Houston's Top 10 Cover-Band Venues

As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeehouse or live-music venue is fair game.

If you're not already a Local Pour regular for the Sunday-brunch Bloody Mary bar, perhaps a little cover-band chaos will entice you. In addition to those Cilantro Lime Drop martinis, Local Pour adds a little sugar most nights with the help of acts like Obsolete August and Swagger. Or while you're there, try the Texas Indian Summer Sour that involves hibiscus pomegranate syrup and quail egg whites. Seriously.

1952 W. Gray, 713-521-1881, localpourhouston.com

Obviously House of Blues is much more than a cover-band venue. Where else can you see big names like Imagine Dragons or The Naked and Famous on their way up? But when HOB isn't playing host to top touring acts, it often welcomes some of the area's top cover-band talent. Besides, where else could you spend an evening in a smallish club in the company of both AC/DC and Rush, like tonight?

1204 Caroline, 888-402-5837, houseofblues.com

Scout Bar's concert fare normally involves the likes of bands like Trapt or The Hunger, but when touring bands are absent, you know who fills the void? Acts like the Spazmatics, an '80s New Wave cover band featuring four dudes in knee-high athletic socks and fantastically nerdy head gear. Their next Scout Bar date is October 18.

18307 Egret Bay Blvd., 281-335-0002, scoutbar.com

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Location Info


Concert Pub (North)

2470 FM 1960, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Baker Street Pub & Grill

5510 Morningside, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Mo's Place

21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX

Category: Music

Continental Club

3700 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Acadia Bar & Grill

3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, TX

Category: Music

BFE Rock Club

11528 Jones Road, Houston, TX

Category: Music


909 Texas Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Scout Bar

18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Music

House of Blues

1204 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Local Pour

1952 W. Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

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