The bar called the ‘living room of Montrose’ celebrates 40 years 

“Roughneck oil workers, bohemian artists, men dressed as vikings and women dressed as Barbarella have all crossed the threshold of Rudyard’s British Pub.

Whether they drank a cold one by the wood panel windows overlooking Waugh Drive, threw steel tip darts for an official league, or hollered along with a live band in the upstairs music room, Rudyard’s staff and owner have strived to make guests of every stripe and creed feel at home.

Celebrating 40 years, the so-called “living room of Montrose” remains a testament to how a bar can adapt to changing tastes while preserving its history.” Ileana Najarro, Houston Chronicle 03 September 2018 


“Where else in Houston could you see Valient Thorr, eat a near-orgasmic cheeseburger (seriously, it’s kinda sexy), watch the Rockets on the tube and play a game of drunkenly dangerous darts all in the same night? Rudyard’s, that’s where! Located just off Waugh in the Montrose and amidst town homes and sketchy backstreets, its charm isn’t manufactured or pre-packaged like all the other corporate “pubs” in town. Rudz is a product of its environment through and through, populated by our city’s own indie musicians and artists. The beer menu is lively and always changing, so be sure to stop by frequently to taste some of the state’s best micro-brews.” – Houston Press

“Regulars love this old-line Montrose hangout for its premium beers on tap and its shambling, cozy feel. They also know that the menu of respectable pub grub features a cheeseburger of true artisan standards, with a fine handmade beef patty and meticulous fixings, right down to the griddled-on-both-sides bun. And live-music fans know that the bar’s second level houses of the most consistently interesting live-music stages in Houston, presenting punk, rock, metal, indie, pop, and roots bands of both the local and touring variety.” – 29-95.com