Houston's Top 10 Hookup Bars

As does our sister blog Eating...Our Words, 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.

You guys can just call me this weekend's wing-woman. Don't say I never gave ya anything...

notsuoH is still unabashedly quirky, full of artsy folks, cheap beer, and crazy indie bands cranking out some sweet tunes. Its eclectic nature and the patrons' chill vibe creates the perfect setting to snag that random weekend hookup with no apologies. Just don't pull any bro stuff (please), or you're bound to unseal the deal.

314 Main, 713-409-4750 or notsuoh.com

A legit jukebox, plenty of cheap Lone Star, super-stiff drinks, and some dive bar-loving patrons -- Next Door, which is literally next door to Rudyard's, is a pretty sweet spot to find someone worth spending a little quality after-hours time with. The little bar seems to become full to capacity near 1 a.m., which makes sense. But even if you don't manage to find some amore, the conversation you'll find among the artists, musicians, and other patrons will be well worth the visit anyway.

2020 Waugh, 713-520-1712

Theme nights + dancing your ass off = random hookups, an equation we love to the max. If you're not privy to Barbarella as of yet, you need to become so soon, for the sake of both your love life and your dancing skillz. Trust us -- the drinks are stiff enough that they'll help you overcome your fear of busting a move or two in public.

2404 San Jacinto, barbarellatx.com

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Location Info



314 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Next Door Bar

2020 Waugh, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Barbarella Houston

2404 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Poison Girl

1641 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music


1417 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Pub Fiction

2303 Smith, Houston, TX

Category: Music

South Beach

810 Pacific, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Dogwood

2403 Bagby St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Hotel Zaza

5701 Main, Houston, TX

Category: General

The Gatsby

1902 Washington Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Music

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having dj'd at Notsuoh's on multiple occasions the hookup thing seems bunk to me, the other bars on the list are all douchebag bars, Poison Girl used to be kinda cool but went last week and well, business casual crowd trying to pick up the uninterested tatted up bartender girl, keep trying you tool rods.


Congratulations Angelica, you have officially written the sleaziest article in the history of Houston Press.


which one does the best job keeping the black guys out dont act like you dont know what i mean get erin collins on the phone now.  GOOD.


Should replace ZaZa bar with Black Swan.  That place is teeming with bachelorettes in the mood.

Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson

This should be called Houston's top 10 places to get roofied.


@icedcrane Step your game up and you won't have to worry about the black guys.  I'm sure they're not worried about you. Lol...

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