In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: April 18-24

This week: Now we're just naming bars after stuff we found in our junk drawers.

04/24/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

A Devil of a Drink

Extreme Eats: Brick & Spoon's Bloody Mary Bar

Build your own bombastic bloody mary at Brick & Spoon, with over 50 different ingredients on offer.

04/24/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: Sanctuari Bar

Your "daily devotional" awaits at this temple to tipples.

04/23/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Special Occasion Restaurants

Celebrate Out of the Box at Up and The Pass

This week: how to spice up a post work-out date, a bridal shower lunch and a milestone anniversary.

04/15/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Alcoholic Politics

Strengthing the Whiskey Garrison

As Reserve 101 opens their specially picked single barrel bourbon, distilled by Garrison Brothers, there is something for all whiskey drinkers to keep in mind.

04/09/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Cheap Date

Happy Hour of the Week: Johnny's Gold Brick

Every day is happy hour at this new Heights watering hole.

04/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Extra Virgin

Bar Menus Increasingly Make Room for Mocktails

The newest trend in the craft cocktail world? The mocktail.

04/08/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Extreme Eats

Extreme Eats: Ghost Pepper Margarita at El Big Bad

Houston is heating up this spring, but can you handle the heat from one the city's hottest margaritas?

04/03/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Giving Back

Thur Mix a Lot: Weekly Cocktails for Charity

The weekly cocktail series at Yellow Rose Distilling will support local non-profits.

04/02/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Special Occasions

Celebrate Out of the Box: Easter Brunch, Pre-Game, & GNO

From Girls Night Out to Easter brunch with your family, how to celebrate this holiday week in Houston

04/01/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Pour

The Next Big Cocktail Trend? Remove the Booze!

With the arrival of mocktails, Houston’s craft cocktail explosion is now something everyone can enjoy.

03/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: March 21-27

Washington Avenue continues its evolution apace

03/27/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Special Occasion Restaurants

Celebrate Outside the Box: Birthday Dinners, Puppy Paw-tys and the First Date

Check out some of Houston's most unique dining destinations to celebrate your next special occasion.

03/26/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Festival Fouls

Recap: Whiskey Fest on the Rocks

After the 2015 Houston Whiskey Festival, should anyone even go next year? Here's a look at the good and the bad.

03/24/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Whiskey Neat

The 2nd Annual Whiskey Festival Heads to Houston

The city's only whiskey festival is back and better than ever.

03/06/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Tis the Seasoning

Now at NextDoor Bar & Lounge: Crawfish Sundays

This weekend: $7 a pound for crawfish plus corn and potatoes.

03/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

For a Limited Time Only

Chef German Mosquera Pops Up at Aces of Taste on March 5

The former chef of La Colombe d'Or dishes up a special, one-time-only dinner.

02/26/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Your Tickets!

Head Up 290 to the Austin Food + Wine Festival

A monster event right up the road

02/19/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Mardi Gras

Bravado Spice Plans a Fat Tuesday Takeover at Royal Oak

James Nelson and the Bravado Spice crew are putting the "fat" in Fat Tuesday on February 17.

02/13/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drinking, Not Driving

Going Car-less for a Night: A Bar Crawl on the Metro

A guide to getting lit up on the light rail

01/29/2015 By Emma Hurt