Visit Your Own Hometown: Houston's Top 10 Hotel Bars
Hours: 5 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday through Saturday
Happy hour: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Valet: $4 with validation (or you can park for free downtown after 6 p.m. and all day on Sundays)
Welcome to adulthood. Step right this way. No paper BevNaps here, just impeccably ironed cloth napkins and cloth coasters. No cocktail waitresses in low-cut blouses, just highly trained and professional servers tending to your every need. No cheesy cocktails with Red Bull or whipped cream-flavored vodka, just a massive whiskey selection and a definitively good wine list. This is the Four Seasons, after all.
But if you're expecting the plush lobby bar at the Four Seasons to be prohibitively expensive, think again. Bar bites like crabcakes, crispy Southwestern eggrolls and pulled pork sliders are only $5. Excellent draft beer like the hard-to-come-by Lazy Magnolia Deep South Pale Ale is only $6. And a flight of whiskey -- you read that right: a flight of whiskey -- starts at $13 and features very generous pours of three different bourbons, Scotches, Irish whiskys and more, depending on the flight you've ordered. And on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, look for terrific live music from local artists such as Ira Perez and Adam & Sanjay.
$5 crabcakes are served with sweet pickled green tomatoes.
Sure, the valet parking costs you $4 -- but it's a small price for sitting in the lap of luxury for an evening and paying what you would at any other bar in town. Plus, they'll deliver your car right back to you at the end of the night, no walking necessary.
A whiskey flight is the trip to take at the Four Seasons.
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