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Eater Houston Cocktail Week
Eater Houston Cocktail Week

Toast to Cocktail Week with Eater's Secret Cocktail Menu

Houston's hottest cocktail bars partner with Eater Houston for week long fun.

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Eater Houston Cocktail Week

It's a great time to live in Houston. Great dining options are plenty and Houston's cocktail scene is thriving like never before.

In honor of Eater Cocktail Week, Eater Houston celebrates the bars that are leading the way with creative drinks that keeps us coming back. We've partnered with several outstanding bars and restaurants in the city to offer our readers new, rare and notable drinks. Experience Houston's exploding cocktail scene with drink specials available through Friday.

Check out our week of boozy delights from Anvil Bar & Refuge, Moving Sidewalk, Bar Boheme and more.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Anvil Bar & Refuge

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1424 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-1622
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The Drink: Spruce & Soil; $12

What would cocktail week be without a drink from one of the city's finest? The cocktail bar by which other bars in Houston are judged by, has been a Houston fixture since 2009. Owner Bobby Heugel is credited with leading the charge in bringing cocktails back to the forefront in Houston. His influence stretches across the city where former Anvil alums are carving their own paths at Moving Sidewalk, Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge, Bar Boheme and others.

Stop by this week for a Spruce & Soil. The exclusive drink created for Eater includes: Beefeater gin, Dolin Genepy des des Alpes and Tio Pepe Fino Sherry.

[Photo: Anvil Bar & Refuge]

2. The Pastry War

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310 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 226-7770
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The Drink: Vallet Daiquiri; $12

On any given day, the Downtown mezcaleria bar carries an impressive selections of mezcals and tequilas not found elsewhere in the world. During Eater's Cocktail Week, readers can order the limited-time cocktail, Vallet Daiquiri. Crafted with Tapatio reposado, Fernet-Vallet, lime and turbinado sugar, the cocktail makes the perfect way to end the workday. As you linger over drinks, get in a free round of pool before 6:30 p.m.

[Photo: The Pastry War/Facebook]

3. Moving Sidewalk

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306 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
(832) 708-6195
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The Drink: Little Reed Horses; $12

Moving Sidewalk is a revision of recently shuttered Goro & Gun, whose name was inspired by ZZ Top member and Houston native, Billy Gibbons' prior band. Bar's owners, Ryan Rouse, Brad Moore and Alex Gregg have turned the Main Street bar into a sophisticated place, serving cocktails of the same standard. Pull up to bar and order the Little Reed Horses - a delicious blend of Pisco, Pedro Ximenez (a sweet Spanish wine), cucumber, yogurt, lime, celery seed and bitter lemon soda.

[Photo: Moving Sidewalk/Facebook]

4. Bar Boheme

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307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1099
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The Drink: The Delhi Sour; $10

What started out as a wine bar and coffee house in Montrose, has quickly morphed into a go-to for cocktails. It's all thanks to recently named beverage director Hal Brock (formerly of Hearsay Gastro Lounge and Anvil Bar & Refuge). Brock has added nineteen cocktails to the menu and recommends The Delhi Sour for readers of Eater. The cocktail is made with Old Overholt rye whiskey, tamarind syrup, lemon juice and clove tincture.

[Photo: Nightlife.com]

5. Lei Low

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6412 N Main St Ste C
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 380-2968
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The Drink: Balinese Room #2; $12

Waiting for Tiki night is a thing of the past with daily island inspired drinks at eight-month old Lei Low. The Heights tiki bar from Down House's Elizabeth and Russell Thoede are offering readers an escape from the hustle and bustle with one of its best-sellers: Balinese Room #2, crafted with yellow chartreuse, Dimmi Liquore de Milano, fresh squeezed lime juice, and peychaud bitters.

[Photo: Gary Wise/flickr]

6. Triniti

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2815 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 527-9090
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The Drink: Gunsmoke; $10

Laurie Sheddan Harvey and Leslie Ross are the Ladies of Libation -a bar consulting and private catering service- and both can be found on any given day mixing the most exquisite cocktails at Triniti.

While Harvey and Ross ready for the opening of Sanctuari in November - a bar within Triniti - get a sneak peek of what's to come with their smokey riff on a margarita. Crafted with mezcal, tequila, Dolin Genepy, roasted lemon juice and black pepper, the duo are taking $2 off the cocktail's original price ($12) for readers.

[Photo: Triniti/Facebook]

7. Coltivare Pizza & Garden

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3320 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8463
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The Drink: The Paul Whitten; $11

Opened for less than year and recently nominated as one of Bon Appétit's 50 Best New Restaurants of 2014, this Heights eatery serves more than rustic Italian fare from chef Ryan Pera. Morgan Weber has fashioned a clever cocktail menu emphasizing Italian aperitivos and liqueurs, but its rum drinks are scene-stealers too. Imbibe on the garden patio or at the bar with The Paul Whitten - a cocktail made with Rhum Barbincourt Five Star and Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Black Rum, barrel aged maple syrup, lemon juice, Abbot's bitters and garnished with two Luxardo cherries.

Coltivare [Max Burkhalter]

8. Lillo & Ella

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2307 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
(281) 888-5335
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The Drink: What Can We Get for $9, Everything!; $9

An homage to full metal jacket and drink featuring everything including fresh chili, mint and basil from our garden, fresh citrus.

[Photo: Lillo & Ella/Facebook]

9. Kata Robata

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3600 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-8858
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The Drink: Kyuuri Lychee Martini; $9

Dive into a massive bowl of lobster mac and slurp spicy shoyu ramen by the spoonful, then linger over an exotic cocktail at this Upper Kirby hip Japanese restaurant. Rum, lychee, cucumber and hints of vanilla, make for a sweet end to a long eight-hour workday.

[Photo: Kata Robata Sushi + Grill/Facebook]

1. Anvil Bar & Refuge

1424 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006
The Drink: Spruce & Soil; $12

What would cocktail week be without a drink from one of the city's finest? The cocktail bar by which other bars in Houston are judged by, has been a Houston fixture since 2009. Owner Bobby Heugel is credited with leading the charge in bringing cocktails back to the forefront in Houston. His influence stretches across the city where former Anvil alums are carving their own paths at Moving Sidewalk, Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge, Bar Boheme and others.

Stop by this week for a Spruce & Soil. The exclusive drink created for Eater includes: Beefeater gin, Dolin Genepy des des Alpes and Tio Pepe Fino Sherry.

[Photo: Anvil Bar & Refuge]
1424 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006

2. The Pastry War

310 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
The Drink: Vallet Daiquiri; $12

On any given day, the Downtown mezcaleria bar carries an impressive selections of mezcals and tequilas not found elsewhere in the world. During Eater's Cocktail Week, readers can order the limited-time cocktail, Vallet Daiquiri. Crafted with Tapatio reposado, Fernet-Vallet, lime and turbinado sugar, the cocktail makes the perfect way to end the workday. As you linger over drinks, get in a free round of pool before 6:30 p.m.

[Photo: The Pastry War/Facebook]
310 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

3. Moving Sidewalk

306 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
The Drink: Little Reed Horses; $12

Moving Sidewalk is a revision of recently shuttered Goro & Gun, whose name was inspired by ZZ Top member and Houston native, Billy Gibbons' prior band. Bar's owners, Ryan Rouse, Brad Moore and Alex Gregg have turned the Main Street bar into a sophisticated place, serving cocktails of the same standard. Pull up to bar and order the Little Reed Horses - a delicious blend of Pisco, Pedro Ximenez (a sweet Spanish wine), cucumber, yogurt, lime, celery seed and bitter lemon soda.

[Photo: Moving Sidewalk/Facebook]
306 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

4. Bar Boheme

307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
The Drink: The Delhi Sour; $10

What started out as a wine bar and coffee house in Montrose, has quickly morphed into a go-to for cocktails. It's all thanks to recently named beverage director Hal Brock (formerly of Hearsay Gastro Lounge and Anvil Bar & Refuge). Brock has added nineteen cocktails to the menu and recommends The Delhi Sour for readers of Eater. The cocktail is made with Old Overholt rye whiskey, tamarind syrup, lemon juice and clove tincture.

[Photo: Nightlife.com]
307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

5. Lei Low

6412 N Main St Ste C, Houston, TX 77009
The Drink: Balinese Room #2; $12

Waiting for Tiki night is a thing of the past with daily island inspired drinks at eight-month old Lei Low. The Heights tiki bar from Down House's Elizabeth and Russell Thoede are offering readers an escape from the hustle and bustle with one of its best-sellers: Balinese Room #2, crafted with yellow chartreuse, Dimmi Liquore de Milano, fresh squeezed lime juice, and peychaud bitters.

[Photo: Gary Wise/flickr]
6412 N Main St Ste C
Houston, TX 77009

6. Triniti

2815 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098
The Drink: Gunsmoke; $10

Laurie Sheddan Harvey and Leslie Ross are the Ladies of Libation -a bar consulting and private catering service- and both can be found on any given day mixing the most exquisite cocktails at Triniti.

While Harvey and Ross ready for the opening of Sanctuari in November - a bar within Triniti - get a sneak peek of what's to come with their smokey riff on a margarita. Crafted with mezcal, tequila, Dolin Genepy, roasted lemon juice and black pepper, the duo are taking $2 off the cocktail's original price ($12) for readers.

[Photo: Triniti/Facebook]
2815 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098

7. Coltivare Pizza & Garden

3320 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
The Drink: The Paul Whitten; $11

Opened for less than year and recently nominated as one of Bon Appétit's 50 Best New Restaurants of 2014, this Heights eatery serves more than rustic Italian fare from chef Ryan Pera. Morgan Weber has fashioned a clever cocktail menu emphasizing Italian aperitivos and liqueurs, but its rum drinks are scene-stealers too. Imbibe on the garden patio or at the bar with The Paul Whitten - a cocktail made with Rhum Barbincourt Five Star and Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Black Rum, barrel aged maple syrup, lemon juice, Abbot's bitters and garnished with two Luxardo cherries.

Coltivare [Max Burkhalter]
3320 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007

8. Lillo & Ella

2307 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
The Drink: What Can We Get for $9, Everything!; $9

An homage to full metal jacket and drink featuring everything including fresh chili, mint and basil from our garden, fresh citrus.

[Photo: Lillo & Ella/Facebook]
2307 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008

9. Kata Robata

3600 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
The Drink: Kyuuri Lychee Martini; $9

Dive into a massive bowl of lobster mac and slurp spicy shoyu ramen by the spoonful, then linger over an exotic cocktail at this Upper Kirby hip Japanese restaurant. Rum, lychee, cucumber and hints of vanilla, make for a sweet end to a long eight-hour workday.

[Photo: Kata Robata Sushi + Grill/Facebook]
3600 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

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