Located in the heart of Houston’s compact downtown, this mixed-use district offers locals and visitors alike a hub of entertainment and good eats.

Houston may be the biggest city in Texas – and fourth-biggest city in the United States – but you wouldn’t know it from a walk through the city’s cozy and compact downtown. The less-than-two-square-mile district is made up of walkable neighborhoods like GreenStreet. The four-block district offers the best urban life has to offer – celebrated cuisine, live entertainment, and fresh public art exhibitions – all within just 430,000 square feet.

GreenStreet was born in 2013, from a complete rebrand and overhaul of an area that had previously been known as Houston Pavilions, a series of three mixed-use malls. Outdoor spaces were created for visitors and locals to meet, unwind, and take in the art that was incorporated throughout the area. The area boasts some big names like House of Blues and Hotel Alessandra, whose spa and two dining options lend a sophisticated touch to GreenStreet. Where most mixed-use areas are full of retailers, GreenStreet’s focus is on offering experiences. Sure, you can still find shopping in Forever 21 and Social Graces, but you’re far more likely to end up bowling, catching a show, or taking in some of the constantly rotating art provided by local street artists.


House of Blues

House of Blues is dedicated to show­casing music of the American South including blues, R&B, gospel, and jazz across three stages and two restaurants, all just steps from Hotel Alessandra.

Lucky Strike

Ten lanes (plus four private lanes) are surrounded by art and music to create something akin to a high-end lounge, including bottle service and gourmet takes on standard bowling alley fare.

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar

You know this bar will have two pianists dueling it out with pop standards, but Pete’s often adds the perk of partial or full bands on either side to up the stakes.


Guadalajara Del Centro

Colorful, modern, and fun – these adjectives apply as much to the quirky interior as to the wide (and delicious) selection of traditional Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes like jalapeño Rellenos and “Yucatan-style” ceviche.

Mia Bella Trattoria

With three locations across Houston, it’s no wonder Mia Bella is the city’s go-to for Italian classics with a distinct Space City twist.

Andalucia Tapas

Tapas were the unanimous kings of 2018, and the small plate trend is going strong in this restaurant that touts traditional Spanish cuisine, homemade sangrias, and Spanish dancers and musicians to offer one immersive expe­rience.

III Forks Steakhouse

As well as its namesake steaks (get the Wagyu sirloin), this national chain offers a wide range of seafood like a New England lobster roll, Atlantic salmon, and southern shrimp and grits.

Mccormick & Schmick’s

Come for the fresh seafood and delectable steaks, stay for a cocktail at the distinctively designed bar area. With daily specials and seasonal menus constantly rotating, there is always something new to try here.

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