Top 10 Nightclubs In Houston, Texas, USA

Top Nightclubs In Houston
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Houston culture is a unique one. With varied neighborhoods and city spaces, there is always a bar, pub or nightclub around a corner that can keep you entertained after-hours. As long as you know where to go, Houston’s nightlife is vibrant, eclectic and will have you dancing until the early hours of the morning. We have reviewed our top picks for night time spots in Houston to give you the latest update on where to soak in the local music scene, listen to classic and contemporary DJs, and of course, have a drink or two. We have you covered for all aspects of Houston nightlife so read on to find out where your next favourite spot might be. These are the top nightclubs in Houston, Texas, USA.

1. Club Tropicana

Posted by Club Tropicana on Thursday, 6 December 2018

Club Tropicana is your best bet in Houston to enjoy a vibrant evening of Latin dance and music. The crowd allows dancers to break out their salsa and merengue moves on a dance floor that is always filled with high energy and a contagious zest for an upbeat evening. Experience great live music from bands on some special evenings but you also won’t be disappointed by the DJs at Club Tropicana who will keep you dancing all night.

Club Tropicana

Address: 3222 Fondren Rd Houston, Texas 77063

Website: Club Tropicana

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2. Clé Houston

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

Want to start your party in the sunshine rather than under the stars? Clé Houston is the only venue that takes the day party into the night and does justice to both parts of your day. Attracting some of the world’s best electronic and house music DJs, the venue has hosted parties that could make for great moments on Instagram. Be sure to clear your weekend as Clé takes Sunday Funday to a whole new level.

Clé Houston

Address: 2301 Main, Houston TX 77002

Website: Clé Houston

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3. Rich's

Previously known as Houston’s top gay nightclub, Rich’s now attracts anyone who enjoys a mix of electronic, house, and hip hop music since its resurrection in 2016. Enjoy shows from popular local drag queens that will be sure to keep you entertained throughout your evening or explore the multiple levels for different music combinations.


Address: 2401 San Jacinto St, Houston, Texas, 77002

Website: Rich’s

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4. The Hive

Posted by The HIVE on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Located in a thriving area of Houston, the Hive is your ideal nightlife location when you want to experience different musical genres. The Hive is well-known for their events and hosting a variety of DJs and musical lineups. From dubstep to hip hop and house music, be sure to check out the club on your night out in Houston.

The Hive

Address: 4711 Nett St. Houston, Texas, 77007

Website: The Hive

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5. Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon

Experience true Texan culture at this Country and Western bar and nightclub in Houston. The Neon Boots Dance Hall & Saloon is the ideal place to unwind with friends after a long week. Indulge in 16 bars that will ensure you never go thirsty and a huge dance space that will keep you on the floor for most of the evening. There is also a private venue space that can be rented out for special occasions and an outdoor patio space for when you need a break and a breath of fresh air.

Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon

Address: 11410 Hempstead Rd, Houston, Texas, 77092

Website: Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon

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6. Gravity

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Posted by Gravity on Monday, 7 May 2018

Gravity takes boutique nightclubbing to its optimal. The classiest destination for those looking for electronic, house, and disco, Gravity provides an unparalleled sound system within an intimate space in the Houston area to leave you hanging off every beat. They have a great outdoor patio area for catching up with friends or to give your legs a break from the dancing and raving.


Address: 2401 Main St Suite 200, Houston, Texas, 77002

Website: Gravity

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7. Numbers Night Club

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

Nationally acclaimed Numbers is arguably Houston’s best live music space and is one of the city’s oldest music institutions. Come for the music and stay for the atmosphere. Numbers caters to a variety of clientele, and anyone looking for upbeat, lively music is sure to enjoy their nights here. Drop by on a friday evening and check out “Classic Numbers”, a weekly event running for over 25 years that has earned a reputation amongst locals to be a great start to a weekend.

Numbers Night Club

Address: 300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas, 77006

Website: Numbers Night Club

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8. Aura

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

If you are looking for a high-end evening, table reservations with bottle service and the VIP experience, you have found your place at Aura. A sleek, upscale nightclub which offers good times all around, at an unbeatable atmosphere and a top lineup of established DJs, Aura will not disappoint you and your crew on your night out.


Address: 4701 Nett St Houston, Texas, 77007

Website: Aura

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9. South Beach Houston

Posted by South Beach Houston on Friday, 13 October 2017

South Beach Houston is the city’s best gay nightlife spot. Featuring an animated atmosphere that should transport you to Miami’s most famed street, the bar and bustling dance floor keeps the crowd engaged throughout the evening. Keep an eye out for special events (did you catch the queens from Ru Paul’s Drag Race?) and DJs spinning on their outdoor patio, perfect for getting you into the beach vibes.

South Beach Houston

Address: 810 Pacific St, Houston, Texas

Website: South Beach Houston

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10. Barbarella Houston

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

Every night has a different musical vibe so your evenings are never repetitive at Barbarella. Dance your night away with underground dance and 80s or 90s music to get your cardio fix for the weekend. Barbarella boasts an upbeat vibe with an unpretentious atmosphere so come as you are, dressed how you like, with the only intention to catch the music and dance the evening away.

Barbarella Houston

Address: 2404 San Jacinto St, Houston, Texas, 77002

Website: Barbarella Houston

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Boundless fun in Houston

Houston at night
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user eflon used under CC BY 2.0

Houston is a city that moves effortlessly from day to night. The city will immerse you in live music and interminable dancing that can easily see you through the early mornings. Find your niche with boutique clubs or go all out in classic, mainstream spots which prove their worth over and over again. Our list of top picks should help you narrow down your weekend plans for the foreseeable future.

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