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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).
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.