A follower of scores of bars on Facebook, I’m hardly ever surprised by what the owners/managers post online. (Aside to rookies, please stop with all the NFSW photos.) A status this week, however, won my attention:
“HALLELUJAH! GONE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR NASTY REST ROOMS. Come see for yourself ...”
That was posted on the FB page of Jackson’s Watering Hole.
Turns out, the owners have big plans for the bar, including expanding its popular patio. The revamped restrooms are part of the master plan. John Andell, a partner in the bar, says the Museum District “is begging” for a place like Jackson’s. “A place that offers an amazing deck, buckets, and promises that you won’t lose a leg if you need to use the restroom.”
Make a date to see all the changes starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 when Jackson’s throws a daylong “rebirth” celebration that begins with a Bloody Mary bar and is capped with a NOLA-themed Halloween party.
1205 Richmond, 713-528-2988
Drink up for charity at BlackFinn
BlackFinn American Grill will host Cocktails for a Cause 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The event will feature guest bartenders pouring their favorite drinks and donating all their tips to Dan’s House of Hope, which supports young cancer patients. For the event, BlackFinn is offering specially priced drinks, including $3 domestic drafts, $3 house wines and $3 wells.
1910 Bagby, 713-651-9550
Chili cook-off at Bar Rehab
Bar Rehab is hosting its second annual “No Hold Barred” chili cook-off at noon Oct. 13. Teams will vie for taste and showmanship titles. You can enter the contest for $25 or try all the chilis for $5.
1920 Houston, 713-225-1668
Brew fest on the Boardwalk
Kemah Boardwalk welcomes craft-brew lovers 1-5 p.m. Saturday to its Beer Fest. For a $35 admission, you get a souvenir glass, some bratwurst and the opportunity to sample the wares of 24 breweries, including Abita, Rogue, Lagunitas and New Belgium.
215 Kipp in Kemah, 281-535-8100
Punch party at Rienzi
Mongoose Versus Cobra is lending its cocktail expertise to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for its Punch Party: The 18th-Century Imbiber at Rienzi.
Rienzi, the MFAH’s decorative arts-filled museum located at 1406 Kirby in River Oaks, will host its Punch Party 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Guests will be treated to savory bites created by Lola, 18th-century inspired punches (a blend of spirits and citrus) and musical entertainment by Divisi Strings.
Admission is $30, with discounts for museum members; reservations are required. Call 713-639-7800 or purchase online at mfah.org.
And speaking of the MFAH, it’s Sip & Stroll Thursdays in October beginning Thursday night and running through Oct. 25. From 5-8 p.m. each Thursday, guests are invited to explore the former home of Ima Hogg and its lovely gardens. Admission is $10 and includes two adult beverages and light bites. No reservations are needed. Bayou Bend is located at 6003 Memorial.