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Houston Fire Department Releases Video of Bar 5015 Arson, Asks Public For ID Help

Posted: June 18, 2020 at 11:23 am   /   Bars

On June 12, Houstonians as far as two miles away were startled just before 5 a.m. when the deck and right side of Bar 5015 at 5015 Almeda exploded into rubble. Wood and other debris were shot over 100 feet down the block and into a parking lot across the street. At a news conference […]

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Long-Running EaDo Bar Lucky’s Pub is Closing

Posted: June 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm   /   Bars

Lucky’s Pub at 801 Saint Emanuel just east of downtown has long been the site of charity chili cookoffs, sports watching, personal celebrations and, most importantly, just a comfortable place for Houstonians to relax over a few beers. Unfortunately, today is its last day of business. Patrons have until 2 a.m. for one last visit. […]

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Mongoose versus Cobra Is Turning Into All-Day Venue Red Dwarf

Posted: June 4, 2020 at 2:03 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

For eight years, Mongoose versus Cobra, located in a historic, 105-year-old building at 1011 McGowan in midtown Houston, has served cocktails, craft beer, bar snacks and more to Houstonians. On July 1, it is becoming a new spot called RED DWARF. According to a press release, it is “named after the stars that are the […]

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Coffee & Wine Bar Penny Quarter in Montrose Is Closing Indefinitely

Posted: June 1, 2020 at 11:20 am   /   Bars, Coffee & Tea, Wine

Mark up another casualty of the COVID-19 situation. After being open less than a year, coffee shop and wine bar Penny Quarter is already closing. Located at 1424 Westheimer, behind Anvil Bar & Refuge in the former Etro dance club space, the space had been fully remodeled for a modern, bright look with plenty of […]

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Texas Issues Detailed Rules for Reopening Bars — Updated

Posted: May 19, 2020 at 1:02 pm   /   Bars

At a press conference today, Texas governor Greg Abbott said that bars are allowed to reopen at 25% capacity on Friday, May 22, the same day that restaurants are allowed to increase occupancy to 50%. For the sake of clarity: a bar is defined as a business that earns 51% or more of its revenue […]

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