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Anvil Bar & Refuge

1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
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Ranked #131 of 7,259 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Richardson
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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282 reviews 282 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Address: 1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Cuisine: American

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