Bars & Nightlife

Hidden Gems

These Speakeasies Are Some of Houston's Best-Kept Secrets

At these Houston speakeasies, adventurous eaters and drinkers will find romantic settings, unforgettable meals, and a tempting frisson of transgression.

07/21/2022 By Megha McSwain

JUST DANCE

A Reimagined South Beach Reopens After a Four-Year Break

A reimagined South Beach returns this week with a new look, new sound and lighting technology, and its famous cooling ice jets.

07/14/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

ANCIENT FUN

A New Babylon-Themed Nightclub Opens in Midtown This Weekend

The nightclub, fittingly called Babylon, hopes to bring a taste of ancient Persian culture to Midtown.

07/06/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

SLAY!

8 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.

06/23/2022 By Geneva Diaz and Daniel Renfrow

Pour

Cool Off with These Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Try the Kool-Aid (Oh Yeah) at Present Company, the Chienne De Base at Brasserie 19, and more.

06/09/2022 By Shelby Stewart Photography by Jenn Duncan

CHOSEN FAMILY

The Top LGBTQ+ Bars in Houston

With female-focused bars like Pearl Bar and leather bars like RIPCORD, Houston’s LGBTQ+ bar scene has something for every color of the rainbow.

06/03/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

Cheers!

These Female Bartenders Are Kickin’ Butt in the Booze World

Meet the bar pros from ladies of Libation, Potente, Angel Share, and more.

03/30/2022 By Megha McSwain

On Point

Hi-Tech Darts Experience to Open in Houston in January

Flight Club puts a new spin on an old pub game, and adds tasty food and creative cocktails.

12/03/2021 By Geneva Diaz

Cocktails & competitions

Arcade Bars Where Adult Fun Never Ends in Houston

Enjoy a beer and some nostalgic video games at these Houston barcades.

08/11/2021 By Shelby Stewart

New beginnings

FM Kitchen & Bar Gets New Location in Montrose

The new location has an extensive bar program and fresh menu items.

08/09/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Luxury nightlife

Sekai Hospitality to Bring Two New Luxe Nightclubs to H-town

The new nightclubs will feature state-of-the-art design.

08/04/2021 By Shelby Stewart

A New Approach

Underbelly Hospitality Opens Georgia James Tavern in Downtown Houston

The new restaurant serves as a casual offshoot to the original Georgia James restaurant.

07/27/2021 By Shelby Stewart

TO THE MOON

Shoot The Moon Self-Serve Restaurant and Bar Slated to Open Next Week

After Covid-19-related delays, Shoot the Moon in Spring Branch is about to open.

07/19/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Adults Only

Spiked Treats to Cool off Your Summer Happy Hour

The following drinks bring equal parts booze and chill—do call the sitter.

05/27/2021 By Timothy Malcolm and Joanna O'Leary

First Look

Hando Owners Unveil Alleyway-Style Bar Kanpai Club

The hideaway attached to the hand roll restaurant offers fun cocktails and light bites.

02/04/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Bishop's Gambit

Cider-Focused Arcade Set to Open in EaDo

Bishop Cider Co. is unveiling its third Cidercade in Texas.

01/27/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Not a Good Look

Turner vs Bow Wow, and the Coronavirus Club Problem

A weekend of parties during a pandemic? Couldn't be us (except of course it's us).

01/19/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Jingle Jangle

Boozy Holiday Pop-Up Bar Now Open Downtown

Have a Christmas cocktail, and take a (socially distant) photo with Santa.

11/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Spaced Out

East End Backyard Has the Perfect Outdoor Vibe for Houstonians

A look inside (or maybe outside) Brian Ching's urban playground.

11/24/2020 By Lauro Rojas

Play Place

Yoo-hoo, Try This Cocktail at Sixes and Sevens

The dazzling Montrose bar serves up chocolaty nostalgia.

11/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm