Remember that time you were 21 and thought to yourself, “I’m finally going to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and really enjoy it!” slightly before a Hurricane of drinking ensued? A storm of alcohol consumption so powerful, you would remember it for the rest of your life? Mostly because the hangover lasted approximately that long? Well, at least you remember the lead-in to your weekend; the rest is a complete black-out and you may or may not have gambled away rent money at Harrah’s. Ever since then,
I’ve contemplated you’ve surely thought about reliving that experience but maybe in a less catastrophic way and wondered if such a thing was even possible. Well do I have some fun news for you – it finally is! Without leaving Houston! Voodoo Queen is one of EaDo’s newest bars and is straight (pain)killing it when it comes whippin’ up drinks NOLA-style. Their daiquiri machines rival anything on Bourbon St. and you can rest easy knowing that hundreds of thousands of drunk college students haven’t thrown up where you’re now trying to imbibe. Fair warning, and you should already have expected this, Voodoo Queen does not mess around with their alcohol content so The Crew strongly suggests taking a rideshare or having a DD for any trips to this shrine to The Big Easy.
While their #spacecityhappyhour runs Monday through Friday, you’ll need to get in some time before 6pm to take advantage. We always like to see a little bit later end time, but with how popular this place currently is, we don’t expect that they need any extra incentive to bring folks in. If you manage to fight the traffic and get in there in time, you’ll find that their beer selection for happy hour is a little slim; they only offer beer discounts in the form of $1 Coronitas (tiny Coronas, for the uninitiated) and $1 Miller High Life ponies (again, think small). The real feature is the $1 off their already reasonably priced daiquiris and the absurdly cheap $2 wells. Just one to two of either of these and you’ll be feeling pretty jazzy. In addition to their regular rotation, make sure to check out days where food is discounted alongside their drinks like Mondays, where their absurdly good chicken strips are only 75 cents each or Tuesday where you can take half-off their enormous Po’ Boyz. If you’re stopped in on a Wednesday, they offer something called Big Easy Fries for $5 though we have no idea what these are (but we’re pretty sure they’re tasty). And while there are, sadly, no weekend offerings for happy hour, Voodoo Queen does serve up chicken and waffles – perfect weekend southern comfort food – for just $7 until 7pm on both days.