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

Cocktails

At Sanctuari, Changing Minds and Expanding Palates

Triniti’s new bar carves out new territory, both figuratively and literally.

01/04/2015 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

Bright and Bubbly

Caracol's Champagne Cocktail Gets a Wall Street Spotlight

Shades of Life puts a new spin on an old party staple.

12/15/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Scotchy Scotch Scotch

Tequila Meets Scotch, and It's a Beautiful Friendship

Herradura's newest tequila is just crazy enough to work.

12/12/2014 By Natalie Harms

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

Slideshow

Slideshow: Houston’s Five Best Cocktails

Do yourself a favor and try each one.

11/30/2014

Best Bars 2014

Behold: Hand-Carved Ice

A primer on the city’s latest, coldest bar trend

11/30/2014 By Mai Pham

Best Bars 2014

Are You Drinking the Right Cocktail for Your Personality?

No matter who you are, there’s a cocktail (and a bar) out there for you.

11/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Bars 2014

Slideshow: Houston’s Five Best Cocktails

Do yourself a favor and try each one.

11/30/2014 By Mai Pham

Best of Houstonia

The Best Bars in Houston

Behold: the 10 best bars in all of Houstonia, plus 27 more definitive drinkeries in eight categories.

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

Cocktails

Recipe: Kiran’s Pumpkin Martini

This nimble, nifty cocktail is a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte for adults.

11/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt