Houston Restaurants Open And Closed After Hurricane Beryl for Tuesday, 7/9 — Updated

Axelrad at night

Update, 7/10/24: Most Houston restaurants have reopened, so consider this list outdated. Some are still closed, so we do recommend calling ahead or checking the restaurant’s social media before you head out.

Many Houstonians are facing a day of recovery after Hurricane Beryl ripped trees out of the ground, forced bayous out of their banks and caused massive flooding in some areas. Today — Tuesday, July 9 —  around 2 million Centerpoint customers who were in the path of the storm remain without power. Many Houston restaurants are still without power, so here’s our running list of places that are open or closed today. (If you have no power and, therefore, no air-conditioning, the City of Houston has opened several cooling centers.) 

This is a running list that will continue to be updated until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Should there be significant closures, we will have a new article for Wednesday, July 10. To report your Houston food or drink business open or closed, please email us. We are only interested in those open to the public, not wholesale businesses that only sell to the trade. 

Also a special note: we’ve received information that the Houston Food Bank — which is always mightily needed by the community after disasters — is in need of volunteers to sort and pack food for distribution and cash donations. Send your willingness to volunteer by way of this online form.

Please note that during weather emergencies, we get many reports of open and closed restaurants. We include all that we can but cannot promise to get to all requests. 

Open Houston Restaurants

Asiatown/Chinatown

Migo Saigon Food Street, 9393 Bellaire: Owner Tue Phan reported the restaurant open today. It specializes in “contemporary Saigon street food noodle bowls, small dishes and Viet coffee“.

Bellaire

Bellaire Coffee Shop, 5422 Bissonnet:  A reader reports that it is open. It closes at 2 p.m on weekdays.

Cypress

Duck N Bao:  The Cypress location of this restaurant known for Peking duck, bao and dumplings has reopened. The Rice Village and Memorial locations remain closed.

Mac’s Telge Sports Bar & Grill, 12650 Telge: A representative for the restaurant emailed us to say, “We are up and running with A/C, cold drinks and a full menu.” The menu includes pub grub such as queso-smothered tater tots and jalapeño poppers, burgers and chicken fried steak. Happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m.

Plum Coffee Shop, 11688 Barker Cypress: Owner Elizabeth Hale reports that this spot for espresso drinks, breakfast sandwiches, panini and pastries is open.

Downtown/Midtown

13 celsius, 3000 Caroline: General manager and sommelier Adele Corrigan Wade reported that power was restored at the acclaimed wine bar on Tuesday afternoon.

Axelrad, 1517 Alabama: Owner Adam Brackman says that this relaxing hang out not only has power and Internet, but also ice if people need it. He’s helping take the edge off the storm by offering happy hour pricing all day.

Fifth Vessel Coffee Co., 104 North Main: Writer Ryan Kasey Baker reports that this coffee shop is open. It closes at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Vic & Anthony’s, 1510 Texas: A reader reports that the downtown steakhouse is opening at 5 p.m. today.

EaDo / East of Downtown

Street to Kitchen, 3401 Harrisburg: Today is chef-owner Benchawan Painter’s birthday, and it’s not under ideal circumstances, as a storm has yet again knocked out the power. However, husband/beverage director Graham is hosting a special, donation-only, grab-and-go lunch today in her honor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Facebook post says, “We will have a limited menu of prepared to go food. Cash donations very appreciated. Just show up and pick up what you like. We will also be serving limited drinks at the bar for normal charges, minus the usual service charge. As we have no AC, it will a little toasty. But, we’ll have ice in those drinks!”

Galleria/Mid-West

El Patio aka “Club no Minors”, 6444 Westheimer: The restaurant is open with a July Birthday special of single cheese enchiladas with chili gravy for $1.25 — perfect for having alongside a frosty margarita.

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway: This location of “The Enchilada Queen” chef Sylvia Casares’ restaurant is open. For now, the Eldridge one is closed.

Heights

Be More Pacific, 506 Yale: Owner Giovan Cuchapin says, “Be More Pacific will be open today and is offering to anyone a place to fill up water, get ice or charge up your devices.”

Burger Vibe, 3730 Washington Avenue: John Frels of the Houston Heights Foodies Facebook group reports that this casual spot specializing in burgers, fries and onion rings is open.

Dish Society: The company posted on Instagram that the Heights location has reopened, but all other locations are still closed. 

EZ’s Liquor Lounge, 3302 White Oak: Agricole Hospitality’s easygoing bar opens at 5 p.m.

Good Dog Houston, 903 Studewood: The storm knocked down part of a fence at this Heights restaurant for excellent, gourmet hotdogs and brews, but it’s reopening today (Tuesday, 7/9) nonetheless. A Facebook post stays, “Come charge your phones, your portable fans and have a hot meal and a cold beverage with us.”

Henderson & Kane, 715 Henderson: The Heights restaurant and general store reports that it has power. It’s normally open until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Holler Brewing Co.
Holler Brewing Co. at 2206 Edwards. Photo courtesy of Holler Brewery.

Holler Brewery, 2206 Edwards: ​​The brewery reported on Monday that it has power, Internet, air conditioning and water. 

Queen Donut, 1806 West 18th.: A reader reported that this shop is open. According to its Yelp page, it should be open until 8 PM.

Montrose/Museum District

Cooking Girl, 1717 Montrose: A reader reported on Monday that the Montrose location of this local Sichuan restaurant chain is open.

Empire Cafe, 1732 Westheimer: This neighborhood spot for pasta, diner-style cakes and more is open and with power, according to an Instagram post.

Lola Depot, 2327 Grant: This industry-favorite dive bar posted on Monday, “Yes, we will open today!! We have power and running water if you need to come by and wash the essential parts of your bodies and charge your phones,” and “We also have plenty of water bottles and cold AC.” 

Paulie’s, 1834 Westheimer: A reader reports that this neighborhood hub for classic Italian dishes is open. 

Ramen Tatsu-ya, 1722 California: A reader reported that the popular Austin-based ramen shop is open.

Rudyard’s Pub, 2010 Waugh: A reader reports the over-45-year-old classic Montrose hangout is open tonight for dinner.

Shipley Do-Nuts, 4701 Almeda: A reader reported on Monday that this location of Houston’s most popular donut shop is up-and-running. It’s open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Vinology, 2314 Bissonnet: The wine bar is open and readers are invited to, “cool off and charge up”.

North Houston

Trash Panda Drinking Club, 1515 Patton: The food truck will start serving a limited menu starting at 5 p.m.

Greenway/River Oaks/Upper Kirby

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk: If you’re in the mood for some pub grub and maybe a beer or three, a Facebook post reported that there is electricity, Internet and air conditioning. The company also wrote, “For those of you without power at home, bring your chargers and phones, and you can get all charged up while you wait for your chicken pot pie to turn golden brown.” Sounds cozy.

Ragin’ Cajun, 4302 Richmond: The hub for soul-satisfying Cajun fare reopened on Monday. Its hours on Tuesday are from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Aero Cocktail Co., 2031 Westcreek: A representative for the bar says it has power and WiFi, and will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. In addition, there’s an all-day happy hour today.

Rice Village/West University

Roma, 2347 University: The classic Italian restaurant is open and serving dinner on Tuesday. It closes at 9:30 p.m.

Torchy’s Tacos, 5537 Weslayan: A reader informs us that this location of the Austin taco chain is open.

Spring Branch

Jonathan’s the Rub, 9090 Katy Freeway: Co-owner Sam Levine reports that the Campbell Place location is open.

West Houston

Flip ‘n Patties, 1809 Eldridge: The colorful Filipino restaurant sent an email that says, “We are lucky enough to have power at our establishment and will be serving the community. If you do not have power, feel free to come in, have some coffee and enjoy the music.”

Multiple Locations

Boozy milkshakes at the Burger Joint Heights location. Photo by Becca Wright Photography.

Burger Joint: All four locations — Montrose, Heights, Kirby and Baybrook — are open.

KP’s Kitchen, 8412 Katy Freeway and 5427 Bissonnet: Owner Kerry Pauly reports that both locations have power and are open.

The Taco Stand, 2018 North Shepherd and 118 El Dorado, Webster: Both locations are open.

Closed Houston Restaurants

Asiatown/Chinatown

Hongdae 33, 9889 Bellaire: This all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant was closed on Monday, and we don’t have an update yet for today. 

EaDo / East of Downtown

Street to Kitchen, 3401 Harrisburg: The “unapologetically Thai” restaurant helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Benchawan Painter and husband/beverage director Graham is closed for dinner tonight, but please see the note above about a special lunch service in honor of “Chef G’s” birthday.

Heights/Timbergrove

Rainbow Lodge patio
The backyard patio at Rainbow Lodge overlooking the immaculately landscaped grounds was just decked out with new patio furniture. Courtesy Photo.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella: Beverage director Marc Borel reports that the restaurant currently has no power.

William Price Distilling, 970 Wakefield: A note emailed by the distillery to its mailing list reports that it has no power and is closed.

Memorial

Daily Gather at CITYCENTRE
The entrance of Daily Gather at CITYCENTRE. Photo by Cuc Lam.

Daily Gather, 800 Sorella Court:  On Monday, July 8, the restaurant reported that it was not opening. It may be reopening today, but we do not have a report yet. 

Montrose

The front dining room at Eugene’s Gulf Coast restaurant in Houston is nice but casual enough for raw oysters, bar bites and a beer or cocktail. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Eugene’s Gulf Coast, 1985 Welch: The distinctive restaurant known for seafood and excellent gumbo was closed on Monday. We don’t have an update yet for Tuesday. 

The Phoenix on Westheimer, 1915 Westheimer: The long-running gastropub and sports bar was unfortunately closed as of Monday due to lack of power, and has not reported that it’s reopened yet.

Spring

Belly of the Beast, 5200 Farm to Market: James Beard Award semifinalist chef Thomas Bille reported on Monday that he was “assessing damages”.

Tomball

Della Casa Pasta, 1599 Hicks: If you were hoping to pick up some of the area’s best scratchmade pasta, you’re unfortunately not going to today, as there’s no power.

Washington Avenue

Exterior of JŪN
Exterior of Heights restaurant, JŪN. Photo by Luke Chang.

Jūn, 420 East 20th: The restaurant helmed by former Top Chef competitor Evelyn Garcia and chef Henry Lu lost power on Monday, and there’s been no report that it’s been restored yet. 

Multiple Locations

Dish Society Memorial
Dish Society in the Memorial area. Photo by Kimberly Park.

Dish Society: The company posted on Instagram that the Heights location has reopened, but all other locations are still closed. 

Duck N Bao:  The Cypress location of this restaurant known for Peking duck, bao and dumplings has reopened. The Rice Village and Memorial locations remain closed. 

Molina’s Cantina: All locations of this local Mexican chain were closed on Monday, and we do not yet have an update for Tuesday. 

Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway, Katy and 2290 Buckthorne Place,The Woodlands: Both the original location and the newer one in the Woodlands were closed on Monday. We don’t have an update for Tuesday just yet. 

Roostar Vietnamese Grill: Owner Linda Nguyen reports that all three locations are without power and currently closed.

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