Bars in Houston

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Thanks to the city’s mild year-round temperatures, a relatively affordable cost of living, and a dining-out culture, Houston nightlife is lively all ... Read More

Thanks to the city’s mild year-round temperatures, a relatively affordable cost of living, and a dining-out culture, Houston nightlife is lively all week long. At most popular haunts, a patio awaits—be it wrapped behind a European-inspired wine bar like Boheme or 13 Celsius, at beer-friendly, hipster-leaning mainstay Onion Creek or stretching the length of La Grange, where hip young professionals compete for a coveted table and stay put for the night.

What Anvil Bar & Refuge did for the crafted cocktail renaissance in Houston, Mongoose Versus Cobra has done for rare beers. Before you go out, plan to drink up—last call is at 2 a.m.

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  • 13 Celsius

    With a name that describes the ideal temperature at which to store wine, this sophisticated European-inspired Midtown wine bar is a local treasure. A... Read More

  • Anvil Bar and Refuge

    Hands down one of the most beloved bars in the city, Anvil is credited for kickstarting the craft cocktail renaissance in Houston. The bartenders are... Read More

  • Beckrew Wine House

    A trendy crowd gathers at this charming neighborhood wine bar for specially priced bottles at happy hour, straight-forward tasting flights ("No more... Read More

  • Boheme

    The expansive, leafy rear patio is the reason locals flock to this European-inspired bar, but the soft-lit interior with romantic, well-worn couches and... Read More

  • Camerata at Paulie's

    An off-shoot of beloved neighborhood café Paulie's next door, this sleek, brick-walled wine bar boasts a knowledgeable staff happy to make... Read More

  • La Grange

    The people-watching is excellent at this hip Montrose patio bar with upper and lower decks outside, and eclectic lighting with dramatic windows inside.... Read More

  • Mongoose Versus Cobra

    The crowd can be described as painfully hip at this dark, sleek craft beer bar in Midtown. The owners are responsible for a stunning restoration of a... Read More

  • The Pastry War

    Taking its name from a French-Mexican battle that involved a baker, this mezcaleria is a downtown hot spot focused on agave spirits that was opened by... Read More

  • Wooster's Garden

    The crowd waits patiently at the bar for carefully made craft cocktails, then spills on to the giant patio for elevated bar food like oversized, locally... Read More

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