Public Services is a wine and whisky bar located in the historic Houston Cotton Exchange Building in downtown Houston, and is a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1884 building was designed by local architect Eugene Heiner. We specialize in an international selection of hard to find wines and whiskies. The bar is full service – we pride ourselves on attention to detail and unpretentious, friendly service staff. Our selection of bar snacks are curated by Theodore Rex Restaurant (formerly Oxheart).

Locations & Hours

Enter through the lobby of the historic Cotton Exchange Building at 202 Travis St. Suite 100, Houston Texas, 77002. Open 4pm-2am, Monday through Saturday.

Street parking is available, and is free from 6pm. We do not currently have a valet.


Via Metro Lightrail – Get off at the Preston Station, walk down Congress street towards Market Square, then take a right onto Travis.

Via I-10 East – Take exit 769A for smith street, take a left onto Preston, then turn left on the 3rd cross street onto Travis.

Via I-10 West – Take exit 769B from I-10 W, Merge onto Providence St, Turn left onto Jackson St/San Jacinto St, continue onto Fannin St, Turn right onto Congress Ave, Take the 2nd right onto Travis St.

Via 59 South – Take the Jackson St exit from US-59 S, Turn right onto Congress Ave, Turn right onto Travis St.

Via 59 North – Follow US-59 N to TX-527 Spur N, Take the exit toward Richmond Ave/Downtown Via Louisiana St/University of St Thomas, take Travis St ramp, continue on Travis St.

Give us a call at 713-516-8897 if you have any questions.