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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, Seating

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  • 31
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Anvil = Awesome Cocktails & Craft Beer Selection

We checked out Anvil for some post-dinner cocktails and it didn't disappoint. Along with a great selection of craft beers on tap, the bar has some of the friendliest and knowledgeable mixologists that I've come across on the road. Just tell them what liquor you fancy, and let them whip something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
michaeljbarber
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked out Anvil for some post-dinner cocktails and it didn't disappoint. Along with a great selection of craft beers on tap, the bar has some of the friendliest and knowledgeable mixologists that I've come across on the road. Just tell them what liquor you fancy, and let them whip something special up for you.

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Thank michaeljbarber
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on a review of Best Drinks in Houston and Anvil did not disappoint! Tommy, our bartender, made me a great custom blackberry drink when I asked for something "sweet and not too strong" My husband enjoyed their wide variety of bourbons. Everyone around us were also super friendly/talkative. We will definitely be back next time we... More 

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Thank Holly C
Houston, Texas, United States
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318 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my friend for some drinks and I must say, I like this place. It's nice and cozy. Good atmosphere, not fancy but not shabby either. You'll find your typical working class here catching drinks regularly after a work day. Definitely a great place for happy hour and I would definitely recommend!

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Thank ZexSwain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best cocktail bar in Houston and one of the best in the world in my opinion. I consider myself lucky to live so close. Every drink is expertly crafted. If the 100+ drink menu is daunting, just consult with any of the barmen and they will help you select the perfect cocktail.

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Thank Jake F
Richardson, Texas
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is crowded and noisy, but the drinks are delicious and the bartenders are very personable. I had a Spike Tyson's Rum Punch - out and a Don't Call Me Shirley, while my husband had a Cocktail and Bull Special and a standard martini. They were all well made. If you can get a seat at the bar you... More 

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Thank DEpping
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Met friends for a drink here before going dinner. We are out of town but quickly decided we liked the atmosphere of Anvil. The drinks were really creative and the bourbon selection got our stamp of approval.

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Thank Elizabeth N
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Just dropped in for a drink or two. Vast selection of creative and delicious cocktails. The Nitro Libre was a fav.

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Thank radbrad73
Fulshear, Texas
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is one of my favorite bars in Houston - very classy creative cocktails that will not disappoint! They are a bit on the high side - but worth it in my opinion. Go early, as it gets crowded later in the evening.

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Thank Margers
Stamford, Connecticut
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Came here for a work happy hour and if you can't find a drink from their 100+ cocktails on the menu, you can tell them what you're in the mood for and they'll know what to make! Great atmosphere, not a huge place but great for after-work drinks

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Thank Natalie G
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place with an amazing variety of spirits and concoctions to make virtually any cocktail. The bar staff is attentive and extremely knowledgeable. My wife and I tried to navigate our way through the drink menu, but decided to take the bartenders recommendations... We were very happy with his choices. You really can't go wrong spending an hour or two... More 

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?