Avant Garden
411 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006

About AvantGarden


AvantGarden inhabits a history-embedded turn-of-the-century Kraft house. Here, families once celebrated the stages of their lives, loved laughed and finished out their days; the public now calls it Home.
Houston Night Life - AvantGarden
Among the very last remaining midtown/lower Westheimer  structures surviving the relentless erasure of historic buildings from Houston's collective memory, the venue has transitioned identities as a private home where Howard Hughes played as a child, later a half way house, and finally, an abandoned crack house, before it was purchased and twice repaired by Mariana Lemesoff, once in 1996 as The Mausoleum, a bar, live music and artistic venue, re-opening in 2000 as Helios, which continued supporting the creative community.
In 2007 it received a complete restoration/adaptation as AvantGarden, which draws patrons both from surrounding Montrose and Museum District neighborhoods and from afar with its plethora of nightly events.
Montrose Night Life - AvantGarden Houston
On any given night of the week one can experience Argentine tango, poetry, experimental music or jazz by internationally acclaimed musicians, an original theater production, a wedding, local rock band armed with homemade instruments, a benefit for the less fortunate, flamenco, fire spinners, carnies and belly dancers in full swing, an open birthday party, life drawing session, a string quartet, a touring Thai band, exhibition of paintings, an local filmmaker's movie screening, a party given by your friend..the list is exhaustive.
Things to Do in Houston - AvantGarden
Though a well kept secret (Avantgarden doesn't advertise) the New York Times named AvantGarden as one of the top must visit spots in Houston.

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<p>We were recently featured on Texas Homes for Sale, a great place to find the best in <a href="http://www.texashomesforsale.com/">Texas Real Estate</a> and <a href="http://www.texashomesforsale.com/houston">Houston, TX Real Estate</a>. Check out the article at <a href="http://www.texashomesforsale.com/articles/avantgarden-shows-how-a-dilapidated-historic-building-turns-into-a-venue-for-a-hip-avant-garde-bar-and-arts-scene">AvantGarden Shows How a Dilapidated Historic Building Turns into a Venue for a Hip, Avant-Garde Bar and Arts Scene</a>. </p>

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 411 Westheimer,
Houston, Tx 77006