About Jackson’s

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After years of working his way through some of Houston’s most storied honky-tonks, dive bars and speakeasies, Buck decided in 2010 that it was time to open his own joint. After settling on a theme of New Orleans Off-Bourbon Hospitality meets Texas Dive Bar Charm, Buck landed the 1970’s landmark Montrose location, formerly Decades at 1205 Richmond Ave., to bring his radical vision to fruition. After scraping together all of his loose change and still finding himself well short of funds, Buck stole a sign from a corner panhandler, and thanks to the generosity of all Houstonians who passed by the corner of Westheimer and Kirby (a special shout out to the men in Montrose who kept Buck busy with various demeaning tasks that he no longer likes to talk about), Jackson’s Watering Hole was opened to the public on September 21, 2010.

While the bar quickly became a favorite of area residents and employed young professionals thanks to its casual atmosphere, good drinks and friendly staff, it gathered such accolades as being voted Houston’s Worst Restrooms 2010-2011* and was widely known for having the most potholes in a dirt parking lot of any bar this side of Brookshire, Texas. After nearly two years of slinging suds to quasi-local celebrities and the occasional most wanted criminal, Buck brought in some partners to complete the epic vision that was started in 2010.

The rebirth of Jackson’s started in mid-2012 after months of hard labor, construction mishaps and a slight case of of gestational diabetes as the number of televisions was quintupled (initially starting out with a robust 3). thus creating a degenerative gamblers viewing paradise, a C-section was performed when three giant garage doors were cut into the retro-chic metal building, and a giant wrap around patio was pulled kicking and screaming from its parking lot … recently voted “Houston’s Best Damn Patio”*. Even the former nature sanctuary/parking lot was paved over in the inevitable progress to ensure that there is no green space left in the inner-loop of Houston.

The casual atmosphere remains, bigger and better than ever, as does the friendly staff. Come enjoy a bucket of beer or four on our huge patio, hang out inside by the fully stocked bar and parlor games (darts, Golden Tee, Big Buck Hunter), or watch a ballgame from anywhere on the premises (or possibly the planet) with our many TV’s including our new 80” television outside. Karaoke the shit out of the place every Wednesday and Saturday nights. Park in the spanking new lot adjoining the patio, or free parking is available in the lot directly across Richmond.

* No actual vote taken, get over it.


Mon – Fri: 3pm – 2am
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2am

Happy Hour:
Mon – Fri: 3pm – 8pm




1205 Richmond Avenue
Houston Texas, 77006

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