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1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classy mixology bar

Great drink selections and perfectly curated cocktail menu to wet your whistle. Great dim-lit ambience and passionate bartenders using high quality ingredients. The bar is small for its popularity and sometimes drinks can take awhile. Overall fun and lively in a trendy part of town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great drink selections and perfectly curated cocktail menu to wet your whistle. Great dim-lit ambience and passionate bartenders using high quality ingredients. The bar is small for its popularity and sometimes drinks can take awhile. Overall fun and lively in a trendy part of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The last time I visited Anvil was in 2012, at the time it was still a unique spot with one of the BEST cocktail menus in town. I stopped going because of a bad experience with some pretentious bar tenders. I recently gave it another try, I have to say- still one of the best cocktail spots in town. Bartenders... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Anvil is a great place to spend an evening or just stop by for a drink. They have some of the most well-trained and friendly bartenders in Houston. You will always receive top-notch service and extensive attention and prep work to each drink order you place. The whiskey sour is incredible but so is just about anything you order. Some... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great cocktail selection, bartender was attentive but busy. Won $5 on the no vodka policy which was a plus. Cocktails ranged from classics to inventive really enjoyed our time there. Nice place to start or finish a night out.

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We dropped by about 6:30. No vodka here! They have 110 craft cocktails, and none of them are familiar, but all of them are delicious! Cockatils are in the $10-$12 range, but they are so delicious and satisfying that it's ok. My friend couldn't decide

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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bring a designated driver because just one or two of their superb cocktails will be enough. An absolutely superb drinks menu, with light bites-type food just recently added. A small place that tends to get loud and noisy later in the evening, this is a perfect place for a late afternoon/very early evening happy hour with friends or colleagues. The... More 

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Richardson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is not a restaurant but a bar. A good ol'fashioned bar that mixes drinks. They have a huge menu of creative drinks, both traditional and new. It is fun to watch the bartenders work and even more fun to taste the result.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

While in town for business last month, I was told to check out this bar for great cocktails. My colleague and I gave it a visit, and sat at the bar during happy hour. It was tough to choose amongst the many cocktails - both classic and modern - but we gave it our best. Service and quality of drinks... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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Additional Information about Anvil Bar & Refuge

Address: 1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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