Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar and Spirit Lodge

Don’t let the somewhat secretive entrance, baroque name, dark wood and chandeliers fool you, Bad News Bar is about as comfortable as it gets. There’s a basement-bar nonchalance to the place, as if head-man Justin Burrow is just having a few friends over for drinks. (He may even ask you to flip the record if he’s busy with something.)

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • historic
  • outdoor / patio
What to drink
Pay attention to the chalkboard behind the bar, which boasts specials. One evening’s Improved Genever Cocktail gives way to the next night’s Thug Passion.
Neighborhood
Downtown
ProTip
Do sit outside on the patio for a unique way to enjoy downtown Houston.