AvantGarden exists within a charming historical 1896 Krafthouse with lots of character, right in the heart of Montrose. We host a variety of events, including weddings and receptions corporate parties, birthdays, live music shows and art events.
AvantGarden has 4 different areas:
- The privacy of the upstairs area and full bar Citron Room, where the guests dance and mingle
- The main full bar and cozy lounge downstairs, AvantRoom
- The front court and porch
- The candle lit back patio City Lights where the ceremonies usually take place.
Our 3 fully stocked bars offer a wide selection of wines, sangrias, microbrewed beers and premium liquors, as well as tea, coffee, juice and soft drinks.
For more private party venue info, including rates and availability, complete our Private Event Form
Avantgarden has picked up where a history embedded in an old turn of the century Houston home has left off.
.Where family's once threw birthday parties, celebrated the stages of their lives, loved, laughed and finished out their days, the public now calls this 1906 Kraft house Home.
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 , and in 2006 lovingly receiving 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.
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, 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, singles night, a party given by your friend..the list is exhaustive therefore one should check the website for event listings. Though a well kept secret (Avantgarden doesn't advertise) the New York Times named AG as one of the top must visit spots in Houston.
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