D&T Drive In Houston beer bar

D&T Drive Inn

Semi-outdoor beer joints converted from ice-purveying convenience stores, Houston’s icehouses once defined the city’s drinking culture. In many ways, they still do, though their numbers are dwindling. D&T is doing…

Nobi Public House Houston beer bar

Nobi Public House

Nobi is a collaboration between brothers Andy and Charles Nguyen, the respective proprietors of a standalone Vietnamese grill of the same name and a gas station with an impressive bottle…

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…

13 Degrees Celsius Houston places to drink wine

13 Degrees Celsius

This is Houston’s first “real” wine bar, and the one where most Houstonians probably tasted their first orange wine, natural wine or first glass of sherry. The selection, curated by…

Mongoose Vs. Cobra Houston beer bar

Mongoose vs. Cobra

Mike Sammons, who owns nearby wine destination 13 Celsius, took his nerdery one step further when introducing this thoughtful tap joint to a neighborhood better known for popped collars and…

Petrol Station Houston beer bar

Petrol Station

Since 2007—before beer bars were cool—this former coffee house in a former gas station has been pouring some of Houston’s finest pints. It’s deep in a neighborhood with a sprawling…

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…