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Anvil Bar & Refuge

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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: Late Night, 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
Old fashioned cocktails with a updated twist

Great place for experimenting with fancy cocktails. The bar tenders are very friendly and the drinks are good and come quickly, even when it's crowded. That's good, because it usually is crowded. Caution - use the valet. Parking is very limited and your car will be towed if you park in the wrong... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great place for experimenting with fancy cocktails. The bar tenders are very friendly and the drinks are good and come quickly, even when it's crowded. That's good, because it usually is crowded. Caution - use the valet. Parking is very limited and your car will be towed if you park in the wrong spot.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
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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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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