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Alba Huerta Speed Rack 2012

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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Bad News Bar balcony

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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Tongue-Cut Sparrow

Surprise! Bobby Heugel and Peter Jahnke Are Opening A 25‑Seat Bar In Downtown Houston

Posted: January 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails, News

Bobby Heugel of Anvil Bar & Refuge, The Pastry War and other Houston bars just dropped a bombshell. With no preliminary announcements, he says he and Peter Jahnke are opening a bar called Tongue-Cut Sparrow, with a soft opening starting next week. Jahnke (a can-do kind of guy who has not only been an Anvil […]

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Bayou & Bottle

A Look At Bayou & Bottle, Houston’s Newest Whiskey Bar At The Four Seasons Houston

Posted: January 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails, Whisk(e)y

Boasting an extensive whiskey selection, comfortable leather sofas, and the world’s first Topgolf simulator, Bayou & Bottle, located in the lobby of the Four Seasons Houston, is not a normal hotel bar. We were invited to view the venue and sample food and drink offerings at a media preview night earlier this week. The beautifully designed bar area is […]

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Columbia River Fizz at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

The High-Quality Cocktails At Pappa Bros. Steakhouse Are Reason Enough To Visit

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

When concept beverage manager Matt Tanner of Pappas Restaurants set about designing the winter cocktail list for the two Pappas Bros. Steakhouse locations (5839 Westheimer and 1200 McKinney in the Houston Center downtown), he realized that, as far as ingredients go, some of the most valuable assets were in the award-winning wine collection. Take, for example, the […]

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