Fun New Lounge in Montrose Has Just 10 Cocktails and Two Burgers — and Isn't Missing a Thing

Robert Campbell and Becca Wright
Fun New Lounge in Montrose Has Just 10 Cocktails and Two Burgers — and Isn't Missing a Thing

THE POCKET OF Montrose near Midtown has long been a favorite destination for under-the-radar neighborhood nightlife. Now open, Jethro’s Cocktail Lounge is located across from Elro at 95 Tuam St., offering purposely curated food and cocktail lists.

Jethro’s is the latest project from trio Russell Malixi, Wade McElroy and Andrew Corbett, all hospitality execs with concepts in Los Angeles. Malixi, a Houston native, and McElroy first met at UT, and have always been inspired by the food and feel of Texas. “Texas was calling me home, and Montrose seemed like the perfect place to launch Jethro’s,” said Malixi in a statement. “The welcoming vibe reminded me a little of L.A., but the bustling nightlife scene and neighborhood feel is really what sealed the deal.”

Jethro’s boasts no-fuss, midcentury-recalling lounge seating, playful wallpaper, and a nice patio, and at the expansive bar inside, find 10 cool cocktails, four beers, and a few wines by the glass. The Cheers to Papa has sage-infused gin, cantaloupe, lemon and simple syrup, while the Backyard Sour packs a punch with bourbon, aquafaba, mango puree, and lemon. “We wanted to bring an elevated but approachable bar to the area. Our cocktails are desirable any time of day from lunch to a happy hour sip or after dinner nightcap,” says Malixi. “Come in and unwind.”

As for food, there’s a juicy smashburger, a plant-based version, and fries. That’s it.

Jethro’s is now open Tuesday through Thursday, 4pm-12am; Friday, 4pm-2am; Saturday, noon-2am; and Sunday, noon-12am. Cheers!

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