Houston's Top 10 Martini Bars
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. DOWNING STREET
Downing Street is "technically" a whiskey and cigar bar, but did you know they also have a list of specialty martinis a mile long? From Blood and Sand, a Chivas-based OJ and cherry concoction to the sugary-sweet Milky Way, Downing Street has martinis down to a science, even the pineapple-Infused vodka martini. Yum.
2549 Kirby, 713-523-2291, downingstreetpub.com
9. CEZANNE JAZZ CLUB
Not only is Cezanne one of Houston's top jazz rooms, it's also home to one of its best martinis. Step into this intimate, swanky bar filled with the sound of sweet, sweet jazz, and Cezanne's killer martinis will transport you well out of this century back into something way more Gatsby-ish and cool.
4100 Montrose, 832-592-7464, cezannejazz.com
8. LOUNGE AT BENJY'S
Perhaps there's a slight bit of line-bending on this list with the inclusion of benjy's, but honestly, it counts since it's technically the lounge at benjy's, and they have some seriously killer martinis up in that attic bar space. Try a Citrus Blossom cause yum, or take advantage of the fact that benjy's wants you to be creative and encourages you to create your own signature martini. Such freedom, such deliciousness.
2424 Dunstan, 713-522-7602, benjys.com
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2549 Kirby, Houston, TX