Grab a Stool

Meet a Mixologist: Jessica Johnson

The general manager at Wooster's Garden and Holman Draft Hall wants a margarita when the world ends.

09/28/2018 By Lauro Rojas

Outside the Box Thinking

Creativity Reigns at the Most Imaginative Bartender Competition

Texas bartenders battled to move forward in the global cocktail competition.

06/25/2018 By Lauro Rojas

Absinthe & Citrus

Meet the Mixologist: Westin Galleymore of Hay Merchant and Underbelly

From gimlets to dining at Coltivare, get to know your bartender.

10/12/2017 By Lauro Rojas

Leave Happy

Meet the Mixologist: Cody Northcutt, Ritual

From Fuzzy Navels to favorite watering holes, get to know your bartender.

07/10/2017 By Lauro Rojas

Pour

Sangria at Sassafras: A Refreshingly Delicious Drink In a Refreshingly Unexpected Locale

Bartender Eric Salzman learned to love sangria during a semester in Spain, and is spreading the love at this neighborhood dive bar.

02/20/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Craft & Culture

Bartenders Stretch Their Imaginations with Arthur Ave’s Cocktail Program

Lainey Collum and Josh Beardon's drinks take their cues from classic American bar programs—and Italy.

10/06/2016 By Holly Beretto

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

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Gino at Niel's Bahr

He'll make you a Palpatini cocktail, but this geek who drinks is more of a Scotch man.

05/30/2014 By Alice Alsup

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Megan Zambas of Leon's Lounge

You haven't had a screwdriver until you've had a screwdriver at the oldest bar in Houston.

05/26/2014

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Ainslea Wolfe of Warren's Inn

"The rules are a little different at Warren’s," but you already knew that.

05/16/2014 By Alice Alsup

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Ross Mohr of Voodoo Queen

Banana Hammocks and Bloody Marys make this bartender happy.

05/09/2014 By Alice Alsup

Not Stirred

Triniti's Guest Bartender Series Shakes Things Up

A six-week series of guest bartenders will donate their tips to charity—and Triniti is matching each donation.

01/10/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drinking Games

Brian Ching Bartends for Charity at Dogwood

The Dynamo coach and retired forward will tend bar this Wednesday to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

12/06/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Booze News

Of Corked Wines and Skunked Beers

Why is it so easy to send back bad wine, but not bad beer?

11/04/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Spirited Discussion

"Hey Bartender" Serves Up a Sloppy Cocktail Doc

A new documentary on the rise of craft cocktails forgets there's still a long way to go.

06/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tending Bar

A Bartender by Any Other Name

Industry professionals weigh in on the difference between a bartender and a mixologist.

05/29/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt