21 February 2018

5 hottest bars in Houston
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
La Carafe
For romance and history
Housed in Houston’s oldest building, dating back to the mid-1800s, La Carafe is a cosy, candle-lit venue that hasn’t changed much in the last 125 years. With its exposed brickwork, stained glass windows and antique paintings, it is supposedly haunted…
The old classics played on the jukebox complement the atmosphere and, as far as drinks go, it’s wine or beer all the way. Payment is by cash only – through the historic cash register that takes centre stage.
813 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002
Tel: 713 229 9399 www.owlnet.rice.edu/~hans320/projects/lacarafe/
Anvil Bar & Refuge
Masters of mixology
Modern industrial design characterises this elegant venue on Houston’s eclectic Westheimer Curve. Anvil Bar & Refuge is known across the city for top-quality cocktails made with hand-pressed juices, homemade bitters and herbal infusions served in vintage glassware. Try the signature Border Storm, pepped up with chili and lime juice, or go for a classic chilled white wine. The bar also has an always-changing selection of 13 rare beers on tap, including a cask beer and American micro-brews.
1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77006
Tel: 713 523 1622 www.anvilhouston.com
Tel: 713 874 0096
Double Trouble
Caffeine and cocktails
With its subtle tiki theme and Fifties feel, Double Trouble is a fun-lover’s hangout. Dotted with stylish antique chairs and a comfy curved sofa, it is a cool coffeehouse by day, serving brews made from local Greenway beans, and a contemporary cocktail bar by night. Come here for creations like hot buttered rum and classic mai tais, and chat to the friendly staff. Don’t miss the Double Trouble Pub Quiz on Sundays, and stop by on the first Tuesday of the month for prize-winning bingo. Fun on tap.
3622 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77006
Tel: 713 226 8563 www.lastconcert.com

Last Concert Café
Music maestro
It may be hard to find and the door may be locked when you arrive, but don’t be put off – Last Concert Café has so much going for it. Not only does it offer nightly eclectic music from live bands, it is also home to Houston’s best alfresco patio where you can literally sink your toes into the sand. So knock on the door, then sip a margarita and snack on Tex-Mex fare or choose a chilled beer from a wide selection, and soak up the funky vibe until 2am.
1403 Nance Street, Houston, Texas 77002
Tel: 713 527 9929
Poison Girl
For the happiest hour in Houston
If people-watching and drinking are two of your favourite things, Poison Girl is perfect for you. With the best American whiskey selection in Texas, regular top DJs spinning their tunes, and cool quirky décor, this hipster hangout is a great place to enjoy cheap drinks in Happy Hour (and always!). Pinball machines and a patio area add character and popularity to this Montrose venue that brims with a lively, mixed crowd at the weekends.
1641 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77006
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