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Where to Drink Now: Kanola, 1751, Finn Hall, and More

It’s been a minute since we’ve done a “Where to Drink Now” post, but we back with a vengeance.


Hi, this spot is shared dring central! All the punch bowls and all the silly straws. They are, as to be expected, extremely sweet. So, proceed with caution. There’s one for 2-3 people for $24 and all the way up to one for 10-12 for $300 (it’s in a treasure chest!!).

1751 Sea and Bar

Of all the gin joints in all the world — this one’s pretty great. It replaced one of my all-time favorite places for happy hour (Star Fish) off Yale Street near I10. Luckily, these new owners also know the importance of $1 gulf oysters and $5 drinks. Get the calamari and the Korean-fried chicken to eat. There’s over 100 gins in this place, so the world is your oyster — there’s also a lot of different varieties of those too, so take your pick.

Finn Hall

One might be easily overwhelmed by alllll the food options at Finn Hall, but guess what: There’s only one bar, so just head straight there. Wine, beer, and craft cocktails. The full shebang. It’s a great new spot to take a group of friends — where you don’t all have to agree on what to eat!

La Table

Two words: Punch brunch. La Table has it going on. The punches are different every week — just like their entrees! Recommend having more than one friend help ya out. Yeesh.

Penny Whistle Pub

Longstanding institution, The Harp, on Richmond changed hands and reopened as Penny Whistle Pub. It keeps the fun, neighborhood feel of The Harp, but is totally spruced up. I tried some amazing craft cocktails, but the rotating sangria really was my favorite.

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