If you love tequila and mescal, this is the place to be. The Pastry War was recently named one of the best new bars in America by Bon Appetit. There is no sign outside and don’t expect to taste pastries. The name pays homage to an 1838 conflict between France and Mexico (la guerra de los pasteles). Meanwhile, the indoor decor celebrates the lively drinking culture of the latter. Other than late-night drinking, The Pastry War offers tasting classes during the day. While on-site, order some tamales: they’re said to be the best in town.
The Pastry War, 310 Main St., Houston, TX, USA +1 (713) 225-3310