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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rice, Ice, Baby

Move Over, Margaritas, and Make Room for Sake—Yes, Frozen Sake

A surprising spot for an icy sake cocktail.

04/28/2016 By Mai Pham

Brunch Goals

Taking #SundayFunday to a Bloody New Level

Six restaurants went head-to-head in this year's Bloody Mary showdown at our boozy brunch street party.

04/27/2016 With Jenna K. White

Pour

Why This Fortified Wine From Spain Is Making a Comeback

As sherry experiences a resurgence in popularity on the coasts, Pax Americana is leading the charge at home.

03/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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

Hou with a View

Happy Hour of the Week: Churrascos Sugar Land

Opt to spend happy hour at Churrascos in suburbia where lakefront views are always on the menu.

03/10/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Pour

Reserve 101 Brings In Its Rarest Whiskey to Date—Even by Its Own Standards

Legendary distillery William Grant & Sons has never made a barrel of whiskey for a bar—until now.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Go for the Golden Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: Johnny's Gold Brick

Yet another Treadsack concept gets it right, pairing discounted cocktails with the Pi Pizza truck at this neighborhood gem.

02/18/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Cheers!

Celebrate 360 Days of Weights & Measures This Week

An 80s dance party, Valentine's dinner for two, and free donuts are all part of the Midtown restaurant's anniversary celebration.

02/08/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Bars 2016

The Houston Bartender Hall of Fame

Five of the Bayou City's most legendary bartenders on their specialty drinks, favorite stories and 75th birthday celebrations.

02/01/2016 By Steven Devadanam