Bars & Nightlife

Salty Kitty

Behind This New Speakeasy’s Cat Door Lies a Hidden Oasis

This hidden bar in the Heights sports a cute cat theme and dive bar vibes while serving great cocktails and dim sum.

06/02/2023 By Daniel Renfrow

Meet the Queens

The Intoxicating Fun of Muffy Vanderbilt III

Large and in charge, Muffy Vanderbilt III's campy but fashion forward performances are slaying audiences around Houston at places Hamburger Mary's and Buddy's

04/03/2023 By Zach McKenzie

Houston Landmark

La Carafe Is a Cozy Celebration of Houston’s Past

Historic wine bar La Carafe, in the city's oldest building, is a celebration of Houston's past. And did we mention it's haunted?

03/29/2023 By Meredith Nudo

Meet the Queens

The Boho Chic and Haute Couture of Chloe Crawford Ross

The Houston drag queen performs weekly at various venues around the city, including Bar Boheme, JR’s Bar & Grill, and South Beach.

03/27/2023 By Zach McKenzie

Meet the Queens

The Bayou City Bombshell

Drag queen Isabelle Brooks, known as the Bayou City Bombshell, has cemented herself as Houston’s reigning 'plus-size dancing' drag diva.

03/13/2023 By Zach McKenzie


Must-See Drag Shows in Houston

From drag brunches at Boheme to burlesque at ReBar, these shows feature queens who are ready to serve in the areas of charisma, nerve, and talent.

03/08/2023 By Daniel Renfrow and Geneva Diaz

Bar Fight

Humans vs. Machines: The Battle for Cocktail Mastery Is On!

Axelrad bar hosts a month-long competition to see if AI created cocktails can beat human bartenders in a head to head battle.

03/01/2023 By Daniel Renfrow


The Margaritas at La Diabla Retro Bar Are Sinfully Good

This new downtown tequila bar is an ode to Mexico City pop culture of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

02/15/2023 By Daniel Renfrow

Cheers to That!

7 Restaurants and Bars Serving Cool Mocktails for Dry January

Local restaurants with specialty drinks to kick off Dry January.

12/29/2022 By Shelby Stewart and Rosemary Akpan

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

20 Festive Drinks to Warm You Up This Season

These holiday-style drinks from Double Trouble, Julep, Lucille's, and more will surely keep you warm this season.

12/12/2022 By Shelby Stewart, Rosemary Akpan, and Anna Rajagopal


Tiger Woods’s PopStroke Putting Empire Expands into Katy

The entertainment center features 36 holes, a playground and gaming area for the kiddos, a full-service restaurant, an ice cream parlor, and multiple bars.

12/07/2022 By Daniel Renfrow


The Winter Patio Dining Guide: What's Heated and What's Covered

We're compiling a list of the warmest spots to eat and drink as the weather gets a little cooler.

11/17/2022 By Timothy Malcolm and Rosemary Akpan


5 Luxe Movies Theaters That Basically Double as Restaurants

Put a spin on traditional dinner and a movie plans.

11/01/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

#1 FAN

15 Sports Bars With Tasty Bites and the Spectator Spirit

Root for the home team (and good beer) at one of these Houston sports bars.

10/20/2022 By Claire Anderson and Geneva Diaz


7 H-Town Spots Serving Up Drinks With a CBD Twist

Coffee and cocktails all across the city are getting the CBD treatment.

10/12/2022 By Jessica Lodge

On The Town

Clutch City Clubs: 11 of Houston's Greatest Nightclubs

Clé, Babylon, Heart, and Rise Rooftop are just a few of the greatest places to grab a drink and a dance after the sun sets.

10/03/2022 By Amarie Gipson With Shelby Stewart and Daniel Renfrow


How Paradise Palace Is Changing Houston’s Nightlife Scene

The trio behind some of Austin's most popular clubs—Coconut Club, Neon Grotto, and Cuatro Gato—has established a new presence in Houston.

09/23/2022 By Amarie Gipson Photography by Darío De León


This New Downtown Tequila Bar Will Deliver Your Food by Dumbwaiter

Real Agave features high-end tequilas and other spirits complimented by Mexican-inspired cuisine.

09/13/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

Great Escape

8 Essential Escape Rooms to Master in Houston

Put your skills to the test at one of Houston's unique escape rooms located from Midtown to Humble and The Woodlands.

09/09/2022 By Stephanie Bartels


Here’s Where to Watch College Football in Houston

Whether you're rooting for the Texas Longhorns, A&M Aggies, or the Houston Cougars—there's a sports bar for you on our list.

08/31/2022 By Daniel Renfrow