9 Best Hip-Hop Bars And Clubs In Houston, Texas, USA - Updated 2022

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Houston is loaded with Texas-sized hospitality and out-of-this-world barbecue. It also features a wide range of accommodations, from party hotels to hotels with suites. Moreover, what visitors might not realize is that Houston’s music scene is as diverse as its population. Among the country and western, pop, and rock tunes, Houston also boasts a lively hip-hop music scene. After all, Houston is home to legendary record labels like Swishahouse and Rap-A-Lot Records. Houston also attracts such rap artists as Travis Scott, Scarface, and Bun B. If you arrive in Houston with an urge to hit the dance floor then you must view this list of the best hip-hop bars and clubs in Houston.

1. Club LT Tranz

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

A top spot to party after hours, Club LT Tranz offers a nice hookah lounge and bartenders eager to keep the good times going by keeping refreshing drinks on hand. Tasty cocktails and cold beer are readily available and the music is loud and pulses like you’d expect. The entertaining DJs spin old-school and new hip-hop music while enthusiastic clubbers break it down with abandon, making Club LT Tranz a wild and free-spirited dance party you won’t soon forget.

Club LT Tranz

Address: 345 Richey Road, Houston, Texas, 77090

Website: Club LT Tranz

Opening hours: Saturday-Sunday 2.00 am to 7.00 am

Also See: 32 Most Fun & Amazing things to do in Houston

2. South Beach Houston

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by South Beach Houston on Friday, January 31, 2020

South Beach Houston is largely an LGBTQ-friendly dance club boasting the largest dance floor that’s equipped with a convenient dance floor cooling system. This club also features lively laser light shows, an awesome fog machine, and an array of special effects that include liquid ice jets that spray the dance floor. Patrons can enjoy a line up of special guests. South Beach Houston hosts drag shows displaying popular drag superstars like RuPaul’s Drag Race winners. Overall, South Beach Houston offers a friendly crowd and reasonable prices.

South Beach Houston

Address: 810 Pacific St, Houston, TX 77006

Website: South Beach Houston

Opening hours: Thursday 9.00 pm to 2.00 am, Friday - Saturday 9.00 pm to 4.00 am

Average price for two: 30 USD

3. Babilonia Disco

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Babilonia Disco is a great place to party if you don’t mind your hip hop mixed with a healthy dose of disco, Latin, pop, and techno music. Patrons give the DJs high marks. Drinks are first-rate as well with ice cold beer and drink specials available throughout the night. Like in other nightclubs, the bartenders in Babilonia Disco are professional, friendly, and attentive. Guest DJ Plomo is a favorite at Babilonia Disco and keeps the music jamming all night long.

Babilonia Disco

Address: 6115 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77081

Website: Babilonia Disco

opening hours: Friday - Saturday 9.00 pm to 2.00 am

Avrage price for two: 20 USD

4. Cloud 9

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Hanging out at a hip-hop bar might not be your typical date night idea, but as a a top-notch after-hours spot, you’re guaranteed an excellent and funky time at Cloud 9. The place really hits its groove around 2.00 am and you can party until the sun comes up. The music definitely gets you moving on the large LED dance floor and there’s plenty of laser-light action. You can grab your favorite cocktail or beer either at the bar or enjoy table service. There’s even an upstairs patio to unwind with friends, along with a chill hookah lounge. Ladies enter free before 2.00 am.

Cloud 9

Address: 10400 Harwin Dr, Houston, TX 77036

Website: Cloud 9

Opening hours: Friday - Saturday 12.00 am to 6.00 am

5. Mercy Night Club

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Mercy Night Club is a premier establishment that features expert DJs keeping the party going. To satisfy your hip-hop music desires check out Mercy Night Club on Friday nights. Overall, Mercy Night Club’s prices can be excessive. Unfortunately, the dance floor is small so it’s advisable to purchase a “section” of the club providing tables and chairs to ensure a nice space to enjoy with friends. However, if you’re looking for something unique the ambiance has the feel of a Las Vegas night club and the DJs are top-of-the-line.

Mercy Night Club

Address: 1505 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003

Website: Mercy Night Club

Opening hours: Friday - Saturday 10.00 pm to 2.00 am

Average price for two: 40 USD

6. Spire Night Club

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

With a long, pointed gold steeple extending from the building’s roof, you can’t miss Spire Night Club. Housed in a renovated former church, this two-level venue’s painted glass windows and marble walls are a reminder to clubgoers of its previous owners. The sound system is superior but the cramped dance floor has its drawbacks. Music offerings include popular Grammy-nominated DJ Kaskade and rapper Travis Scott. The music selection varies with a heavy amount of hip hop, rap, and electronic dance music to groove to.

Spire Night Club

Address: 1720 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Website: Spire Night Club

Opening hours: Thursday 10.00 pm to 2.00 am, Friday - Saturday 10.00 pm to 5.00 am

Price: 40 USD


Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Aura is a little on the pricey end when it comes to hip-hop clubs. If you come to exclusively dance be aware the dance floor is small. Because of the compact dance area expect Aura’s to always be packed. Though tiny, Aura packs a punch with pulsating dynamic beats courtesy of energetic DJs. Aura appears to be the place for fun hip-hop music and more, boasting a posh night club atmosphere. Aura offers booth, if you arrive early enough, or table seating. Come early also if you want to get in easily and not stand in line for most of the night.


Address: 4701 Nett St A, Houston, TX 77007

Website: AURA

Opening hours: Wednesday 10.00 pm to 2.00 am, Friday - Sunday 10.00 pm to 2.00 am

Price: 40 USD

8. Blur Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

From hip hop to rap to rhythm and blues to even the Latin American/hip-hop-infused reggaeton music, Blur Bar definitely has you covered with a wide range of music to get you moving on the jam-packed dance floor. Blur Bar is a top pick if you want a superb sound system, excellent DJs, and top-rated drinks, alcohol or otherwise. Blur Bar hosts a large LGBTQ clientele and if you need a break from the dancing the upstairs patio is a nice place to relax.

Blur Bar

Address: 710 Pacific St, Houston, TX 77006

Website: Blur Bar

Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10.30 pm to 2.00 am

Average price for two: 30 USD

9. Alley Kat

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The hip-hop beats and rhythm and blues are always on at Alley Kat. Boasting an eclectic and boisterous crowd, Alley Kat is comprised of various levels and alleyways. If you’re fond of comedy clubs, the upper level occasionally provides a fun comedy show or an amateur music night. The cozy back room offers a cool vibe through the hazy smoke of the hookah lounge. If you want your drink of choice quickly, be sure to order on Alley Kat’s top floor. Alley Kat provides a nice patio space as well and free parking is available a block away.

Alley Kat

Address: 3718 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Website: Alley Kat

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 4.00 pm to 12.00 am, Thursday - Saturday 4.00 pm to 2.00 am

Average price for two: 70 USD

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If you’re a hard-driving party-loving visitor to Houston who wants to shake and shimmy to bouncing and bumping hip-hop beats, this list of incredible clubs and bars on Houston’s thriving hip-hop scene is sure to keep your spirits running high throughout the night and into the early morning.

If you’re not sure where to stay for nightlife, there are plenty of accommodations in the area with access to late night eats.

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