The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Blues Clubs

Categories: Best of Houston


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Congratulations to the owner of Shakespeare Pub for the place's spruced-up digs. Now patrons can enjoy acts like the James Reese Band and Little Terry Rogers in plusher surroundings, not to mention sliding all night to zydeco.

Of the nervous sort when it comes to public dancing? Not to worry: the lights are low and the drink prices are lower; you won't have to worry about your William Hung dance moves popping up on YouTube the next day. A slight caveat, however, if you can call it that. This place attracts an older crowd, so if that's not your thing, try some of the other venues listed.

Also, Saturday nights are unbearably packed -- good for the business, bad for mousy types who fancy quiet blues and brews. All in all, however, The Shakespeare Pub doth fare quite well amongst ye olde blues clubs. 14128 Memorial Dr., 281-497-4625,


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How do you top a great blues place? Add a steak night to the rotation! The Hideaway on Dunvale has received praise for its Tuesday Steak Nights, an evening where, along with getting to see the amazing Rick Lee and his band, the venue offers a ridiculously juicy 16 oz. steak for $12 - complete with two sides. It's almost hard to remember that this place is also a blues venue, as the menu is so yummy: crawfish, lobster, tilapia, etc. You can eat on the patio outside or at the sleek long bar inside, or, if you want to, play a game of pool. With music, meals and merriment, this place has it all. It's like Funplex for adults. 3122 Dunvale Rd., 713-977-3515,

Location Info


Shakespeare Pub

14129 Memorial, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Dan Electro's Guitar Bar

1031 E. 24th, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Hideaway On Dunvale

3122 Dunvale, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club

5731 Kirby, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Mr. Gino's

7306 Cullen, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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You forgot the Hey Hey Club on Washington Ave.


Fyi Altamese, the Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club gets its name from the neighborhood organizations in New Orleans that historically provided a place to socialize, as well as providing help and solace when someone suffered a tragedy or loss.


You'll find the same spirit at the Big Easy, where birthdays are celebrated, benefits are held to raise money for musicians and friends, and a community where blues and zydeco is central to  uniting and inspiring people.


Hope that helps clear the fog surrounding your post about Big Easy.


Another place to check out is a new up-and-comer to the Houston Blues Scene.  Emmitt's Place is in Southwest Houston @ South Post Oak and Benning.  Great room, great bands, great vibe!


 @luminese Too bad the owner/bouncer of the place is such a douche!  He would have gotten laughed out of New Orleans!


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