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“We enjoyed the drink, the atmosphere for a few minutes, and had a nice break.”
“They have great happy hour pricing and tasty wines on the expansive list (try the One Last Kiss).”
“They have great happy hour pricing and tasty wines on the expansive list (try the One Last Kiss).”
“Being a wine bar, Boheme has many excellent selections.”
“So if you fix those things so the place isn't a death trap, and the guy bartender decides to put on guy pants, guy shirt, and underwear so his backside doesn't show when he bends over, this would be a great little place.”
“With live music and great wait staff, this place makes for a great date or just to hang out with friends.”
“If you live within close walking distance, it might a decent neighborhood hangout for you to go for a drink, since the happy hour prices weren't bad, especially if they can improve the service.”
“Sometimes it's not bad, but generally the service is slow, the wines are warm, and the staff cannot handle more than two customers at a time.”
The patio. It's really all about the wraparound patio with the red glowing string lights. The place is just as Bohemian as you would expect--totally kick back and make what you want of it. The new flatbreads are delicious --especially the Dutchie, with this spicy sriracha tomato sauce that'll knock your socks off.
This little dive bar offers an eclectic atmosphere that is comforting, sensuous and distinguished without being pretentious. They have a little everything going on- good wine, tasty food, and a pretty nice happy hour!
Eh.. This place was seriously understaffed for a busy Sunday afternoon. Tables were not cleared of dirty dishes after people left, they ran out of mint to make mojitos, there was no system of first come/first served. You have to make yourself obnoxious to be noticed. Thanks, but no thanks. The place seems very popular, so my business won't be missed.
a great place to go anytime. A good wine bar serves a wide spectrum of customers, from neophytes who can't tell the difference between a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc to experts who want to try a glass of a new release before buying a few cases for their cellars i've only been here twice, but both times, I've really enjoyed the food, and the servers have all been very knowledgeable about the wine. I really like their cheese boards but the all the food are also delicious. Lots of house-made stuff of great quality. The desserts could use a little work; not great, not bad. Crowd tends to be trendy-casual, and the prices reflect the trendiness. My main issue was that the music was super loud and tailored toward the people at the bar no matter what time it was. Wish that during peak dinner hours the music could've been less boring, and soft enough to have a non-yelling conversation. Other than that, I'd definitely recommend coming here,
Great Place to go if Your Not Thristy.
Have you ever been to a bar where if no one knows you no service? Well this is the perfect place. My friends and I have frequent this place for a while mainly b/c it was in walking distance of my house. The old staff members were great! Now they have replaced all the old staff w/ new staff members who seem to be more concern w/ snorting coke in the bathroom then customer service. The bartenders ignore you like your not sitting right in their face. When they finally ask you about a drink its takes another 10-15 for them to make a drink. Please so not order a martini or anything they have to make it might take 20 mins. Like I said we frequented this place b/c of location, but then the staff became unbearable. Rude, Mean, Totally Unprofessional, and SLOW!
One of my friends recently dated the barback, Valerie Smith to be exact and she had her band from the place. When we called to speak w/ the management staff about this they said we agree w/ our barback. Interesting how a barback the lowest position in the bar has soo much pull. The fact that was left out was my friend stop dating Valerie Smith due to the fact she was stealing from her to feed her drug habit. So just think a barback that has a drug problem and around money 24-7 just how much money she is taking from the bar?
Its sad there a like 100 plus bars in Midtown/Washington Ave you would think the management staff along w/ the owners would care about who they employ and customer service. Just saying if you choose to frequent this place watch your purse/wallet!
Great Place All around. Great place, great staff, relaxed environment, friendly patrons. This is a dive bar, its not trendty and doesnt attract the hip crowd, more of the intellect, cutured and well travelled people. Great place to hang out and chill and have a late night bite.
Great Place!. I've been to Bar Boheme about 6 times now. They have great happy hour pricing and tasty wines on the expansive list (try the One Last Kiss). I will admit, when bustling the service can be painstakingly slow...so, just be prepared for a crowded bar with tasty eats and sips but snail-paced service...but, if you go on a Friday at the start of the month (first Fridays I think?) while you wait for your libations you can listen to wonderful opera singing and learn a thing or two. An opera company in Houston called Opera Vista and their team of cultured crooners were extremely entertaining and educational. Who doesn't love great wine and good opera? Happy Hour is wonderful and I really enjoy the frozen mojito and sangria. The back patio is really nice and has a bar...the furniture is a wee bit uncomfortable. They change out the art work every week or few weeks so the bars feel and decor are constantly changing. It's fantastic and all the art is available for purchase. 3 cheers for Boheme!
Worlds apart at the Bar Boheme.
*Note - First off, I’m particularly impatient when it comes to parking. Personally, I believe every establishment should offer valet as a basic service. So, the valet was definitely a plus. I pulled up on the opposite side of the street and hesitated for just a moment. The valet sprang into action and traded me a ticket stub for my keys. An attentive valet is always an excellent first move.
The Boheme café and wine bar was an absolutely pleasant experience. I was at peace with the entire look, feel, taste and sound. It was aesthetically pleasing to all of the senses. I felt as soon as I walked in I had found my place in the world I just couldn’t ascertain where exactly that was. As soon as I entered my ears were pleasantly invaded by the sounds of Brazil, Argentina or some South American country like that. I’m no expert on international music.
Noticeably greeted with a smile, I felt the staff was attentive. I took a detour from my usual Dos Equis vice and indulged myself in a bottle of Bianchi. Being a wine bar, Boheme has many excellent selections. I also liked their Arauro Pinot I tried by suggestion of the main bartender, who appeared to be fairly knowledgeable.
An immense wood and stone wrap around bar sits right in the middle of the main room. The seating was sufficient. Boheme has a variety of couches and seating options. The art on display reminded me of grant wood, a gothic feel to it. These pieces would meet the end of their tenure by the end of the week; as I was informed the owner Morgan Holleman prefers to rotate many of the pieces on a weekly to monthly basis.
The décor was soothing and intriguing. Venetian style stucco walls, oversized sconces, antique lighting, stained glass hanging sections to name just a few of the interesting extras you will see adorning the Boheme. The surrounding garden is sparse on the greenery but is a suitable patio with an extra bar
The menu was limited but quality. Samusas, Empanadas, Pizzas, and Quiche. In addition to wine they also offered espresso, cappuccino
The Boheme houses a worldly feel collection of culture and international appeal, Holleman plays the role of ambassador of good food, excellent wine, and good times. I will say the Bar Boheme is certainly an asset to Montrose and Houston.
For more information go to bar boheme dot com or call 713.529.1099
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OK place if you can find someone to WAIT on YOU!!. We sat in a table outside in the beautiful (ha ha) garden and were ignored for 20 minutes. There was a table of 8 that was served beers twice and quiche and the girl (can not call her a waitress) didn't even look at us. Finally we went inside and talked to the MAIN bartender, we ordered from him, got our drinks from him and paid him. There were as many people who looked like they were on the payroll as customers. So it was a very frustrating place for people who were really not in a hurry.
Once was enough.... Charming building, relaxed atmosphere, great Happy Hour prices on a few drinks on Sunday afternoon. But the two other customers was really more than the clueless and overwhelmed bartender could handle. It took several minutes before we could even order. And with the other customers, it was apparently "name your own price"...since she didn't know what things cost, and was asking the customer what the menu said. One old lady came in and wanted one of the pastries for sale under glass, which seem to throw the bartender for a loop...not know what the next step in the sales process was. Finally the lady had to spell it out,"I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE ONE OF THESE PLEASE". So the bartender reached in with dirty hands and put the pastry on a plate for her. Not real hygenic IMHO...they should have just been giving them away for free, and letting patrons serve themselves, if they're not going to serve them properly for a price. We enjoyed the drink, the atmosphere for a few minutes, and had a nice break. But, it gave us no reason to ever go back. If you live within close walking distance, it might a decent neighborhood hangout for you to go for a drink, since the Happy Hour prices weren't bad, especially if they can improve the service.
Montrose neighborhood wine bar and cafe attracts a laidback crowd of artists, hipsters, and area denizens as eclectic as the decor..
Accurately described by its moniker, this charmingly bohemian neighborhood wine bar housed inside a refurbished, historical Montrose building boasts numerous boutique wines by the glass, a selection of espresso and coffee blends, light bites, a full bar and local artwork. A large wood and stone wraparound bar anchors the space with comfy couches, steelwork tables and chairs adorning the perimeter. Antique fixtures and candlelight add to the interestingly eclectic ambiance. A 6,000-square-foot sculpture garden adds additional seating and is a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
who is running this place?.
I have been to Boheme 5 times now. Sometimes it's not bad, but generally the service is slow, the wines are warm, and the staff cannot handle more than two customers at a time.
The other day we went for "1/2 price bottle night." First, it turns out that not all wines are 1/2 price, just a short list. So we asked for a Languedoc off the "1/2 price" list. The bartender brought us a wine that was actually a different Languedoc from the list, let us taste it and then realized it was not on the list and refused to serve it. Another bartender came over (because she was so frustrated that 2 different wines both say Languedoc...) and could not tell us which wines were in stock at all. Since they didn't have an updated list, we were finally told to compare the happy hour list to the inventory print-out and find what was actually in stock. At this point we'd been in the bar almost 45 minutes without even water. We found one red that was in stock and ordered it. After that bottle we tried to order another, but it turns out that bottle was the ONLY one in stock. Realizing there were no more options on the list we asked the bartender if there were substitues and she replied, "nope, the deal's off," took the menu from my hands, threw it over her shoulder and walked off.
So now we looked at the full price list and decided and then waited at the bar for 30 minutes without even eye-contact, let alone help. We finally gave up and went home totally disappointed. In 3 hours we had one bottle of warm wine. What a mess!
Yes, the location is cool, the decor is interesting, but they are just not organized... Don't waste your evening.
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