Under the Volcano
With its location near the Rice University campus, you might expect Under the Volcano to be a dive-y, rowdy college bar, but it serves some of the best cocktails around. Fresh ingredients are used to make drinks like the strawberry basil margarita, bloody Mary and frozen screwdrivers. The dimly lit interior features tribal décor, but there is also an outdoor patio and a screened-in patio. While the buzz-worthy jukebox boasts an eclectic music selection that includes everything from Hank Williams to The Roots, the bar frequently hosts live music during the week.