local + global



bar + cookshop

Sparrow Bar + Cookshop does local + global

Our focus is on Houston’s best local and regional ingredients in combination with Chef Monica Pope’s global travels and influences. Our menu changes daily, based on availability and seasonality, and our beverage program expertly crafted by Marc Borel mirrors that. So for now, what we'll tell you is that you can expect good food, good drink, and good company, and that we really hope that you enjoy it. This is our home, and we'd like to see your face. 

Want more of Monica Pope? Join or create a cooking class, host an event, bring the Cookshop home, take a Houston culinary tour, or check out our sister restaurant, Beaver’s.


sparrow cookshop

sparrow cookshop togo

Ever wanted to take Sparrow with you? Now you can! Order Cookshop items TO GO like doughs, breads, granolas, sauces, dressings, proteins, spices and sweets. We'll even shop the Farmer's Market for you! Let us know when you'd like to pick it up and we'll have it ready for you to enjoy the Cookshop - from home.




Now, you can purchase a weekly Cookshare! Use your share to purchase food – raw or prepared, learn how to cook by using your share credit to take a cooking class, or, simply eat and enjoy it here at Sparrow. Oh, and Cookshare Members get a 15% discount on anything we sell (alcoholic beverages not included).


713 524 6922


3701 Travis
at Alabama
Houston, Texas 77002


Tu - Sa 10a–midnight

menus available

Lunch (Tu - Th) 10a - 3p
Brunch (Fr - Sa) 10a - 3p
Happy Hour (Tu - Fr) 3p - 7p
Dinner (Tu - Sa) 5p - 11p
Burger Night (Wed) 5p - 11p



Call us at 713 524 6922 Tuesday through Saturday, or book online below.

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Private Parties and Catering

Need to book an event? Our house or yours? Pick our quaint upstairs private room, our lush garden patio, our energetic community table or let us come to you.  Check out the links below and we'll check our calendar.

Rooms and Rates | sparrow event questionnaire  | credit card authorization form

Events at Sparrow

Sunday Supper with the Pope

Sunday, September 13, 4:00 - 7:00pm

The Sunday Supper with the Pope (Chef Monica Pope that is!) series of dinners in outstanding homes continues this summer. Chef Monica will treat guests to a casual communal dining experience with cocktails, beverages and wine at gorgeous homes throughout the city listed by John Daugherty, Realtors. Valet parking will be provided.

Food as Medicine Dinners

Join integrative dietitian of Naturally Nourished, Ali Miller, as she walks you through a food-as-medicine dining experience prepared and created by chef Monica Pope.

next dinner: September 14 - Being a Locavore: Why Local Matters

If food is your medicine, it is important to have a potent and sustainable pharmacy (or Farmacy) through support of local farmers, ranchers, and purveyors. Monica will prepare a 3-course menu featuring local producers and heirloom unique varietals of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and proteins.

Ali will discuss:

  • The anatomy of the garden: a comparison on soil composition to that of gut ecology, playing a vital role in our ability to absorb vitamins/minerals
  • The difference of big-Ag organic and sustainable production and the nutritional impact
  • Importance of biodiversity in produce/livestock
  • The synergistic effects of whole foods: how to identify a whole food
  • The role of toxins/additives in our food system
  • Grass-fed and pasture-raised proteins vs. conventionally raised (wild vs. farm-raised fish)
  • Medications acting as band-aid to “fix” systemic imbalances due to nutritional deficiency
  • The role of food as medicine: building/preparing your medicine cabinet
  • Where to start? How to become a locavore?
  • Traditional foods, traditional preparation techniques, food preservation, making it happen, etc.

Includes seminar, dinner, tax and gratuity. Beverages are not included.

upcoming food as medicine dinners:

November 16 Taming Sugar Cravings

Camp Shero with Monica

September 18 through 20 - Camp Lantern Creek, Magnolia, Texas

We hope to see you at the first-ever adult shero event. Enjoy dinner made by Chef Monica followed by a camp fire with fellow like-minded women. We will spend the rest of the weekend bonding and exploring, canoeing, participating in our ropes challenge course, and taking a ride down our 40 foot water slide! Learn everything from archery to yoga all while empowering womanhood. Spend time relaxing, learning, and growing with our special guests Ally Katz of A to Z Meditation, artist Sharon Engelstein, and Nancy A. Shenker, speaker and writer, who'll speak about finding your true voice. Plus we will have local farmers there to present their goods.

Check in Friday is between 5:00-6:00pm with dinner by Monica Pope starting at 7:30pm. Sunday check out is 2:00pm.  Register here.

Outstanding in the Field

Wednesday, October 21, 2:00 pm - Blue Heron Farm

We love it when we get to cook with our Farmer Partners, because it means that our relationship is as natural as the food itself. It’s been a few years since we last did one of these. This year, Chef Monica recommended holding this event at Blue Heron Farm, amongst the green pasture and herds of Nubian goats. We love this tranquil countryside, and can’t wait to set the table under that big Texas sky. Get tickets here.


Cooking Classes - NEW DATES ADDED

Chef Monica offers a variety of in-house or on-site cooking classes.

Tuesday Farmer's Market Cooking Class

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking class? Now's your chance! 

Chef Monica Pope will lead a cooking class focused on what was available from the farmer's market that day. But she's not doing all the work - you'll participate in cooking two dishes. You'd better be good at it, because you'll also be sampling what you cook! 

If you'd like to stay after the class for dinner, we'll buy you a glass of bubbles with your entree to celebrate your graduation (reservations are required for after class dinner).

This one hour class includes all the tools, food and tax, does not include beverages, and gratuity.

Private Parties and Catering

Need to book an event? Our house or yours? Pick our quaint upstairs private room, our lush garden patio, our energetic community table or let us come to you. Check out the links below and we'll check our calendar.