by: Alley Leto

Hey Sweet Friends! It’s me again. Super glad you decided to stop by to read this edition of Alley on the Town.

This month, I will be taking you to a fun place called Lawless Spirits and Kitchen. It’s located inside the Rice Building in Houston, TX. If you have never been inside the Rice building, it’s one of the prettiest and oldest buildings in Houston. Lots of gorgeous details and tons of history.

Lawless is a restaurant that attracts many young professionals looking to enjoy a nicer happy hour scene, a good night out with friends, or a romantic date night. Making it a great place for this month’s feature.

Often times my husband and I want to go out but sometimes feel limited since we want it to be fun without feeling like we are hanging out at “club”. Does that make sense? Do you ever feel that way too?

Lawless is definitely the place to try. It’s youthful energy yet professional scene make it a nice combination for married couples looking to have good night out.

Lawless also combines several of my favorite date night elements- great food, beautiful interior, entertainment and a rooftop patio.

The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor. They offer valet parking or you can park in the parking lot, literally, right across the street from restaurant’s front door. When you walk up the flight of stairs to get to the restaurant it feels like you are being transported to this private exclusive venue. The decor is impressive. Dark and masculine. With touches of femininity sprinkled throughout. With large windows that are also noteworthy.

As far as seating goes- there are areas where you can mingle or if you are looking to be more secluded, there are more private areas.

We sat at the bar and ordered two drinks. We chatted with the staff and everyone was so friendly and helpful.

We then walked out the gorgeous double doors and sat at table overlooking the street below on the rooftop patio. It was such a beautiful night out. I know I have mentioned it before but there is something magical about dining outdoors. Who else feels me on that? I love that they have that indoor and an rooftop dining option.

There was a DJ there that night who played a mix of new and old music, adding the perfect addition to our date night.

Rather than order full meals, we decided to order foods that we could share while we chatted, enjoyed the music, and had a couple of drinks. We ordered the charcuterie board, brisket pot stickers and a flatbread special that night. Our food selection was fresh, yummy and all the sauces were made on site. All of it was delicious but my favorite was the brisket pot stickers!!

Lawless Spirits and Kitchen
909 Texas Ave
Suite 2A
Houston, TX 77002
Phone. 281.823.8600
Happy Hour
Served at 4pm, Monday-Saturday
For more info head over to

If you try out Lawless be sure to let me know! Email me at

Also, for those that have read this far, I’m giving you a heads up about an AMAZING giveaway I will be sharing next month!! It’s going to be a good one!! (Hint, it’s with a new hotel in HOUSTON!!)

Since I have been sharing all about great date nights I thought it was time to give back to all those that have been reading along. If you are looking for a good date night this will be right up your alley!!!

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