The Best Places To Grab A Gin Cocktail In Houston, Texas

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Tori Chalmers

Even though Texas is renowned for its tequila and beer scene you can still find a pretty decent gin here. Prepare to be shaken and stirred by these top places for a glorious slug of this spirit in the city of Houston.

Mongoose versus Cobra

Look no further if you are on a quest for the best G & T in town. Situated in the magnificent land of Midtown, Mongoose versus Cobra exudes coolness. Prepared to be elated when your drink arrives with a personal vile of their signature tonic water. The texture is verging on velvety, and the taste is totally tantalizing. This homemade tonic is good for the soul and pure gold.

Mongoose versus Cobra, 1011 McGowen St, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 650 6872

1. Julep

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, American, Beer, Cocktails, Wine

Julep is the gin and tonic of Houston. The Ramos Gin Fizz is an absolute must; as is the Oregano Cobbler. Once bitten by the chamomile and pineapple flavors in the Snakebit Sprout, there’s no going back. This belle of a bar is Southern to the core, and every cocktail tells a story. The laid-back vibe and top notch hospitality make it a prime spot to kick back, relax, and watch the world go by.

2. Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cocktails, Beer

There is only ever good news regarding Captain Foxheart’s. The classic bar, dapper decorations, and secret entry is a scene straight out of a Bond movie. You will feel like a suave villain the moment your lips taste the Cumberbatch. This cocktail is comprised of dry gin, Pimm’s no. 1, and grapefruit liqueur. Honey and lemon make for the perfect accompaniments. Bar hoppers can also enjoy the twinkling lights and people-watching from the magical balcony.

3. Absinthe

Brasserie, Beer

Absinthe Tasting
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Absinthe has a relaxed bohemian atmosphere and romantic setting. Care is needed if you unleash the green fairy. This emerald spirit is renowned for being a symbol of the children of the revolution. These mad scientists created a super-powered fairy and added gin to the potent elixir. The Green Devil is bound to give you wings. Liquid courage is guaranteed.

4. Wooster’s Garden

Wooster’s Garden

Entering into Wooster’s Garden is like stepping into Wonderland. Gin connoisseurs will feel right at home. If you are more of a mimosa kind of drinker, they can put gin in that too. Why not go full throttle with the Booze Cruise. The name speaks for itself and has gin, bourbon, cognac, and rum.

Wooster’s Garden, 3315 Milam St, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 520 0015

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5. Simone on Sunset

Simone on Sunset

This beauty is nestled near the heart of Rice Village. Simone on Sunset oozes a European essence and never fails to exceed all gin-drinking expectations. This fine establishment hosts a full bar and bartenders who will conjure up whatever gin cocktail your heart desires. Expect to spot traces of basil, lemon juice, and syrup dispersed throughout their gin cocktails. Don’t leave without trying the Truffle Parmesan Popcorn.

Simone on Sunset, 2418 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX, USA, +1 346 980 8107

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6. Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

Bar, Diner, Restaurant, Cocktails, American, Vegetarian, Beer

Gin and Tonic
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Prepare to be intrigued the moment you step foot inside Prohibition. With copious classic and contemporary cocktails, this watering hole is where to grab a Martini and watch a burlesque show. Watching the bartenders create magic with Ford’s Gin, Regan’s orange bitters, and a lemon twist is mesmerizing.

7. benjy’s


From the fantastic food to genius cocktails and divine setting, it is no surprise that benjy’s has received such rave reviews. Any gin drinker should be aware of the Gangsta’s Paradise. This notorious cocktail is silky and utterly delectable. Pair this cocktail with the signature pistachio-crusted goat cheese.

benjy’s, 2424 Dunstan Rd, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 522 7602

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