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The Pastry War

310 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
| +1 713-225-3310
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Ponche Mule Houston Texas United States

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Sun - Wed 4pm - 12am
Thur - Sat 4pm - 2am

Ponche Mule

Given the ever increasing interest and zeal for all things agave—tequila, mescal, and even sotol, a spirit distilled from a type of agave native to the Mexican state of Chihuahua and parts of Texas—it was only a question of time before the Pastry War bar should appear on Houston’s sophisticated scene. Named for a 19th-century conflict between France and Mexico (itself prompted by a dispute over a pastry shop in Mexico City), this downtown mescalería celebrates agave spirits that are distinctive, subtly different, and originate from family-owned distilleries in Mexico. In addition to an array of tequila and mescal cocktails, including a mescal Negroni, and specialties like the Ponche Mule (spice-infused rum and ginger beer), Pastry War has a choice list of U.S. and Mexican craft beer, and a bar food menu that features delectable chicken and pork tamales.