”Who has the best______in Houston”, is how many conversations start when folks know or find out who I am and what I do. I often provide a quick smile followed by a lite-hearted giggle before hitting them with “I don’t have one best anything, it’s usually a series of best that gets called upon based on many factors!” They accept that answer only after I start giving my tops spots 😜. With that being said, please welcome The Best Of Series!
For this series, I will give my top spots in the city for happy hours, brunch, gumbo, people watching, facials, wide leg jeans, and so forth!
First up is The Cottonmouth Club, which is described by owners Mike Raymond and Mike Neff as “the least cocktail-y cocktail bar we could come up with.” I would have to agree with them on that point. It’s the kind of place that gives off a laid-back chill vibe while providing an amazing cocktail experience.
Last month they unveiled a new happy hour menu that is designed in the style of a 1976 high school yearbook and based on “Class Favorites”- how fun is that! Check out the super cute cocktail menu below…
“Most Popular”- Maybe Memphis, Maybe Mexico (Spicy Paloma with Don Julio Silver tequila, fresh lime, grapefruit soda, spicy stuff, a pinch of salt)
“Most Sophisticated”- Hate the Sinner But Love the Sin (Tanqueray Malacca, fresh lemon, Texas Flower honey, Branca Menta rinse; served up with mint)
“Class Clown”- Only the Good Die Young (George Dickel Rye, Root-Beered Campari, dry vermouth; served up with a cherry)
“Most Popular” – Old Fashioned (Bulleit Bourbon or Bulleit Rye, a dash of Angostura Bitters, and one sugar cube)
“Most Likely to Succeed”- The Next Big Meltdown (An unusual but delicious Daiquiri with Ron Zacapa Rum, fresh lime juice, and Guinness syrup)
But wait there’s more…
The Cottonmouth Club’s highly Instagrammable Pickleback in a Pickle Cup is also on the menu for $6. Plus you can expect great music, tasty food, and a damn good time!
Leave your favorite happy hour spot in your city in the comments!