Houston, Texas– A unique patio bar in Houston’s East End isn’t just known for an impressive selection of craft cocktails. White rhino is a bar with a special mission – supporting conservation efforts and donating a portion of its sales to organizations that track and monitor white rhino populations and help create anti-poaching zones.
“White Rhino is a community bar,” said RoSelle Salinas of White Rhino. “It’s a bar about sustainability and rhino rescue where everyone is welcome to have a good time.”
White Rhino also has a special focus on sustainability. For example, it’s one of the first bars in the country to use a glass crushing machine to recycle bottles into sand. The bar also uses a reverse osmosis water generator to convert moisture from the air into drinking water.
For owners Bobby De La Rosa and Rodrigo Salinas, the East End was the perfect place to build White Rhino. Though the neighborhood has changed with gentrification in recent years, they hope the bar will instill a sense of community for all who visit.
“There’s been a cultural and demographic shift,” said Brenda De La Rosa of White Rhino. “For us personally, having grown up here for most of our lives, it is important to us that honoring our roots and protecting our culture come together to create this whole new climate. I think the white rhino symbolizes that, an animal that has existed for so long and is still enduring.
To learn more about White Rhino, its menu, hours of operation and conservation efforts, visit www.whiterhinohoustontx.com.
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