These days it is so important for businesses to have some type of Instagrammable moment. One thing that has been huge in the last couple of years is neon signs. Neon signs have begun to be popping up everywhere. Neons signs make a good backdrop for people to take photos against and share on social media. I kept getting direct messages on Instagram asking where certain neon signs were when I realized there is isn’t a resource that gives this type of information. That’s when I knew I wanted to create a neon sign guide with all my favorite signs around town!
Aqua s Us
Address: 9889 Bellaire Blvd, Ste D232, Houston, Texas, USA
Aqua S is located in China town. It is a super cute ice cream shop that has several other Instagrammable moments not just the neon sign. Their neon sign reads “I got served in Houston!” They have some interesting ice cream flavors but my favorite is the matcha. They also do this really cool thing where they can put cotton candy around any ice cream cone- it can help be the perfect prop!
Address: 2606 Edloe St, Houston, TX 77027
Bebidas is one of my favorite healthy restaurants in town. They have the best brown rice bowl and some very tasty smoothies. Their neon sign reads “for the love of juice”. The décor is an Instagram heaven with millennial pink and succulents all around.
Address: 2519 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Beehive is a local boutique located in the Rice Village. Their neon sign reads “Lookin’ Good Club” and is on top of a fun green and white wallpaper.
Address: 4444 Westheimer Rd Suite A-120, Houston, TX 77027
Bisou is a new restaurant that opened up in the River Oaks District. It is owned by the same people who run Cle and is supposed to have a fun brunch scene. Their neon sign reads “It was just a kiss”.
5. Blanco Tacos + Tequila
Address: 5115 Westheimer Rd Ste C2520, Houston, TX 77056
Blanco Tacos + Tequila is a new restaurant in the Galleria. They have the best Mexican food and some great drinks- I highly recommend trying this place out. Their neon sign reads “Te Amo Tequila” which is perfect for when you’re holding up your margarita.
6. Bovine & Barley
Address: 416 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Bovine & Barley is a bar downtown located on Main St. It is a fun place to bar hop and has a neon sign that quotes Edgar Allen Poe. It also has a huge light up sign that reads HTX.
7. Chapman and Kirby
Address: 2118 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77003
Chapman and Kirby is a bar downtown. We went for happy hour and the drinks and appetizers were amazing! The décor is supposed to resemble Houston and I loved the overall vibe. Their neon sign reads “HOUSTON this city is mine”.
8. Cloud 10 Creamery
Address: 3201 Louisiana St Suite 100, Houston, TX 77006
Cloud 10 Creamery is an ice cream place located in the Heights. My favorite flavor is the Nutella with marshmallows. Their neon sign reads “I’ll stop the world and melt with you” which is the cutest saying for an ice cream shop!
9. EggHaus Gourmet
Address: 2042 E T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
EggHuas is a breakfast place opened by the people who own King’s BierHaus and is attached to it. When I went I had an egg sandwich and matcha. It was yummy and I will definitely be going back. Their neon sign reads “homegrown” and they also have another one that reads Egg Haus”.
10. Emerson Rose Montrose
Address: 1637 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Emerson Rose Montrose is a local boutique. They have the cutest clothes! I am slightly biased because I do work there part time but they really do have cute clothes for great prices. Their neon sign reads “I want it all” and it on an amazing cactus wallpaper.
11. JoyBox Fine Flowers
Address: 1907 Sabine St #137, Houston, TX 77007
JoyBox Flowers is such a cute flower shop. They are known for their flower delivery, but you can go in and pick out some flowers. They have a super cute neon sign that reads “Stop & smell the roses”. It is surrounded by tons of flowers and cute wall hangings.
12. La Cantina by La Calle
Address: 909 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77002
La Cantina is a bar located Downtown. They also have a place to eat next door that serves the best authentic tacos. Their neon sign reads “I love tequila so much”.
13. Lovely Bride
Address: 2605 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006
Lovely Bride is a bridal shop. I went in just for the neon sign and they weren’t too weird about it. Their neon sign reads “Y’all” which is a perfect neon sign for Texas!
Address: 1517 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Pistelero’s is a bar/restaurant on Westheimer. They are known for their $3 house margaritas on Mondays! Their neon sign reads “One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floooorr”. It is a super funny sign and people are always posing in front of it.
15. Present Company
Address: 1318 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Present Company is probably the most Instgrammable place in Houston and it is covered in neon signs! It has so many neon signs- I didn’t even get a picture of every sign. They have tasty food and even better cocktails. I suggest going to during the day for the best photo lighting.
Address: 1203 W 34th St Suite D, Houston, TX 77018
SlowPokes is a coffee shop in the Heights. It is super cute and is themed after all slow animals. They have sloths all over the place! Their neon sign reads “I’m a slowpoke”. They just opened a second location in the River Oaks area.
17. State Fare Kitchen & Bar
Address: 947 Gessner Rd #b190, Houston, TX 77024
State Fare Kitchen & Bar is a restaurant out in Memorial city. The food is really good so I think it is worth the drive out there. I had their avocado toast with sweet corn on it and it was amazing! Their sign reads “Good vibes only please”.
18. Sweet Bribery
Address: 250 W 19th St suite e, Houston, TX 77008
Sweet Bribery is a dessert place located in the Heights. They have a wide assortment of tasty treats. Their neon sign reads “Be sweet Y’all” and is on top of the state of Texas.
19. The Commoner
Address: 410 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
The Commoner is a bar Downtown also located on Main St. It is next door to Bovine & Barley, so if you are neon sign hunting you can hit both these locations easily! Their neon sign is an outline of the Houston skyline.
20. The Neon Gallery
Address: 1416 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006
Last time I went they were pretty strict on taking photos because they mostly sell and make custom neon signs. It is such a cool place to visit though, so even if you can’t take pictures it is super cool to look around. They made our neon sign at Emerson Rose and I know they also made the one at The Commoner. Most of the neon signs in Houston are probably made by them. Eventually, I want to get my own custom neon sign and this is the place I will get it done.
Are you obsessed with neon signs too?! Let me know if you visit any of these places or have a favorite that didn’t make the list. I hope you enjoy neon sign hunting!