WHY HERE: You may just discover the next modern classic cocktail at this Heights newcomer. Consider the served-hot Daily Ritual fusing bourbon, Earl Grey tea and bergamot cream, or a house Cobbler, featuring a blend of sherry and calvados offset by lemon, green apple and miso (yes, miso).
WHY NOW: Though the bar spotlights monthly-rotating originals, it also boasts a solid selection of classics. Houston has no shortage of classically minded bars, but its burgeoning drinking population is always on the hunt for new options. The space pays homage to its dynamic hometown with work from local artists and a down-home sense of hospitality.