Last Concert Café
There’s no sign and you must knock on the locked red door to enter, but that’s all in the sixty-year tradition of Last Concert Café—a local institution that was immortalized in Larry McMurtry’s novel Terms of Endearment. There’s live music of all genres, a mix of customers from chic to slacker, dancing for those who feel inclined (on tables or otherwise) and a Tex-Mex menu with famous fajitas prepared with ingredients picked from a farmers market by the owner, Dawn Fudge, whose party-girl spirit sets the tone. Paul McCartney brought his crew here after a concert and ZZ Top has been known to dine and drink here as well.
This place isn't easy to find, tucked into the warehouse district north of downtown, so if our map doesn’t do it for you, check the restaurant’s website for more precise instructions. It’s worth it.