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Where to Share Boozy Punch Bowls in Houston

Whether served in a pitcher or bowl, these shareable drinks are both convenient and chic

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Because one cocktail is never really enough, boozy punch bowls really make drinking convenient. In Houston, there’s no shortage of excellent bars that offer cocktails that are meant to be shared between a couple of lovebirds or a group of friends.

Perhaps not surprisingly, tiki bars factor heavily in this round-up of the city’s best shareable cocktails, but there are plenty more exciting large-batch libations available in Space City that are nothing like those vintage fruity drinks. Go forth, and sip punch bowls and pitchers of Negronis at these 9 Houston bars — just make sure to bring enough friends to share.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Howie's Tiki

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100 4334, Farm to Market 2920
Spring, TX 77388
(832) 299-6991
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This beloved, island-themed Spring dive serves generously boozy punch in appropriately kitschy bowls at budget-friendly prices. Stick with a classic and order the Kava bowl, a mix of El Dorado 8-year-old rum, orgeat, lemon, pineapple, and “more rum.”

2. Lei Low Bar

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6412 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 380-2968
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At this Houston tiki institution, bring a couple of friends to split a potent punch bowl packed with complex flavors. Consider the Barrel of Cobras, an actual wood barrel filled with aged rums, fassionola (an iconic fruity tiki syrup), citrus, cinnamon, and ginger. Serves 3-4 drinkers.

3. Better Luck Tomorrow

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544 Yale St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 802-0845
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Served in a pitcher instead of a bowl, the shareable drinks at this Heights bar are classics — mojito, martini, margarita, Manhattan, French 75 or Negroni. Bonus: each pitcher comes with the appropriate garnishes for individual cocktails and bar snacks. Serves 3-4 drinkers.

4. International Smoke

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800 Sorella Ct #940
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 714-0126
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Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina’s Houston restaurant serves two different types of punch in glass dispensers that change seasonally. Right now, try the mango mezcal-rita punch, mixed with Del Maguey Vida mezcal, mango, lime, and smoky sal de guisano. Serves 4-6.

5. Kanaloa

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311 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
(936) 697-0524
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The owners of Kanaloa had custom-built treasure chests made for their new Downtown bar, and they’re meant for holding booze instead of gold. Pay close attention to the bar’s menu of “party drinks,” which can serve anywhere from 2 to 10 people.

6. Brasserie Du Parc

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1440 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010
(832) 879-2802
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Made for two, the Graffiti Punch at this chic French eatery is decidedly global. A mix of Banks five-year-old rum, orange cordial, pomegranate, quinquina, orange flower water, and green tea, it’s a complex sip not typically seen in the world of fruity punch bowls.

7. Stone's Throw

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1417 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 659-0265
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Punch reigns at this Montrose watering hole, where the bar’s namesake concoction of Kentucky straight bourbon, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, orange bitters, and Sprite is served in a chic bowl just like the one grandma used to have. Available in half or full bowls.

8. UB Preserv

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1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(346) 406-5923
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For different tiki bowls are on offer at Chris Shepherd’s new Montrose eatery, with options for 2-3 people and 4-6 people. Sip a smaller Hurricane bowl with a friend, or bring a group and order the Wild Man of Navidad, a mix of anejo rum, bourbon, citrus, ginger, and bitters.

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9. Night Heron

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1601 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 527-8010
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One of the world’s most iconic punches, the sangria at Night Heron is an homage to the version introduced to the United States at the World’s Fair in 1964. A mix of white wine, Pimm’s liqueur, citrus, and Pineau de Charantes (a fortified wine), this drink is a perfectly shareable happy-hour libation. Serves 4-6.

Julie Soefer for Night Heron

1. Howie's Tiki

100 4334, Farm to Market 2920, Spring, TX 77388

This beloved, island-themed Spring dive serves generously boozy punch in appropriately kitschy bowls at budget-friendly prices. Stick with a classic and order the Kava bowl, a mix of El Dorado 8-year-old rum, orgeat, lemon, pineapple, and “more rum.”

100 4334, Farm to Market 2920
Spring, TX 77388

2. Lei Low Bar

6412 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009

At this Houston tiki institution, bring a couple of friends to split a potent punch bowl packed with complex flavors. Consider the Barrel of Cobras, an actual wood barrel filled with aged rums, fassionola (an iconic fruity tiki syrup), citrus, cinnamon, and ginger. Serves 3-4 drinkers.

6412 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009

3. Better Luck Tomorrow

544 Yale St, Houston, TX 77007

Served in a pitcher instead of a bowl, the shareable drinks at this Heights bar are classics — mojito, martini, margarita, Manhattan, French 75 or Negroni. Bonus: each pitcher comes with the appropriate garnishes for individual cocktails and bar snacks. Serves 3-4 drinkers.

544 Yale St
Houston, TX 77007

4. International Smoke

800 Sorella Ct #940, Houston, TX 77024

Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina’s Houston restaurant serves two different types of punch in glass dispensers that change seasonally. Right now, try the mango mezcal-rita punch, mixed with Del Maguey Vida mezcal, mango, lime, and smoky sal de guisano. Serves 4-6.

800 Sorella Ct #940
Houston, TX 77024

5. Kanaloa

311 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

The owners of Kanaloa had custom-built treasure chests made for their new Downtown bar, and they’re meant for holding booze instead of gold. Pay close attention to the bar’s menu of “party drinks,” which can serve anywhere from 2 to 10 people.

311 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002

6. Brasserie Du Parc

1440 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

Made for two, the Graffiti Punch at this chic French eatery is decidedly global. A mix of Banks five-year-old rum, orange cordial, pomegranate, quinquina, orange flower water, and green tea, it’s a complex sip not typically seen in the world of fruity punch bowls.

1440 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010

7. Stone's Throw

1417 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Punch reigns at this Montrose watering hole, where the bar’s namesake concoction of Kentucky straight bourbon, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, orange bitters, and Sprite is served in a chic bowl just like the one grandma used to have. Available in half or full bowls.

1417 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

8. UB Preserv

1609 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Julie Soefer for UB Preserv

For different tiki bowls are on offer at Chris Shepherd’s new Montrose eatery, with options for 2-3 people and 4-6 people. Sip a smaller Hurricane bowl with a friend, or bring a group and order the Wild Man of Navidad, a mix of anejo rum, bourbon, citrus, ginger, and bitters.

1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

9. Night Heron

1601 W Main St, Houston, TX 77006
Julie Soefer for Night Heron

One of the world’s most iconic punches, the sangria at Night Heron is an homage to the version introduced to the United States at the World’s Fair in 1964. A mix of white wine, Pimm’s liqueur, citrus, and Pineau de Charantes (a fortified wine), this drink is a perfectly shareable happy-hour libation. Serves 4-6.

1601 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006

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