Houston >Bars & Clubs > Downing Street Ltd
2549 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7701929.743318 -95.418787
Neighborhoods: Central, Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
A Great Experience! – I visited Downing Street Pub last night for the first time. I heard about this place six months ago but was hesitant to go because of some of the negative reviews on this site. What a mistake I made in waiting. My experience there was fantastic! The manager and bartenders were very friendly and helpful. The people I met were outgoing and I had many great conversations. I found the place to be very clean and well kept and the smoke was not near the level I thought it might be (especially compared to some other bars I've visited). I really love scotch and other whiskies and my greatest joy was the extensive range available for all the whiskies. I highly recommend!!
Poor management – Bad experience with unclean tables and uninterested staff. Manager gave us the brush off. Spend your money elsewhere. Gone down hill over the last year.
No reason to go to Downing Street when there are plenty of places in Houston that give excellent service.
Premier cigar lounge caters to cigar lovers and hard-nosed drinkers. – The Scene
Cigars are as common as cigarettes here, and the joy of smoking a fine one is exceeded only by that of sipping on a 15-year-old Highland scotch. Beautiful, rich mahogany cocktail tables with raised ashtray holders surround the 400-foot walk-in humidor. Photos and a statue of Winston Churchill drive home the British-centric theme.
A knowledge of British politics (10 Downing Street is the residence of the prime minister) will help when attempting to elbow your way into a conversation with the prominent crowd of politicians and businessmen. When most people are settling into work, patrons here are enjoying the generous happy hour, which begins at 10am. Too early for scotch? Try a pint of Chimay. This Belgian trappist contains eight percent alcohol.
LADIES CHECK THIS PLACE OUT!!! – I love Downing street. I am surprised at the negative reviews for a number of reasons. The first is the service, Dave is by far the best bartender in town hands down. He will always remember your name, drin, and never will he let someone sit without making conversation. Second is the crowd. If you love well established middle aged business professional then i am not sure why you would go anyplace else? Third is the smoke. Really are there any clubs that allow smoking that are not always full of smoke? I have taken people as groups and often go alone and never have i not met at least 10 people eager to chat the night away. TRY it again if you had a bad experience and if you have never been make it top on your list.
RUDE! RUDE! RUDE! – NEVER GO HERE!!!! VERY RUDE STAFF INCLUDING THE MANAGER! THERE IS A DRESS CODE AN I UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT, IF YOU SELL ME $46 BOTTLE OF WINE BEFORE YOU TELL ME ABOUT IT. THEN THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG! I USED TO ENJOY COMING HERE. BUT I WILL NEVER EVER COME BACK AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Place – Despite other claims, I've never had an issue with the service here. I like cigars and I love scotch. The staff definitely knows about the scotch. They've got one of the best selections in town. Like cognac? There's plenty of that, as well. You will come out smelling like a cigar, but you should already know that it's a cigar bar, and that comes with the territory...accept it or go elsewhere. If you're going to complain I wouldn't want to see you there anyway.
Best bar in Houston! – If you can't handle the smell of a fine cigar...don't come to DSL. I have NEVER been treated rudely. I guess some competitors will sink to any level to bad mouth the competition. This bar is run by the best in the business. If you got an attitude there then maybe you should go down the street with the other wannabes!
smokeydokey – I visited Downing Street last night for the first time since having a dreadful experience 2 years ago. What a change. Downing Street has got its great atmosphere back. The rude manager is gone and now the place is run properly. The loud music is gone and the bar and restrooms were spotless. It was such a delight to sit, have a cigar and great conversation with the manager, bar staff - including Dave - and the other customers. Thank you Downing Street for getting rid of that dreadful manager and restoring your pub to what it is best know for.
Oooh sooo smokey and unfriendly – during a recent visit to Houston we visited Downing Street. I had been there a few times before, and thought it was a fun place. I dont know what has happened in the last year but it certinally is not the bar I remembered. Staff were so rude, and agressive.
Wont be going back again.
This used to be a cool place now its a dive – I recently visited this establishment with some out of town guests. One of my guests, who's 40, and was the oldest in our group, was accosted to show id by a very obnoxious staff member. The staff were generally very rude. All in all it was not a very comfortable place to spend time; we left before we finished our drinks. This used to be a nice place but it has gone way down hill. There are too many good places to go in Houston; there's no need to go to this place.
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