Things to Do in Houston: Allen’s Landing


Often described as “Houston’s heart” and Houston’s “Plymouth Rock,” Allen’s Landing is an area that truly defines Houston. It was here in 1836 that August C. and John K. Allen stepped ashore and claimed Houston as their own. The confluence of Buffalo and White Oak bayous also became Houston’s first port and a thriving commercial hub.

After years of deterioration and numerous planning efforts, Allen’s Landing is undergoing major revitalization and rejuvenation. Already completed is a concrete paved wharf designed to replicate the original port, a promenade, terrace overlooking the bayou, trail/walkway, entry plaza at intersection of Commerce and Main, terraced grass lawn, and text-based Public Artwork.

Improvements are being made west and east of the existing park, including the downtown streetscape enhancement project, which will feature pedestrian connections from Commerce Street to the bayou. Four major entryways will also include stairs, ramps, landscaping, signage, and public art.

* Benches
* Trash Receptacles
* Drinking Fountain
* Bike Rack
* Decorative Lighting

Size: 1.76 acres


Traditional Menu: Soups & Salads

Soups and Salads


Crab and Roasted Corn Chowder Topped with chives and crème fraîche

Apple and Walnut Salad Green apples, arugula and mixed greens, goat cheese, cucumber and asparagus, with smoked tomato walnut dressing

Baby Greens With California avocado, winter citrus and pistachio vinaigrette

Portobello Salad With baby arugula, roasted garlic, oven-roasted tomatoes, shaved Parmesan and Chianti olive oil vinaigrette

Lobster Bisque with Crab Rich, decadent soup with pieces of fresh crabmeat

Ensalada Romana Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, black olives and fresh basil in Italian vinaigrette with feta cheese

Tuscan Garden Salad Romaine lettuce, bibb lettuce, radicchio, tomatoes and radishes with balsamic vinaigrette

Tomato Bisque Creamy tomato soup

Bell Tower Salad Poached Asian pear laced with herbed goat cheese, sun-dried cranberries, baby spinach with raspberry vinaigrette

Mixed Greens Salad With tomatoes, onions, peppers and cucumbers with a roasted shallot balsamic vinaigrette and ranch

Butternut Squash Soup Smooth and silky butternut squash soup

Iceberg Wedge With a creamy ranch dressing, bacon and blue cheese crumble

Greek Salad Mixed greens, pepperoncinis, black olives, fresh feta cheese and red onions with feta vinaigrette

Classic Caesar Salad With croutons and Parmesan cheese

Testimonial: Annie


Beautiful venue, great food and professional people at bell tower. My husband and I had a great time hosting our wedding there. Our wedding coordinator was Donna, she was amazing! One of nicest people I’ve met. She took care of all my concerns and needs so I didn’t have to worry much. I am so grateful for her service. The venue was able to accommodate a lot of our special needs and requests for our big day. All of our guests enjoyed attending our event. Overall, this venue gets an A+ we highly recommend it.

The Quality of Service

How do you know if you are choosing the right venue for your wedding or special event? Service is one of the most celebrated features of our venue.

Custom designing an event just for your special needs and reliably helping you in the days, weeks, and months leading up to your event is what we are passionate about. Just a text, email, or phone call away, your Bell Tower on 34th team is here to assist you with your floor plan, timeline, and menu selections.

As a client, you will gain 24-hour access to real time information related to your event using your personalized Customer Hub. There you are able to manage payments, schedule your tasting and bridal portrait, book appointments with your event producer, access vendor information, see your updated floor plan, and even have access to our extensive Bell Tower knowledge base.

On the day of your event our well-trained event staff will faithfully take care of you and your guests. We offer a wide array of creative service styles ranging from a buffet, cocktail party, or seated dinner. Whatever you choose, we will not disappoint you.