Whether you are looking to experience history in the making through the prohibition era or take a little trip to the islands without leaving Houston these top mixologist bars in Houston will keep you coming back for more. Select from classic cocktails, which are perfectly mastered to become signature drinks you can not find anywhere else. Comfortable and casual, to classic or funky there is something for everyone, both in the bars and in the drinks.
Prohibition Supperclub & Bar
1008 Prairie St.
Houston, TX 77002
(281) 940-4636

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar is redefining the term craft cocktail. Located in a spacious, turn-of-the-century space, guests can relive the prohibition era of the roaring 20s with nostalgic aperitifs and dishes. Bar Manager Lainey Collum provides an extensive and innovative cocktail menu which pays homage to the classics. Prohibition offers a wide selection of barrel-aged cocktails, with more than 25 in house, as well as a variety of hand crafted cocktails including highlights like: Shrub Collins – Ford’s Gin, charred pineapple shrub, blueberry, green tea, orange bitters and seltzer; Fred Astaire – Old Forester Bourbon, Repasado Tequila, sherry, Cointreau and coffee bitters; Eva Peroni – Fernet Branca, carpano antica, Campari, ginger syrup, lime and peroni. Prohibition offers restaurant dining, bar, theater, special and private events. Reservations are recommended and can be made online.

Radio Milano
800 Sorella Court
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 827-3545

Quench your thirst at CITYCENTRE’s recently opened Milano Bar, located directly beneath Radio Milano – which has been earning raves for its modern Italian menu under the direction of Chef Jose Hernandez. Milano Bar deserves just as much praise with their wide-ranging cocktail menu that offers a hand full of classic cocktails with unique flare as well as a number of original creations. Highlights include: Cynar Julep – cynar, grapefruit, mint, lemon oleo-saccharum and soda; Campini – luxardo cherries, turbinado, angostura, gin, lemon, maraschino and crème de violette; The Italian Cobbler – orange, pineapple, maraschino liqueur and rose brut and Petit Milan – bourbon, lemon, simple, egg white and amaro Milano.

Anvil Bar And Refuge
1424 Westheimer Road, Suite B
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-1622

Choose from classic cocktails like an Old Fashioned to up to any one of the 100 favorite classics that Anvil has to offer. A modern and industrial building in the Montrose area, it offers valet parking and the happy hour is highly recommended by Houstonians and visitors alike. Don’t plan on anything that does not involve top shelf spirits because even the though the atmosphere is low key and comfortable there’s nothing “low” about the drinks they have to offer at one of Houston’s best mixologist bars. Highlights include: Ramos Gin Fizz, Billy Wilkerson Topper, The Fog Cutter, Pimm’s Cup, Mai Tai, and the Holland Razor Blade.

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Lei Low Rum And Tiki Lounge
6412 N. Main St.
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 380-2968

Take a little trip to the island of Lei Low Rum and Tiki Bar for rum filled cocktails and a laid back atmosphere complete with Hawaiian patterned shirts to Polynesian decor. Be sure to bring some friends because the signature drink, is a rum filled, fruity concoction that will heat things up as hot as a day at the beach and is meant to be shared between friends as it’s lit on fire and served in a great big bowl. Don’t feel like sharing? Order up the Flaming Mai Tai, a flaming adventure in a glass. These two drinks rate not only being among the top mixologist bars in Houston, but among the most unique.

1919 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 869-4383

Julep was nominated for Best New Bar in Food & Wine magazine’s People’s Choice competition 2014 and co-owners Alba Huerta and Bobby Heugel were named Imbibe magazine’s Bartenders of the Year (2014). Southern style atmosphere, food and drinks make Julep one of the top mixologist bars in Houston. Select from one of the many different flavored juleps, don’t stop at just the mint, but select from mint, spiced or sparkling. Glass pitchers allow for groups of 4 to 6 to enjoy their favorite julep drink together along with fresh seafood towers. Southern style bars wouldn’t be complete without a cocktail list which includes the: Hurricane, Mississippi Punch and Tennessee Sour.

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