Houston's Top 10 Hip-Hop Clubs

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.

Venue is the kind of hip-hop bar our city needs to hold on to; there are pretty folks parading around in the fancy-schmancy digs, a discerning door guy, and bottle service. It's everything a bar that blares hip-hop in the middle of downtown needs, really. The DJ tends to pull from '90s and early-'00s hip-hop, which is an added bonus because, well, Ma$e.

719 Main, 713-236-8150, clubvenue.com

If you're heading for 5th Amendment, you better like hip-hop, and you better be prepared to dance. You better like making friends too, because this little venue gets packed in a big, big way. The DJs tend to spin more current tunes, but every once in a while they'll throw in some random old-school stuff for good measure. So strap on your dancin' shoes and head on in. Even if you're hesitant, the go-go dancers will lure you in like furry-booted rap sirens.

2900 Travis, 832-474-3394


If you were over age 21 in the '90s, or lucky enough to snag a decent faux ID, chances are you remember when the Richmond strip was the place to be. Now if you're a hip-hop fan, Richmond is back in the game thanks to Vida Lounge. Its list of events boasts an impressive list of big names who hang out at the lounge. Antwon Blake, Patrick Beverly, and Big K.R.I.T. have all hosted events there in the past few months -- K.R.I.T. alone should hint at Vida's legitimacy, no?

5959 Richmond, 832-969-1268, facebook.com/vidalounge

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Location Info


Venue Houston

719 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

5th Amendment Bar

2900 Travis, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Vida Lounge

5959 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Faces Ultra Lounge

5104 Almeda, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Club Riddims

8220 W. Bellfort, Houston, TX

Category: Music


9003 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music


2300 Pierce St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Lucie's Liquors - CLOSED

534 Texas, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Sugarhill Lounge

2533 Southmore, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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This list was so helpful. As a music artist it is a great start and I appreciate someone taking the time to make this list being that I'm not a native of area. Not all hip hop is meaningless people. Mainstream has just commercialized catchy tunes, watered down lyrics (silly and random at times) and sexy images in some cases. There are plenty of talented hip hop artist, you just have to find it or embrace us indies lol.



This is is a cultural problem.Some blacks need to to get there shit together.Rap sucks and our city is paying the price. 


wheres carringtons if your going to put up red rooster. But your forgetting NOx and Gatsby of this list 

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AKA : Where to get a cap busted off in your ass......


To Charlie. This didn't have anything to do with best clubs to have fun ..its not a culture problem culture is good,if it represent the right way.but all the white supremacist bull crap you talking moved to Seattle or Tennessee Knoxville.and deal with your heavy metal I'm sure its no different but worsen you get it together...


Yea exactly especially the KKK club's too

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