Best Bars 2014

The Best Dives & Ice Houses in Houston

Ours is a city with dive bars in abundance, but we dug a little deeper to put together a list every Houstonian must know.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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Houston’s 5 Most Romantic Bars

Get a little bit closer at these flirty favorites.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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Houston’s Top 6 Cocktail Bars

In the midst of a booming cocktail renaissance, and these bars—some newcomers, some old stalwarts—stand out from the pack.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Where to Drink Wine in Houston

You've heard of heavy hitters? How about heavy pourers—four to be exact?

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 6 Best Sprits Bars

Expand your palate at these establishments, where you’ll find the city’s largest selections of whiskey, rum, tequila and more—plus the knowledgeable staff to guide you on your journey.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Slideshow

Slideshow: Houston’s Five Best Cocktails

Do yourself a favor and try each one.

11/30/2014

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s Five Happiest Hours

Houston holds some fantastic happy-hour deals—if you know where to look.

11/30/2014 By Mai Pham

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Behold: Hand-Carved Ice

A primer on the city’s latest, coldest bar trend

11/30/2014 By Mai Pham

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Are You Drinking the Right Cocktail for Your Personality?

No matter who you are, there’s a cocktail (and a bar) out there for you.

11/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Bars 2014

Slideshow: Houston’s Five Best Cocktails

Do yourself a favor and try each one.

11/30/2014 By Mai Pham

Best of Houstonia

The Best Bars in Houston

Behold: the 10 best bars in all of Houstonia, plus 27 more definitive drinkeries in eight categories.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Newsfix

Video: Saint Arnold ‘Buzzed’ About Being Named Best Brewery in Houston

Newsfix explores the world of Houston craft beer, visiting Saint Arnold, Moon Tower Inn, and Whole Foods.

08/11/2014

Houston Craft Beer Guide

Brock Wagner on Saint Arnold’s 20th Anniversary

What’s in store for Saint Arnold’s next 20 years?

08/05/2014 By Chris Abshire

Houston Craft Beer Guide

Not Your Usual Garage Start-Up: Meet Lone Pint’s Heather Niederhofer

It’s hard to believe, but one of Houston’s best breweries began as a weekend hobby.

08/03/2014 By Chris Abshire

Houston Craft Beer Guide

Petrol Station’s Owner to Start Selling His Own Beer

Ben Fullelove brews beer, but hasn’t been able to sell it at his own bar. That’s about to change.

08/03/2014 By Chris Abshire

Houston Craft Beer Guide

Houston’s 6 Best Beer Bars

A great beer bar is more than just a huge tap list—it takes knowledgeable staff, good taste in selection, and excellent ambiance to make the cut.

08/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Houston Craft Beer Guide

Growlers: a Guide

How do you enjoy some of Houston’s finest local brews if they’re only available in kegs? Enter the humble growler.

08/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houston Craft Beer Guide

Why Aren’t There More Brewpubs?

Hint: everything’s political.

08/03/2014 By Chris Abshire

Houston Craft Beer Guide

The Houstonia Beer Glossary

Do you know your IPA from your APA? Saison from kölsch? If you’re going to drink craft beer, better make sure you know the lingo.

08/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houston Craft Beer Guide

The Experts Have Spoken: Houston’s 5 Best Breweries

We gathered 16 craft beer connoisseurs, poured them beers, and didn’t let them leave until they agreed on the top breweries in town.

08/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt