Located near downtown, Montrose offers a walkable neighborhood with excellent shopping. The area is known for antique shopping, thrift stores, and funky boutiques. Montrose boasts some of Houston's most picturesque architecture, along with a vibrant gay and lesbian community and several of the city's finest museums. Every June, the Gay Pride Parade winds through the streets of Montrose, and Pride Houston sponsors several other events throughout the year.
In the heart of Montrose, located at the intersection of the major streets Montrose and Westheimer, the University of St. Thomas offers a curriculum based on the liberal arts. The Catholic university incorporates the former home of billionaire and philanthropist Howard Hughes. Montrose also contains the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Visit one of the area's excellent museums, such as the Menil Collection. A free museum located near the University of St. Thomas, the Menil contains the private art collection of its founders, Jean and Dominique de Ménil. One of its most famous features is the Rothko Chapel, showcasing fourteen paintings by Mark Rothko. Also check out the Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Arts Museum.
Several live music venues make their home in Montrose. Anderson Fair has hosted folk musicians since the 1960s, or try the Irish pub atmosphere at Mc Gonigel's Mucky Duck.
Events in Montrose
Houston New Yearâ€™s Eve All-Access Pub Crawl Pass
at Pub Fiction
Where oh where to spend New Yearâ€™s Eve? Houston is a beautiful and historic metropolis full of a wide array of options to celebrate all types of holidays, especially NYE. Affordable New Yearâ€™s Eve events are tough to come by.
'A MIDNIGHT KISS' NEW YEAR'S EVE AT PUB FICTION [MIDTOWN]
at Pub Fiction
We all say the same thing every year, wow - how quickly the year flew by! It seems as though time rushes by and we never truly get to slow down and enjoy it. No more!
Houston Creole Heritage Festival
at Midtown Park
Guests will experience a full day of LIVE music, an assortment of flavorful food/restaurants/food trucks, dancing, kid zone, and vendors - all in the name of preserving the heritage of a dynamic culture.