Nightlife - Imagine collapsing in the bed
at your hotel after a long day of sightseeing and
shopping. You know that you should be exhausted but
something is stirring inside of you. Something outside
your window is beckoning you to come out and party
. It is the bright neon lights of the Houston nightlife
calling you out to have a good time. A night out on
the town in Houston can be anything that you want
it to be. It can be wild and crazy at one of the city's
hotspots or it can be laidback at a quiet, tucked
away martini bar.
No matter what your taste, you will be able to find
a club, pub, or bar for the best Houston Nightlife.
Feel like dancing? How about listening to some live
music? Every part of town has something fun for the
adults to do, from the sports bars in the south to
the trendy nightspots downtown to the latino discos
in the north, Houston is a mecca for entertainment.
But, always remember to designate a driver or call
a cab after a night of drinking. The legal alcohol
limit in Texas has dropped to .008, which is about
two drinks per hour for an average sized person. Houston
Police are rightfully brutal on drunk drivers and
you will go to jail, face a fine and suspension of
your license. So while in Houston, have a good time,
but do so responsibly or pay the consequences.
Mercury Room. 1008 Prairie Street.
This trendy downtown nightspot is a place to see and
be seen. The atmosphere is elegant/trendy/chic and
the live jazz, blues and swing is loud and classy.
Have a martini while lounging on the pillowed couches,
or go downstairs into the dimly lit VIP lounge with
its leather seats and booming singles scene. Are you
a cigar fanatic? The large humidor carries 35 flavors
for your choosing.
Prive. 910 Westheimer.
This crowded club is a great place to go for happy
hour or later. It offers a casual, artsy, lounge atmosphere
filled with people in their twenties and thirties
who maybe straight or gay. Enjoy the acid jazz or
dance to the house music while enjoying a great drink
Rudyard's British Pub. 2010 Waugh.
If you would rather have an ice cold brew than a fancy
mixed drink, this is the place for you. Enjoy the
many flavors of beer on tap, including Fat Tire. They
have darts and pool for your pleasure and live indie
music bands to listen to. This friendly neighborhood
bar is a great place to go to relax and have a good
Seabrook Beach Club. 3345 Nasa Road 1.
Located on Clear Lake south of Houston, if you are
single and looking for people to party with, this
club is a must see. It has 20 televisions for the
sports minded, a large swimming pool, swim up bar,
and volleyball net. The beach atmosphered club is
surrounded by palm trees and will remind you of that
one summer you spent in Cancun. On any given night,
come and sing Karaoke if you dare, or listen to the
live bands that rotate through the bar. They offer
an extensive menu that you can enjoy day and night.
Numbers. 300 Westheimer.
This Montrose nightspot has been a staple on the alternative
music scene for many years with good reason. It is
the best place to go to if you want to hear acts that
are just bursting out onto the scene, or have already
been out. They are a dance music club, alot of 80's
retro and underground music. While dancing the night
away to American Soviets or Ministry, the bartenders
will mix you up some drinks that will fuel you until
the bar closes when the sun comes up. The bar's motto
is " No dress code, no waitresses, no valet,
no attitude." Live by that while you are here
and you will have a good time.
Helios. 411 Westheimer.
An avante- garde artist owns this one of a kind jewel.
It is apparent in the decor that consists of molds
of her legs, face and breasts. The architecture of
the two story house is somewhat gothic, but don't
let that fool you. This bar offers more than just
live music and unique, tasty drinks. You can view
performance art, dance pieces, puppet shows and even
wrestling matches while enjoying the ambience.