Houston >Bars & Clubs > Harp
1625 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX | Directions 7700629.734226 -95.401343
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
Folks who don't understand the concept of your "local" will be lost on this place. It's Cheers for many and those lucky enough to find it and adopt it as their own.
Best bar in Houston – Having spent 4 months in Houston and missing Ireland the Harp was my Embassy. A place to relax have a pint and sing.
Not as bad as some reviews imply – I've been to the Harp several times over the years and have had a great time. Never an issue with the bartenders. Never an issue with cleanliness. I happen to own a bar in Houston, and I have zero complaints about The Harp. Its a cool place.
EWWWW – OMG, how is this place a legit business. It's filthy, the staff is on something, my girlfriend and I were followed into the restroom by a man 30 yrs older than us, giving us dirty looks and mumbling under his breath. This place is a sh*thole that attracts dirty sleazy married men looking to pick up girls. I took a long shower as soon as I left.
Great and Off the Beaten Path! – I went in here once to meet up with a friend of mine, who regularly frequents. The patrons were extremely friendly as was the bar staff. The waitress was very attentive, and frequently came by to collect glasses. I was only served in clean glasses. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something a little of the beaten path. Also, if you insist on writing a review please ensure your spelling and grammar are correct (bad-mouthers below). All internet explorer's have a built-in spell check feature.
Don't let the competition fool you – Hmm, three negative reviews in three days?!?!? This wouldn't be a coincerted effort by a nearby competitor to demean The Harp, would it??? Nice try, guys.
The Harp is actually a really nice neighborhood irish pub - not a gimmicky one like the "nearby competitor." The owner is actually from Dublin, not north Houston. The staff is terrific and always friendly. And despite the slanderous comments, most of them don't even smoke as far as I can tell, much less do anything illegal.
I have to admit, they did have a problem for a few weeks this spring with a broken sewer line that gave off a smell, but that's long been fixed.
In case you couldn't tell, I'm very much a regular, and I love the place. It's friendly, with intelligent regulars and a real camaraderie. Don't let the concerted effort to smear the business fool you. This place gets great reviews (check the Houston Chronicle's review on chron.c0m) and is a real Irish pub. It doesn't just pretend to be Irish and it doesn't cater to minors - hence the folks coming online to badmouth it.
forget this bar – I went for 15 minutes last night and was not served until 15 minutes later in a very dirty glass by a coked up bartender. Is this what you call Irish pub in Houston God help you.
what a pit of muck – This is the most filthy disgusting bar I have EVER seen. The cleanliness likens a Mexican prison but worse. I cannot believe it is in business HEALTHY INSPECTORS must see.
worse bar ever – ARE you joking really people come here to drink. OK first its a completely disgusting hole that reeks of swage. Second most of the staff is hopped up on something and don't really give a d2mn if they serve you or not. The bar is filthy and the quality of character is non exsistant. So if you like dirty glasses and waisting time go see it.
Rude staff – The staff here are rude and clique-y. If you aren't a regular you don't have a chance. I thought the trivia night on Tuesdays would be fun and it had potential except for the bad service and staff that look constantly irritated.
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