Spring 2023: Houston's Hottest Bars

Cheers to our 50 favorite watering holes, from cocktail palaces to sports bars to neighborhood dives! Also in this issue, meet some of Houston’s most fabulous drag queens and learn about the best drag shows and brunches in town; learn about George Floyd's legacy and his family's ongoing community work; peruse our annual list of the area's top dentists, as chosen by their peers; and check out a home’s wild new addition you’d never suspect from the street.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Meet the Queens

The Boho Chic and Haute Couture of Chloe Crawford Ross

The Houston drag queen performs weekly at various venues around the city, including Bar Boheme, JR’s Bar & Grill, and South Beach.

03/27/2023 By Zach McKenzie

Meet the Queens

The Bayou City Bombshell

Drag queen Isabelle Brooks, known as the Bayou City Bombshell, has cemented herself as Houston’s reigning 'plus-size dancing' drag diva.

03/13/2023 By Zach McKenzie

Eat & Drink


The Best Drag Brunches in Houston

Sashay your way through the weekend with drag queens, mimosas, jambalaya balls, Filipino biscuits and gravy, and more at these Houston spots.

03/20/2023 By Daniel Renfrow and Rosemary Akpan


The Truffle Master

Diane Roederer's company, DR Delicacy, is redefining Houston's fine dining experience by providing chefs gourmet food items like truffles, cheeses, and caviar.

03/13/2023 By Geneva Diaz


Our Favorite Sandwich Shops in Houston

From banh mi to po’boys and tortas, these sandwich shops have it all.

03/09/2023 By Brooke Viggiano and Claire Anderson


Must-See Drag Shows in Houston

From drag brunches at Boheme to burlesque at ReBar, these shows feature queens who are ready to serve in the areas of charisma, nerve, and talent.

03/08/2023 By Daniel Renfrow and Geneva Diaz

Home & Real Estate

Real Estate

Quality Over Quantity

A Houston couple calls on a husband-and-wife architecture team to give their home in the Third Ward a modest, modern expansion, hidden from the street.

03/21/2023 By Melissa Dalton

News & City Life

Perfect Party

Win and You're In ... to Our Spring Sports Soiree

Houston's sports teams have lots to be proud of these days. From the Astros' Dusty Baker and Jeremy Peña, to Sheryl Swoopes and Brittney Griner, it's time to party.

03/22/2023 By Shelby Stewart


A Taste of the High Life in Houston

Caya Hefner, wife of Hugh Hefner's brother, Keith, moved to Houston to start a new life as an entrepreneur and recently opened C*YA, a bubble tea cafe.

03/06/2023 By Jake Whitney

Style & Shopping

Getting Yitty

Not Your Grandma’s Girdle

Pop star Lizzo's new line of shapewear called Yitty encourages body positivity and is produced by Kate Hudson's Fabletics.

03/20/2023 By Shelby Stewart