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

Pour

Canard Preaches the Gospel of Chartreuse

“We appreciate not only the versatility of Chartreuse but also the tradition and history.”

10/24/2016 By Jenna K. White

Meet Your Maker

Slow Food Houston and Nice Winery Introduce Drinkers to Local Producers

Find your one true beverage love.

10/14/2016 By Mellanie Perez

Tropical Serenade

Bamboo on the Bayou Puts Tiki Drinks in the Spotlight

Houston debuts a week dedicated to rum cocktails and island breezes.

10/11/2016 By Holly Beretto

Craft & Culture

Bartenders Stretch Their Imaginations with Arthur Ave’s Cocktail Program

Lainey Collum and Josh Beardon's drinks take their cues from classic American bar programs—and Italy.

10/06/2016 By Holly Beretto

Wine to Dine

5 Lone Star State Wines to Try Tonight

Most of these top-tier Texas wines can be found in a grocery store near you—and for under $20 a bottle.

09/19/2016 By Jeremy Parzen

wine time

Beyond Bordeaux: Texas Winemakers Look for New Grapes

As demand for fine wine continues to grow, winemakers are turning to varieties better suited to the state’s climate.

09/19/2016 By Jeremy Parzen

Bar Games

The Life-Size Hungry Hungry Hippo Game at Irish Cowboy Means Your Thursday Night Is Planned

Strap on a bungee cord and win $300 for your friends.

09/12/2016 By Mellanie Perez

This Modern Life

Houston Man Has Hilariously Bad Day Captured on Google Maps

When Google Maps goes wrong. So wrong.

08/31/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Early Morning Rounds

D&W Lounge: The Shifting Shift Bar

Despite shrinking third shift crowds, the iconic Eastwood dive bar continues its early wake-up call.

08/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Block Heads

Rudyard's Pub to Unveil "Lego Rudz" Next Weekend

The build took a loyal regular nine months to complete.

08/17/2016 By Ross Livingston

Pour

Coppa Osteria Has All the Rosé You Can (and Should) Drink

Other restaurants in Houston have two to four rosés at most. Coppa Osteria has 40.

07/18/2016 By Jenna K. White

Mighty Martini

Houston’s Strongest Drink Is at The Davenport

The Richmond Avenue lounge commands you to "Duck & Run."

07/14/2016 By Joanna O'Leary