Mike Criss, the opening GM for Downtown’s OKRA Charity Saloon, has teamed up with the Clumsy Butcher group on a new venture called The Nightingale Room. Though the bar’s name pays homage to the famous songbird, it’s also a reference to Houston music legend Sippie Wallace, known as the Texas Nightingale during the 1920s.
Located along Main Street, the shotgun-style space is marked by an antique brick interior, round booths, large mirrors and an impressive 2,200-strong vinyl record collection. Upstairs, the second floor makes room for a stage to showcase a mix of local and traveling artists—both musicians and DJs. On the menu, guests will find a well-edited selection of house drinks and shots, along with beer, wine and Champagne.
The Nightingale Room is open Tuesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.