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2115 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.734060 -95.411266
Neighborhoods: Central, Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Best martinis in Houston – I came to Houston after Hurricane Katrina and my friend thought I needed to relax and that is exactly what I did here at Davenport. It was cozy, the menu of martinis were awsome, and the people that I came in contact were friendly. I enjoy coming to Davenport when in Houston and I highly recommend it to family and friends visiting Houston. I no longer live in Houston but visit regularly. There is no better way to top off an evening than dinner at Ibiza and a night cap at Davenport.
NOT AN AWARD WINNING PLACE! This looks so sleek on website - but it is rundown looking at night. Went with friends - dressed nicely for the "rat-pack" era feeling. Not available there! Not trendy to see to 60+ years old people making out at the bar. Wednesday was supposed to have some band - not there. We are all white, and we love hanging out with everyone - but this is mostly an African American club - which made us feel a bit uncomfortable. Ofcourse there was the gross white 60 year olds munching out at the bar! YUCK!!! Not what it is advertised on site!!!
Nice Place – This place is nice and small, great place to meet up and have a conversation. Drinks can be a little expensive but they have a wide selection of alcohol to choose from. Check it out on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday because they have good local house music dj's there.
Fun bar, good scene, funny/flirty bar tinders – This is a fun bar, a bit of a singles sceene...but not cheesey. I think I have been hit-on every time I was there, but by cute career driven boys. Cute boys, fun girls...give it a shot!
Great Drinks and Outstanding Music!! – I've heard about this place because my friends always tell me about it. The word on the street is that the best house music can be found here. They weren't kidding!!!! They have house THREE nights a week: Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday. The in house dj's are usually pretty good. I've been going for two months now and the music is great. I think the best nights are Mondays, it's low key, not as crowded as wednesday or sundays, and the music is really top notch. Great to take a date and try something completely different. I highly recommend this place because the atmosphere is perfect for relaxing to excellent music, drinking the best martini's, and just having a beautiful night.
Beware of the Drinks! – The first time I went to The Davenport, no one told me about this unwritten rule that you can only have two of their martinis. Well, I ended up having three and got a little "happy". Apparently all their drinks & shots are doubles. I'm not complaining, just wish I knew. I think $8 for a goose & cranberry is a great deal for a double! It's definitely my spot to hang out on Sundays & Wednesdays.
Trendy Martini Bar in Houston – Davenport is one my favorite martini bars in Houston. Then again I have only been to one other martini bar in Houston, and I felt that it was meant for the more upscale types. Davenport definitely feels to cater to the younger trendy yuppy crowd, but there still is a mixed crowd because their drink selection is awesome. They have such an extensive martini list with some of the tastiest martinis I have ever had. It can get crowded because it is such a popular hang out, but try to catch a seat where you can either watch the fireplace or the fish swim... don't be fooled though cause neither are real! In the end, Davenport has me coming back trying to taste all the different kinds of martinis they have... and whew... it's going to take me a long while!
The smell... – After seeing all the great reviews my friends and I decided to try this place out. Walking to the front door we were a little worried of what we might find inside and we had the right to be. First impression, "OH LORD!" It was extremely dark inside and from what we could see in the darkness was it looked really dirty and you may ask if it was so dark how could you tell...my shoes sticking to the floor everytime I stood still was a good indicator. There seemed to be a good mix of people who stared at you as soon as you opened the front door. There was no where to sit or stand to really be comfortable and let's just say there was a smell that sent us leaving pretty quickly. I'm not sure if it was just maybe mixed drinks not cleaned up off the sticky floor or if someone tossed their cookies in the bar some where but that overwhelming stinch was in the air and we didn't stay long enough to figure out where it was coming from. So unfortunately I can't tell you about service or drinks. I'd like to say I might give this place another chance, but probably not.
best martini bar in town – davenport, is by far, the best martini bar to lounge and mingle. the space is small and dimly-lit, providing an ambience that is cozy and comfortable ... like sitting in front of a fireplace while sipping on hot cocoa ... except you're sipping on a martini. the martini list is quite extensive, unlike any other i've seen in houston. and the ones i've tried are exceptionally good, though a little on the strong side, like the almond joy martini. there are also boardgames for additional diversions. the only complaint about this place is that there is only one stall for each of the women's and men's restroom, so be prepared to do a bit of waiting if you've been doing some drinking. make sure the restroom door is fully locked when you do you're thing. you have no idea how many times i've been walked in on ... and vice versa. other than that, this is a great place for pre-drinking or just kicking back and chilling with friends.*
Fun time - everytime – I must say. The bartenders are fantastic. The drinks are amazing. I told the bartender to surprise me, and wow - he knows what I like. Good place to hang with friends or just talk to everyone else there. I always have a good time. Always.
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