A new neighborhood bar featuring a curated cocktail menu and smash burgers has opened on the east side of Montrose near Midtown.

What you need to know

According to an April 30 news release, Jethro's Cocktail Lounge opened an expansive bar with lounge seating and an airy patio at the end of April.

The 2,200-square-foot space has a walk-up bar and ample parking in a lot shared across the street with Italian restaurant Elro.
The new neighborhood bar offers an airy space with lounge seating and a patio. (Courtesy Jeffrey Campbell)
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere

The menu is marketed as "simple yet enticing" with a list of ten cocktails, four beers and a handful of wines by the glass, per the release.

Cocktails on the menu put a twist on classics, with drinks like the Backyard Sour with bourbon, aquafaba, mango puree and lemon; an Old Fashioned with hibiscus-infused rye whiskey, fernet, luxardo, simple syrup and angostura; and the Mezcalada featuring mezcal, michelada, tamarindo, cilantro and lager.
The cocktail bar boasts a "simple yet enticing menu" with curated drinks and burgers. (Courtesy Becca Wright)
Jethro's food selection includes the smash burger, a plant-based option and french fries.

In their own words

The concept is the latest project from West Coast restaurateurs Russell Malixi, Wade McElroy and Andrew Corbett. Malixi and McElroy are originally from Texas, but ventured out to California and landed in the hospitality business, per the release.

"Texas was calling me home, and Montrose seemed like the perfect place to launch Jethro’s," Malixi said 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."