2115 Richmond Ave | Houston, TX 77098

Davenport Lounge offers a varied music selection, from Rat Pack-era crooners to in-house DJs, fueling the crowd of casual regulars and trendier Richmond Strip escapees. The space is small, but conducive to mingling, and the '50s-style decor perfectly accents the lounge atmosphere. Rarely vacant couches and chairs maintain a living-room feel, while the nearby TV broadcasts a faux crackling fireplace for cozy couples.

The bar (filled with bottles practically to the ceiling) boasts more than 42 different single malt scotches and 35 vodka varieties. For a taste of the true Dav experience, sample a cocktail or two from the multipage martini menu featuring some familiar favorites and more than a few surprises. Try the award-winning Costa Rican martini, made with Stoli Vanil vodka, Kahlua, Frangelico, and creme de banana. It's a bonus that the martinis here are refreshingly inexpensive, especially considering their generous portions.

The club also features live DJs every Wednesday from 9 pm until closing.