vibrant community hub

Named for the lively space between the forest canopy and underbrush, Understory is a vibrant community hub, culinary market and public space changing the downtown Houston experience.

This expansive, light-filled space features a rotating Sawyer Yards art exhibit, an assortment of games and places to meet, eat, drink and enjoy in comfort. Featuring eight distinct food experiences, Understory transforms the downtown Houston food scene.

Experience local food, custom cocktails and upscale coffee for extended hours in a beautiful setting at the entrance to Houston’s Tunnel System.  

What Tastemakers Call The Understory Home?

What tastemakers call

the Understory home?

  • Flip 'N Patties
  • Silver Lining Bar
  • Farro
  • Seaside Poke
  • Mona
  • Common Bond
  • East Hampton Sandwich
  • Boomtown Coffee
  • Mama Ninfa's Tacos Y Tortas

Visit The Understory

  • 800 Capitol Street, Houston, TX 77002
  • (713) 231-1623

upcoming event

Canstruction Houston is building a Can Sculpture Installation in partnership with Transwestern Real Estate Services and Gensler at Bank of America Tower.


The Build Will Take Place on August 22nd, 2020 8am-4pm


The Understory located at the tunnel level of the Bank of America Tower at 800 Capitol Street, Houston, TX 77002

How Can I See It?

The finished can sculpture will remain on display through October 24th, 2020

Get Involved?

This build will kick off registration for our annual Canstruction Houston competition. You can get involved by getting a team together and registering for our 2020 competition.

All of the cans used in the installation will be donated to The Houston Food Bank.


bank of america tower garage

Garage Entrance & Exits

The garage entrance is located on Travis Street and the two garage exits are located on Rusk and Travis Street.

Entering Building From Garage

To enter Bank of America Tower from the Garage, you must go down to Level 1 or the Understory (Tunnel Level).