The Crawfish Guide

The 5 Best Local Beers for Your Next Crawfish Boil

These Houston-brewed session beers will help cool the burn.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pour

Sangria at Sassafras: A Refreshingly Delicious Drink In a Refreshingly Unexpected Locale

Bartender Eric Salzman learned to love sangria during a semester in Spain, and is spreading the love at this neighborhood dive bar.

02/20/2017 By Catherine Matusow

For What Ails You

When is Liqueur Medicine? When It's Imbibed at the World's Oldest Pharmacy

Dominican monks began sharing their elixirs with the public in 1612 at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence.

02/09/2017 By Alice Levitt

On the Waterfront

Where Do Astronauts (with Good Taste) Drink? Chelsea Wine Bar

This quaint local bar has more than Gulf views to recommend it.

02/03/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Cheers!

Bobby Heugel Quietly Opens a New Downtown Cocktail Bar

Tongue-Cut Sparrow promises to be "an ambitious formal cocktail bar."

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pour

Amid an Onslaught of Openings, Local Breweries Fight to Stand Out

Overwhelmed? Begin a pilgrimage along the new brew trail with our top picks.

01/23/2017 By Jenna K. White

It's 5 o'Clock Somewhere

Houston's 37 Happiest Happy Hours

A handy guide to the city's best food and drink deals

12/29/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

7 of Our Favorite (and Most Diverse) Happy Hour Menus

From French frites on the cheap to Chinatown-style afternoon tea, happy hour goes global in Houston.

12/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Happy Hour Guide

5 Dog-Friendly Drinkeries For You and Your Pup

Your furry family members are welcome at these Paws on Patio-approved spots.

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

Discover the Joys of Japanese Pub Grub

Unleash your sake and biru-loving beast within with some of these exceptional deals

12/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Happy Hour Guide

Better by the Dozen: The Cheapest (Good) Oysters in Houston

Oysters for a buck or less are one of the greatest Gulf Coast privileges of them all.

12/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Happy Hour Guide

A Breath of Fresh Air: 7 Sunny al Fresco Spots

What winter?

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

What Are You Looking for in a Happy Hour?

We've got the best bars for stuffing your face, getting a cutie's phone number, two-stepping for free and more

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

Happy Hour: An Etiquette Guide

The serial abuses observed most often in Houston’s taverns and tap houses, and how to correct them

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Christmakwanzakah

Let D’Amico’s New Cocktail Menu Take the Edge off the Holiday Season

Italian-inflected cocktails (and carbs) may be just what you need to make it through.

12/14/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

On the Rocks

Frozen Holiday Cocktails Make More Sense Than You Think

State Fare's mulled sangria and Cranberry Surprise are seasonal standouts.

11/29/2016 By Alice Levitt

Pour

At Moving Sidewalk, a Punchy Way to Celebrate the Holidays

Don't knock the eggy Tom & Jerry punch until you've tried it.

11/21/2016 By Jenna K. White

Shark Sandwich

The Fall Cocktails at Harold’s Tap Room Go Up To Eleven

"Like, OMG," these drinks are irresistible.

11/17/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Ice House

Where Have All the Dive Bars Gone?

Charting the demise of the Inner Loop dive bar, an increasingly endangered species

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hidden Houston

Where’s Your Sign?

How to find four of Houston’s most hidden bars

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt