Best Bar in Galveston

The single best bar in Galveston? I would head to the Tremont House. Pictured here is the Toujouse Bar located in the main lobby, although there are two excellent candidates at the hotel.

Galveston is an amazing place to visit. I intentionally get there early for every cruise we take to spend a couple of days in the city. Sometimes I go there just for the city itself. When I do that, I pretty much always want an evening cocktail. Happily, there are a lot of great and family-friendly watering holes. Unfortunately, it is hard to pick out a single favorite. We give an honorable mention nod to our friends at Hubcap Grill. Actually, that *is* the best bar in Galveston if you know you want bourbon. If you want a wider selection, however, and a different ambience, you should check out the Tremont House Hotel.

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Oasis Class to Galveston? Royal Caribbean still planning to build Galveston Terminal 3.

This feels like a strange sentence to write, but here goes. I have good news for Galveston cruise fans. That was a lot of fun to write, so I think I will do it again. After months of no cruises at all, I have good news for Galveston cruise fans. I talked about it a little more on the YouTube channel, but it looks like Royal Caribbean still plans to build the new Galveston Terminal 3. As we discussed last year, that at least opens up the possibility of an Oasis Class ship in Galveston.

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Best hamburger in Galveston

Hubcap Grill offers the best hamburger in Galveston. They also have the best bourbon selection on the island.

I am not a skinny man. There are lots of reasons for this, and one of the biggest is beef. One of the others is bourbon. I have had a great deal of both. I have now had hamburgers on four and a half continents (depending on how you count Central America). So, when I say this next bit it is out of considerable experience: Not only does Hubcap Grill have the best hamburger in Galveston, it is the best hamburger I have ever had. They also have an impressive bourbon selection, and I have already demanded that my family return when we are in Galveston this Summer for our cruise.

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Allure of the Seas Galveston!

This is an artist’s rendering of the new Galveston Terminal 3. Royal Caribbean has already announced that the Allure of the Seas, an Oasis Class ship, will sail from it in November 2021. The pier will also be built to handle the forthcoming Icon Class.

Royal Caribbean formally announced this week that the Allure of the Seas, an Oasis Class ship, will be sailing from Galveston. Sailings begin November 2021. The Allure is one of the largest ships at sea, and her proportions are truly massive. What should Texas cruisers expect?

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Galveston City Council to consider Terminal 3

I reported yesterday that the Port of Galveston was considering the final agreement with Royal Caribbean for Terminal 3. The Port approved that agreement. Today, the Galveston City Council will also vote on the agreement. Specifically, item 12(B) on today’s agenda has the city attorney asking for permission to sign the agreement.

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