Upper Kirby offers boutique shopping and distinctive dining galore at the modern West Ave urban village, plus the charming old-school Avalon and Kirby Oaks shopping centers. The pick of local ale houses is McGonigel's Mucky Duck, a classic Irish pub and low-key music venue. West along Richmond Avenue is Greenway Plaza, a bustling ten-business tower complex topped by Tony's, one of Houston's most celebrated restaurants.
Getting Around Houston
The best way to get around Houston is by car. The city has a $6 flat-rate cab fare anywhere within the Central Business District and also offers The Wave, a Jitney shuttle service that's customizable. The Wave's hours are from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. on Thursday and Sunday; 6 p.m.-3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Fares: $5 single route; $8 cross route; $10 single route all-night access; $15 cross route all-night access.
Nearby Airports
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport-IAH
  • William F. Hobby Airport-HOU
Airport Taxis
  • $52-IAH to Downtown
  • $26-HOU to Downtown
Things to Do and See Near Greenway / Upper Kirby