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Houston Watch Company

913 Franklin St Houston, TX 77002 Map It
  • Address:
    913 Franklin St
    Houston, TX 77002
  • Phone:
    (713) 485-0006

The Houston Watch Company channels the rich history of Houston into a modern watering hole. Housed in the old Southern Pacific Railroad Building across from the Bayou Lofts, the bar gets its name from the 1912 Houston Watch Company that once called the space home. Historically, the Houston Watch Company served as an unofficial quartermaster for railroad employees – keeping the Official local time - to which all local and railroad clocks needed to be synced.

Owner Ryan Clark brings a menu of old school cocktails and craft beers paired with blues music, old safes and railroad signage – relics that make you feel you’ve entered another time. Historical records claim that engineers at NASA, when evaluating watches to be used by astronauts, purchased some of their test timepieces downtown at the Houston Watch Company.


  • Hours: Sunday - Tuesday 4pm to 12 Midnight Wednesday - Saturday 4pm - 2am
  • Full Bar:
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  • Self Parking:
  • Accessible via Light Rail:
  • No. of Blocks from Light Rail: 1
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