Houston Music

Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In Montrose

As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeehouse or live-music venue is fair game.

10. Griff's Houston Got a dollar? Have a Lone Star. Got $6? Take the case, packaging and all. Tucked just out of sight of the Montrose/Westheimer intersection, Griff's offers friendly pours, cold beer and low prices. Steak and pork-chop nights are a weekly thing, and the St. Patty's Day celebration is always a lot of fun.

Once you've had a few drinks and run out of smokes, make your way to the dance floor (if you can even call it that), where all your favorite '90s hip-hop songs are on near-constant rotation. And when the atmosphere and regulars are this down-to-earth, why not bust a move?

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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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