In a perfect world, Montrose may take the top spot. But the jagged sidewalks and sprawl of the hood make it hard to bar hop and keep the drinking scene tight. That is, with the exception of Lower Westheimer, which boasts a killer lineup of bars within walking distance (just remember that thing we said about the sidewalks). Get some rooftop action at Rosemont Social Club, make your way through the craft brews at The Hay Merchant, get jazzy at Catbirds, hit the punch bowl at Stone’s Throw, air out on the patio at La Grange, sip American whiskeys and Poison Girl, and spend some time getting to know the critically acclaimed first born child of Houston’s craft cocktail scene, Bobby Heugel’s Anvil Bar & Refuge before finishing up with wine at Camerata. Off the block, there’s bar and live music spot Rudyard’s, the fantastically divey Lola’s Depot and Griff’s, and (perhaps most importantly) cult favorite hangout West Alabama Ice House, which keeps Montrosians quenched, happy, and full because they just ate like, 18 tacos from the Tacos Tierra truck.