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Anvil Bar & Refuge

#343 of 7,238 Restaurants in Houston}
$$ - $$$, American
1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006-2617
+1 713-523-1622
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“scotch egg” (2 reviews)
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Bar, American
$$ - $$$
1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006-2617
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This place has great selection of cocktails and the ambiance is nice too! Pliny's tonic was my favorite drink...

Thank Maryam Z
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We went to Anvil to see if it lived up to its hype. It did not. The drinks have so many ingredients that it seems to take forever to be served. There is nothing special about the ambiance or decorations that would entice me to...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My wife and I stopped in looking for a drink and found the real deal. Real professionals behind the bar. We can understand why it's a happening place later in the evening. We were impressed with the professional approach. Not seedy.

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We went with our neighborhood friends. Very busy on a Tuesday night. My husband doesn't like the taste of alcohol, so we challenged the bartender to make him something he might like. I told him what I usually drink, and asked him to surprise me....More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Celebrating our last night in Houston, my wife found this place on TA. We arrived just ahead of Happy Hour rush (4:45) rush and enjoyed the numerous drinks offered up by our 'mixologist' (I differentiate from 'bartender,' as this guy knew his combinations; a career...More

Thank icoachu
Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a pleasure. Lucky too. I arrived at 4, at the beginning of happy hour. Obviously, the locals are keenly aware. The bar was packed. One seat left - I took it. Really fun buzz about the mixologists, and their concoctions. I threw out a...More

1  Thank ATL_JCR
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Upon my first time visiting Houston I ended up meeting some friends for drinks at Anvil and immediately felt as if I was transported back home to NYC. A matter of fact, Anvil has the atmosphere and quality of cocktails of some of the best...More

Thank ShopWithVal
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We come here religiously during the week between 4-5pm to take advantage of their half off drinks!! My favorite are Pimms Cup (Pimms #1, lemon, dry Gin, cucumber, and soda) and Waltzing Matilda (dry gin, lemon, passion fruit, Americana, and ginger beer)! Both of these...More

Thank Veronica L
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This place has a great offering of cocktails. The bartenders are very knowledgeable. They have everything and can make anything. I have recently started trying to make cocktails that require more skill than scotch and water, so I enjoyed talking to the bartender and watching...More

Thank cnjones
Reviewed 19 July 2016

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...More

Thank srdbigd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, American
Dinner, After-hours, 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 77006-2617
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-523-1622
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