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Chill Out This Summer With These Refreshing Beer Cocktails In Houston

Posted: May 9, 2017 at 8:51 am   /   Beer, Cocktails

There are beers and then there are cocktails—but these are not mutually exclusive. Lighter beers can be a refreshing cocktail ingredient while darker beers, such as stouts, can lend intriguing depth to the flavors. However, there are surprisingly few places in Houston making beer cocktails. For those looking to drink something more interesting than the latest craft IPA […]

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Where To Celebrate National Margarita Day In Houston

Posted: February 20, 2017 at 8:58 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

Hump Day is sure to be celebrated this week, as Wednesday, February 22 is also National Margarita Day (one of the few national food or drink holidays that actually count). Restaurants and bars all over Houston will be serving a multitude of margs, not only traditional ones but some creative variants especially created for the cocktail’s […]

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Just Beet It cocktail at Upstairs at Hungry's

It’s Well Worth Making A Trip “Upstairs” For Cocktails At Hungry’s

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm   /   Cocktails

Think of a restaurant job title other than “chef” and “owner” and career professional Linda Salinas has probably held it at some point or another in Houston. Over the past decade, she’s been a server and in charge of beverage operations at Voice, manager at Haven (both of those restaurants are closed), a wine rep, […]

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Houston Women Pit Bartending Skills Against The Clock In “Speed Rack” Competition

Posted: February 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm   /   Cocktails, News

In 2012, Houston hosted the Texas regional Speed Rack competition, showcasing local female bartenders such as winner Alba Huerta (who went on to be a regular Speed Rack judge and now runs her own bar, Julep). Now that other Texas metropolitans (San Antonio, Dallas and Austin, respectively) have had a chance to host the competition, Speed […]

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The Best Bars In Downtown Houston

Posted: February 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm   /   Bars, Beer, Cocktails, Whisk(e)y

Over the past few years, downtown Houston has been treated to a cocktail revival by way of several quality establishments from highly trained bartenders who honed their craft behind the bar before learning how to be business owners. But a few mediocre bars have cropped up recently, content to serve poorly made drinks with average […]

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