Anvil Bar & Refuge
Craft cocktails have been a thing for a while now, and Anvil Bar & Refuge, opened in 2009, was one of the first places to put Houston’s mixology scene on the map. Specializing in drinks that use local ingredients and house-made syrups, Anvil is the place to go if you’re serious about your spirits. Cocktail options may include the First Name Basis (chamomile-infused Brugal Especial white rum, lemon, hibiscus, and strawberry), the Anvil Pousse-Cafe (a layered shot with Citadelle dry gin, Pimm’s No. 1, Aperol, lemon, and mint), and the on-tap Nitro Cuba Libre (Plantation Original Dark rum, Cruzan Black Strap rum, Mexican Coca-Cola, lactose sugar, and Angostura bitters). While you’re there, be sure to peruse Anvil’s famous list of 100 classic cocktails, which features everything from a Pimm’s Cup to a mai tai.
By Kristin Finan, AFAR Local Expert
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Houston's Best Handcrafted Cocktails
It's no understatement to call Anvil not only a bar, but a refuge. In a time where for many, the art of crafting a cocktail has been lost, Anvil creates each drink with fresh ingredients, including their house-made bitters, liqueurs, sodas, and infusions. Anvil also carries an ever-changing selection of 13 brews on tap that is comprised of mostly American microbrews. This place is the real deal.
By Ashley Castle Pittman, AFAR Contributor
My Favorite Watering Hole in Houston!
Great signature drinks and eats!
1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Sun - Sat 4pm - 2am