Dolce Vita Houston places to drink wine

Dolce Vita

This causal Italian spot is owned and operated by legendary restaurateur Marco Wiles. Each of Wiles's locations has a solid wine list, but Dolce Vita rises above the rest thanks…

Hay Merchant Houston beer bar

The Hay Merchant

Beer geek heaven, Hay Merchant took residence in a historic building with a tap system and storage designed by head geek Kevin Floyd. Eighty taps with rough genre descriptions like…

Hugo's Houston restaurant bars


The restaurants in husband-and-wife team Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught's empire are among the most consistently excellent experiences in town. Key to that success are the intimately tailored beverage programs…

Pax Americana Houston places to drink wine

Pax Americana

New to the scene, Pax Americana is quickly gaining a reputation for its compelling wine program. Unlike ubiquitous Texas steakhouses with their embarrassment of overblown cabernet sauvignon, Pax's exclusively American…

Underbelly Houston places to drink wine


Chef Chris Shepherd is Houston's first chef to win a James Beard Award in nearly 20 years. Shepherd's food draws from Houston's rich ethnic scene, which means sommelier Matthew Pridgen…