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When It Rains, It Pours! 10 Things to do When It’s Raining in Houston


Is Houston going to rain on your parade this weekend? Don’t let it ruin your Sunday Fundays and Girls Night Outs.Let’s talk plan Bs for when the heavens open up… again.


1. The Galleria.

Pros: Underground parking—leave those umbrellas at home, tons and tons of food, ice skating, hair cuts, and duh shopping.

Cons: None. Ok, maybe depletion of your savings. Yeah, that’s a bummer.

2. A movie.

A total “duh” in rainy day plans, but, like most things, It’s Not Hou is here to help step up your game. Edwards Greenway Plaza has a parking garage attached to the theater, so no rain for you. Plus, there’s a restaurant and arcade for extended amount of fun. Both iPic (in River Oaks) and Studio Movie Grill (in CityCentre) have a garages for you too, plus food and booze delivered to your seat.

3. Hide in a coffee house.

There are tons and tons of awesome coffee houses. My favorite for a rainy day? Agora. Find a corner couch,  plug in your headphones and sip lattes (or beer) until the storms stop.

4. Go to a show.

For a rainy evening, head indoors to a show. We’ve rounded up all our favorite places to go — but PSA, Revention Music Center has underground parking #score.

5. Host a watch party.

It’s football season, friends. Order some Favor (even beer and wine!) for you and your closest friends and watch some sportsball. Hint: If you want to watch a team win, turn off the Texans and watch the Houston Cougars.

6. Find an indoor bar.

The bigger the better. Here are some suggestions:

  • Pitch 25 in EaDo
  • The Rustic in Downtown
  • Okra in Downtown
  • Eureka Heights in the Heights
  • The Conservatory or Finn Hall in Downtown (all the food to choose from!)
  • Beer Market in Midtown

7. Go to TopGolf.

Yes, this is a thing that happens outdoors, but you’re totally covered. I’ve TopGolfed in the rain and was fine… until a torrential downpour, but on a mildly rainy day, this is a great afternoon activity.

8. Museum hop.

Sure, you can spend a day at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston or the Houston Museum of Natural Science, or you can go above and beyond and do both and then some. Make your hit list here.

9. Play board games.

Tea + Victory is the cutest little spot in the Heights to play games. BYO or pay $5 to play one of theirs. They also have beer, wine, and all the coffee drinks you can dream of. I also like Coral Sword near downtown (no game play fee) and Teahouse (multiple locations).

10. When all else fails, sleep.

This is a very serious suggestion. Fact: This Saturday I slept 12 hours. #NoRagrets. It was too rainy to go out/do anything and there were major flood warnings. If you’re keeping score, I totally won the raining weekend.

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