Thanksgiving Bars

Where to drink on Thanksgiving night: 10 great bars that offer something special

Where to drink on Thanksgiving: 10 great bars offer something special

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It's hard to top the stellar drinks and free pumpkin pie at Anvil Bar & Refuge. Anvil Bar & Refuge/Facebook
Public Services
Feel right at home at Public Services Wine & Whisky. Public Services/Facebook
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Don't skip the  El Machete margarita at Johnny’s Gold Brick. Courtesy of Treadsack
Liberty Station, bar
Score at Liberty Station, which boasts video games, beanbag toss, giant Jenga and foosball. Photo by Julie Soefer/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
7 first look inside Doc's Motorworks in Montrose November 2014
Catch the big game while you nosh on wings at Doc's Bar & Grill. Photo by Eric Sandler
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el machete at johnny's gold brick
Liberty Station, bar
7 first look inside Doc's Motorworks in Montrose November 2014

Thanksgiving evening is traditionally one of the business nights at bars as patrons escape a day with the family. Dodge the relative drama this Thanksgiving and hit up the 10 bars below for a drink, all open on Turkey Night.

Public Services Wine & Whisky

Feel right at home at spacious yet welcoming downtown bar, Public Services, especially on Thanksgiving (7 pm - 2 am) when you can imbibe a drink from the well-executed whisky and wine-centric list, and feast on a turkey prepared by guest chef, James Beard Award nominee Justin Yu (Oxheart).

Grand Prize Bar

Seek refuge from your relatives at the Museum District’s Grand Prize bar (7 pm - 2 am). Drink specials will include $3 Sam's Daily Cream Ale and a $6 potent combo of a Sam's Daily and a Fireball cinnamon whiskey shot.  

Anvil Bar & Refuge

As if the stellar drinks at Anvil Bar & Refuge weren't enough to get our attention, the Montrose-area bar will also offer gratis pumpkin pie made by Fluff Bake Bar owner and pastry chef Rebecca Mason this Turkey Day (8 pm - 2 am). 

The Owl

Thursday, the laid-back watering hole near Upper Kirby will serve up Krunkin Pumpkin Ale for $4 and pumpkin-flavored shots for $7, along with beer specials (6:30 pm – 2 am). 

Doc's Bar & Grill

Catch the big game on 19 flat screen TVs while you nosh on wings ($5 per basket; $15 per platter) at the laid-back Montrose spot (5 pm – 2 am). 

Johnny’s Gold Brick 

The Heights-area joint boasts a roster of classic cocktails, Texas beers, a featured glass of red, white or rose wine (there's one of each), a must-try frozen margarita and killer jukebox tunes (6 pm – 2 am). 

Liberty Station

Score big at the Washington Avenue bar with video games, beanbag toss, giant Jenga and foosball, and drink special: $3 Lupulus craft beer (7 pm - 2 am). Work up an appetite and then grab a bite from the Cheezy Rider food truck parked out front (7 pm - midnight).

Kenneally’s Irish Pub

Head to this low-key neighborhood pub (6 pm – 2 am) with a full bar that slings out drinks and brews aplenty, and a kitchen that cranks out a bar-bites menu, notably with a standout thin-crust pizza. 

Big Star Bar

The Heights dive offers up a pool table, jukebox and solid drinks for cheap including Sam's Daily Cream Ale for $2.50 on Thanksgiving Day (7 pm - 2 am). 

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Suds enthusiasts won't be disappointed by the comprehensive list of American (like the Houston-brewed Saint Arnold Lawnmower) and global beers (Fram-Bosa Belgian, Kaliber BTL) at the brewhouse. Both the downtown and Sugar Land locales will be open this holiday (5 pm – 1 am) with the latter set to release special bottle, Saint Arnold Pumpkinator 2012, at 6 pm.