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How We Picked: 

Atmosphere: The right atmosphere can set the tone for the entire night. When we visit nightclubs, we look at the lighting, music, and decor. These elements should be able to create a vibe that suits the theme of the club. 
Crowd: In our opinion, the right crowd can make or break a night. So when visiting different nightclubs, we looked for diverse crowds that included people from different age groups, backgrounds, and nationalities. This creates a lively and energetic atmosphere that adds to the overall experience of the club.
Drinks: Drinks are essential to any night out, and the right drinks can enhance the entire experience. When reviewing the below nightclubs, we aimed to choose places with a wide variety of drinks that catered to different tastes and preferences. 
Service: We considered whether the places below had attentive, friendly staff who quickly served drinks and took orders. The staff should also be knowledgeable about the club and its offerings. 

1. Bauhaus Houston 

Website: Bauhaus Houston 

Address: 1803 Pease St, Houston, TX 77003, United States

Contact Info:  +1 281-910-2444


  • Monday to Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday to Saturday: 10 PM to 2 AM 
  • Sunday: 6 PM to 2 AM 
Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Yelp Reviews Score3/5
Facebook Reviews Score3/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5


  • Warehouse-like club 
  • Bumping music 
  • Diverse crown
  • Good cocktail selection


  • Slow service
  • Lack of seating 

Bauhaus Houston has been causing quite a stir in the Houston nightlife scene. At least, that’s what we were told. 

So, of course, we visited the club to experience what all the hype was about! 

While we were told the dress code was casual, when we entered the club, we noted that most people were dressed in fancy party attire. It gave the club a pretty premium feel, honestly.

We also liked how the club is located in a warehouse, which we thought gave it an industrial feel. 

Furthermore, the club had a dark and mysterious ambiance that was perfect for our night out. Dim lights, heavy bass, a lively crowd – basically an electrifying atmosphere. 

And on the topic of the crowd, we noted that (as expected) there were many young people – but more interestingly, some older people were enjoying themselves too! 

However, the service at Bauhaus Houston is where we thought the club fell short. 

While the bartenders were friendly, the service was slow. Plus, when the club got crowded, getting the bartender’s attention was difficult. 

The wait for drinks was longer than we would have liked, which put a damper on our night.

The biggest downside, though, was the lack of seating. A few tables and chairs are scattered around the club, but they are quickly taken. 

Most people were standing, but in our opinion, that can be tiring after a while. 

2. New Ice 

Website: New Ice 

Address: 6163 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77072, United States

Contact Info:  +1 346-219-9765


  • Monday, Friday to Sunday: 1 AM to 6 AM 
  • Tuesday to Thursday: Closed
Google Reviews Score4.8/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5


  • Strobe lights and neon lighting 
  • Quality sound system 
  • Great DJ mixer


  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Overpriced drinks
  • Limited food options

Really, the name of this club already suggests that this is a cool and happening place to be. So, when people we spoke to praised this club, we were quick to check it out and see what all the hype was about. 

The first thing we noticed was the club’s exterior and design, which was eye-catching and modern. We also liked the neon and strobe lights inside: they contributed to the unique and dynamic atmosphere. 

Furthermore, the music was loud but not overpowering, and it was clear that the club had invested in a quality sound system. What we really thought was great was the DJ’s ability to mix various genres, from hip-hop to electronic, which we noted kept the crowd engaged throughout the night.

However, despite the positive aspects, there were a few areas where we felt New Ice could improve. Firstly, we didn’t like how there were limited seats, and the seats they had weren’t all that comfortable. 

Secondly, in our opinion,  the drinks were slightly overpriced. Sure, that’s par for the course with most clubs, but it’s always worth mentioning. 

Another aspect we didn’t particularly like was the lack of variety in the food options. The club only offered a limited selection of snacks, which were relatively expensive for their size. 

But then again, most people probably don’t expect to eat a lot at a club, so that’s a fairly minor issue as clubs go.

3. Behind Closed Doors 

Address: 310 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Contact Info: +1 713-231-0712


  • Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 4 PM to 12 AM 
  • Friday & Saturday: 4 PM to 2 AM 
Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5


  • Chic modern vibes
  • Great drinks
  • Friendly and attentive bartenders
  • Energetic crowds


  • Muffled sound system 
  • Selective dress code
  • Lighting too dim

We recently had the opportunity to visit the bar/nightclub: Behind Closed Doors. 

When we arrived at the club, we were immediately drawn to the exterior. The neon lights and the modern design gave off a chic vibe that’s sure to draw party-goers like moths to a flame. 

At the entrance, we also noted that the club wasn’t always strict with its dress code. Some guests were let in wearing casual attire, while others were turned away for not meeting the dress code requirements. 

So we thought the staff could have been more consistent with their entrance standards.

Furthermore, upon entering the club, we couldn’t help but feel underwhelmed given the expectations the exterior had set for us. The interior design was lackluster and the lighting was too dim, making it hard to see the crowd.

Still, we liked that the music was loud and energetic and the DJ kept the party going all night. The sound system was a bit muffled, though, and the bass was overpowering. 

So, it was difficult to enjoy the music for those of us on the more sensitive side. Some of us liked it, though, so different strokes for different folks.

Regardless, we were all in agreement that their drinks were well made, and the bartenders were friendly and attentive. Yet keep in mind that the service can be a bit slow, and there may be long lines at the bar. 

4. The Night Game Houston

Website: The Night Game Houston

Address: 2610 Farm to Market 1960 Rd E, Houston, TX 77073, United States

Contact Info: +1 281-645-4589


  • Monday to Thursday: Closed
  • Friday to Saturday: 9 PM to 3 AM 
  • Sunday: Closed
Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5


  • Reasonable drink prices
  • Unique and creative drink concoctions
  • Electric crowd
  • Energetic DJ and booming bass 


  • Routy clubgoers
  • Too hot inside to stay long 

Slipping through the velvet ropes of Night Game Houston, we were immediately struck by the pulsating energy of the club. The bass from the DJ’s set throbbed through the air, and we knew we were in for a wild night!

The atmosphere was electric, with an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life dressed to impress and ready to party. Although the dancefloor was crowded, there was still enough space to move and groove to the beat. 

We also thought the club’s layout was great, allowing us to explore different areas, such as the VIP section and outdoor patio.

For the brief time we spent at the bar, we liked that the bartenders were quick and efficient in serving us. They had a wide selection of drinks at the bar, including some unique and creative concoctions that really stood out. 

We thought it was great that the bartenders gave us some delicious drink recommendations that hit the spot. Plus, we noted that the prices were reasonable. 

However, there were a few downsides to the club that we couldn’t ignore. 

The first was the temperature. It was incredibly hot inside, and with so many people packed in, it was definitely uncomfortable to stay for long periods. 

Additionally, some of the clubgoers seemed a bit too rowdy for our liking, occasionally bumping into us pretty violently on the dancefloor. 

5. Leon’s Lounge 

Website: Leon’s Lounge 

Address: 1006 McGowen St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Contact Info:  +1 713-650-1006

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 4 PM to 2 AM 

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5


  • Vintage decor 
  • Classic jazz nightclub
  • Reasonably priced cocktails


  • Gets crowded quickly 
  • Music is hit or miss 

We were told Leon’s Lounge is a hidden gem worth visiting. From the outside, it seemed like a small and unremarkable bar, but once we stepped inside, we were transported to a different era. 

The first thing that caught our attention was the ambiance. The dim lighting, vintage decor, and classic jazz music playing in the background created an intimate and classy atmosphere that we thought was perfect. 

Plus, we liked almost every drink the bartenders made for us, and they were all reasonably priced. We recommend trying their “Whiskey Smash” or the “Old Fashioned,” by the way. 

Another thing that stood out to us was the excellent service. The staff was friendly and attentive, and we liked that they ensured every guest was cared for. 

However, one of the downsides of Leon’s Lounge is that it can get crowded quickly. It’s not a large space, so finding a spot to sit can be challenging, especially on weekends. 

Also, we noted from the couple of times we went there that the music selection can be hit or miss. While the classic jazz definitely sets the mood, we thought having a bit more variety in the playlist would be nice.

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