The Voodoo Queen made a triumphant return to Houston’s bar scene this week after a fire in Sept 2016 kept the tiki haven shuttered for a year and a half.
The newly-revamped bar is officially back with a new look and broader food and drink offerings, according to the Houston Chronicle. Since opening in 2013, the Second Ward spot has earned great online reviews and high praise for its intentionally low brow take on Houston’s serious cocktail bars.
The expanded Voodoo Queen hasn’t rolled out its full menu yet, but Wednesday’s soft opening reportedly brought po’ boys and baskets of fried shrimp served with crinkle fries and tater tots. A full menu posted to the bar’s website also indicates that it will offer rib-sticking sandwiches, red beans and rice, and deep-fried oysters. Notably, diners will find “no truffle fries, no kimchi, and no damn pork belly” on the menu.
Voodoo Queen continues Houston’s rum renaissance with a bounty of frozen drink machines, serving up daiquiris like the Blue Dreamz, Volcano Joe, and The Bends, priced from $8 to $10. Apparently, The Bends is strong enough that customers are limited to three per visit. Drinkers can find beer and other concoctions on the cocktail menu — just don’t ask for Lone Star or PBR.
Voodoo Queen is now open daily at 322 Milby St from 12 p.m. until 2 a.m.