Having opened its doors in 1939, Kay’s Lounge is one of the oldest, and most well-known dive bars in Houston. Generations of Houstonians have enjoyed its laid back atmosphere and its famous Texas-shaped table.
When you walk in you’ll be greeted by the smell of stale beer and the soft glow of florescent beer signs. The bar itself serves as a yearbook, with plenty of photos of regulars, as well as a wall of memorials dedicated to those who have passed away.
The drinks are mediocre at best, so I suggest a classic Lone Star. Kay’s does serve pizza, but it tastes significantly better after midnight. All that aside, everyone comes here for the atmosphere.
With a jukebox, Big Buck Hunter, pool table and darts, hours can fly by inside the doors of Kay’s Lounge. The most popular nights are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but this place is really fun every night.
• Bring cash for the jukebox, Big Buck Hunter and pool table.
• If you have trouble finding parking, you can park in the gravel parking lot across the street.
• Don’t forget to pet the friendly bar cat who lurks outside.
2324 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005
Monday – Sunday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.