Q: What is Houston's nightlife like?

A: Houston's nightlife scene includes dance clubs, pubs, lounges and bars. Here's our list of some of the top places to go in the city. 


Houston comes to life after dark with sleek lounges, laid-back pubs and LED-happy clubs to keep you moving. Here is a complete list of nightlife options. Below are suggestions in specific parts of the city.

Front Porch Pub, Cyclone Anayas for great margaritas. Howl at the Moon is a really fun dueling piano bar, and Pub Fiction is right next door. There are a lot of other bars in that area. The intersection at Bagby and Gray Streets is a good place to start.

Washington Avenue is a major nightlife hot spot in Houston!
Check out Hughes Manor (it's an expansive gastropub with a beautiful patio) the interactive Kung Fu Saloon and the low-key Liberty Station 

There are many other pubs and bars along the street, too.

Exterior of Armadillo Palace in Houston

Country Western Bars
Armadillo Palace 
Local flavor and southern charm collide inside this cowboy-chic country bar.

Firehouse Saloon 
The Firehouse is a large music club and bar reminiscent of an adult amusement park, with the Eagles on the jukebox, fancy video games, a full bar, outdoor-style wooden booths and a stage for live music.

Wild West 
This country nightclub was built and is operated by Texans and features a solid oak dance floor just for your boots!

Enjoy live music seven nights a week in Houston’s historic Rice Hotel.

La Carafe
The oldest haunt in Houston, La Carafe wine bar is less a ghost than a piece of living history, a timeless challenge to the contemporary nightclub scene.

OKRA Charity Saloon
A group of independent restaurant and bar owners has launched a unique concept--a bar where 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to charity.