Houston's Top 10 Dance Clubs
Recently relocated to across from Toyota Center, the color-changing Status advertises itself as Houston's "premier club for those with discerning taste." Texas Dub has found a new home here on Tuesdays, and Thursdays DJ T Gray spins new beats. DJ Big O takes over the tables Fridays and Saturdays.
1410 Bell, 713-659-5400, Facebook page
3. HUGHES HANGAR
The name Hughes Hangar is perfect for this Washington Avenue bar. Though it's named after billionaire recluse Howard Hughes, the upscale decor and extended happy hour lures the business elite, making it great for "hang"-ing out. (Ha.) While the inside is a wee bit small, the outdoor patio provides enough room for a great crowd to strike up a great conversation, especially on days and nights when the weather fares well.
"That's great, but what about the music?" Hughes features all kinds of dance-worthy sounds, from vintage Latin Wednesdays to a CD release from Houston's DJ Red this Sunday.
2811 Washington, 281-501-2028, Facebook page
2. RICH'S NIGHTCLUB
Cheap drinks. Multiple floors. Unisex bathrooms. Eye candy. Occasional celebrities. Good sound. Great lighting. DJ alumni including Steve Aoki and Morgan Page. College Night Thursdays. Freaky Fridays. Sound Factory Saturdays.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Rich's has all that and then some.
2401 San Jacinto, 713-654-9900, richsnightclub.com