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Residents Vote to Lift Private Club Requirement for Heights Bars

Houston voters headed to the polls en masse to repeal a decades-old liquor law

The booze will flow even easier in the Heights
Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

The results of Tuesday night’s election are in, and drinkers will no longer be required to sign up for a private club when they want to order a cocktail in the Heights.

Proposition F, which repealed a pre-Prohibition liquor law, passed with more than 60% of the vote in the Heights according to Harris County election results. Nearly 100,000 Heights residents voted on the measure, which restaurant owners said would allow them to serve alcohol in a way that actually makes sense for their business.

Agricole Hospitality, which operates Eight Row Flint and Coltivare in the Heights, took an active role in lobbying for the passage of Proposition F. Partner Morgan Weber wrote an impassioned plea to get out the vote ahead of the election, and posts to Weber’s Instagram show off a bus used to shuttle voters from Eight Row Flint to the polls. That bus was stocked with 8th Wonder Brewing’s Dome Faux’m, which only sweetened the deal.

The hospitality group is also calling November 7 “Repeal Day,” in reference to the anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal in 1933 that’s still celebrated by bars across the country every year on December 5. “You voted to make our neighborhood wet again and we are so incredibly thankful,” Agricole wrote in a post on Instagram. “Thank you for your votes, & thank you for coming out to celebrate with us all day today.”