Enjoy vacay inspired drinks at the new Idle Hands bar in Montrose. 

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From Rainey Street to Space City’s well-known Montrose neighborhood, Idle Hands Houston is the newest bar in town. The bar originally opened in Austin, but made its way to Houston this month, joining the Montrose Collective, the development home to six restaurants and cafes with retail and office spaces.

The bar is inspired by the owner’s travels to the Caribbean, Latin America, and other tropical destinations. Guests walking into Idle Hands Houston will be greeted with greenery at every corner and an inviting atmosphere. From outside on the patio to the bathrooms, patrons will notice luscious flora and fauna with accompanying decor that’s “curated for relaxation and escape,” without the hassle of ever leaving town.

The bar boasts a downstairs bar and patio, a lounge/bar area upstairs, a roof-top lounge, and live music. Almost all sitting areas align with the sprouting interior design of the bar, with green seating, dainty fixtures, and decorative lights on the patio.


Patrons can choose from a variety of beer, wine, ciders, and seltzers. The bar also has craft cocktails and frozen drinks that reflect the relaxing getaway motif of the bar with Mojitos, Pina Coladas, Margaritas, a Blue Hawaii drink with Deep Eddy, and Strawberry Mules. Along with drinks, the bar offers a variety of food options. Guests can choose from chips and queso, french fries, empanadas, tacos, Cubano and fries, burgers, and cheesecake. 

The Montrose neighborhood is known for its ever-growing nightlife, so it’s no doubt that with its success in Austin, Idle Hands Houston will become a mainstay in the city. "Houston is an eclectic city rich in culture and history,” owner Matt Wolski said in a statement.  “We think the city will marry beautifully with our concept, and we look forward to bringing a venue the community can embrace and be proud of."

Idle Hands Houston adjoins the already beloved Uchi and Aladdin Mediterranean Restaurant located across the street from FM Kitchen and Bar

For week two of their opening, the bar is open Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Idle Hands Houston is located at 910 Westheimer Rd. For more information, visit the website.

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