The Toasted Coconut Houston, Guide & Review
The Toasted Coconut is a unique bar located in the heart of Montrose on Richmond Avenue. Here you’ll find classic tiki drinks plenty as well as many new concoctions that pair tropical fruits with lighter spirits. Opened in 2019 by husband and wife team Martin and Sara Stayer of Nobie’s Restaurant fame, this tropical beach outpost in Montrose has been churning out innovative cocktails from award-winning bar director Sarah Troxell and amazing bar bites from chef de cuisine Ben Ruiz since flinging open their doors to the tiki-loving masses.
The Toasted Coconut operates Tuesday & Wednesday from 4 pm – 10 pm, Thursday & Friday 4 pm – 12 am, and Happay Hour Tuesday – Friday 4 pm – 6 pm. All-day brunch and dinner on weekends Saturday 10 am – 12 am, and Sunday 10 am – 10 pm. Say aloha and stay awhile while enjoying low-ABV libations including the unforgettable Vamos a la Playa which comes served up with mezcal, Mexican rum, pineapple shrub, and lime; or the unique and savory Sandy Banana that’s made with rye whiskey, peanut, banana, and citrus; or the namesake Toasted Coconut which comes frozen with aged rum, toasted coconut, and citrus.
Nailing the laid-back rum bar that also wants to showcase the thrill of a mixologist’s skill set is hard to do. Do customers want to simply relax out in the palapa, or would they rather belly up to the bar and ask questions about hard-to-find Jamaican liquor? The Toasted Coconut proves both can be done in one place, and best yet, the weather is perfect for it. Don’t forget about the food, though. If you work up an appetite sipping the night away, try bites like coconut shrimp skewers, mapo tofu tater tots, Thai crispy rice and napa salad, or masa dumplings with salsa verde and a fried egg. This is the place to be tonight for an amazing experience.