Remembering David Bowie

Houston bars and restaurants pay tribute to David Bowie with drinks, music and sing-a-long

Houston bars, restaurants honor David Bowie with drinks, sing-a-long

David Bowie
Houston bars and restaurants will be honoring David Bowie Monday night. David Bowie/Facebook

UPDATE: Numbers nightclub is turning its regular Classic Numbers Night into a musical tribute to David Bowie Friday night (January 15), with selections from the singer's long career.


Music fans all over the world are in mourning today. Legendary singer/songwriter David Bowie died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer. 

Although hits like "Changes," "Heroes," and "Let's Dance" charted in the '70s and '80s, Bowie remains a strong influence for many people, and Houston's bar and restaurant community is no exception. A few are inviting fans to remember the artist at special events Monday night. Of course, listening to one's favorite tracks via Spotify may be a preferred method of celebrating his legacy, those looking for a little community may consider the following options.

Hunky Dory, the British-American tavern in the Heights that's named after one of Bowie's albums, will feature an extended happy hour in its pub as well as discount two cocktails named after Bowie songs "Ground Control to Major Tom" and "Suffragette" for $8 all night. At 8 pm, fans may participate in a group sing-a-long of "Changes."

Montose cocktail temple Anvil Bar & Refuge will be playing Bowie's music all night. The bar rolled out its winter menu Sunday night, which makes it a good time for a return visit. 

The Queen Vic — the British-Indian pub in Upper Kirby that serves shepherd's pie, Bowie's favorite dish — also announced it will be featuring an all-Bowie soundtrack on Monday night and two special, Bowie-inspired cocktails that will be available all week long ($10 each). 

Finally, popular Heights dive Big Star Bar features a bring-you-own vinyl happy hour every Monday. Expect a Bowie-heavy mix.