• Issue 2: Austin

      Don’t be fooled by its modest exterior: This North Loop gem’s cocktails are some of the finest in the city. Come for happy hour to snag $6 cocktails from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm, or brave the hubbub a little later in the evening. The menu is divided into swizzled, stirred, floral and vermouth-based. We’re partial to the classics: Vieux Carré, a stirred New Orleans favorite, mingles rye, cognac, vermouth and three types of bitters for a wonderful effect. Don’t sleep on the Queen’s Park Swizzle, either, a refreshing mix of lime, rum, mint and bitters.