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

Every Day I'm Hustlin'

Meet a Mixologist: Matt Dulaney

The hard-working bartender has three local gigs, plus a love of photography.

08/13/2018 By Lauro Rojas

Poetic Myth

Analicia Sotelo Is the Stuff of Legend

The Houston poet debuts a book of cheeky, surprising poetry that's half autobiography and half myth-making.

02/13/2018 By Chris Becker

#HarveyHmag

5 Things To Do This Weekend to Find Fun After Harvey

It's okay to have a good time, especially for a good cause.

08/31/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Good-Bayou

A Farewell Tour of Houston: Dive Bars and Skyspaces

No final week in Houston is complete without visits to Poison Girl, Istanbul Grill and the James Turrell installation at Rice.

03/18/2016 By Hala Daher

Best Bars 2016

The Montrose Must-Drink List

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

02/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Editor’s Picks

12 Bars & Cafes for Fun & Games

Whether you prefer to play bocce ball and giant Jenga or old-school Nintendo and pinball machines, there’s a watering hole here for you.

09/01/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 6 Best Sprits Bars

Expand your palate at these establishments, where you’ll find the city’s largest selections of whiskey, rum, tequila and more—plus the knowledgeable staff to guide you on your journey.

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