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Students in front of the Black Labrador on Montrose Boulevard 

The Black Labrador

Looking for a fun night out or maybe some fish and chips? UST students frequent the Black Lab, a nearby English pub and restaurant, for it’s cozy atmosphere and friendly service. The patio features ivy-covered walls and an outdoor chessboard with oversized pieces. With your St. Thomas ID card, you even get a discount! Definitely take time to visit this favorite neighborhood destination.

The University of St. Thomas is located adjacent to Houston’s scenic Museum District, which features 19 museums and galleries. UST’s neighborhood is both charming and historic. Howard Hughes’ boyhood home is located on the university campus and houses the Theology Department. Houston’s trendiest shops, stylish cafés, independent bookstores and elegant restaurants are within walking distance of our residence hall’s front door.

UST students and their families can feel at home on our campus and in our neighborhood. Explore the possibilities and find your favorite spot!

Neighborhood Attractions 

  • Campus is adjacent to award-winning museum, The Menil Collection.
  • Convenient location a few miles from the Texas Medical Center, downtown and the Galleria shopping mall. 
  • Tree-lined residential boulevards lead to Hermann Park and the Houston Zoo.  
  • Restaurants, cafés and coffee shops are within walking distance. 
  • Amenities nearby include pharmacies, convenience stores and grocery stores. 
  • Many area businesses offer discounts to students.
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