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Make the most of your stay on Galveston Island with our insiders guide to exploring the area. Our monthly Staff Picks highlight all of the historic places, interactive tours, and family-friendly attractions that make our beachfront city so special. Read more to learn about our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

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01 Oct

Best Places for Pre-Dinner Cocktails

Daiquiri Time Out (DTO)

This craft cocktail lounge offers up delightful daiquiris and designer cocktails, including Zombies, Margaritas, and one mean Mai Tai.

Tremont House Rooftop Terrace Bar

Combining exceptional signature drinks with breathtaking views of downtown, Galveston’s most popular rooftop bar remains one of the most popular in the area for any occasion that calls for lush libations and sophisticated ambiance.


Choose from 12 styles of margaritas and an impressive selection of 45 tequilas at this Strand Street café that also offers amazing appetizers, pool tables, flat-screen TVs, and weekly drink specials.

1888 Toujouse Bar at The Tremont House

The island’s best selection of single-malt scotch and signature martinis (think: butternut squash, caramel, and gingersnap) are served in a historic setting with an elegant rosewood bar, along with an impressive wine list, craft beer, and much more.

Wondering where to stay? We suggest indulging in luxury at The Tremont House in the historic Strand district for easy access to downtown, the stunning Harbor House Hotel & Marina for harbor views and the convenience of nearby Pier 21, and Hotel Galvez & Spa for deluxe beachfront accommodations and the best Sunday brunch in town!