Anvil Bar & Refuge
Bobby Heugel’s first Houston bar, which arguably launched the city’s now thriving drinks scene, has been around for some time, yet has remained the number-one spot for classic cocktails in Texas. The brass-accented, high-energy joint continually offers a list of 100 classic and eight seasonal house creations on the menu. These come from well-trained, sociable staff who have themselves built up a loyal crowd of regulars. Beyond the excellent drinks, there’s a good list of appropriately salty snacks and an eclectic clientele of cocktail enthusiasts who make great drinking buddies.
1424 Westheimer Road, Montrose, Houston, TX 77006