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Montrose Things To Do

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What happens in Montrose, stays in Montrose. lol no, but really. Being home to Houston's early counter-culture scene, Montrose is at it's core unapologetically eclectic. It does what feels right and you go with it.

This idea of challenging the norm is apparent at James Beard Award winner and uber-creative cocktail bar Anvil Bar & Refuge - providing a destination-worthy experience, with their menu of more than 100 specialty cocktails. Don’t feel overwhelmed though, the knowledgeable staff are always ready with suggestions. If you want something with a little more edge, you can head basically across the street to Poison Girl, a dive bar with cheap drinks, outdoor space and pinball tables. This is the Montrose OG experience. 

Montrose is Houston’s famous “gayborhood” with many LGBTQ watering holes on Fairview. With options like The Eagle, JR’s, Rebar and Ripcord, the state’s oldest leather bar, there is something for everyone. Also visit-worthy is Numbers, Houston’s beloved goth venue, churning out some of the finest underground entertainment in the city for the last 30+ years.

However, there is more to Montrose than just bars. Antique shops and thrift stores are all along Westheimer with treasures just waiting to be unearthed. You can also soak up some culture at the tranquil Rothko Chapel, or The Menil Collection with over 16,000 pieces of arts and artifacts.