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  • Bosscat Kitchen Whiskey Drink Credit: Julie Soefer
    June 4, 2018
    It’s an age old drink that is popular for celebrations, special occasions or just chilling with friends at a local bar. You could also say whiskey is the go-to “man” drink and a time honored way to bond with the men in your life. Lucky for you, there are a lot of great places to go for a nice whiskey drink or even a tasting class. Cheers to dads! Anvil Bar and Refuge Anvil is known for its top-shelf sips made with hand-pressed juices, house-made bitters, simple syrups and...
  • May 21, 2018
    Comicpalooza comes to Houston this Friday – Sunday. Have you bought your tickets yet? If not, it’s not too late! The party doesn’t have to stop when Comicpalooza closes its doors! Houston’s craft cocktail scene has never been hotter… or more haunted! Houston’s history has some spooky roots around Downtown, which is where the Nightly Spirits tour takes place. Pack away your Comicpalooza pass and join us for a different kind of costumed fun. During the...
  • April 5, 2018
    April 7 th is the holiday we’ve all been waiting for – National Beer Day! It’s a day you’re encouraged, and maybe even expected, to cut loose and embrace day drinking. After all, how many times do you get to celebrate the fact that Houston’s brew scene is more happening than ever before? Prefer drinking to reading? Here are links to our 1-day , 3-day and 90-day Houston Brew Passes – quick and easy. City Acre Brewing Situated on an acre of land, City Acre...
  • March 15, 2018
    The nominees are out for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards, and a Montrose-area watering hole is in the running. Bobby Heugel's Anvil Bar and Refuge was nominated for “Outstanding Bar Program” and is the last of 12 Houston concepts left standing after the semifinals round. It will compete with five other bars across the country for the award. The competition: Bar Agricole - San Francisco, CA Clyde Common - Portland, OR Cure - New Orleans, LA Kimball House -...
  • February 22, 2018
    You can enjoy one on the rocks or frozen with salt or without and in just about every flavor under the sun including strawberry, mango, blood orange and even spicy hot! Yep, we are talking margaritas. National Margarita Day is Thursday, February 22nd and you know Houston is the headquarters for finding the best margaritas around. It was not easy to narrow down a list, but we hope to help you enjoy some of the tasty and unique margarita options we found! Ambriza Social Kitchen Margaritas for a
  • December 20, 2017
    If you are looking to add more fruit in your diet - we may have the ticket. Sangria is a popular drink that is packed with fresh chopped fruit of all sorts, along with added wine or other spirits. While it has been considered a summer time favorite, National Sangria Day is celebrated on December 20th…. and we say, why not? Everyone seems to have their own version of sangria. Citrus and berries are typically the foundation for the fruity drink but you can add any fruit such as melon,...
  • B52 Brewing Co. Credit: B52 Brewing Co.
    July 5, 2016
    Houston’s craft beer scene has exploded in recent years and it seems like new breweries continue to pop up around town. Since a nice, cold beer goes great with this summer heat, we’ve gathered some of our favorite breweries in Houston and a little further afield. The ones in the city are close enough to each other that you could visit two or three in one day (don’t forget your designated driver). Or you can arrange a local brewery tour with Fresh Tap Tours , Texas Beer Bus...
  • May 27, 2016
    David Keck, sommelier and co-owner of Camerata wine bar in Montrose, earned the highest distinction for wine professionals this month. After passing a grueling series of exams that included a one-hour mock restaurant service and a blind tasting where he had to identify six wines in 25 minutes, Keck became a master sommelier. That makes Keck one of two master sommeliers currently living in Houston. His mentor, Guy Stout of Glazer’s Distribution, is the other one. We caught up with Keck to...
  • February 17, 2016
    When Mike Criss opened downtown bar, Nightingale Room, in November 2014, he melded two of the things he loves most: good music and cocktails. Criss describes the bar, which he opened with Bobby Huegel and The Clumsy Butcher Group, as a high-energy place, where people can have fun, listen to good music and make good memories. Now, a little more than a year after it opened, the Nightingale Room is looking to become more of a live music destination. We caught up with Criss about what’s new...
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