Best Bars 2016

Our 5 Favorite Downtown Dives

Including the best bar for pretending “new” downtown never happened.

02/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Other K-Cup

First Bite: Caffé Bene

Next-level café indulgences travel from Asia to downtown Houston.

01/27/2016 By Mohammed Zain

Shacking Up

6 Awesome AirBnB Options in Houston

No room at your inn? Set up your guests in one of these six sweet spots.

12/23/2015 By Jenn Nguyen

Coffee, Tea or Croissaffle?

Celebrate Out of the Box: The Croissaffle

Bovine & Barley combines two breakfast favorites to make one very interesting dish.

12/09/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Religion 2.0

In a Storied Downtown Concert Hall, a New Church Takes Root

City Church at the House of Blues isn't your grandmother's Sunday service.

12/04/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Tasty Tapas

Happy Hour of the Week: Batanga

Located in the heart of downtown, Batanga's flavored mojitos and $4 tapas are best enjoyed on the patio.

12/03/2015 By Megha Tejpal

First Look

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Makes Its Debut in Downtown Houston

The award-winning steakhouse known for its classic menu and extraordinary wine list thrives in a new, hip locale.

11/19/2015 By Megha Tejpal

TEQUILA!

Celebrate Out of the Box: Houston Margarita Festival

The fourth annual Margarita Festival returns to Houston this Sunday at a newer, much larger location.

11/05/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Staycay

Take a Staycation: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Escape your regular routine.

10/26/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Coasters

Moving Sidewalk Debuts an Astroworld-Themed Cocktail Menu

The downtown bar offers a kitschy homage to the park that closed a decade ago this month.

10/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Date

Happy Hour of the Week: Lawless Spirits & Kitchen

An Art Deco classic is restored, revived and serving the city once again.

09/10/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Art

The Dark Places of the Earth

Blaffer brings back its Window Into Houston series downtown

09/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Theater

Gatsby Beats On in New Play From Bayou City Theatrics

Stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved novel opens Sept. 11

08/31/2015 By Nick Esquer

Cheap Date

Happy Hour of the Week: Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

Extended hours on Mondays and Thursdays pack in the crowds at Prohibition even when there's not a show.

08/21/2015 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: August 15-21

Second locations for favorites old and new

08/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hou with a View

Celebrate Out of the Box: Restaurants with a View

Pair your fine dining with a killer view. Who says Houston doesn't have it all?

08/12/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: Moving Sidewalk

Change your life, swear to God.

07/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

#DTHTX

Take a Staycation: Hotel Icon

Downtown is rapidly transforming into an ultra hip place to hang—so why not stay awhile?

07/30/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Hot Houston

Celebrate Out of the Box: Houston's NOT Flooded

It's been weeks since we've needed our rain boots, umbrellas and canoes. Let's put #HoustonFlood to rest and celebrate the summer the right way.

07/15/2015 By Megha Tejpal

History

100 Years That Changed a City

A photographic inquiry into the nature of us

07/09/2015