Newcomer's Guide

The 10 Best Bars in the Bayou City

The essential cocktail lounges, vinotecas, beer gardens, dives, and other watering holes for when you need a drink.

08/30/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Where Have All the Dive Bars Gone?

Charting the demise of the Inner Loop dive bar, an increasingly endangered species

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Early Morning Rounds

D&W Lounge: The Shifting Shift Bar

Despite shrinking third shift crowds, the iconic Eastwood dive bar continues its early wake-up call.

08/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

That's the Spirit

Houston's Best Neighborhood Bars

If you haven’t yet found your own personal Cheers, let us be your guide to Houston’s 60 best hometown bars across 12 neighborhoods.

01/28/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Best Bars 2014

The Best Dives & Ice Houses in Houston

Ours is a city with dive bars in abundance, but we dug a little deeper to put together a list every Houstonian must know.

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

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

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

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

Houston Pride

Montrose: One Of World's Best Gayborhoods

Montrose: One Of World's Best Gayborhoods: At least according to Buzzfeed.

11/15/2013 By John Lomax