Anvil Bar & Refuge

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Details
1424 Westheimer Rd (at Windsor St.)
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-1622
Cocktail, Whisky Bar
$ $
Hours
Mon–Sun: 4:00 PM–2:00 AM

One of Houston's best, opened by three "cocktail freaks," this bar offers their own twist on classic drinks with hand crafted ingredients. Their decor is that of a "past era" and they focus on the "lyrical" spirits they use. 

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Foursquare Tips

  • Best classic cocktails bar in Houston!
  • The Delicious Sour is absolutely delicious! pun intended.
  • 2010 Best of Houston Winner: Best Bartender: Come meet Mindy Kucan, the brassy brunette who has been slinging drinks at the Westheimer haunt for close to a year now, and she has a devoted following.
  • Heading towards its fourth birthday, some might be tempted to think Anvil is resting on its laurels, but the bar's recently updated list of 100 cocktails to try shows that it still leads the pack.
  • A group of self-described cocktail freaks serves old-school drinks from an extralong bar at this former Firestone tire shop.
  • If you wanna hit cocktails.. must check this place out!
  • Good place to hang out and be seen...
  • 2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Cocktail Bar.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.
  • Awesome drinks...and good company... ;)
  • The 3x3 is dee-lish!! DO it!
  • The Champagne Flip is AMAZING!!!!!! Also try a Queens Park Swizzle, which is my off the menu go to drink, it's a not so sweet mojito with bitters and always drink it from the bottom up!
  • This lively haunt doesnt deal in Long Island Iced Teas and shots of Jger, but rather in expertly constructed classics and spirits-driven originals.
  • Great cocktails. Start with one and work your way down the menu. Do the bourbon ones twice.
  • This place gives me hope for the future of mixology. Interesting and delicious cocktails using high quality ingredients... A must visit for any cocktail lover visiting Houston!
  • Tiki Tuesday..
  • Get the punchcard and try 100 unique drinks
  • During busy times very slow, but it's worth a wait. Parking is also tough... Creative drinks and good snacks.
  • The Greenback is delish! so light and refreshing; perfect for Summer!
  • The drink menu probably has a lot of things you've never tried. Keep an open mind and you will be greatly rewarded!
  • If you're not sure what to order, ask for a recommendation by telling any of the bartenders what you normally enjoy drinking.