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Anvil Bar & Refuge

1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
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Ranked #132 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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- May 17, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I really liked this place from the moment I walked in. The bartenders were attentive, made excellent cocktails and were able to make some great recommendations from their expansive menu. Would go again.

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

A long menu of intricately made cocktails you can spend many nights exploring, excellent small servings of food, great atmosphere. Agree with previous reviewer that it's a good place to be with people rather than solo solo. The one drawback is that Thursday through Saturday evenings it gets very crowded, and it can take a long time to get your... More

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Houston, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Nice vibe, awesome drinks. Pretty girls, late night good location. Would not suggest for solo outing but with a date or friends this a is a great choice

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USA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Anvil is a the perfect spot to experience mixology. It's by far one of the best bars I've been to and without a doubt Kenny is the best mixologist of all. We try to make it in every other Friday. The lamb appetizer and the pork belly tacos are both great. As for drinks, there is no going wrong here!... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Had a business trip to Houston. Read that Anvil Bar & Refuge was rated one of the top bars in America by Esquire Magazine. Went with a group of friends. Great hand crafted drinks with an awesome atmosphere! Check it out if in the area!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love Anvil and stop in for a prohibition-era drink whenever we're in the neighborhood. The place isn't too big, so there's a intimate air to it that makes us feel right at home.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Had a few drinks with friends here. The selection was great. We didn't know what we wanted so the bartender justin found something for all of us based on our likes. He did great.

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I love to try new places and unfortunately, many times, the ones with all the hype fall short. Anvil, however, was exactly what I was looking for! It had great ambiance, good service and the perfect cocktail! I am a sucker for a fun glass and they have great glassware. My cocktail was served in a vintage depression glass and... More

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Boston
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Went on a slow night but the place was still busy. Went in for something different and this place did not disappoint. Bartenders are great at explaining the drinks and guiding you a bit... I just wanted to try everything. After getting a nice buzz I had the BLT which was excellent. Good and fairly young scene here with excellent... More

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New York, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Looking for the perfect Zombie or Mai Tai in Houston? Anvil's barmen know what they are doing! The atmosphere is a little loud for a deep discussion, but the delicious drinks & knowledgeable staff make up for it. I'll definitely visit again...mmm...zombies!

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