Griff's has sat tucked away side street in the heart of the Montrose neighborhood for 50 years. Founded by Michael Griffin with the intent to open a standard watering hole where locals could hang out and watch sports and drink pints, the bar has stood the test of time and is one of Houston's oldest surviving spots in Houston. Griff's has become a staple for holidays - it's the home of the largest St. Patrick's day festival in Texas and their annual crawfish boil and weekly Tuesday night have become Montrose traditions. They have two massive patios (one covered) which make for ample holiday and celebratory drinking.
For the holiday Season, Griff's dresses up the dive with a proper Christmas Tree and when we popped in our favorite bartender, Cliff, was rocking a festive green bow tie. Griff's runs happy hour specials from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day and you'll find a cast of characters just as eclectic as the Montrose neighborhood itself.