AFTER AUCTION HOURS: An Abundance Of Hotel And Dining Options To Enhance Your Houston Experience

Credit: Original article published by Barrett-Jackson.

Auction fans and aficionados from around the country are making plans to attend Barrett-Jackson’s auction at NRG Center in Houston, Texas, October 20-22, 2022. The Lone Star State is known for its hospitality, Tex-Mex, country music scene and beautiful cityscapes. Whether this is your first trip to Houston or one of many, check out some of these spectacular hotels and restaurants to make your time outside the auction an experience to remember.

Stay at Barrett-Jackson’s host hotel: Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria and make your visit memorable. Catch a breathtaking view of the Houston skyline from the top of the 14-story building or wind down after an exciting day at the auction in the outdoor pool or fitness center. With an in-house breakfast restaurant, coffee shop and bar, the hotel has diverse offerings of everything from omelets and pastries to lattes and gourmet sandwiches to pub food and cocktails. The Hilton Houston Post Oak hotel is also just north of The Galleria, one of the largest shopping centers in the U.S. and home to dozens of delicious dining options and hundreds of shops.

Along with our host hotel, Barrett-Jackson has nine partner hotels around Houston to meet your preference. Less than a mile from NRG Center, Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Medical Center NRG Park; Holiday Inn Houston S – NRG Area – Medical Center; and Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Medical Center/NRG Park all let you stay nearby NRG Center with exclusive rates for Barrett-Jackson attendees. If you want to be closer to the Houston nightlife, check out InterContinental Houston Medical Center; DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Medical Center Hotel & Suites; The Westin Houston Medical Center; Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center; HYATT house Houston/Galleria; and Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria, all of which are offering Barrett-Jackson preferred rates for the 2022 Houston Auction. Visit and click “hotels” for access to special rates on accommodations.

Steak 48

As the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston has dining options to match whatever you’re craving. If you want to taste the best of Houston, try one of these highly rated restaurants, each located minutes from our host and partner hotels.

Steak 48
A favorite from the 2021 Houston Auction, Steak 48 is the hottest steakhouse in town in the River Oaks District. Steak 48 is the spot for gourmet beef, high-quality seafood and other classic steakhouse favorites.

Grotto Ristorante
Inspired by the classic flavors of Italy, Grotto serves delectable Italian classics. From veal kickerillo to snapper siciliano to Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, not to mention a diverse collection of pastas, Grotto has you covered for old-fashion Italian flavors and fine wines.

Le Colonial

Le Colonial
If you’re looking for a little “je ne sais quoi” during your stay, Le Colonial is for you. Decorated to evoke the feeling of 1920s French Colonial Asia, this restaurant’s ambiance will transport you a century in the past. With Vietnamese and French-Asian style cuisine, try dishes like Ca Chien Saigon, Suon Nuong and Bun Thit Nuong — all of which are meant to be eaten in traditional Vietnamese family-style.

Fig & Olive Tasting Kitchen
For a different take on French cuisine, try Fig & Olive, a French and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. With offerings like crostini, tabbouleh salad and an extensive wine and cocktail list, stop by Fig & Olive for a meal or drinks and appetizers.

If you’re feeling adventurous, Caracoal will give you a chance to try a wide variety of different dishes inspired by 16 Mexican coastal states. The seafood-heavy menu will sweep you off your feet with offerings like crab soup, smoked octopus and South American ceviche.

Stockyard Bar-B-Q
No list of Houston eateries would be complete without good ole’ Texas barbecue. With everything from traditional meat platters to specialties like BBQ nachos and the Hay Stack (your choice of meat piled onto steak fries, sautéed onions and fried jalapenos), Stockyard Bar-B-Q has you covered on authentic Texan fare. You won’t want to miss this tasty homage to the Lone Star State.

No matter where you decide to spend your time after the auction gates close — the possibilities are endless of what you can do to make your time in Texas with Barrett-Jackson unforgettable.