There goes the party

Hip Montrose patio bar serves its last Houston-centric cocktail

Hip Montrose patio bar serves its last Houston-centric cocktail

Lotti Dotti slime in the ice machine
No more Slime in the Ice Machine for Lotti Dotti. Courtesy of Lotti Dotti

Montrose is going to have to find a new place to party. Lotti Dotti announced on social media that it will close after service on Friday, November 22.

Reasons for the closure aren't clear from the post. General manager Michael Riojas declined CultureMap's request to comment on the specific reasons for the decision.  

The bar opened in June as a reworking of the Brooklyn Athletic Club space. Named for a Slick Rick song, Lotti Dotti featured a short menu of food items created by chef Adam Dorris (Pax Americana, Presidio) and cocktails by Riojas that took their names from different pieces of Houston trivia: Slime in the Ice Machine, Pain Don't Hurt, Be Someone, Mayan Mind Bender, etc. 


With an appealing mix of draft and frozen cocktails and a winning food selection — the burger earned frequent raves — Lotti Dotti seemed poised for success. Instead, it's closing after less than six months in business. Montrose will be a little less fun without it, but tonight's goodbye with all drinks at $5 each should be a memorable way to bid the bar farewell.