Playing It Safe

A List of Restaurants, Bars Not Getting Rid of Covid-19 Restrictions

Not comfortable with running free? We're putting together a list to help you.

03/03/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Brrr, Baby

Friday Update: These Restaurants are Open as Winter Storm Fallout Continues

Some eateries and businesses are opening back up on Wednesday.

02/14/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

First Look

Hando Owners Unveil Alleyway-Style Bar Kanpai Club

The hideaway attached to the hand roll restaurant offers fun cocktails and light bites.

02/04/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Bishop's Gambit

Cider-Focused Arcade Set to Open in EaDo

Bishop Cider Co. is unveiling its third Cidercade in Texas.

01/27/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Not a Good Look

Turner vs Bow Wow, and the Coronavirus Club Problem

A weekend of parties during a pandemic? Couldn't be us (except of course it's us).

01/19/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Back It Up

Newest Covid-19 Spike Means Restaurants Rolling Back, Bars to Close

Things have changed since the last time this happened, but the coronavirus is still going strong.

01/05/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Coronavirus News

Houston, Expect for Businesses and Restaurants to Roll Back Openings

The region's Covid-19 hospitalizations have crossed the governor's threshold to backtrack on re-openings.

01/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Brews, Wine, and Everything Else Fine

The Year in Beer and Other Drinks

2020 was all about Covid-19, but we're looking back at it all.

12/29/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Year In Review

2020: The Year in Houston Food

How Covid-19 changed everything.

12/28/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Hey (Home) Bartender

Everything You Could Possibly Need in Your Home Bar

Our ultimate guide on which spirits, mixers, and tools you should stock up on.

12/22/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Stay Awhile

Star Sailor HTX Aims to Be Your Everything-Beer Hangout

This new Heights-area spot is all about curation.

12/11/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Jingle Jangle

Boozy Holiday Pop-Up Bar Now Open Downtown

Have a Christmas cocktail, and take a (socially distant) photo with Santa.

11/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Spaced Out

East End Backyard Has the Perfect Outdoor Vibe for Houstonians

A look inside (or maybe outside) Brian Ching's urban playground.

11/24/2020 By Lauro Rojas

Play Place

Yoo-hoo, Try This Cocktail at Sixes and Sevens

The dazzling Montrose bar serves up chocolaty nostalgia.

11/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Cannonball!

Houston Bar Pros Jump in with a New Concept at a Boutique Heights Hotel

Toucan's Swim Club will feature a menu from one of the minds behind Cherry Block Craft Butcher & Kitchen.

10/28/2020 By Lauro Rojas

I'll Have ... The Gourmet Pasta

Bars, Breweries Find Creative Ways to Boost Food Sales

Have you been given a bag of chips with your beer lately?

10/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

The Roof, The Roof

On Washington Avenue, Indoor-Outdoor The Sporting Club Is Ready to Rock

A noted Houston chef is running the show at the bar and restaurant, and oh, there's a retractable roof.

10/21/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Covid-19

While Texas Bars Can Open to 50-Percent Capacity, They Probably Won't in Harris County

Gov. Greg Abbott also announced that other businesses at a 50-percent cap can boost operations.

10/07/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

First Look

With Pizza and a Controversial History, Bottled Blonde Is Up and Running

The Washington Avenue spot has pizza, beer, cocktails, and bottle service.

09/21/2020 By Lauro Rojas

Covid-19

Abbott: Bars to Stay Closed as Restaurants Move to 75 Percent Capacity

As hospitalization rates have decreased, the Texas governor says some food-and-drink operations can increase.

09/17/2020 By Timothy Malcolm