For the month of April, the Dinner Club met at FM Kitchen and Bar on a Thursday evening.

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Food: Upgraded bar fare – think different styles of hot dogs, burgers, spicy chicken sandwiches, tots with queso and jalapeños, and more. The spinach dip and the corn dog appetizers were also tasty. Side note: fried pickles are noticeably absent from the standard menu. We ordered burgers, the chicken sandwich, the Chicago dog, and the chicken pot pie. The guys were unimpressed with the size of the burgers, but then again, the burgers are $5.89 each. The food, overall, was good, but it wasn’t anything super memorable.

Drinks: We were very happy with the cocktail and beer selection. They have a nice selection of local brews on draft– 8th Wonder, Buffalo Bayou, St. Arnold’s, Platypus, and of course, Karbach. The happy hour here is pretty sweet, too: $5 select wine, wells, and tap-tails, $1 off all beer and specialty cocktails from 3 PM to 7 PM, Monday – Friday.

Vibe: Casual, but plenty of professional-types in suits there after work. The patio has one area that is covered, and the other half has picnic tables with umbrellas. The restaurant has a large indoor seating section and bar as well. There are games such as ping-pong and corn hole, lots of TVs, and a stage for live entertainment. As far as service goes, it wasn’t always with a smile and no one was extra friendly, but we received our food and drinks quickly and accurately, which counts for something. Also important to note that FM is pet-friendly.

Overall: FM Kitchen and Bar is a great place to go watch a game or hang out with friends after work. Cocktails and drinks are good, lots of patio space, nice happy hour, TVs available inside and out. If you are looking for the Houston’s most delicious burger, you might look elsewhere, but if you get the munchies while hanging out here, you certainly will be well fed.

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