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Photo of the interior at Kanaloa, with wooden tables, blue banquet and big tikis with toothy grins on the walls.

Say Aloha to A New Tiki Bar in Downtown Houston

Posted: September 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm   /   Bars, Openings

When Kanaloa opens the doors at 311 Travis on Wednesday, September 5, it’s not going to be like the other bars in Downtown’s Market Square. Instead, it’s the culmination of what managing partner Tyler Barrera calls “an education in all things tiki.” He says the “big learning curve” including figuring out which rums to stock, the […]

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American Whiskey Meets Scottish Blending Know-How In Exclusive Texas Launch

Posted: August 31, 2018 at 8:56 am   /   Bars, Spirits

Scottish, family-owned distillery William Grant & Sons has entered a traditionally American aspect of the spirits world with a Fistful of Bourbon. It’s sourcing five straight bourbons from unnamed distilleries in the United States (five fingers equals a “handful,” get it?) then putting its experienced Scottish blenders to work on the flavor profile. Fistful is available in […]

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Houston Now Has a World-Class Beer Garden Destination At Saint Arnold

Posted: August 22, 2018 at 9:00 am   /   Bars, Breweries

Five years after Texas changed the law to allow breweries to sell beer on site, Saint Arnold Brewing Company has opened a massive beer garden and restaurant directly next to the brewery at 2000 Lyons. Founder Brock Wagner has been planning this for much longer than five years. Rumor has it that he had a Lego […]

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Seven Great Coffee Shops In West Houston

Posted: August 20, 2018 at 5:40 pm   /   Coffee & Tea, Food Finds

It’s perfectly acceptable to be a coffee and espresso snob these days. It’s not even trendy anymore. Inside the 610 Loop, shops have been established to meet demand and these days it seems like there’s great options on practically on every corner. Just to name a few: notable espresso bars and local coffee roasters include […]

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The Cottonmouth Club In Houston Debuts Nickel Negronis, Pickle Cups And Edible Rockstars

Posted: August 6, 2018 at 2:33 pm   /   Bars, Best Happy Hours, Featured

It’s summertime in Houston, and recently opened downtown bar The Cottonmouth Club at 108 South Main is fighting the heat index with a new menu full of refreshing cocktails. Patrons who enjoy a dose of fun with their drinking have plenty to look forward to, including pineapple parrot garnishes, taking a bite out of Bowie (we’ll get […]

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