828 Mercury Drive
Houston, TX 77013
Phone: (713) 673-4200
Fax: (713) 674-6913
Thankfully, they won't tell forced inane platitudes like "turn that frown upside down" to their patrons, but there is some level of expectation that all troubles will be checked at the door for pick up on the way out. All baggage is strictly the responsibility of the owner. Enter a magical place where indie bands can make a name for themselves, the suggested donation for beer and wine is a mere formality and no one has to feel ashamed to play with their puppets. More than just a bar with live experimental electronic music and underground jazz, this little bungalow also sports a gallery of quirky art to ponder and sock puppets and board games in the living room.
A speakeasy door reminds you of the history of this cafe. Located in the heart of the downtown warehouse district, it has been around since the 1940s. The patio out back is a wonderful spot to kick back and relax after a grueling day. Local bands play on a small stage for your entertainment. Typical Tex-Mex dominates the menu. Sink your teeth into seasoned and tender beef fajitas or a hearty beef, bean and cheese burrito.
Walter's is among the best bars in Houston. Celebrated rock and metal bands from around the world make sure to include Walter's in their list while touring. In spite of being such a distinguished place, the atmosphere inside is very relaxed and inviting. The 62-inch plasma T.V. in the club itself is enough of an attraction for the locals. The bar offers a premium collection of spirits and beers. Watch live performances, catch up with your friends and do a lot more at Walter's.
Those in the know can help you find this discreet dance club. Don't let the unmarked exterior fool you. Open the doors to a space that's modern without being cold. Well-placed lighting, original artwork and groovy colors create a distinctive atmosphere. The elevated dance floor puts you center stage to show off your moves. Enjoy the ever-changing live show in the plexiglass box above the bar. Reserve one of the well-appointed VIP areas to match your mood—voyeur, exhibitionist or Don Juan. Need a break from the strobes and music? Head outside to the Zen garden for a breather.
TOC bar is a hot and happening nightspot that attract a hip and trendy crowd that loves loud music and dancing! The club boasts of two levels of bliss and lots of music to keep you entertained through and through. Witness exotic events, theme nights, DJ nights, Halloween parties, entertainment events, music shows among other things at this venue. Sip on your favorite drink and groove to the beats churned out by the DJs. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
No Tsu Oh offers all-night diversions for terminally bored night owls. Board games, chess sets and other games provide entertainment in rooms decorated with vintage furniture. Monday night is poetry "open mike" night, and occasional book signings and dance and theater performances also take place. The menu offers simple sandwiches, soups and desserts. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and bottled waters are available, but alcohol is not served. Be sure you bring along cash for this all-nighter.
Located just half a block off Old Market Square, the red brick walls of Red Cat Jazz Cafe have resonated with many a blues and big band jam through the years, as well as the patina shows. The space has been expanded by taking down the second floor thus opening up the room. The food befits the French Quarter atmosphere, with classic Cajun and Creole cuisine like red beans and rice and crawfish etouffee. Class-act entertainment prevails with headliners on the weekend and weekday jams, from the 'Bring Your Ax' night and Latin night to the 'Flow' open poetry mic show. Performers have included Dana Jackson, Joe Sample, Dean James and Kyle Turner.
Put on your fancy pants and get ready to dance all night with the young, the hip and the beautiful. Immerse yourself in 11,000 square feet of contemporary architecture and lavishly decorate lounge areas. Join hundreds of others on the massive dance floors, where the music never stops pounding, the light show is as wild as you are, and the eye candy never stops moving. For those special occasions, reserve a spot for you and your friends in the VIP section complete with L-shaped bars, plasma TVs and the latest concoctions from the bartender.
The interior of this downtown classic possesses a style and grace that suits the feel of the area. The business crowd likes to gather here for quiet power lunches, while couples enjoy it for nice romantic evenings. The fully stocked bar occasionally attracts a rowdier crowd, but only during the late dining hours. The menu is filled with Northern Italian goodies, but the specialty pizzas are the house favorites. Try one with plenty of artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. A lively jazz trio usually accompanies the popular Sunday brunch.
Whether you're looking for a quick meeting place for friends to start off your night, or winding things down after the parties are over, Reserve 101 offers a delectable mix of cocktails to relax and satisfy. Conveniently located near the Toyota Center, just a block from downtown's Discovery Green park, this lounge is a comfortable place to get a drink after work, before heading to the hotel or off to dinner. An upstairs loft area with balcony is a great people-watching perch, and the laid back atmosphere soothes the soul with great music, fine single malts, premium wine, and stiff martinis.
If fun, entertainment and relaxation is what you are looking for, it's all here at the House of Blues Houston. The happening events coupled with a delicious array of international cuisine make this an ideal place to spend time and socialize. On the Sunday's Gospel Brunch, enjoy watching the gospel performances while treating your taste buds with a tempting buffet served here.
It's a lounge where one can relax in the great ambiance of the place. Some of the best DJs spin very good music for the part-goers. Local and other popular bands too find their place regularly. Different types of music like rock, hip-hop and electronic are all played here. The drinks too are flowing throughout. All in all this underground lounge sure is one of its kind. Do check out for the the latest on the music charts at the Jet Lounge.