Annie Gallay | 7.13.18
July brings us a bounty in terms of holidays. Independence Day has passed us by, and sadly it did more to dampen Houstonian’s spirits — literally — than to raise them. Luckily, that’s not our only sanctioned day to eat, drink and be merry.
This one’s just a little less ‘Murica and a little more merci beaucoup.
Bastille Day falls on July 14. It’s a day rich in history and monikers, also known as le 14 Juillet and la Fête nationale. It’s a pretty badass day, marking the Storming of the Bastille.
It was a turning point in the French Revolution. Essentially, it’s a time to cherish and celebrate liberté, égalité and fraternité.
And champagne. Lots and lots of champagne. Brasseries, bistros and bars across Houston are breaking out the bubbly and tipping their chapeaus to France this Saturday. PaperCity has rounded up the events par excellence.
You’re already freeing up your schedule, n’est-ce pas?
Sip, sip, hooray at Bar Victor, the French owner founded-and-operated establishment in Montrose. It’s the National Day of France like no other at Bar Victor with 100 percent French music courtesy of DJ Sebastian “Tee Two” Mariani. He’s quite the bon vivant.
Happy hour lasts from 5 to 8 pm with Liberation de Paris (you just know you’ve gotta pronounce it “Pair-ee” when you order) in red, white and rosé.
Chef specials include everything from carefully curated cheese plates to complementary charcuterie plates, melted Camembert and Croque Monsieurs.