Houston's Top 10 Martini Bars


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4. THE DAVENPORT (CLEAR LAKE)
How could The Davenport, whose moniker boasts a cute little martini glass as an accent, not make a Top 10 martini bars list? The hip sister location to the hallowed Richmond lounge boasts 30 to 40 signature martinis, which always seem to come in glasses that are three times bigger than normal. Worth the drive down 45.

1235 Clear Lake City Blvd, 281-461-3283, thedavenportlounge.com


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3. WARREN'S INN
What can we say about Warren's that you don't already know? Yeah, we thought so. It's a fantastic little hole in the wall with the friendliest bartenders and the stiffest cocktails ever-- very much including those deadly martinis. Trust us on this one; many a Houston Press staffer has attempted to test those waters to our peril. But we keep coming back.

307 Travis, 713-247-9207


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2. THE STATE BAR & LOUNGE
The State Bar downtown is by no stretch of the imagination a martini bar; drinks like the Communist, an OJ, cherry brandy, or the gin and lime juice combo make this place the quintessential place to indulge in some martini madness. If vodka tickles your fancy in a way that gin doesn't, don't worry. There are plenty of vodka-based martinis to choose from. We suggest the Cucumber Martini, though. Refreshing and stout.

909 Texas, 713-229-8888, thestatebar.com


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Downing Street - CLOSED

2549 Kirby, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Cezanne Jazz Club

4100 Montrose, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Benjy's

2424 Dunstan, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brenner's on the Bayou

1 Birdsall St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Reserve 101

1201 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Fedora Lounge

2726 Bissonnet, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Davenport (Clear Lake)

1235 Clear Lake City Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Warren's Inn

307 Travis, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The State Bar & Lounge

909 Texas, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Zimm's Martini & Wine Bar

4321 Montrose, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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4 comments
Jenandtonic
Jenandtonic

All this list did was make me miss Marfreless

johnatrisk
johnatrisk

I do not know what a Pear Martini, a Very Berry, or a Milky Way is, but they're not martinis. Note the change of case. Maybe retitle this as "best 10 really sweet cocktails served pretentiously in martini glasses bars." Can we get a list of the best gin and vermouth assortments in Houston? That would be useful...this is kind of shameful. Not beans in chili shameful, but close.

timblack2
timblack2 topcommenter

A Blood and Sand is a classic cocktail recipe, not a Martini at all.

erichenao
erichenao topcommenter

So… what was the requirements for this list? Straight gin martini's? Was it for the tastiest? or the strongest? Or the most reasonably priced? Or the largest served? How about the ones that had types of gin that no one else has? Just wondering.

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