10 Great Places To Hit Up For Late-Night, After-Party Eats & Drinks in Montrose
Holiday parties are in full swing come December. You’ve got three to attend just this week. While you’re out (and perhaps while you have a babysitter manning the home ship), make the most of your evening by taking the after party to Montrose, where a whole host of bars and restaurants are waiting to lavish food, drink and fun upon you and your date. Here are a handful of spots to hit up when you’re just not ready to head home yet.
Theo’s / 812 Westheimer Rd.
It’s been up, it’s been down, but it’s always been a place to count on in Montrose for late-night eats. By late-night, we also mean early morning — the place is open through 4 a.m., seven days a week. The Mediterranean fare like stuffed grape leaves, roasted eggplant dip and hummus are satisfying at any hour, but staples like their cheeseburgers also taste especially good after 11 p.m.
BB’s Cafe (soon to be BB’s 24) / 2710 Montrose Blvd.
The recent announcement that BB’s Cafe will soon be a 24-hour restaurant is for after this holiday season, though they’re already open fairly late for after-party purposes. The hearty Cajun food here is perfect for after-hours, or super early morning breakfasts. Sunday through Wednesday (for now, at least), you can get in until midnight, but Thursday through Saturdays mean closing time isn’t until 3 a.m.
Hay Merchant / 1100 Westheimer Rd.
If you haven’t yet imbibed too much — call Uber or get a cab to be safe friends! — stop by the Hay Merchant for a brew and some tasty bar bites like a chicken parmesan sandwich, chicken tenders, house made beef jerky, sweet and spicy pig ears and much more. You’ve got until 2 a.m. to get your grub on.
Boheme / 307 Fairview St.
Not only have they revamped their cocktail program, Boheme is just a nice, laid-back spot to end an evening. In addition to their tasty cocktails, beer and wine are upscale bar eats like lavash pizzas with gourmet combinations, chicken wings, cheese plates and a perennial favorite, the spicy Vietnamese fries (with sriracha, hoisin, garlic mayo, cilantro and crushed peanuts). If the weather is mild, you’d be best grabbing a spot on their spacious patio. Kitchen closes at 12 a.m. or 1 a.m. depending on the evening.
Katz’s Deli / 616 Westheimer Rd.
Just in case you didn’t get the memo, Katz’s never closes, and they’re not joking about that. One of the few 24-hour restaurants in the neighborhood, it’s a shoe-in for that really late dining session. The menu is massive, with tons of deli comfort foods like pastrami sandwiches, house made pickles, milkshakes, breakfast served all 24 hours of the day, salads, soups and desserts. It’s also a great place to people watch in the wee hours of the morning.
Rudyard’s / 2010 Waugh Dr.
This British pub is not only famous for serving up plenty of pints to go with it’s eclectic line-up of live entertainment, but also the cheeseburgers. If a hankering for the all-American meal is gripping at your soul after a Christmas party, skip the drive-though and head straight to Rud’s. Not only will you get a juicy burger, but the entertainment is likely to be top-knotch as well.
The Rice Box / 1638 Westheimer Rd. (only on select days/times)
Whether it’s General Tso chicken, fried dumplings or fried rice that can perk you up after an evening socializing at the company holiday party, The Rice Box food truck has it ready for you when the sun goes down and Montrose comes alive. You can catch the old-school Chinese food at the corner of 1638 Westheimer Rd. most weekend evenings, and it’s usually out through 2 a.m. to serve the hungry night owls that wander by.
Pistolero’s / 1517 Westheimer Rd.
This Tex-Mex bar and grill is so versed in the ways of late-night eating they have a small menu dedicated to just that. When a small snack like chips and salsa, guacamole, queso or barbacoa nachos will do the trick, you can get any one of them (along with a margarita if you’d like) at Pistolero’s. Doors close at 2 a.m.
The Phoenix on Westheimer / 1915 Westheimer Rd.
Yet another option for grabbing a pint later in the evening is The Phoenix — which coincidentally, recently closed a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to transition into a brewpub. If you want to catch the end of that late-running football game or just chow down on some traditional pub grub, The Phoenix would be your best late-night option.
Kenneally’s Irish Pub / 2111 S. Shepherd Dr.
It’s one of Houston’s most beloved Irish pubs with plenty of accolades for its pizza. Mixing bar food with Irish heritage — and doing it all on a thin crust of dough — is their Shamrock Special which uses corned beef as one of the toppings. Between a few slices shared between friends and a Guinness or two, it’s not a bad way to end a December evening.