The Vision of Elite Lounge

Terry & Cookie

Terry & Cookie first provided their excellent bartending service as a husband and wife team at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo BBQ Cook-off in 2018. In three short years, the power couple has earned the most respect in the bartending business by providing professional service to private parties, wine tastings, festivals and large events.

Terry, a New Orleans native attended the Texas Southern University on a musician scholarship as a drummer. His first love has always been in the hospitality industry of major restaurants and bars as he first started his career in this line of business. He worked and managed Brennan’s of Houston for 12 years as well as managing and bartending several Houston’s bars, lounges and hot spots for socialization.

Cookie, a Galveston native, but also had a taste of being raised in the Southern parts of Louisiana. She attended Prairie View University and University of Texas at Arlington earning a degree in Business Marketing and Management and later received her paralegal certificate. Her passion has always been entertaining so she began working in the bar business as a cocktail waitress and was always the life of the party. When she meet her husband, Terry, they knew from their first date that this was the vision that they both had…opening their own bar and lounge.

Mission Statement

“We exist to connect local Houstonians and Visitors to each other through great tasting spirits and great vibes while also supporting local businesses/artists and utilizing the dynamics of socialization”

Vision Statement

“We imagine a world where there are no barriers between different cultures, diversity doesn’t exist, where all beings are able to live prosperously.”

Value Statement

“We value teamwork, honesty, community involvement, dedication to hospitality, and transparency.”


Terry & Cookie, I've known them individually and now together as a couple in business they are definitely a force to be reckoned with. Terry is a phenomenal, experienced mixologist that everyone loves because they know that when Terry is on the scene, they are in for a treat! And Cookie, his wife and business partner, her presence adds the social and party element that turns the entire experience in to the memory of an "Ole Skool" party with family and friends! Good times for All!!!! Just be sure to save me a seat at the bar!
~ LaTrece Kirk
The Customer Service has been Exceptional Top Notch, they go above and beyond to ensure they are professional as well as their staff. They put their Customers first as well as their staff with Bartending the Customer needs are wants are Top Priority. When you think of GOOD POURS think of this establishment. You will not be disappointed.
~ Jacqueline & Marvin Hicks
Terry and Cookie, the owners of Elite Lounge, are nothing short of professional, fun, and customer oriented. As a person who has worked closely with them as a bartender and as a client I would recommend anyone who likes a 5 star experience to visit Elite Lounge.
~Ebony McDaniel
I would highly recommend Cookie and Terry to anyone looking for courteous and respectful bartending services and great hospitality. Both are great to work with an will be sure that you get your full money’s worth.. They are very attentive and, accommodating and will also look out for you to make sure that you do not go overboard. These are the kind of folk that you need for your bartending needs.
It is my pleasure to recommend T&C Elite Bartenders! I am delighted to say I have been doing business and supporting the owners for over 5 years. Under the direction of Cookie’s social expertise and Terry’s outstanding bartending no one can compare. They are both very friendly, personable and absolutely entertaining. You don’t have to wait on a cocktail when Terry is behind the bar, he’s very attentive and not only does he remember your drink he remembers your name. Terry also possess a skill like no other when it comes down to diffusing and resolving conflict if it should arise. Let your hair down and Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
~Mary Jones