Hotel Galvez

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Comment(s) of the Day: We Are Tasteless, and Targeted (by the Wrong People)

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Hotel Galvez: Your Room, 100 Years Ago

    Images courtesy Hotel GalvezLuxury, 1911-style. We assume this picture comes from a 100-year-old tweet.​As the Hotel Galvez winds up for its big 100th anniversary next month -- details announced today include a big fireworks display over the Gulf -- let's take a look at the typical room in 191 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Galveston's Food and Wine Festival by the Sea

    Colin Purrington​As someone who will take practically any excuse to head to the beach, I was very excited to learn that this weekend Galveston will be hosting the 2011 Food and Wine Festival. This is going to be a four-day event extending from today through Sunday. Everything kicks off with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttYou don't want to miss a Vic & Anthony's beer dinner.​Vic & Anthony's is continuing its popular series of beer dinners by partnering with Texas' own Real Ale for its next evening, which takes place on Friday, April 8 starting at 7 p.m. For $85 a person (tax and tip n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Hotel Galvez, or Last Year at Marienbad?

    Courtesy Moody Gardens​Galveston's Hotel Galvez celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and the people at Moody Gardens have dug up some old pictures for us. We saw the one above and were taken back to film class at UH. Sure, you think "film class," you think it's a breeze....but then you ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Dining Out on Christmas Day? Here's What's Open"It's a beautiful duck. It's just's SMILING at me." ​Does the thought of preparing another holiday meal under the scrutinizing glare of your mother-in-law make you want to shoot your eye out? The holidays are stressful enough without the pressure of preparing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Eating Out on Christmas Day? What's Open

    ​There will be plenty of things open on Christmas Day besides just presents. So don't despair if the Bumpus hounds eat your holiday turkey, you don't feel like cooking dinner or you simply don't celebrate a completely arbitrary day chosen as Christ's birthday simply because it fell on a conven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Eating Out on Thanksgiving Day? What's Open

    ​Not everyone in the city celebrates Thanksgiving, and that should come as no surprise given our increasingly diverse tapestry of residents (something for which Eating Our Words is thankful). And not everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving does so with a big family dinner at home. For these folk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Treat Mom Right on Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and if you've already made plans to take your dear, sainted mother out to a lovely meal on Sunday...wonderful! You're ahead of about 90 percent of us. Make us all look bad, why don't you? If you're like the rest of us, you're probably still trying to deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    Taking Stock of Galveston's Restaurants

    Driving along Broadway on your way into the heart of Galveston, it would appear that the island has finally sprung back to life five months after Hurricane Ike passed directly over it.  Stores and restaurants are open, medians are planted with fat clumps of flowers, traffic -- even on  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Hangover Brunch at the Hotel Galvez

    Hangover brunch sounds a bit juvenile, come to think of it.  But let's be honest: if you're staying overnight in Galveston on one of the upcoming Mardi Gras weekends, chances are that you aren't going to be feeling 100% the next morning. If that sounds like you -- or even if you're just in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Requiem for the Balinese Room

    All artwork courtesy of “Deep in the South of Texas not so long ago, there on a crowded island in the Gulf of Mexico It didn't take too much money, man, but it sure was nice. You could dance all night if you felt all right, drinking whiskey and throwing dice. And everybody know ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    The Breakfast Club

    In Galveston, it's coffee, a newspaper and a blow job on the way to work

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Tropical Drink

    Hotel Galvez's Tidal Wave

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    Get Some Action

    You won't be bored at this art opening

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Pam's Last Stand

    A final orphan hangs on in the historic building that beckoned the parentless, posh and punk