Situated in Houston’s hip Museum District, Zimms Martini & Wine Bar has been drawing a loyal crowd since opening in 1994. The much-loved lounge attracts the professional set that return for a well-made martini and to escape the long work week.
Soft lighting, rich reds and wood accents give Zimms a cozy and romantic vibe. The combination of leather sofas, art-covered walls and wing chairs make it feel polished without being pretentious. (Read: Staff is friendly here. Don’t be surprised if they even thank you for coming!) In front, there are a handful of tables on a patio for those hoping to enjoy their sips al fresco.
Looking for a conversation-friendly spot? Get there early, before it fills up and the DJ turns up the volume on the house music. If you’re a ’tini fan, go for the mint chocolate chip martini—a sinfully-decadent concoction that tastes like a liquid version of a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie.