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

Houston Bars

Why I Always End Up at Anvil

Still crazy about cocktails after all these years

10/21/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Bottoms Up

Boheme Boasts a New Cocktail Menu for Fall

This season, it's all about cinnamon, bourbon, and rum.

10/15/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Home Design

Slideshow: Three of Houston’s Coolest Home Bars

Home bars for everybody: a bachelor pad, a Mad Men-era wonder, and a mixologist’s dream.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Slideshow

Three of Houston’s Coolest Home Bars

A bar of one's home.

09/01/2014

Houston Craft Beer Guide

Houston’s 6 Best Beer Bars

A great beer bar is more than just a huge tap list—it takes knowledgeable staff, good taste in selection, and excellent ambiance to make the cut.

08/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

First Look

Hop Scholar: Spring's First (and Only) Craft Beer Bar

A craft beer bar in the unlikeliest of places (and from the unlikeliest of people) settles in to Spring.

06/16/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Strong Pours

Little Dipper Looks Cool, But Is That Enough?

In a neighborhood full of speciality bars, Little Dipper lacks a single superlative quality.

06/02/2014 By Timothy Faust