Tuesday Tipples

Gin Is In: 6 Cool Gin Cocktails to Try

With the temperatures rising, this summery spirit is enjoying another rise in popularity.

04/28/2015 By Kayla Stewart

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: April 18-24

This week: Now we're just naming bars after stuff we found in our junk drawers.

04/24/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Alcoholic Politics

Strengthing the Whiskey Garrison

As Reserve 101 opens their specially picked single barrel bourbon, distilled by Garrison Brothers, there is something for all whiskey drinkers to keep in mind.

04/09/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Riding the Rail

The Offbeat Path: What to Do Off METRO’s New Green Line

Quirky restaurants, bars, galleries, and cultural spaces abound just a few blocks away from the Second Ward stop.

03/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: March 21-27

Washington Avenue continues its evolution apace

03/27/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tis the Seasoning

This Saturday, Get Your Crawfish Fix at Doc's Motorworks

In lieu of Saint Patrick's Day madness, head to Doc's for a crawfish feast that benefits something other than the bar's bottom line.

03/12/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drinking, Not Driving

Going Car-less for a Night: A Bar Crawl on the Metro

A guide to getting lit up on the light rail

01/29/2015 By Emma Hurt

Data Visualization

The 10 Most Interesting Things We Learned from This TABC Map

This map showing gross receipts for Houston-area bars is the coolest thing we've seen this year.

01/27/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt Research by Ian Wells

Drink It In

A Margarita a Day...

A curated guide to a week's worth of happy hours margaritas that won't break the bank.

01/27/2015 By Emma Hurt

Settle Up

Anvil Bar & Refuge Closed for Renovations

A few fresh coats of paint, a deep-clean, and more are in store for the craft cocktail giant.

01/12/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meatful Mondays

Two Burgers, Two Beers, One Low Price at The Hay Merchant

This new Monday night special will stuff two people silly for less than $20.

01/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drink It In

A Genteel Gin & Tonic at BCN Taste & Tradition

The elegant new Montrose restaurant specializes in a Spanish favorite.

12/23/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Brews Blues

No Frozen Mugs: Craft Isn't Always Better Cold

The case against frozen glassware and other craft beer crimes

12/01/2014 By Wendy Cawthon

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s Best Beer Bars: An Addendum

A few more local favorites to add to August 2014’s best-of list.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

4 Bars For Fun & Games

Trivia is just the beginning.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 5 Most Romantic Bars

Get a little bit closer at these flirty favorites.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s Top 6 Cocktail Bars

In the midst of a booming cocktail renaissance, and these bars—some newcomers, some old stalwarts—stand out from the pack.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 6 Best Sprits Bars

Expand your palate at these establishments, where you’ll find the city’s largest selections of whiskey, rum, tequila and more—plus the knowledgeable staff to guide you on your journey.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Slideshow

Slideshow: Houston’s Five Best Cocktails

Do yourself a favor and try each one.

11/30/2014

In and Out

The Boneyard Drinkery Is Closing Its Doggie Doors

Citing rising rental costs, the popular bar-slash-dog park is closing for good.

11/12/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt