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Houston's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Bayou City

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Houston, that sun-drenched, humidity-steamed subtropical megapolis, might not be the first place you think of when you rattle off great American drinking towns. When most outsiders think of the city at all, images of cowboys, astronauts and oilmen come to mind. And truth be told, many natives wrestle with the concept of a dive bar, thinking that any gin mill that lacks a velvet rope, bottle service and a valet parking service is a dive.

In Houston's Best Dive Bars, award-winning journalist (and third-generation Houstonian) John Nova Lomax sets the record straight on what exactly a dive is (and isn't) in the Bayou City. From Korean houses of ill repute on Telephone Road to bluesy Third Ward juke joints, from Galveston County bayside gang haunts to Spring Branch redneck redoubts, from famous old Inner Loop standbys like the Lone Star Saloon and the West Alabama Ice House to obscure gems like the D&W Inn and the Sundown Saloon, Lomax drank, and with this book as evidence, lived to tell the dive-y tales. The result is the first of its kind and the only guidebook to drinking and diving in Houston you will ever need.

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Houston's diviest drinking establishments!

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Houston’s Best Dive Bars offers opinionated reviews of one hundred of the grittiest drinking establishments in the Bayou City. If you want to avoid the tourist traps listed in those “other” bar guides and find out where real Texans go to get plastered, then Houston’s Best Dive Bars is your guide to the delightfully filthy underside of Houston bar life.

John Nova Lomax is a staff writer at the Houston Press.

About the Author

John Nova Lomax is currently a staff writer at the Houston Press, the city paper of Houston. He is the great nephew of Alan Lomax, the American music folklorist and musicologist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935439165
Author:
Lomax, John Nova
Publisher:
Gamble Guides
Subject:
Consumer Guides
Subject:
United States - South - West South Central (General)
Subject:
United States - South - Texas
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Americana-Texas
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best Dive Bars
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 BandW photographs
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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Houston’s Best Dive Bars offers opinionated reviews of one hundred of the grittiest drinking establishments in the Bayou City. If you want to avoid the tourist traps listed in those “other” bar guides and find out where real Texans go to get plastered, then Houston’s Best Dive Bars is your guide to the delightfully filthy underside of Houston bar life.

John Nova Lomax is a staff writer at the Houston Press.

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