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Poison Girl

Whisky Bar, Bar, and Lounge$$$$
Neartown - Montrose, Houston
  • The folks at The Wall Street Journal and Men's Health Mag like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Filipe B.
    "Awesome selection of bourbon!! Great beer on tap, pinball games."(16 Tips)
    "Best Bourbon selection in the city"(8 Tips)
    Dustin C.
    "cheap beers."(4 Tips)
    Monica P.
    "I think the Poison Girl shots are delicious."(2 Tips)
77 Tips and reviews
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  • whiskey
  • bourbon
  • happy hour
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  • The Wall Street Journal
    This Pepto-Bismol-pink-walled dive bar has the best bourbon selection in town—and a wall of pinball machines to boot. Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 15, 2011
    It’s worth it to come here for the pinball. Granted, it’s harder to be a wizard after a few Poison Girl shots, but it’s not rocket science. Had enough shots? Go for The Jones: ginger beer and bourbon.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HaenchenAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Manhattans, excellent whisky selection, pinball, and a decent patio.
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GossNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendly bartenders, just know that it WILL be crowded on the weekend. Usually a pretty mixed-bag of folks out in the backyard.
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy SamsonDecember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best happy hour in town! I think it is at least.
  • Alexander F.
    Alexander FuryJanuary 31, 2010
    A pretty mellow bar with a nice mix of people, a nice gender ratio, and liberal 21 and up crowd. Reward yourself with a Strongbow! This is a good place to start or end a night. Read more
  • justin b.
    justin bowersAugust 25, 2013
    Anyone who goes there is super friendly. Surprisingly comfortable with very large groups
  • M H D.
    M H DraperJanuary 30, 2012
    Drinks are pricey, but a definitive top ten 'in' place on the right night, which is usually Fridays.
  • Allison B.
    Allison BaylesJanuary 16, 2015
    Pinball! Lots of pinball! And a Texas brewed hard cider selection that does not disappoint .
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 16, 2016
    Dive bar that's no longer a true dive but I still like the vibe. Frequented here during grad school days.
  • Filipe B.
    Filipe BezerraMarch 24, 2016
    Awesome selection of bourbon!! Great beer on tap, pinball games.
  • Leah J.
    Leah JohnsonFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bartenders are super knowledgeable in their american whiskey, ask for a bowl of goldfish and peanuts to drink it on the rocks.
  • Reuben B.
    Reuben BarringerJanuary 13, 2013
    Saturday Happy Hour. Rice Box Food Truck and ask Martin for a Margarita.
  • Meg
    MegAugust 11, 2014
    Great patio out back. This place is fantastic in the winter.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressMay 31, 2012
    Check out Poison Girl's Happy Hour on the Go Time Happy Hour App! Download for free on iphone, android and blackberry!
  • Dustin M.
    Dustin MisenerMay 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love how they fail to mention that some of the beers on their cardboard lack alcohol... Oh and the redhead bartender is a douchebag.. use subtraction when tipping him on credit.
  • Travis C.
    Travis CombelAugust 23, 2014
    When I was there during the week it was very chill.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandMarch 27, 2016
    Bulleit Old Fashioned is legit and cheap ($6 as of 3/16).
  • Monica P.
    Monica ParrilloAugust 18, 2010
    Buy the tamales from the tamales man, yummm (or even better, get someone to buy them for you!)
  • kara s.
    kara s.January 24, 2011
    For any visiting/transplant LA-ians... its like a mix of cha cha lounge and drawing room, but with a patio.
  • Reidis S.
    Reidis SolareSeptember 9, 2011
  • Anna B.
    Anna BrankinSeptember 4, 2011
    God forbid you ask for change for the pinball machine. The bartenders are rude. Otherwise, I like cabbage patch dolls.
  • Steve C.
    Steve ColeNovember 8, 2011
    Try Angels Envy. One of their new bourbons with a port finish. Best bourbon on the market!
  • Edward G.
    Edward GarciaOctober 10, 2010
    Love going here for Halloween. We do the Montrose Halloween Crawl every year fun and great way to meet new friends.
  • Fuzr
    FuzrFebruary 12, 2014
    Best Bourbon selection in the city
  • Oliver G.
    Oliver G.October 25, 2011
    Cheap drinks, pinball, koolaid man, what more could you want? Don't order Budweiser products unless you want dirty looks.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MossJanuary 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best happy hour inside the Loop!
  • Ivimto
    IvimtoJanuary 13
    Great atmosphere
  • Brett B.
    Brett BendeleMay 29, 2015
    If you are an aging hipster, this place is for you
  • Britney S.
    Britney SamsonAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Your friendly neighborhood dive bar that we all love... dearly.
  • I Am S.
    I Am ShitleyApril 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fridays are crazy as well as the Montrose Pub Crawl!
  • Andrei C.
    Andrei CMarch 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The real ale (Phoenixx) is fantastic.
  • Fez
    FezJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If this is eva's favorite bar. It got to be cool....
  • Victoria E.
    Victoria ElizondoMarch 6, 2015
    The crowd is a plus.
  • 13 celsius
    13 celsiusFebruary 12, 2010
    Ask knowledgeable bartenders to pick from their extensive Bourbon selection
  • Sarah💘 M.
    Lone star beer that is all 😚
  • Houston Press Street Team M.
    Happy Hour: Daily, 4pm-7pm
  • mark m.
    mark matsusakiJune 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Take a picture with the life size Cabbage Patch Doll outside on the back patio.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJuly 2, 2013
    Happy Hour: Daily 4pm-7pm
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonJuly 14, 2011
    Take your picture with the Kool-Aid man in the backyard. No one will believe you otherwise.
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JonesJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    good happy hour and they serve goldfish!
  • Andrei C.
    Andrei CAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Family Guy pinball machine is dead. Long live the Family Guy pinball machine!
  • Christian M.
    Christian MaganaJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a Texas beer. Nuff said.
  • Krissy H.
    Krissy HumphriesDecember 18, 2010
    Don't forget your quarters for some old school pinball!
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GalbraithSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Family guy pinball is back up! Long live family guy pin ball!
  • Yvonne S.
    Yvonne SanchezFebruary 20, 2010
    Love this bar - very cool and laid back - reminds me of San Fran...
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldNovember 30, 2014
    Red walled gem of a dive
  • Rachel(Vasiliki) Dj Diva R.
    Fun fun times
  • Karen E.
    Karen EllingtonOctober 1, 2013
    DB haven. Slumming with hipsters.
  • Topher B.
    Topher BossJuly 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The family guy pinball table is the only one to play.
  • Livia S.
    Livia SantosAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Whiskey 😈
  • Megan B.
    Megan BatsonOctober 28, 2010
    Southern Star Bombshell beer is good here.
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GalbraithDecember 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Since your here be sure to tell Dan that you like bunnies too.....
  • Trevor P.
    Trevor PattonAugust 23, 2011
    Over 180 different whiskeys!
  • Monica P.
    Monica ParrilloAugust 4, 2010
    I think the Poison Girl shots are delicious.
  • Ray S.
    Ray SpenceJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best gay bar in Houston!
  • Ravi B.
    Ravi BandaruJuly 21, 2013
    Great !!!!
  • Kate M.
    Kate MJuly 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you were wondering, I am the poisoned girl.
  • Topher B.
    Topher BossOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The family guy pinball is fixed. break out the quarters.
  • Jacob
    JacobJune 20, 2010
    Avoid this place like the plague on weekends if you hate crowds or hipsters, but be sure to stop by for the Poison Pen series.
  • Jose Luis R.
    Jose Luis RamosAugust 23, 2014
    Four roses bourbon
  • Krista Y.
    Krista YnostrosaAugust 21, 2011
    Powers whiskey always!
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin ChadSeptember 13, 2010
    cheap beers. And tons of queers.
  • My Table Magazine
    My Table MagazineJune 14, 2013
    Tucked away in the middle of a small Montrose shopping center, Poison Girl has pinball machines, cheap Lone Star and good whiskey. Read more
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin ChadAugust 29, 2010
    Your family is here and their names are robin and Edgar.
  • Jay W.
    Jay WurtsFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    One of my favorites.
  • Eddie B.
    Eddie BerlangaOctober 16, 2013
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DJanuary 30, 2010
    Try the ginger beer and whiskey!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LApril 27, 2010
    Pinball and shots!
  • Eva K.
    Eva K.July 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite bar.
  • sidney
    sidneyJanuary 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ohhhh yeah!
  • Tepster
    TepsterJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's been a couple months since I've been here. Must visit soon!
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WOctober 1, 2011
    Sloooow mcgee...wha? Service stinks
  • Dan C.
    Dan CuttsAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't be rude at the bar, there are plenty of customers, they are not afraid to serve you last.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BlewittDecember 29, 2011
    Shareef sux
  • Andy L.
    Andy LinkJuly 24, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    bogart the chalk table with maximum authority.
  • Dy L.
    Dy LicataOctober 31, 2014
    #pinball 📍🏆 #whiskey 🍺
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