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

Autumn Cocktails

Why Not Try a Martinez Cocktail?

Meet the Martinez: father of the Martini.

10/23/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

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

Bottoms Up

Sunday Bloody Sunday's Big, Bad Winner Was...

A downtown gastrocantina took home the title at yesterday's bloody mary competition.

10/13/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Events

Take a Bloody Mary Stroll This Sunday

Sample your way through some of the city's best bloody marys and brunch bites at GreenStreet

10/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cocktail Recipes

Recipe: The Best Bloody Mary

A morning after guilty pleasure.

10/01/2014 By Kerry H.

Summer Cocktails

Recipe: Spicy Prickly Pear Margarita

A not-so-classic margarita.

09/11/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Summer Cocktails

Recipe: Peach Basil Mojito

Celebrate summer with a cocktail.

09/03/2014 By Kerry H.

Slideshow

Three of Houston’s Coolest Home Bars

A bar of one's home.

09/01/2014

Drinking, Domesticated

A Bar of One’s Home

For those who truly embrace the cocktail trend, the home bar can be a refuge, a place to entertain, to create and experiment.

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Drink Up

Julep: Where Bourbon and Mint are Lovers

A Southern regional cocktail bar opens up on Washington Avenue.

08/21/2014 By Mariah Giblin

Eat This Now

Dish of the Week: Po-Boys at Voodoo Queen

The Second Ward dive bar serves food until 2 a.m. every day.

08/20/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Reader Responses

About That Mural at El Big Bad

Don't judge a book by its cover (or a mural by its rabbits).

07/09/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt