More Drinks, Please

This Third Ward Bar Is Getting Bigger and Better

The Spot Lounge and Bar announced the grand opening of its second location and a new community investment program.

10/22/2021 By Craig Hayes Edited by Shelby Stewart

First Look

Spend Your Dog Days at This New Midtown Bar

Unleash your canine on Barkley’s, where you and your good boy or girl can have a beer.

06/25/2021 By Carolina Larracilla

The H is O

The Fall and Winter Patio Dining Guide: What's Heated and What's Covered

We're compiling a list of the warmest spots to eat and drink as the weather gets a little cooler.

10/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Drink Up

Food News: Bar Pop-Ups Offer More Opportunities to Support Mixology Workers

Plus, Bistro Provence is no more and Bistro 555 is here.

09/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Day Drink, Anyone?

Our 9 Favorite Beer Gardens for Big Bites Open Now

Distance yourself in the sunshine while enjoying some savory pub grub and a cold beverage.

08/18/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Patio Power

5 Ways to Vastly Improve Your Outdoor Space

Make your backyard the talk of the neighborhood.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Pour

Want a Grown-Up Capri Sun? Head to Monkey’s Tail.

This tasty cocktail is a cross-cultural throwback.

12/27/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Best New Bars

Is Present Company the Most Instagrammable Bar in Houston?

This Montrose adult playground represents a new breed of bars.

12/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

To The Patio!

10 Patios to Hit Up During This Glorious Weather

A mid-summer stretch of cooler air means you're going out to drink today.

07/24/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Editor's Picks

Where to Go in Houston When You're in the Mood for Al Fresco Dining

Our three favorite spots in town for patio season.

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

It's Patio Time

The Best New Places to Enjoy Patio Season

The weather is finally auspicious for dining al fresco—here's where to do it.

10/19/2017 By Alice Levitt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Upper Kirby's Parks and Patios

Vacation in your own city by immersing yourself in a whole new neighborhood for the weekend—here's how.

06/01/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Outdoor Recreation

Seeking a Patio? Presidio Is the Place

The Heights' newest place for al fresco dining is one of its prettiest.

03/28/2017 By Beth Levine

Home & Design

A Plant Lesson from Andrea Afra, Houston's Succulent Whisperer

How to have a lush outdoor space, no green thumb required.

11/10/2016 By Beth Levine

Dog-Friendly Dining

10 Pup-Friendly Patios to Visit Right Now

There's no need to leave your dogs at home with these pet-friendly restaurants.

07/18/2016 By Jenna K. White

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

Fall Back

Celebrate Out of the Box: Autumn in Houston

There's no better place to celebrate fall's return than on a pretty patio with a Texas craft beer.

09/30/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Coffee Break

Keeping Calm and Caffeinated at Boulevard Coffee

The coffee shop that replaced Waldo's offers a dog-friendly patio and chill vibe along with your cup of joe.

08/05/2014 By Natalie Reina

Beer Buzz

First Look at Beer Market Co. on Studemont

The craft beer movement is succeeding—whether you like it or not.

05/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Patio Weather

Bundle Up: Houston's Top 10 Patios for the Fall

Make the most of the cooler temps at these tempting al fresco spots.

11/15/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt