Food, Drink & WiFi: Seek These Open Restaurants in the Aftermath of Beryl

Food, Drink & WiFi: Seek These Open Restaurants in the Aftermath of Beryl

Both locations of The Pit Room are open today, July 9.

WITH POWER OUTAGES over many portions of the city, Houstonians need alternative places to cool off more than ever before. Below is an updated list of open restaurants where you can eat well and stay a while. Pack up and seek out one of these respites!

The Annie Cafe & Bar

Known for crowd pleasing American fare, the Post Oak classic sports lots of elbow room and seating options.


Enjoy a spacious modern newcomer in River Oaks District serving Japanese fare and sushi.

Backstreet Cafe

Come for the classics in a laid-back setting near River Oaks.

B&B Butchers

Steak, seafood and a butcher shop beckon.

Cafe Express

All three newly remodeled locations are open with an all-day menu, WiFi and plenty of space.


Come hungry to this Tex-Mex joint in Montrose serving queso with chopped brisket, tacos, fajitas and salt-rimmed margs.


Mexican seafood in a sleek setting are hallmarks at this Post Oak Blvd. mainstay.

Dish Society

The Heights outpost of this casual fave is open today, while the Cypress, Memorial and River Oaks locations remain closed. Sister restaurant Daily Gather in CityCentre is open too!


Find authentic French fare with modern touches in Uptown Park.


Just looking at the white marble bar and breezy space at this pretty Cajun-Creole favorite in Greenway Plaza will cool you off.

Home Run Dugout

Take the whole family for a little baseball fun while feasting on pub grub.

Kin Dee

Bright Thai dishes star at this Heights area haunt.

Kirby Ice House

The biggest bar in Texas? Sounds good right about now. Grab a few icy cold beers and hit the bar or patio with food trucks. Fido welcome!

La Griglia

The sceney staple is open in its new location — with plenty of wine.

Le Jardinier

Talk about wide open air-conditioned spaces. Grab a bite at the MFAH's beautiful Le Jardinier pre- or post-museum browsing.

Little Rey

Ford Fry's still-new taco joint is open now, and tomorrow, July 10, from 8-11am, will give free breakfast tacos to first responders at their Uno Mas takeout window!

Loch Bar

Barrel up to the fancy bar or grab a booth for upscale seafood including oysters, lobster rolls and more.

Mandito's Tex-Mex 

The new Katy location is open and serving Tex-Mex options galore.


If you have the energy to put your fancy pants on after these last couple of days, head to Mastro's for exquisite steak and more.

McCormick & Schmicks

Another Landry's seafood-and-steak resto, this one is open in Town & Country, Uptown Park and Downtown.


Pick up a club for a little practice and indulge in fun cocktails while on the mini golf course — global foods on tap as well!

The Pit Room

Cue up for smoked meats and more at the Montrose and Memorial locations.


The Downtown food hall is open, with tons of room to spread out — and a showing of tonight's COPA match.

Saltgrass Steak House

Need a steak meal for the whole fam? Hit the Conroe, Fulshear, Katy, Humble, Baytown, Kemah, Galveston or Pasadena locations of this Landry's restaurant.

The Savoy

The bar, restaurant and lounge on Emancipation is open until 2am today, and is inviting anyone without power to come hang out and enjoy the AC and charge their devices (no purchase necessary). First responders also receive a happy-hour item for free.


All things tacos are waiting at the Washington Ave location, which is giving each customer a free bean-and-cheese or chicken fundita taco and a fountain drink while supplies last.

Taste Kitchen + Bar

All-day brunch is on the menu at this Downtown restaurant, open late.


Counter-service Mexican street food — including eye-opening pastries — are featured at this Uptown Park spot.

Zanti River Oaks

Grab the full menu of Italian specialties at this roomy restaurant with a lounge and covered patio.

Houston Food Bank

Also, Houston Food Bank is open today and doing deliveries to their partner agencies who are open and operational. They need volunteers to sort and pack food for distribution, and cash donations. Sign up to volunteer!

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