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Tongue-cut Sparrow

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#145 of 24446 places to eat in Houston
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$$$$ Average price: $25-50
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310 S Main St
Houston, Texas, USA
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After watching Downtown Historic District Market Square, have a meal at Tongue-cut Sparrow. Don't miss the opportunity to try good whiskey, martinis or gin. Invite your girlfriend to this bar with a romantic atmosphere. A number of people mark that the host is appealing here. Fabulous service is a strong point that plays a great role for the success of Tongue-cut Sparrow. You will appreciate attractive prices. Guests appreciate the chance to enjoy the decor which is divine. This place has been rated by visitors and earned the 4.5 score on Yelp.

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Tongue-Cut Sparrow is perhaps the one true speakeasy I have managed to find in Houston, and it serves as a haven for casual drinkers desiring a reprieve from the busy streets of Downtown Houston. The best thing about this place is the atmosphere. Lights are dim enough to spark romances and hide any footsie play underneath the table, the music never overpowers conversation, and the waiters and bartenders are impeccably dressed. Yet, there is no indication of any exclusivity or bourgeoisie-esque connotation, making this place suited for any occasion for any denizen of the night. Even reservations, while possible, are only reserved for half the bar, while the other half is for walk-ins. The cocktail menu is reasonably priced and somewhat limited, but every option had an exotic flair, thus separating the drink from normal concoctions. I sampled a total of 6 libations, and each one, while familiar, had a different flavor blended in to create something simultaneously exotic and comforting. If you desire something classic, it is still possible to order it. Perhaps the one caveat is that Tongue-Cut Sparrow errs on the smaller side in terms of bar space, and that means that it can only serve so many people at any point in time. However, I believe this was intentional and even critical in developing the overall mood of the bar. I just hope that this  wonderful place never succumbs to the temptation of profit and lose its magical charm.
Stuart gave us excellent service and recommended drinks in line to our tastes. Perfect execution of cocktails! You cannot go wrong.
Walking into Tongue Cut Sparrow, the loud talking and music from Pastry War transforms into a vintage speakeasy. From the furniture, hot towels and special bar snacks, this place oozes class and elegance. The service is incredible and the drinks were delicious. Not the ideal place for a loud group of 8, but the staff was courteous and friendly. I am definitely coming back here for a date night or to meet with a small group of friends in the future. Make sure you make reservations because they only have 25 seats in the place and it gets filled up on the weekends!
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310 S Main St, Houston, Texas, USA
Features
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating No Wi-Fi Booking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue Closed
WednesdayWed 16:00-00:00
ThursdayThu 16:00-02:00
FridayFri 16:00-02:00
SaturdaySat 16:00-02:00

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