Little luxuries and comfort are our top priorities these days, and few things embody both like an espresso martini. Whether your scene is a friendly neighborhood watering hole or a romantic lounge, this guide will navigate you to where you can enjoy our favorite luxury-meets-comfort concoction. Bonus: you may even get to sip while listening to some live music – what could be more comforting or luxurious than that?
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Life is all about balance, which is what you’ll find at this Upper Kirby restaurant. Expect an eclectic mix of paleo and keto-friendly dishes served in a swanky setting - but it’s not all about healthy eating here. Treat yourself to an espresso martini (monk fruit gives it a playful twist) and soak up the lively atmosphere either indoors or on the bistro list patio.
Taste Bar + Kitchen Midtown
When you need a night of indulgence, look no further. This Midtown staple is known for comfort food, including multiple riffs on traditional Southern chicken and waffles, plus they have a dedicated dessert cocktail menu. Don’t miss live jazz nights - be sure to check out their Instagram @tastebarkitchen for upcoming events.
23rd Street Station
If you find yourself in Galveston’s East End Historic District, duck into this cozy piano lounge a few blocks from the beach. Sip your classy espresso martini indoors while enjoying live entertainment, or take it outside to the tree-shaded patio and inhale the ocean breeze. Insider tip: in addition to live piano, they also have ladies’ and movie nights.
Royalty Bar & Lounge
Calling young professionals in the Humble area: this upscale bar is the spot to unwind after a long week of work. Grab a cocktail with your coworkers and let the DJ take your mind away from your to-do list.
The Wayside Pub
When looking for a relaxing spot to decompress, it’s hard to beat a traditional English-style pub. Serving classic British fare like fish and chips and Shepherd’s Pie alongside pints of Guinness and, of course, espresso martinis, this pub in Lake Jackson dials up the cozy vibes with a wood-burning fireplace and chessboard.
The Fill Station
Another Lake Jackson watering hole, this former gas station turned barbecue joint and bar prides itself on quality food and craft cocktails. While bourbon is the focus here, they offer an extensive cocktail menu, including our favorite espresso libation. Come early for the brisket and stay late for drinks and live music.
The Tasting Room
Don’t be fooled by its wine bar reputation - this CityCentre hangout has a full bar as well as a food menu ranging from charcuterie to a three-course meal. Whether you’re looking to have a quick drink and snack or full dinner, grab a table in the wine bottle-lined dining room or on the large outdoor patio. And be sure to mark your calendar for Mondays when they have an all-day happy hour.
Jive Bar & Lounge
For Spring locals, this neighborhood bar offers a rotating weekly calendar of karaoke, open mic comedy nights, trivia, singer-songwriter jams, and live music. Test out your talents or sit back and sip an espresso martini while the night unfolds.
Ramble Creek Grill
If you’re looking for a classy-yet-casual night out in the Richmond area, be sure to add Ramble Creek Grill to your list. The dark wood interiors are lined with whiskey barrels (they offer private whiskey barrel storage), and the menu boasts hearty classics like filet mignon and Gulf shrimp and grits.
Amore Fine Dining
On the shores of Lake Conroe, you’ll find this elegant Italian restaurant complete with a spirits lounge and piano. Savor the Italian-inspired seafood dishes and end the evening with an espresso martini nightcap and live piano performance.