Houston's Hot Nightife

Houston continues to enthuse locals and tourists with the best nightlife spots dotted all over the city.  Whether you are in town for a visit or looking to relax after a long week, there is plenty to do at night. The magic of Houston unfolds inside the bars, live music venues, theatres and clubs. The trendy crowd jets to Sambuca for dinner and dancing and the more laid back folks tend to trot over to the Black Labodor Pub for an authentic English-style atmosphere. South Beach opens its arms to all walks of life and adds techno-flare to the very hip dance floor. And some of the best bars in Houston can be hard to find, so don’t miss out on the marvelous Marfreless.  If you are in the mood for an acoustic set or two, head over to Anderson Fair where you’ll find some local and touring artists performing to a low-key crowd. Many of the best bars offer dinner service or a light fare menu, so visitors can “kill two chickens with one stone.” Be sure to check the dress code before you head out, as Houston offers a diverse nightlife and one might need to wear a coat and tie or simply khaki shorts to get through the front door.

The Davenport


If you are looking to lounge about in a trendy atmosphere while drinking eccentric cocktails, drive to the Davenport. They host an impressive drink menu offering up to 40 martini recipes, an extensive collection of spirits and a synchronized...  Read More

River Oaks
Photo courtesy of Marfreless


The "back-door-Betty" style lounge offers subdued, sexy lighting and cozy couches that make the Marfreless River Oaks Lounge a surprisingly romantic setting. Couples looking for a quiet table where they can chat softly, nurse a few glasses of...  Read More

Rice Village


The owners call it an American pub. There's a fine selection of beers, wine, and cider, which makes the mellow Ginger Man a great place for gathering with friends in a relaxed setting. The beer selection is the most impressive though, offering...  Read More



If you don't have time to catch a plane to South Miami Beach, then take a taxi to South Beach Night Club in Houston. Located in the heart of Montrose, South Beach has been a prominent staple in the gay community, attracting chiseled,...  Read More



The trendsetting Escobar nightclub and lounge is packed with an elite crowd who love to dance the night away. A long line can definitely linger outside, but usually no one (of age) has trouble getting inside. Hip DJ's spin dance music all night...  Read More



Singers like Jewel used to depend on venues like Anderson Fair to share music with fans and flesh out new tunes. Anderson Fair is one of the oldest folk and original music venues in continuous operation in the United States. Houston has proudly...  Read More

River Oaks


Houston rednecks love to spin and step right up to the bar at Blanco's (AKA Houston Redneck). With live music and decent grub, this honky-tonk located smack-dab in the middle of River Oaks has been making two-steppers happy since 1982. Go for...  Read More



Putting healthy and delicious choices on Sambuca's fine dining menu and booking live music every night are two of the reasons this restaurant keeps folks coming back for more! Other reasons can be seen in their friendly staff and sleek...  Read More



The Brazos River Bottom Club (BRB) continues to give gay two-stepping a classic twang. After thirty years, it is still attracting same sex couples for a countrified night on the town. Located in Midtown proper, this thriving venue hosts free...  Read More

Black Labrador Pub


A British invasion called the Black Labrador Pub makes its home in southern-style Houston. Its cozy, low-lit setting with warm fireplaces and authentic vibe décor provides a genuine English tone. Even the exterior translates British pub with...  Read More


Meet Heather J. Taylor

Heather J. Taylor grew up an “Army Brat” with her family roots deeply grounded in Texas.  When she was twenty, she moved to London on scholarship to study performing arts at Regent's College...  More About Heather