Nurse a drink worth savoring at an upscale bar catering to whiskey lovers at Reserve 101

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Raise your glass to boozy cocktails, straight pours, whiskeys from all over the world and more at Reserve 101. 

Located in the heart of Downtown just a few blocks from Discovery Green, this friendly, neighborhood haunt is beloved for its frequent tastings, bar bites, and of course, their large selection of whiskey.

Featuring a whiskey list that has taken years to curate along with many other Southern spirts, guests can dive into their informative list which is broken down by distillery, country, state, and region or feel free to pick the brain of any one of their highly trained staff.

Opened by childhood friends Mike Raymond and Steve Long in 2008, the deliberately unpretentious bar offers more than 330 whiskeys from 12 different countries, ranging from the Glenmorangie Pride 1978 ($750/shot) to more than 100 whiskeys for $10 or less.

In addition to the whiskey, the warm, understated bar features a full bar stocked with vodka, rum, gin and more than 40 bottled and draft beers, with Happy Hour on Monday to Saturday from 2pm to 6pm.

Click here to view the full menu.

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About Mike Raymond

Though the atmosphere is casual, the bar’s whiskey know-how are anything but.

Owner Mike Raymond is widely recognized across the industry as one of the premier purveyors of whiskey in Texas.

Raymond regularly hosts distillery ambassadors, Southern whiskey experts, and others for special tastings—open to public—throughout the year.

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Reserve 101 in Downtown

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Cody Swann
Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.