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Present Company

Present Company in Montrose is like a tropical island transplanted to Texas, with frozen drinks, palm trees, and two patios for their weekend brunch.

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Anvil Bar & Refuge

Anvil Bar & Refuge is one of the best bars in the city, with a long list of cocktails, knowledgeable bartenders, and a Captain’s List of rare spirits.

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The Pit Room

Instead of asking four different Houstonians about their favorite bbq spot, head to The Pit Room in Montrose for all the classics.

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Head to Huynh, which is just east of downtown, for a lunch of Vietnamese classics like pho, vermicelli bowls, and banh cuon.

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One Fifth Mediterranean

One Fifth Mediterranean is in a Hyde Park church, and is the 3rd concept in a 5-year plan. Come for dips, fresh pita, and family-style dishes.

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With 1,000 wines and dishes like baked oysters or lamb lollipops, A’Bouzy in River Oaks is a great start to a night, or recovery brunch.

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The Classic - All Day

The Classic - All Day is, as its name suggests, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serves comfort foods near Rice Military.

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Nancy’s Hustle

Nancy’s Hustle is a wine bar in East Downtown, where you should get drinks and a light bite, like their Nancy Cakes with caviar.

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Theodore Rex

Theodore Rex is a downtown spot with a frequently changing menu where you can bring a date or a group to order the whole menu.

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Xochi is a Oaxacan spot in the Marriott Marquis hotel downtown, with mezcal cocktails, fresh masa, and a mole sampler that should be on your table.

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Tongue-Cut Sparrow

Tongue-Cut Sparrow is a small Downtown cocktail bar where you should go when you don't want to have to fight or yell to get a drink.

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Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club

The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club is where to go in Southampton to drink, dance, and people watch.

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Julep is where to go on Washington Ave. for good cocktails and fancy bar food without the dress code or bouncers of nearby spots.

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West Alabama Ice House

West Alabama Ice House is a Montrose staple with a big back yard that's been attracting regulars for 30 years.

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Axelrad Beer Garden

Axelrad Beer Garden in Midtown has 30 beers on tap, a huge backyard, and lots of hammocks to lounge in.

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La Guadalupana Cafe And Bakery

La Guadalupana is where to go in Montrose for homestyle Mexican food, including breakfast all-day.

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Cafe TH

Cafe TH in East Downtown serves all of the Vietnamese classics, along with lots of vegetarian and vegan options.

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El Tiempo Cantina

El Tiempo Cantina is where to go for queso and fajitas before a long night of bar-hopping on Washington Ave.

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Last Concert Cafe

Last Concert Cafe is a historic music venue and Mexican restaurant located just north of Downtown.

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Oporto Fooding House & Wine

Oporto Fooding House & Wine in Midtown is a combination cafe, wine bar, bakery, and restaurant that serves Portuguese tapas.