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.