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.

At OKRA Charity Saloon, the concept is simple. For each drink purchased, guests receive one vote that they may cast that night for one of four charities selected by OKRA’s members. The charities are all locally based. The charity with the most votes at the end of the month receives the next month’s proceeds. Interested charities, please submit an application.

Our current giving total is $1,292,427.90.

This month, we are raising money for Houston Pets Alive.


The mission of Houston Pets Alive! is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. Houston Pets Alive! (HPA!) works with BARC (the City of Houston) and Harris County Animal Control to save the animals who have run out of options. Each day, we receive from these shelters a list of the animals most at risk for euthanasia; these are the animals we save. Some of these animals have only hours left to live before we tag them for transport to HPA!. For many homeless pets, HPA! is their last chance. Once in our care, they receive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and lots of love from HPA! staff, volunteers, and fosters, as they wait to find their fur-ever homes. Houston Pets Alive! saved over 3000 animals from euthanasia in 2018. With your help, we can save even more!


We are located at 924 Congress St. Houston Texas 77002. 

Open daily
4pm-2am Tuesday to Saturday
4pm-midnight Sunday and Monday
Happy hour every day 4-6:30pm