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

Mean girls

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Aug. 17–19

Bad puns, good wine, and plenty more.

08/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Pour

Midtown Welcomes Its Own Winery

Sable Gate Winery offers its own custom blends.

12/29/2017 By Jeremy Parzen

Wine Down

Rouge Wine Bar Is Your New Favorite Hideaway

A delicious French getaway is hidden in plain view.

09/06/2017 By Beth Levine

Orange You Thirsty?

Where to Get Orange Wine in Houston

Why you should get to know the summery sip.

05/15/2017 By Lauren McDowell

Bars

Our 10 Top Tipples in Uptown

For all those times you need a drink after a day at the Galleria.

04/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

On the Waterfront

Where Do Astronauts (with Good Taste) Drink? Chelsea Wine Bar

This quaint local bar has more than Gulf views to recommend it.

02/03/2017 By Emily Juhasz

wine time

Beyond Bordeaux: Texas Winemakers Look for New Grapes

As demand for fine wine continues to grow, winemakers are turning to varieties better suited to the state’s climate.

09/19/2016 By Jeremy Parzen

Grape Expectations

Think You Can't Take a Winery Vacation in Texas? Messina Hof Proves You Wrong

Eat, drink, be merry and sleep it off with the 39-year-old winery.

09/08/2016 By Jody T. Morse

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

Drink It Up

Heavy Pours: Houston Restaurants Recognized by Wine Spectator

Over 40 Houston-area restaurants are honored in Wine Spectator's 2015 Restaurant Awards, including one Grand Award-winner.

07/07/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Status Report

A New Menu from a Top Chef Isn't All That's Changed at Plonk

Chef Casey Thompson is shaking things up at the Oak Forest wine bar.

05/19/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sip and Learn

Brush Up on Your Wine Knowledge at Camerata

The Montrose wine bar is starting up its wine class series once again.

03/18/2015 By Phaedra Cook

Best Bars 2014

Where to Drink Wine in Houston

You've heard of heavy hitters? How about heavy pourers—four to be exact?

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

Cold-Weather Cuisine

Prepare to Pair and Share at The Tasting Room

Come see what The Tasting Room is cooking up in its new pizza oven.

11/19/2014 By Natalie Harms

Wine

The Golden Age of Houston’s Wine Scene

How Houston has quietly become one of the world’s great wine cities.

09/30/2014 By Jeremy Parzen

In and Out

The Opening and Closing of the Week: Sep. 13-19

Drinking in high cotton

09/19/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

Houston’s Finest Wine Lists

It doesn’t matter if you’re a connoisseur or just a budding oenophile—if you like wine, here’s where you should be drinking it.

07/22/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bubbling Over

A Wine Bar Crawl for the Holidays

The holiday season is a great time to check out Houston’s effervescent wine bar scene.

12/01/2013 By Robb Walsh