Finding Free Wi-Fi in Houston

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Coffee shops and libraries aren't the only places for free Wi-Fi. Shake things up and grab some internet in these Houston bars, restaurants and shops.

  • 01 of 09

    A cozy neighborhood bar, Darkhorse is pretty much all you need in a hang-out spot - games, beer on tap, snacks, a jukebox and traditional pub-like decor. There is parking available behind the building, the lot at Hemphill and Union, and street parking on Washington Ave.

  • 02 of 09

    Swirll is one of many local members of the recent froyo craze. But what sets Swirll apart from some of its peers (besides the free wi-fi) is its self-serve policy. Over a dozen yogurt flavors and 30 toppings including fresh fruit, granola, and mochi (a Japanese delicacy) are all at the customer's fingertips.

  • 03 of 09

    A hidden gem in the Houston Gay and Lesbian nightlife scene, Tony's Corner Pocket boasts cheap drinks, an awesome patio and plenty of rowdy entertainment. Thursday through Saturday features amateur strip shows beginning at 11 p.m. If stripping's not your thing, check out Gayme Night on Wednesdays.

  • 04 of 09

    Pub Fiction is a long-standing Midtown bar. Over 60 HD TV's, large patio, and expanded kitchen hours (until 11 p.m.) secures this spot as a favorite among young professionals in Houston. New to Pub Fiction is a weekly installment of live music every Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

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  • 05 of 09

    Lovers of wine and tapas will definitely want to check this place out. Oporto's European feel and selection of over 50 wines make for an ideal setting for a romantic date, girls' night or just a quiet place to hang out solo. Be sure to try one of their cocktails like the Caipirinha as well.

  • 06 of 09

    Ruggles Green is a relaxed, healthy eatery that offers high-quality organic food and wine without the hassle of lines, waiters or expensive parking. Ruggles Green follows sticks to the guidelines required by the Green Restaurant Association. Crowd favorite menu items include the Veggie-Nut Hemp Burger and the Quinoa Mac and Cheese.

  • 07 of 09

    The menu at Te House of Tea goes far beyond oolong or earl grey. Choose from over 130 organic, fairly-traded teas from all over the world. They also serve both vegan and meat-based meals including empanadas, soups, paninis, and crepes. Te also accommodates private parties of up to 50 guests.

  • 08 of 09

    Coaches boasts hosting Houston's longest and best happy hour lasting from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days a week. Coaches offers access to MLB, NFL, NCAA and other sporting events on one of their 20 HD TVs. Watch the Texans on NFL Sunday and sip on (or gulp down) very cheap domestic pints.

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  • 09 of 09

    What do you get when you mix a Saint Bernard with a Great Dane? A chilled out neighborhood sports bar cleverly named Saint Dane, that's what. Plasma TV's as far as the eye can see, tasty eats and a prime location just outside of Midtown are just a few reasons to check this place out.