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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obituary

R.I.P. Vern Smith, Legendary Griff's Trivia Master

Thursday nights in Montrose will never be the same.

05/05/2016 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

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

Praising the Bar

Meet the Lady Who Lives in an Ice House

Just 10 days after Mack’s Icehouse closed down, Ann Herbage moved in. Now the bar counter remains at center stage.

03/31/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Go Pig or Go Home

Pig Out at The West End

Reserve a whole roasted pig with 15 of your closest friends at this Uptown patio bar.

03/02/2016 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

Fixer Supper

Whither Free Bar Food? (And We Don't Mean Mixed Nuts)

There are still a few places where free home-cooked meals are the order of the day.

02/01/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

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