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This little bar earned a cult following in the Heights back when it operated out of the Hughie’s on 18th Street before abruptly shuttering in 2017. Now reopened on Travis Street downtown, it’s once again home to a crew of topnotch cocktail wizards who sling classics and seasonal house signatures that pay homage to American rappers, rock ‘n’ roll glitz, and even Houston’s own sordid history—try the Oil Money, an irresistible combination of Laird’s Applejack, cachaça, falernum, and ginger, served over crushed ice in a massive goblet with a flaming, booze-soaked lime. Bonus: The music stays low enough to allow patrons to enjoy a good conversation while they’re sipping their magical apple sauce.

One Armed Scissor

208 Travis St., Houston, TX, 77002
Sun–Thu 3pm–midnight<br>Fri & Sat 3pm–2am