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Trivial Pursuit: Best Trivia in Town

Here’s an easy question for you: What group activity has taken H-Town bars by storm? Give up? It’s trivia! Trivia nights have become as commonplace at local bars as craft beer and cornhole boards. While some bars have partnered with the popular groups like Geeks Who Drink, some host their own weekly quiz nights for those looking for a little mental stimulus with their happy hours. And while the prizes are nice, the fun group interaction keep Houstonians coming back week after week. Grab your…

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Houston's Hottest Tiki Bars

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! If you can’t squeeze in a tropical vacay this summer, don’t worry. Houston has you covered. Our favorite city has plenty of bars that offer all the fruity cocktails and laid-back atmosphere you could want without setting foot on a plane. We’ve found some of the best around, so grab your fellow rum enthusiasts and escape to one of these local tropical paradises. Lei Low Lei Low is a slice of Hawaii in the Bayou City. This Heights area rum bar’s nautical and tropical…

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Lounge on the Lawn in Midtown

Houston’s Midtown neighborhood has long been known for its walkability and nightlife, both of which are particularly complementary on a festive Saturday night. With the added accessibility of the Metro rail, Midtown is uniquely poised for its current residential boom—but what many may not realize is that this residential boom is actually a revival of Midtown’s historic roots. Just after the turn of the 20th century, what we now know as Midtown was a prominent residential neighborhood divided…

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Vocal Local: Honey Moonpie

Queer comedian Chris Fleming has a joke in a video about how he already knew someone was polyamorous because they “kept going on about how welcoming the burlesque community has been.” His video achieved a viral cult status, but that particular line resonated with many queer and polyamorous people because there’s a real truth to it. The Houston burlesque community is a haven of glittery inclusiveness for everyone under the rainbow. The stages of Bayou City are graced by all different body types…

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GOOOOOOAL! Where to watch the World Cup!

As the World Cup final fast approaches on July 15, many Houston hot spots will be opening their doors early to frenzied football fans from every neighborhood. (Football = Soccer in most of the world.) World Cup Fans have a lot in common with the LGBTQ community. There aren’t as many of us and we are constantly misunderstood. We also like to congregate together to talk about our common experiences in an America that doesn’t always seem made for us. This list of five friendly places to watch the…

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Brunch of the Month: Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

Stepping into Common Bond Café & Bakery is like stepping into a pristine yet indulgent dream, surrounded by sights and scents that will practically lift you off of the ground like a cartoon character smelling a pie on a windowsill. This place is a viral Instagram post come to life. Upon opening the door, you are met with specialty coffee complete with fancy latte art, an array of colorful and delicate macarons arranged with an artistic touch, fragrant breakfast notes of cured meats and seasonal…

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