About OKRA Downtown Houston Bar


Downtown Houston Bar

A group of like-minded restaurant and bar owners in Houston recognized a need for a public voice for independent businesses in the industry. In 2011, they founded OKRA, the Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs, to pursue community and charitable initiatives in the city.

OKRA is a charitable organization with very specific views on how the industry should operate and engage local communities. It is not a general membership association for restaurants, bars and other branches of the hospitality industry. It functions as an independent, community-supported advocacy group. This Downtown Houston Bar is full of history.


To plant five seeds that cultivate the relationship between vibrant food cultures and local communities:

  • Foster a general appreciation of food culture through education, innovation and diversity.
  • Demonstrate the responsibilities local businesses have to their communities to pursue philanthropic efforts
  • Promote progressive industry standards in the areas of hospitality, product selection and labor.
  • Establish a political identity that represents the interests of independent businesses in the industry, including restaurants, bars, food trucks, producers and purveyors.
  • Advocate responsible urban development.

Event Space

Private events are available .The upstairs terrace that can be reserved any night of the week. The saloon available for full buyouts. The downstairs space is for walk-in guests and cannot be reserved. Prices may vary on holidays or for special events.


There are limited food options at the OKRA Charity Saloon. Customers can order from Underbelly and Hay Merchant’s catering menu for special events.


OKRA operates exclusively from charitable contributions from individuals and companies that share similar views.

The easiest way to contribute is to become a registered OKRA supporter for only $50 annually. OKRA supporters receive invitations to OKRA supporter-only events and news about each of the OKRA member organizations.