you didn’t know it was there. It’s as lowkey as the name suggests but the vibes are EVERYTHING! The walls are adorned in tiki inspired artwork and portraits of islanders from many different time periods. The lighting is dimmer than dim to fit the “low-key” aesthetic and combined with the island music, it really feels like you’re in a different world while you’re there.
Now to the most important part, the DRINKS! If you have never been to an authentic tiki bar, be warned that this is not your mama's rum OKKuuuRRR! All the drink options are made with (strong) imported Rum! For my 1st drink, I mistakingly ordered a cocktail with overproof rum! Ahhhhh! So it's safe to say, I was able to sip for a while because my lit level was too high!
I got to try about 3 different drink options:
|The Don Swizzle| Rummy Bear| Missionary’s Downfall|
And if I had to pick a fave, It would probably be the Don Swizzle! Even though it almost killed me lol, the flavor profile was amazing!
Some of my friends enjoyed:
|House Mai Tai| Blue Hawaiian| Trader Vic’s
We went on Mai Tai Tuesday where all the Mai Tai’s are $6 all night. Regular Happy Hour is from 4pm to 7pm where all drinks with an anchor next to them on the menu are $6! And insider tip (shhh… come close) If you wear an island printed top, you get to enjoy Happy Hour all night!
It’s safe to say that this bar is a Houston must go to the establishment! I would suggest getting an uber or having designated driver just to be on the safe side. Another thing to point out is that they don’t sell any actual food, just chips and bar nuts. But they do allow ubereats deliveries for their customers so they can enjoy their drinks without leaving from hunger.
Put it on your list of places to try!