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
Reggaeton Trap House Party
at Avant Garden Houston
The DoBo & Avant Garden Houston will be helping us host and become the hottest monthly happening every last Friday of the month!
Griff's 9th Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil Fundraiser
at Griffs Irish Pub
Come to our First Crawfish and Shrimp Boil fundraiser of the Season!!
Aperitivo Italiano: The Wines of Lazio
Aperitivo Italiano: The Wines of Lazio, Hills of Gold Wednesday, January 29, 2020 From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $25 ICCC Members | $30 Non-Members
at Rudyard's Pub
Sick of images of blissful love? Does chalky heart-shaped candy make you gag? Recently dumped and possibly seeking vengeance? Then this is the party for you!
2020 Houston BrunchFest
BrunchFest is the ultimate Sunday Funday experience for Houston foodies who know how to BRUNCH SO HARD!
2020 Houston Mac Attack
The cheesiest day of the year! Sample a huge variety of gourmet, chef-inspired twists on your childhood favorite: mac & cheese!