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Anvil & The Pastry War GMs Reveal First Dive Bar Visit in Houston

The general manager's of two Houston hot cocktail bars share their first Houston dive bar.

Welcome to the Dive Bar Power Hour, a full hour dedicated to dive bars. Unlike their more popular sibling, the cocktail bar, dive bars are slightly rough around the edges - maybe sticky too - but even they need love too.

Eater Houston asked the general managers of Anvil Bar & Refuge and The Pastry War if they remembered their first dive bar experience in Houston. Here's what they revealed:

Francisco Terrazas, general manager of The Pastry War: "During my transition from Austin to Houston, a couple of bartenders from Anvil would take me out with them. The first dive bar of many was Poison Girl."

Terry Williams, general manager of Anvil Bar & Refuge: "My first dive bar in Houston wasn't in Houston proper, it was at Gene's Better Times in Pasadena. I spent many a nights there."

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