We at Yelp Houston don't normally encourage loan-sharking, extorting, pimpin' or illegal liquor and beer consumption, but on Monday night our private affair at Eighteenth Cocktail Bar brought out the inner Mobsters and Molls of the Houston Yelp Elite Squad. These law-obiding-yelpers-by-day, bootleggers-by-night snuck through the dark and winding entryway and into the deviant den where the booze and food flowed freely.
The bartenders time traveled to the roaring twenties, concocting seriously scandalous (and stiff) BIm's and Rat Pack cocktails made with Devil's Cut Bourbon Whiskey, along with thirst-quenching bottled brew Batch 19 – a new pre-prohibition style lager made from old Coors recipes found in their basement!
Opened by Erick and Frank Ramirez, their hardwoking and talented staff presented a spread Chimichurri Chicken Paninis, gourmet prosciutto and basil-stuffed Brie Grilled Cheese sandwiches, Deviled Eggs with honey mustard glaze and spanish paprika, and Cappicola Margherita Flatbread. Zoot!
Whether you showed your mug or not, better take a look at the incredible photos from David N – along with the amazing snapshots captured by the Memory Box photo booth. And for all those who made it out – leave your own two cents right here!
Farrah A & David N