Head on over to the downtown food hall “where Houston gathers,” Finn Hall. At more than 20,000 sq. ft., Finn Hall assumes the space of the city’s iconic art deco tower, previously home to JPMorgan Chase in the heart of Downtown Houston. The concept is named for the architect of the old bank building, Alfred C. Finn, who was well-known in Texas as a leader in the art deco style.
Families, groups, co-workers and the lunch crowd can enjoy a variety of eats in the bright and open space, which has unique looks for each eatery. The main area in Finn Hall includes a center bar, St. Jac’s, which serves beer, cocktails and more than 10 wines on tap. Surrounding the bar are 10 chef-driven food outposts, including Amaya Coffee, Craft Burger, Dish Society, Goode Company Taqueria, Low Tide, Mala Sichuan Bistro, Mr. Nice Pie, Oddball Eats, Sit Lo and Yong. Walk upstairs to the mezzanine level and visitors can find a sophisticated retreat at the lounge and second bar area. The art deco-themed cocktail lounge, named Swallow’s Nest, has tufted booths and tables all around. There, visitors can cozy up to specialty and craft cocktails, wine, and order any menu from downstairs. A server just brings it right up to the table.
For those looking for that after-work happy hour, both bars offer $5 well drinks, $1 off all draft beer and $6 select draft wines from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A reverse happy hour is also offered from 9 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Finn Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.