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

Best Bars 2016

Our 5 Favorite Dives in the Heights

Starting with the best bar for pretending the new Heights ever happened.

02/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars

The 10 Best Bars in River Oaks and Upper Kirby

Including the top spot for potentially drinking next to the Bush family.

02/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Bars 2016

Where to Drink Right Now in Rice Village and Bellaire

Including the best bar for crossing off a Houston bucket list item.

02/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best Bars 2016

Our 5 Favorite Lounges in Southwest Houston

Starting with the best bar for catching a Chinese alt-pop band.

02/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best Bars 2016

The 5 Best Bars in the West and Northwest

Including the best bar for Mom to unwind with her friends.

02/01/2016 By Jeff Balke

Best Bars

Where to Drink Right Now in The Woodlands and Spring

Beginning with the best bar for brunching.

02/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Best Bars 2016

The Montrose Must-Drink List

Including the best bar for pretending “new” Montrose never happened.

02/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Best Bars 2016

Clear Lake’s Top 5 Local Watering Holes

Beginning with the best bar for drinking with an astronaut.

02/01/2016 By Layne Lynch

Best Bars 2016

Where to Drink Right Now in Garden Oaks and Oak Forest

Including the best bar for your two- and four-legged children.

02/01/2016 By Jeff Balke