With the Christmas season in full swing, decorations aren’t the only source of holiday cheer. There’s tons of bars in Houston, but we’ve rounded up some of the best boozy beverages worth trying this year. Bottoms up!
SHAY MCELROY’S IRISH PUB: Owned by Dublin native, this authentic 19th-century style pub is known for its Irish influence and mass selection of draft and bottled beer. The comfy seating makes this spot perfect for cozying up to your sweetie. (What to Order: Hot Toddy or Irish Coffee)
DOUBLE TROUBLE CAFFEINE & COCKTAILS:Coffee lovers will love the selection of warm coffee cocktails. Located in Mid-Main, this is the perfect place to stop after your holiday shopping. Sounds like a plan! (Try the Betty Whizzle – Vodka, House-made Coffee-Infused Rum Liqueur, Fresh Cream and Espresso)
ANVIL BAR & REFUGE: Anvil’s impressive liquor and cocktail menu will suit the tastes of everyone in your group. With over 100 cocktails to choose from, plus a selection of top-shelf spirits and an inviting interior, makes this bar a great choice this winter – or anytime. (What to Order: Toddy de Jerez – Spanish Brandy, Benedictine, Honey, Cinnamon, Angostura Bitters, Hot Water)
ROSEMONT SOCIAL CLUB: This bi-level spot offers a full menu, including cozy, hot cocktails you’ll enjoy on their rooftop deck. Take your squad there and reserve a cabana, while you’re at it! (What to Order: Wassail – Bourbon, Ginger, Bitters, Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg)
THE ORIGINAL NINFA’S ON NAVIGATION: Head to Ninfa’s for top-notch Mexican dishes from their impressive, large menu as well as their famous hot toddy. It will surely warm you up on a chilly day! (What to Order: Tex-Mex Toddy – Reposado Tequila, Honey, Mexican Cinnamon, Orange Zest, Brown Sugar Rim)
TONY’S:This Houston staple is the place to find the best Parpardelle outside of Bologna. It’s been around for decades, thanks to it’s award winning fare, drinks, and endless wines. Stop here for an Italian dinner to remember! (What to Order: Harvest Spice – Amaro Averna, 1888 Brugal Reserva Rum, Apple Cider)
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