Sign of the Times

Solving the Great Cafe Luxor Mystery

A frozen vodka with animal attraction

06/19/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drink It Up

Drink Your Way Across America at Spare Key

A new list boasting a classic cocktail from each of the 50 states—plus Washington, DC—challenges even the most devoted drinker.

06/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drink It Up

Celebrate Out of the Box: Thirsty Thursday

Local libations keep Houstonians hydrated every Thirsty Thursday. Check out some of the hottest bars to enjoy Thursday specials on craft cocktails, margaritas and more.

06/03/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Drink Up

Becoming a Regular at the Bar

Find your bar or die in the zombie apocalypse. It’s your choice.

06/01/2015 By Kelly Schafler

Pour

Ryan Roberts Brings Texas’ Biggest Whiskey Selection to Clear Lake

The exurbs gain a serious cocktail bar within Cullen’s American Grille.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Kate LeSueur

Berry Season

Star Ingredient of the Season: Blueberries

Spare Key offers a chic, laid-back bar scene and a seasonal blueberry cocktail meant to be sipped and savored.

05/18/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Tuesday Tipples

6 Worthy Whiskey Cocktails to Try

In honor of the upcoming World Whiskey Day, a collection of cocktails for the local connoisseur

05/12/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Cheap Date

Happy Hour of the Week: Wooster's Garden

It's not Midtown, it's not Montrose, but it's got cheap drinks and a pretty patio.

05/07/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pour

How Houston Made Margarita History (Plus, a Recipe!)

The trend that’s taken the margarita world by storm started right here in the Bayou City.

05/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

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

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: Sanctuari Bar

Your "daily devotional" awaits at this temple to tipples.

04/23/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Date

Happy Hour of the Week: Johnny's Gold Brick

Every day is happy hour at this new Heights watering hole.

04/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Extra Virgin

Bar Menus Increasingly Make Room for Mocktails

The newest trend in the craft cocktail world? The mocktail.

04/08/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Extreme Eats

Extreme Eats: Ghost Pepper Margarita at El Big Bad

Houston is heating up this spring, but can you handle the heat from one the city's hottest margaritas?

04/03/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Giving Back

Thur Mix a Lot: Weekly Cocktails for Charity

The weekly cocktail series at Yellow Rose Distilling will support local non-profits.

04/02/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pour

The Next Big Cocktail Trend? Remove the Booze!

With the arrival of mocktails, Houston’s craft cocktail explosion is now something everyone can enjoy.

03/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mardi Gras

Bravado Spice Plans a Fat Tuesday Takeover at Royal Oak

James Nelson and the Bravado Spice crew are putting the "fat" in Fat Tuesday on February 17.

02/13/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

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