Valhalla

(713) 348-3258
6100 Main Street | Basement of Keck Hall at Rice University | Houston, TX 77005
West University/Rice Village

If Houston had a secret society (a la the 2000 blockbuster, The Skulls), they would meet at Valhalla. The under-the-radar bar—hidden beneath the chemistry building (Keck Hall) on Rice University’s campus—offers up seriously cheap beer ($.95 Lone Star!), thanks to its all-volunteer staff and not-for-profit biz plan.

Even if you aren’t a student at the award-winning private school, you’re still welcome to kick back at the basement pub, which is open to regular, in-the-know folks, Monday through Saturday nights. Founded in the early 70s, the basement bar is cozy and small, though there is outdoor seating available, too.

Know before you go: Valhalla is open Sunday through Friday and is cash-only. Parking can be tricky, so plan on parking in a visitor lot.

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