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11 Houston Cocktail Bars Serving Top-Notch Mixed Drinks To-Go

Sip a perfectly mixed margarita, tiki drinks, and so much more

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Last year, with stay at home orders and social distancing measures in place, bars and restaurants throughout Houston had to get creative with liquor sales. First, in March 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a measure temporarily allowing the sale of cocktail kits to go. Then, in June, with bars still closed, Abbott passed another measure, allowing them to sell pre-mixed drinks as well.

Those measures were an immediate hit in conservative Texas, where blue laws tightly control the sale of alcohol. Many Texans — customers and food and drink industry members alike — hoped the alcohol to-go measures would be made permanent. Last week, Abbott officially made it so, signing House Bill 1024, which allows restaurants and bars with mixed-beverage permits and on-site kitchens to sell beer, wine, and mixed drinks for pickup and delivery orders, permanently.

Many eateries in Houston have had a full year to perfect their to-go game, serving up everything from ranch waters, boozy slushes and classic cocktails along with expertly-garnished tiki drinks and “adult juice pouches.” Here’s where to find the city’s best mixed drinks to go — just don’t forget to order food on the side, and as always, tip well.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Julep

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1919 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 371-7715
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After a full year of selling drinks for to-go only, Julep finally reopened to the pubic on Kentucky Derby day, naturally. But the success of the bar’s to-go program has also led to the opening of a pop-up shop called Ready to Drink Market, which sells pre-mixed drinks like negronis, martinis and of course, mint juleps, as well as specialty cocktail ice, bar tools, and drinking snacks. The shop is open just off the patio of the Washington Avenue Bar. Order online here.

2. Lei Low

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6412 N Main St Ste.C
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 380-2968
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This North Heights bar damn near perfected the takeout game with their Lei Low At Home program, serving up expertly-mixed tiki drinks like mai tais, blue Hawaiians and navy grogs, complete with elaborate garnishes like orchids, branded swizzle sticks and cocktail umbrellas.

3. Rainbow Lodge

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2011 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-8666
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Rainbow Lodge’s full menu of cocktails, from signature drinks like the hibiscus margarita to classics including the Rusty Nail and Boulevardier, are all available for takeout. You can also get cocktail kits, like the martini kit, which comes with garnishes and serves four. Order here.

4. Boheme

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307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1099
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This Montrose’s bar’s signature frozen mojitos are one of the best ways to cool off in the heat of summer. You can now get them to-go, along with piña coladas, frozen rosé, boozy Dreamsicles and more, by the gallon or carafe. Their mobile bar will even deliver straight to your house. Call (346) 843-4119 for delivery or (713) 529-1099 to pick up at the bar. 

5. Two Headed Dog

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3100 Fannin St #115
Houston, TX 77004
(832) 858-1445

This punky little bar hidden away on Elgin Street serves up several to-go cocktails, like a key lime pie daiquiri, a quava and tequila concoction, hurricane kits and even Jello shots. Order online or through the take-out window on-site.

6. The Toasted Coconut

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1617 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 485-4775
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Toasted Coconut’s extensive cocktail menu is almost all available for curbside, including the 3rd Coast Old Fashioned, made with pecan orgeat, and the Jungle Bird, with rum, Campari, pineapple, and lime. Order online or through the Toast app.

7. The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

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2704 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 228-1175
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Ninfa’s wide menu of margaritas, from classic to cucumber, mango to jalepeno, are all available to order to-go. Need to add food? A pile of chips and quart of salsa or queso would be perfect.

8. FM Kitchen & Bar

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1112 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 804-6006
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FM Kitchen serves up a handfull of standard cocktails, including a whiskey highball, Moscow mule, sangria and ranch water, all available for takeout. For something more unique, try the watermelon mule, with vodka, ginger beer and fresh watermelon juice.

9. Eighteen36

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2221 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 831-7050
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In addition to cocktail kits, this Upper Kirby Greek pub serves up premixed versions of its signature cocktails like the Lizzie McGuire, make with vodka, cucumber-strawberry syrup, and ginger beer; and the Central Air, with run, orgeat, blue Curaçao and Banana du Bresil, in to-go containers that serve two each.

10. Rosie Cannonball

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1620 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 380-2471
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A small collection of Rosie Cannonball’s Italian-inspired cocktails, including negronis and spritzes, are available for takeout. Order online here.

11. Traveler's Table

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520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 409-5785
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Traveler’s Table offers a truly impressive menu of globally-inspired drinks, as well as cocktail kits, including the Caribbean Queen, made with passionfruit and sparkling wine; the Shogun, with Japanese whiskey and plum wine; and The Year of Living Dangerously, with mezcal, prickly pear juice, and grapefruit soda. Order one of each to-go at this link.

1. Julep

1919 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

After a full year of selling drinks for to-go only, Julep finally reopened to the pubic on Kentucky Derby day, naturally. But the success of the bar’s to-go program has also led to the opening of a pop-up shop called Ready to Drink Market, which sells pre-mixed drinks like negronis, martinis and of course, mint juleps, as well as specialty cocktail ice, bar tools, and drinking snacks. The shop is open just off the patio of the Washington Avenue Bar. Order online here.

1919 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

2. Lei Low

6412 N Main St Ste.C, Houston, TX 77009

This North Heights bar damn near perfected the takeout game with their Lei Low At Home program, serving up expertly-mixed tiki drinks like mai tais, blue Hawaiians and navy grogs, complete with elaborate garnishes like orchids, branded swizzle sticks and cocktail umbrellas.

6412 N Main St Ste.C
Houston, TX 77009

3. Rainbow Lodge

2011 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

Rainbow Lodge’s full menu of cocktails, from signature drinks like the hibiscus margarita to classics including the Rusty Nail and Boulevardier, are all available for takeout. You can also get cocktail kits, like the martini kit, which comes with garnishes and serves four. Order here.

2011 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008

4. Boheme

307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

This Montrose’s bar’s signature frozen mojitos are one of the best ways to cool off in the heat of summer. You can now get them to-go, along with piña coladas, frozen rosé, boozy Dreamsicles and more, by the gallon or carafe. Their mobile bar will even deliver straight to your house. Call (346) 843-4119 for delivery or (713) 529-1099 to pick up at the bar. 

307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

5. Two Headed Dog

3100 Fannin St #115, Houston, TX 77004

This punky little bar hidden away on Elgin Street serves up several to-go cocktails, like a key lime pie daiquiri, a quava and tequila concoction, hurricane kits and even Jello shots. Order online or through the take-out window on-site.

3100 Fannin St #115
Houston, TX 77004

6. The Toasted Coconut

1617 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006

Toasted Coconut’s extensive cocktail menu is almost all available for curbside, including the 3rd Coast Old Fashioned, made with pecan orgeat, and the Jungle Bird, with rum, Campari, pineapple, and lime. Order online or through the Toast app.

1617 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006

7. The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003

Ninfa’s wide menu of margaritas, from classic to cucumber, mango to jalepeno, are all available to order to-go. Need to add food? A pile of chips and quart of salsa or queso would be perfect.

2704 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003

8. FM Kitchen & Bar

1112 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

FM Kitchen serves up a handfull of standard cocktails, including a whiskey highball, Moscow mule, sangria and ranch water, all available for takeout. For something more unique, try the watermelon mule, with vodka, ginger beer and fresh watermelon juice.

1112 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

9. Eighteen36

2221 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098

In addition to cocktail kits, this Upper Kirby Greek pub serves up premixed versions of its signature cocktails like the Lizzie McGuire, make with vodka, cucumber-strawberry syrup, and ginger beer; and the Central Air, with run, orgeat, blue Curaçao and Banana du Bresil, in to-go containers that serve two each.

2221 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098

10. Rosie Cannonball

1620 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

A small collection of Rosie Cannonball’s Italian-inspired cocktails, including negronis and spritzes, are available for takeout. Order online here.

1620 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

11. Traveler's Table

520 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Traveler’s Table offers a truly impressive menu of globally-inspired drinks, as well as cocktail kits, including the Caribbean Queen, made with passionfruit and sparkling wine; the Shogun, with Japanese whiskey and plum wine; and The Year of Living Dangerously, with mezcal, prickly pear juice, and grapefruit soda. Order one of each to-go at this link.

520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

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