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Grand Opening Week

August 12th-18th


Mojitos & Mules

4pm | Silver Lining Bar & Mona Fresh Italian

Exclusive specials on paninis plus unique Moscow Mules & Mojitos


Tacos & Tequila Tuesday

4pm | Silver Lining Bar & Mama Ninfa’s Tacos y Tortas

Tequila tastings paired with specialty tacos


6-8pm | Silver Lining Bar

Forget your typical bingo, fill your card as you listen to clips of hit songs.


4pm | Silver Lining Bar & Mona Fresh Italian

Pasta and wine specials to get you over this hump day

Wine Down Wednesday


11am-1pm | Understory

Pop Up Shops

Starting at 4pm | Understory

See what Houston tastes like with samples from our Understory Tastemakers!

Tastemaker Tastings

4pm | Silver Lining Bar

Try some specialty sips on this Thirsty Thursday.

Draft & Craft Beers

Geeks Who Drink: Thirsty Thursday Trivia

6-8pm | Silver Lining Bar

Test your knowledge as we kick off this weekly event.

8-10pm | Understory

Understory shifts from day to night - DJ, drinks and more!

Understory After Dark


6-9pm | The Great Steps

Live band, food, drinks and fun!

Live Music

7pm-12am | Understory

Specialty deals from our Tastemakers and the bar

Reverse Happy Hour


10-11am | Top of Great Steps

Namaste. Join us for yoga and stay for cocktails!

Sip & Stretch

Starting at 6pm | Understory

Latte Art Throwdown. Boomtown Coffee and local baristas compete for the Latte Art Champion title! Enjoy coffee infused cocktails & beer and stay for the live DJ!

What’s The Buzz @ Understory


Sunday Funday: Mimosa Bar & Brunch

10am | Understory

Silver Lining Bar will bring the bubbly and our Tastemakers will serve up brunch.


Extended hours start Grand Opening Week!

Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs, 7am-10pm

Fri, 7am-12am

Sat, 8am-12am

Sun, 8am-10pm

Welcome to understory

Understory is downtown Houston’s new destination of crafted amenities and experiences.

Named for the lively space between the forest canopy and underbrush, Understory is a vibrant, centralized station where Houstonians visit for culture, commerce and cuisine. This expansive forty-foot atrium space, filled with natural light and an abundance of community gathering spaces, truly connects the street level with the tunnels. Understory sits at the base of Bank of America Tower, the 35-story Class A office development by Skanska, opening in summer 2019.

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This experienced-based destination is comprised of diverse retail, thoughtful amenities and dynamic open spaces for the local workforce and community to enjoy. Light filled open corridors and multi-levels bring life to the base of Bank of America Tower both day and night. 

Come – grab a bite, stay a while and experience a new side of downtown Houston.  


Featuring eight distinct food experiences, Understory transforms the downtown Houston food scene. Experience local food, custom cocktails and upscale coffee in the midst of a transcending community gathering place. 

The Space

Design by renowned architect, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, Understory is redefining the downtown Houston tunnel experience. Gone are the dark corridors of yesterday; prepare for light, life and a new place to connect.

With over 10,000 SF of retail, including a chef-driven food market, and 20,000 SF of engaging public space, Understory is downtown Houston’s gathering place and front door to the tunnel system.

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The Great Steps

Central to the space is “the Great Steps.” Grab a seat, enjoy a coffee, have lunch or hold an impromptu meeting while enjoying performances from local artists. Surrounded by natural light from the 40 foot ceilings, this public space in downtown Houston is like no other.


Keeping the human scale in mind, Michael Hsu has combined upscale high-end finishes with a contemporary design aesthetic, creating a warm, inviting space.

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The food options at Understory are changing the downtown Houston tunnel environment. We are pleased to welcome the following tastemakers to Understory.


Our Team


At Skanska, our goal is to create compelling environments that enable our customers to thrive. We offer the experience and stability of a self-financed, global company with localized teams attuned to the prime urban markets we serve. Our collaborative approach to development yields inventive solutions tailored specifically to our clients’ needs. We leverage our experience to create emerging sustainable design solutions that enhance the tenant experience, support the environment, and lay the foundation for our customers’ growth. Skanska finances, develops and builds commercial projects ensuring they’re built promptly and decisively, implementing Skanska’s sustainable-design expertise.

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, formerly Michael Hsu Design Office, was formed in 2005 with the goal of producing locally-engaged, design driven architecture and interiors in Austin. MHOA endeavors to create livable, neighborhood-oriented urban spaces. The firm's work includes diverse projects ranging from mixed-use developments to original commercial interiors and residences.

Contact Us

For Leasing:

Nick Hernandez



Crystal Allen


Lacee Wilke



Greg Mondshine