The Raven hasn’t landed yet — but the metal-fabrication-shop-turned-icehouse’s website and Facebook page are touting a January 19th Grand Opening date, complete with the kickoff to the venue’s live music lineup. On the other side of the complex, associated White Oak Music Hall itself isn’t scheduled to open until May.
The ice house and its sky-high 70s-bachelor-pad lounge are tucked back off of N. Main along North St., separated from I-45 by only the Skylane Apartments. (The iconic den-on-a-stick can be spotted through the trees from I-45 north of Quitman, just before the freeway ducks under the North St. bridge.)
New renderings posted last month by the bar show the details of the rest of the Raven Tower’s indoor and outdoor spaces:
The air-conditioned 1,000-sq.-ft. interior will host 24 tap lines, and will also offer liquor and wine:
Outside, the 1,800-sq.-ft. patio, shown here from the south, will overlook Little White Oak Bayou:
The Tower’s new blue hue lines up with previously released renderings from architecture firm Schaum and Shieh:
The developers have been ambiguous about the role that the Tower itself will play in the establishment (those who ask nicely “might be taken up there”, according to the website).
- The Deets [The Raven Tower]
- Previously on Swamplot: White Oak Music Hall Rising on N. Main Next to Houston’s Best-Known Bachelor-Pad-on-a-Stick; The Lonely Spot East of the Heights Where the Operators of Fitzgerald’s Are Planning a Massive New Concert Venue Complex