HOW IT WORKS
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.
DONATION TO DATE: $1,253,247.45
When Houston was founded in 1836, the intersection at Congress and Main was the city’s primary intersection and shaped downtown Houston’s development. The bar, located at 924 Congress, initially opened as the Original Casino Saloon in 1882 and remained open until Prohibition. The building has also been home to a barber shop and a jazz club. The central, oval-shaped bar is accented by exposed brick walls with gas light fixtures. The original circle arch and barrel vault ceilings are still intact today.