Anvil Bar & Refuge
Inventive custom drinks & small plates
Bar · Montrose · $$$
The Zagat Review
"Arrive early" and "be prepared to wait" at this "swanky" Montrose bar where crowds of "actual grown-ups" flock nightly for "expertly crafted" "Prohibition-era cocktails" , cheese and charcuterie in a "tastefully" decorated space (think exposed brick, dark wood and leather); sure, prices run "a bit high" , but that's to be expected when "talented" bartenders put so much "care into the creation" of each drink.
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hours Open Today · 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
location 1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, United States phone +1 713-523-1622 website directions Get Directions
Known For
After-work crowds
Great cocktails
Great cocktails
Zagat Mentions of Anvil Bar & Refuge
Google Reviews
Exploring TX for the first time I was ecstatic to find this hidden gem. If the entrance isn't cool enough the drink menu is insane. If possible opt for the drink tasting menu but make sure you eat prior. The drinks, service, music, ambiance...everything is amazing. Not crazy about the 2 hour max you are allowed for your table but definitely a must try. You will not be disappointed.
Craig Norris · January 25, 2018
A great bar in a great part of town. The drinks and the atmosphere whenever I have been has been great. Whenever I go it is normally uselessly before the huge crowd starts showing up, so my friends and I are able to find seats together at the bar. It is quite enjoyable to be able to watch the bartenders whisk up everyone's drinks. They are super friendly and if you ever need a recommendation on a drink they always seem to have the perfect one.
Benjamin Dwan · January 28, 2018
Still the best bar in the area. Whenever I find myself in Houston I tend to just end up at Anvil, and with good reason. It still appears to be the best cocktail bar in the area (if not the whole city). It has both "the old standby" reputation, and "the best cocktail spot" reputation. Service is second to none, as it has always been. The bartenders have rigorous training, and always treat the guests with respect. If you want to learn something about a drink or spirit, they are willing to help and very knowledgeable.
Geoffrey H · December 5, 2017