Happy Hour Guide

A Breath of Fresh Air: 7 Sunny al Fresco Spots

What winter?

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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

Happy Hour Guide

Happy Hour: An Etiquette Guide

The serial abuses observed most often in Houston’s taverns and tap houses, and how to correct them

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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

Spooks & Spirits

Ninja Ramen Is Dressing Up as Anvil for Halloween

Who said only human beings could rock a Halloween costume?

10/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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

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

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

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

Best Bars 2016

The 5 Hottest Spots in the Galleria and Uptown

Beginning with the best bar for pretending the Richmond Strip never went away.

02/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt