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

Beer Pairings

Uchi Launches "Road to Oktoberfest" With Local Craft Brewers

Uchi chef creates three nights of beer pairing dinners.

07/12/2016 By Ross Livingston

Going Green

Sip on This Wicked Smart Cocktail

Lancaster Hotel serves a spellbinding drink in honor of the visiting musical.

07/08/2016 By Leah Rose

Editor's Picks

Brew Bites: Where to Pair a Great Beer with Some Equally Good Grub

At summer’s peak, a frosty mug of crisp, cold beer is a required accessory. These bars bring the brew, along with notable nibbles.

06/23/2016 By Jenna K. White

On the Rocks

It's Mocktail Mania at Downtown's MKT Bar

Phoenicia Specialty Foods' bar has 11 new cocktails—all of which can be made sans booze.

06/22/2016 By Alice Levitt

Drinks Off the Bone

The Mixt&pe Pairs Brandy and Punk Tunes

Grand Prize Bar's Lindsay Rae will craft music-powered cocktails this weekend.

06/15/2016 By Ross Livingston

By the Sea

SaltAir Is About to Become Your Summer Second Home

We've found your summer go-to for cool bites, cold sips and a chic (air-conditioned) hangout.

06/09/2016 With Jenna K. White

Pour

Flowchart: What Should You Be Drinking This Summer?

A handy guide to solving at least one of life's biggest questions

06/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt Illustrations by Tanyia Johnson

Cheap Eats

Houston’s Best Bargain Is Found Behind the Bar at Brennan’s

The tradition of lunch martinis at Brennan’s—for just 25 cents each—hasn’t changed much since 1967.

05/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

By the Cask

Harold's Tap Room Opens May 19th

Harold's in the Heights adds a locally focused downstairs bar.

05/17/2016 By Alice Levitt

R.I.P.

Updated: Part of The Raven Tower Closes for Now, While Christian's Tailgate Closes for Good

How many friends will you need to recruit to form a human chain around Bellaire Broiler Burger?

05/06/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Double the Fun

Two Big Block Parties Hit the Heights This Weekend

The latest First Saturday Arts Market coincides with a nostalgia-themed bar crawl across eight of the Heights' favorite watering holes.

05/03/2016 By Laura Gillespie

The World is Your Oyster

Happy Hour of the Week: The Oyster Apocalypse at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

What may sound like a sci-fi shellfish horror film is actually Monday's best happy hour.

03/24/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Good-Bayou

A Farewell Tour of Houston: Dive Bars and Skyspaces

No final week in Houston is complete without visits to Poison Girl, Istanbul Grill and the James Turrell installation at Rice.

03/18/2016 By Hala Daher