Many years ago Henderson wasn’t the best place to be seen, the safest place, or an ideal place to go out – but times have changed. Now there are so many bars, restaurants, cool shops and the city is doing a great job in making it a safer place. 


One spot that is always interesting is ‘The Slip Inn.’


 This is NOT by any means your usual uptown bar. If you have never even seen the Slip Inn, you aren’t the only one. It is a bit hidden and almost all the way down Henderson. It is located next to a convenience store, there are no windows, no surrounding bars. As you can see in the picture, it isn’t you’re usual looking bar. You will usually see a few cop cars outside and and open sign. Music is always good and the drinks are cheap! I even read a review where someone complained the drinks were too strong (why would you complain about a too strong drink?) There is a large diversity of people. You might get weird looks if you were super nice clothes as if you were going to uptown bars.  Even if its not your type of scene, I would just go once to say you’ve been there!


The next spot has been around just at a year. It’s Barcadia.


Do you love to drink? Love to play games? This is the perfect spot for you. They have games such as Asteroids, Defenders, Street Fighter, Pac Man, Star Wars and more!  Along with drinks and games they also serve good bar food! They have salads, desserts, sandwiches, appetizers, and even have a brunch from 11am-3pm.  If you pass by on any given the night, the patio is full of people enjoying the weather and the scene (they even have an oversized Jenga to play!)  It’s super easy to get quarters from the bar or even order quarters off your credit card tab.

Try somewhere new! Stop going to the same old happy hours and seeing the sale old people.. check out these places!


Barcadia ( Until 8pm: $3 Texas drafts

Bar Belmont (  5-7pm: $1 off wells and bottled beer; $2 off drafts

Chuy’s ( 4-7pm: Fully Loaded Nacho Bar; $3.50 house margaritas; $6.50 House Texas Martinis; $2.50 Domestic Beers 

The Green Elephant( 8-11pm; $2.50 you call its

Hectors on Henderson ( 5-7:30pm: $2 off all drinks seved on the patio

 The Idle Rich Pub ( 3-6pm: $1 off all drafts, house drinks, wells and calls; $2.50 domestic longnecks

Iron Cactus ( 3-7pm: $2 domestics, $3 wells, $4 frozen margaritas, $2 Tecates

  Knox Street Pub ( 4-7pm: $2.50 domestic bottles, $2.50 Coors drafts, $3.50 premium bottles, $4 wells, $5 calls, $3 house wine, $2.50 Coors Light Pints, $5 appetizers

M Street Bar ( 4-9pm: $3 anything

The Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek ( 6-7pm: Half Price Specialty Cocktails


Let me know if you try out any of these bars -or which ones are your favorites! Happy Drinking