Houston's Top 10 Rooftop Bars and Lounges

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.

Photo courtesy of Crush Wine Lounge Facebook
If you haven't ventured over to Crush in a post-Cynthia Woods haze, definitely find a reason soon. Now that the weather is much less heinous, the world of rooftop patio bars is akin to hanging out in heaven. There's someone watch or dance with no matter where you turn. If you can make it over to the DJ through the mad crush of people, chances are he'll play whatever your heart desires. He busted out some of Lil Wayne's dirtier tracks for us on our last visit, and for that, we're forever grateful.

20 Waterway Ave., Spring, 281-362-7874, thecrushbar.com


Deep in the heart of West U lies Hudson Lounge's wondrous rooftop bar, with pretty people as far as the eye can see. The lounge moniker is a bit of a misnomer, though -- this place is all Miami club, all the time, complete with the posh, crispy-white decor you'd expect in a South Beach hangout. But even if clubbing ain't your scene, Hudson and their fantastic rooftop patio will be now that the weather is less Miami, more California.

2506 Robinhood, 713-523-0020, hudsonlounge.com

This uber-popular Midtown whistle-whetting spot has multiple levels of decks that wrap around the building, but the icing on the beer cake is the upstairs patio. It's always packed to the gills with folks checking out the view of not only Midtown, but all the pretty people hanging out in the fall air.

2403 Bagby, 281-501-9075, thedogwoodmidtown.com

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Location Info

Crush Wine Lounge

20 Waterway Ave., Spring, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hudson Lounge

2506 Robinhood St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Dogwood

2403 Bagby St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Grand Prize Bar

1010 Banks, Houston, TX

Category: Music

3rd Floor Bar

2303 Smith St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Proof Rooftop Lounge

2600 Travis St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Red Door

2416 Brazos, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Chelsea Wine Bar

4106 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX

Category: Music

Rosemont Social Club

910 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

2300 Ship's Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX

Category: General

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So wow. Houston's #1 Rooftop spot is in Galveston???

That really makes no sense...at all.


Just make sure you don't go to Hudson Lounge with a group of guys who aren't lily white. Don't want a repeat of what happened last time.

Jacob Bocanegra
Jacob Bocanegra

because your destroying the planet by driving 1.5 hrs to work everyday, and you clog HOUSTON freeways. u have nothing Houston has to offer ,you dont have museums, a zoo, a ballet company,a symphony, sports teams, and JOBS... ur Katy with a nice skating rink.....lol

John Hodges
John Hodges

And why would we when we have everything and more that Houston has to offer without as much street crime and traffic..

Jacob Bocanegra
Jacob Bocanegra

crush is in the Woodlands (aka New Gypsyland) that NOT Houston. those ppl make a choice to not live in my city.

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