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Anvil Bar & Refuge

#147 of 7,027 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is legit and they will throw down a negroni like you ordered it in the Navigli in Milano. Most bars in the US have never even heard of a negroni. Very impressive indeed. Also Green Spot and Yellow Spot Irish whiskey? You don't see that often. Pretty cool, and not too clickish gives it a mature and fun... More 

Thank srdbigd
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anvil's bartenders are very friendly and professional. We showed up in the afternoon and the place was not too crowded. The bartender talked to me and answered my (probably silly) questions. I eventually ordered an Old Fashioned. Let me tell you, it was the best Old fashioned I ever had. I ended up getting 2 more!

Thank jrh1524
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a foodie but also appreciate unique and special craft cocktails. This place has the best and most unique cocktails in Houston as well as a great bourbon list. Definitely recommend! The bartenders are friendly..... talented too!

Thank Erin D
Houston, Texas
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211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is one of those places that has sprung up (nationwide) over the past few years that is serving true, craft cocktails. You're not going to order a Long Island Ice Tea or frozen margarita. You should order something you've never had before from their exhaustive menu. It's a nice place to have a drink or two before heading out... More 

Thank Macanudo
Houston, Texas
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This popular bar just won a tastemaker award for best bartender. There is a menu of cocktails (12+ pages worth). I ordered the Ramos Gin Fizz based in other recommendations. This drink is made with gin, cream, egg whites and orange flower water. Note: it costs $20, takes about 10 minutes to make and is not available during busy times... More 

Thank aethomso
Tomball, Texas
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159 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in with long time friend. Great drinks, well prepared amid lots of people. Nice stop for fun and conversation. Little out of the way but recommended.

Thank sleepy1492
Napier, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant little catch up bar on Westheimer st Montrose Houston.very busy but friendly and fun.the cocktail shaker are worth watching.had a great pina colada to start my night.Westheimer st is well known for its eateries and bars but Anvil is special.

Thank _dianneoleary
Seattle, Washington
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163 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

An excellent collection of Scotch that will blow your. For the 5 to 6 cocktails we tried all were expertly prepared with care. The Leather Jacket is a favorite. The quality of the food was good and nicely complemented the atmosphere of the bar. Don't expect table service. Once you get into the groove this is a great place to... More 

Thank DBuksh
Montgomery, Texas
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Have been to Anvil a number of times since the first visit six months ago. They continue to get better and better. A nice selection of light food items has been added, the cocktail menu continues to get better and better, and it is definitely the go to place for drinks with friends. We usually try late afternoon as it... More 

Thank SPK1951
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Was recommended to this place by a hotel staff and she didn't disappoint. I wish there were more tables and chairs though. Other than that, highly recommend this place.

Thank gerschen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 7135231622

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