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.
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
9. THE NEXT DOOR
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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