Where the art, soul and many cultures of Houston converge

If you want to find the art, soul and many cultures of Houston, a visit to EaDo is a must – perhaps even a few days. EaDo, which stands for East Downtown Management District, is a vibrant neighborhood that is literally coloring the streets of Houston on the regular. EaDo gives supreme access to Houston’s urban core and provides so much to see and do along the way in the form of art, eats, and all around good vibes.

Speaking of art, here are just a few of the many art/murals/graffiti spots you’ll want to check out in EaDo:

– Zipper Colorful Wall by Kelly Graval, located at 1513 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX 77003
– Sugar & Cloth Wall (which has become Instagram famous with visitors from everywhere), located at 3302 Canal St., Houston, TX 77003
– Preservons la Creation by Sebastien Boileau (aka “Mr. D”), located at 2800 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX 77004
– Hummingbird Wall by StudioFlop, located at 5102 Navigation Blvd., Houston, TX 77011
– Knowing Houston and the slew of talented artists, there will be a mural created specifically for Super Bowl LI – stay tuned

If you’re into sports, EaDo will likely be on your radar:

EaDo is easy walking distance from the Astros Minute Maid Park and the Houston Rockets Toyota Center, as well as the newest of the stadiums, BBVA Compass Stadium for the Houston Dynamo.

And of course you’re going to need food and drink after spending a delightful day (and night) in this eclectic section of Houston. Here are a few stops you’ll need to add to your list:

Brother’s Tacos – breakfast tacos (they close at 2p, so go for breakfast and don’t let the line out the door fool you – they are epically fast).

INK Coffee House – taking coffee and how you drink it to a whole new level.

Lucky’s Pub – if you want hundreds of selections of draft beer and big screens to catch a sporting event, this is your spot.

District 7 Grill – this popular lunch spot is only open Monday – Friday 11a-3p, but it’s worth scheduling your afternoon around. Try any one of their four versions of “Famous District Muffalettas.”

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation – a chain by name, but this is the one you’ll want to visit. Created by ‘Mama’ Ninfa Laurenzo, legend has it this is the place that invented the ubiquitous Tex-Mex staple, fajitas. It’s also a great place to get your fix of authentic Mexican food with a vibrant and unique atmosphere. Operated by Executive Chef Alex Padilla today, this iconic restaurant is a “Navigation Nation” gem with a historic and iconic interior, sprawling patio, refreshing margaritas in various flavors, and traditional, delicious fare.

One of the best things about Houston are the parks – assuming the weather hasn’t hit three-digits. One of the most popular parks is Discovery Green, which is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. In its first three years, the park welcomed more than three million visitors and hosted more than 800 public and private events.

Stay tuned for event info during Super Bowl week as Discovery Green will be hosting a ton of fun events and concerts for families and fans.

Warehouse Live is one of the most popular music venues in the city, and you guessed it – it’s a warehouse, but it sure brings in some big names. Be sure to check their event calendar to see who’s playing. It’s right next to Lucky’s Pub so you can enjoy many parts of EaDo in just one evening.

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