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I was curious what the bar scene was like back in the 70's around Houston. Was the ever a place similar to Studio 54 in town?

Also where there ever "singles bars"? What were they like and if anyone has any funny or interesting stories I would love to hear them!

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Houston had discos, but nothing like Studio 54. Houston was, and still is, somewhat "tame" compared to NYC.

 

And yes there were and still are "singles" bars.  It will come as a shock to our friends back east but Houston has had paved streets since the 19th century.

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I think the Old La Strada, back in the '90's was our " Studio 54" moment.  Of course It was nothing like Studio 54...but it was a high moment in time for the Houston Party Scene.  Nothing quite like it, in my opinion.  

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When you say singles bars, are you talking about the pressure cooker clubs? If so Houston had a few of them. The Cedar lounge was the most popular located on Airline drive just down the street from Dance Town USA. Mostly frequented by men that worked evenings they would show up there around noon time. The women that showed up there were mostly house wives and probably a few single women looking for a man. I was once there with a friend looking for her boyfriend and the place was very dark. You had to be in the place a few minutes to get your eyes adjusted before you could see. they had a juke box or a band and the dancing was fun but all the men were intent on going home with someone before about three in the afternoon. Just for the record, my friends boy friend never showed up. Had he walked through the door we would have seen him at once but he could have never seen us. So their relationship was saved for another day. There were a couple of more in town but I did not know the name of them.

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When you say singles bars, are you talking about the pressure cooker clubs? If so Houston had a few of them. The Cedar lounge was the most popular located on Airline drive just down the street from Dance Town USA. Mostly frequented by men that worked evenings they would show up there around noon time. The women that showed up there were mostly house wives and probably a few single women looking for a man. I was once there with a friend looking for her boyfriend and the place was very dark. You had to be in the place a few minutes to get your eyes adjusted before you could see. they had a juke box or a band and the dancing was fun but all the men were intent on going home with someone before about three in the afternoon. Just for the record, my friends boy friend never showed up. Had he walked through the door we would have seen him at once but he could have never seen us. So their relationship was saved for another day. There were a couple of more in town but I did not know the name of them.

 

There was another "pressure cooker" bar called the Four Palms that was apparently somewhat well known.  Topic about it here:

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/10266-the-four-palms/?hl=%2Bpressure+%2Bcooker

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There was also another one called Yesterday Once More. I worked nights there as a waitress and it was the best money a single mother could make. They thought nothing about how much they tipped. It was nothing on a Friday or Saturday to go home after work and you had made about $200.00 to $300.00 in tips. And on Friday & Saturday nights it was a packed house. Waitress's had to raise their trays up over their heads and work their way through all the people. Those were the good ole days.

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When you say singles bars, are you talking about the pressure cooker clubs? If so Houston had a few of them. The Cedar lounge was the most popular located on Airline drive just down the street from Dance Town USA. (T)he place was very dark. You had to be in the place a few minutes to get your eyes adjusted before you could see.

 

Ah the Cedar Lounge . . . Rumor has it that it was frequented by at least a few of the priests from the nearby Catholic church. There is nothing wrong with clergy enjoying an occasional drink and I'm sure most appreciated the relative level of anonymity the dark space afforded. I'm also sure the bartenders were discrete as well. Who knows, perhaps Father X or some of his colleagues were looking to reform sinners as they enjoyed their refreshments. I was told it was called a pressure cooker club because the housewives who spent their afternoons there would rush home and  throw something in the pressure cooker for dinner.

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That's the way I've always heard it too. Another "pressure cooker" club like this is the old "Name Dropper" on Yale, just before Parker Rd. We used to live two blocks away from this little doozy, and our neighbor catty corner from us used to get dressed up in her little tight pants and heels, sache down the street around 11am, then come running back home around 3:30-4, ditch the get up, and be outside to greet her husband in the driveway donning a pair of sweat pants and tennis shoes, when he inevitably showed up at home around 5. My wife caught this going on daily, after we first moved to Parkway in the 90s, got me to start paying attention, then it continued until they subsequently divorced and moved out of the house. Gee, I wonder why?

You never have to worry about the Name Dropper wrecking any more marriages, though. Caught fire and burned to the ground in the early 2000's, only the neon sign remained afterwards. With the widening of Yale last year, even that relic has been removed. There's very little trace of the ol' Dropper left now.

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I remember back in the 70's, "Uncle Sam's" was a very popular disco. It had a lighted dance floor (lights underneath the floor) and a disco ball. It was quite popular immediately after "Saturday Night Fever" hit the movie theaters. Being a rocker, I shunned those discos but looking back, people were just having a good time and hurting no one...except their ear drums, liver and nasal passages. It's interesting to think what an influence on pop and dance culture Travolta had on America; Saturday Night Fever and Urban Cowboy created dance studios for disco and C&W dancing, discos and C&W bars and ballrooms, radio stations changing their formats from rock to disco or C&W. Quite amazing.

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I was never in the place but I heard stories about the Four Palms on Telephone Road (which is funny because I was in many other joints on Telephone Road). If I'm not mistaken it was so notorious it actually made the newspapers at one time. 

 

Subdude, sorry, I didn't notice your post already mentioning the Four Palms.

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We certainly didn't need John Travolta to get us some kicker bars.  Urban Cowboy was set here because we already had a more than adequate supply of them.

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My mom was telling me about a disco club that was on West Alabama Street near the Galleria and she and my dad can't remember the name of it.  Anyone remember?  Please help us solve this mystery..haha!  Thanks!

 

Oh yeah, and does anyone know where the 80's club called "Wave's" was?  I am thinking it may have been somewhere on/near the Richmond strip.

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I'm guessing she is referring to Confetti's, which in other incarnations was also Foxhunter, Cowboy and R&R.  It was on West Alabama behind the Galleria.

 

 

 

 

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A great Country and Western club was Van's Stampede Ballroom AKA Make Mine Country. Popular in the early 70's it was a really fun place to go. It was located on Richmond just east of Mandel in an old Weingarden store. I think there is an art gallery there now.

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On 4/30/2016 at 8:48 PM, belmontdrew said:

My mom was telling me about a disco club that was on West Alabama Street near the Galleria and she and my dad can't remember the name of it.  Anyone remember?  Please help us solve this mystery..haha!  Thanks!

 

Oh yeah, and does anyone know where the 80's club called "Wave's" was?  I am thinking it may have been somewhere on/near the Richmond strip.

It was the Scene West....one of my hangouts.

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On 8/26/2014 at 8:53 AM, Earlydays said:

Boccaccio 2000 in Montrose (Lovett @ Taft), name derived from the Fellini movie "Boccaccio 70"

 

Was this in one of those big houses that got torn down, where the Townhomes are now? Have any pictures?

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Yes, it was a big old house (NW corner).....sorry, no pictures. My wife and I went there a couple of times in the early 70's.

It was a cool place...dinner club and dancing.

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There used to be a dance hall/pool room just south of the Hobby Airport and north of Almeda Genoa on Telephone road in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but I understand it was burned down. Does anyone have any information on the name or history on it? It has a lot of good memories for me and my family. Thanks.

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Another great old dance hall from the late 60's and into the 70's was the Texas Ball Room. It was located in the V at Stubner Airline (now called Veterans Memorial Parkway) and Shepherd or right where Shepherd and I 45 merge. The always had a live band. It was a fun place then had penny a pound night on Thursdays. They has a scale and it cost the guys a penny a pound to get in and the girls was a flat dollar to get in. Wednesday night was free for the girls and cost the guys regular price. Arch Yancey DJ at KIKK would advertise the club and say the girls get in free and the boys know it.

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On 9/9/2013 at 4:27 PM, matty1979 said:

I was curious what the bar scene was like back in the 70's around Houston. Was the ever a place similar to Studio 54 in town?

Also where there ever "singles bars"? What were they like and if anyone has any funny or interesting stories I would love to hear them!

 

On 9/9/2013 at 4:27 PM, matty1979 said:

I was curious what the bar scene was like back in the 70's around Houston. Was the ever a place similar to Studio 54 in town?

Also where there ever "singles bars"? What were they like and if anyone has any funny or interesting stories I would love to hear them!

 

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On 8/29/2014 at 7:55 PM, plumber2 said:

Can't forget Cody's. The views were spectacular up there.

A little trivia tidbit...Cody's was originally opened as the Top of the Mark. My parents, who were both instructors at the Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio on West Gray, used to go there frequently - with and without students (they would take them out to practice what they'd learned). Great live music, great dance floor, excellent service & a spectacular view of the downtown skyline from the huge balcony.  Such a shame when it burned down sometime in the early-mid 90s...Mom collected swizzle sticks - I have a few from Top of the Mark, as well as other Houston hot spots & nightclubs. ♡

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There used to be a dance hall/pool room just south of the Hobby Airport and north of Almeda Genoa on Telephone road in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but I understand it was burned down. Does anyone have any information on the name or history on it? It has a lot of good memories for me and my family. Thanks.

 

I know I'm a day late and a dollar short but it was called Max's on the Border.  It was between where Almeda dead ends into Telephone and starts again a block further south.

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Also there was Cooters, Roxy's, the Rubiat, Tuesdays, The Crazy Bannana, and one I cannot remember the name at the moment but it was on the westbound side of Wertheimer around

Fondren area.  It was two stories and in the middle of an apartment complex.

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On 9/23/2017 at 8:08 AM, texianjoe said:

 

Also there was Cooters, Roxy's, the Rubiat, Tuesdays, The Crazy Bannana, and one I cannot remember the name at the moment but it was on the westbound side of Wertheimer around

Fondren area.  It was two stories and in the middle of an apartment complex.

 

Maybe Napoleon's Retreat at the West Point Apartments??

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The Official Preppy Handbook (published 1980) has a section on "where the preps are" each day of the week in several cities across the country, including Houston, and gives some good insight into Houston's bar scene in the late 70s. I was born in 1976, so I don't remember any of this, but below each entry from OPH I give a "where are they now" update as best as I can:

 

Monday

Roscoe’s Cafe & Jazzbar. 3230 Chimney Rock. Live Jazz, big name performers, Backgammon tables.

I never went to Roscoe’s and I don’t ever remember hearing about it. Now it’s a digital printing center.

Tuesday

Butera’s. 5019 Montrose. Deli, very casual, with millions of different beers. The place to be seen, but closes early at 8 p.m.

Butera’s had phenomenal sandwiches. My favorite was one with roasted portobella mushroom and red pepper slices. They were still open at least into the early 2000s, but have been closed for several years now.

Wednesday

St. Michel. 2150 Richmond. Jazz, very sophisticated atmosphere.

I never went there, never heard of it. It looks like now there is a fairly new building in that location filled with doctors offices.

Thursday

Kay’s Lounge. 2324 Bissonnet. Neighborhood bar with game room. Relaxed.

Ah Kays, I’ve been there several times, as has my wife, it’s one of many places in Houston we figured we probably just missed meeting each other before we finally met. My wife ended up stuck there during Tropical Storm Allison when her car got flooded in the street, two years before we met. This was also a favorite hangout of longtime Channel 13 ABC affiliate evening anchorman Dave Ward. It only closed last year (2016), and I think the building is still there and nothing has reopened in it yet.

Friday

The Hofbrau. 1803 Shepherd. Texas roadhouse for steaks and heavy imbibation. Fraternity hangout.

The Hofbrau is still there, I went a few times in the late 90s. It lost its cache, though in the mid 90s when Tilman Fertitta of Landry’s Restaurants chain bought it and turned it into a nationwide chain. That man is much despised here in the Houston area.

Saturday

The Cadillac Bar. 1802 Shepherd. Roast quail at this bar /restaurant. Famous for its Ramos Gin Fizzes.

The Cadillac Bar is still there, across the street from the Hofbrau, and it endured the exact same fate, also bought by the Landry’s group and its concept taken nationwide.

Sunday

Cody’s. 3400 Montrose. Top floor (10th) with great view. Key spot. Good jazz, dress code.

When I was young and single in the late 90s, early 00s, this location was called Scott Gertner’s Sky Bar, but other than that it was pretty much as described by the OPH. I took a lot of dates there, because you could step out of the bar and onto a patio on the 10th floor with great views to downtown, the Medical Center, etc. Dates that stopped there always went very well, if you know what I mean. Unfortunately, the bar closed maybe 10 years ago, and the building was razed. It’s now a luxury apartment highrise.

 

Also, when I moved back to Houston after college in 1998, I lived in the old Westpoint Apartments on Westheimer and Fondren. My parents laughed that I lived there, because they remembered going to parties there when they first moved to Houston, young and childless, in the early 70s. They talked about there being a nightclub right there at the apartment complex called Barbary Coast.

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  • The Official Preppy Handbook (published 1980) has a section on "where the preps are" each day of the week in several cities across the country, including Houston, and gives some good insight into Houston's bar scene in the late 70s. I was born in 1976, so I don't remember any of this, but below each entry from OPH I give a "where are they now" update as best as I can:

 

Monday

Roscoe’s Cafe & Jazzbar. 3230 Chimney Rock. Live Jazz, big name performers, Backgammon tables.

I never went to Roscoe’s and I don’t ever remember hearing about it. Now it’s a digital printing center.

Tuesday

Butera’s. 5019 Montrose. Deli, very casual, with millions of different beers. The place to be seen, but closes early at 8 p.m.

Butera’s had phenomenal sandwiches. My favorite was one with roasted portobella mushroom and red pepper slices. They were still open at least into the early 2000s, but have been closed for several years now.

Wednesday

St. Michel. 2150 Richmond. Jazz, very sophisticated atmosphere.

I never went there, never heard of it. It looks like now there is a fairly new building in that location filled with doctors offices.

Thursday

Kay’s Lounge. 2324 Bissonnet. Neighborhood bar with game room. Relaxed.

Ah Kays, I’ve been there several times, as has my wife, it’s one of many places in Houston we figured we probably just missed meeting each other before we finally met. My wife ended up stuck there during Tropical Storm Allison when her car got flooded in the street, two years before we met. This was also a favorite hangout of longtime Channel 13 ABC affiliate evening anchorman Dave Ward. It only closed last year (2016), and I think the building is still there and nothing has reopened in it yet.

Friday

The Hofbrau. 1803 Shepherd. Texas roadhouse for steaks and heavy imbibation. Fraternity hangout.

The Hofbrau is still there, I went a few times in the late 90s. It lost its cache, though in the mid 90s when Tilman Fertitta of Landry’s Restaurants chain bought it and turned it into a nationwide chain. That man is much despised here in the Houston area.

Saturday

The Cadillac Bar. 1802 Shepherd. Roast quail at this bar /restaurant. Famous for its Ramos Gin Fizzes.

The Cadillac Bar is still there, across the street from the Hofbrau, and it endured the exact same fate, also bought by the Landry’s group and its concept taken nationwide.

Sunday

Cody’s. 3400 Montrose. Top floor (10th) with great view. Key spot. Good jazz, dress code.

When I was young and single in the late 90s, early 00s, this location was called Scott Gertner’s Sky Bar, but other than that it was pretty much as described by the OPH. I took a lot of dates there, because you could step out of the bar and onto a patio on the 10th floor with great views to downtown, the Medical Center, etc. Dates that stopped there always went very well, if you know what I mean. Unfortunately, the bar closed maybe 10 years ago, and the building was razed. It’s now a luxury apartment highrise

 

Also, when I moved back to Houston after college in 1998, I lived in the old Westpoint Apartments on Westheimer and Fondren. My parents laughed that I lived there, because they remembered going to parties there when they first moved to Houston, young and childless, in the early 70s. They talked about there being a nightclub right there at the apartment complex called Barbary Coast.

 

Sorry, this website is acting really buggy today, I go to post or edit, and it tells me I can't, but then posts anyway, and I then try again before realizing it's now double posted.

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LMAO..I just by chance happened to land on this thread....I am an expert child of the 60's on this topic.    In the early 70's there were country bars and then there were honky tonks...    Houston has several of both but the most notable was the Fools Gold Club way out on the West side, out Westheimer, it was live music every night and the hopping place for country bars for many years.  For honkey tonks there's none bigger than my beloved Gilley's...I was there the day Sherwood shut her down.  We all cried.   It was an example of the excesses of the 80's in the end...especially in the glowing light of the movie, for a glorious while, it not only created the Urban Cowboy craze, but they rode it harder than a mechanical bull for the few short years it lasted.  Sherwood plowed the money into Gilliey's..  Leon Beck can probably talk to it better than me. It simply grew too big, and then Sherwood screwed Johnny Lee out of his road money. It started over Johnny wanting to buy some land after he married Charlene and then his band and Gilley's band reacted badly when they could not get paid, which started Gilley's imploding fast.   Big Tin Ban off Huffmeister was another great dance hall. There were also Saturday Night live music dances at the "Crosby Stomp" at the American Legion on 2100 in Crosby TX was most notable. I spent a lot of saturday nights there as a young un in the early 70's before I was old enough to mix with, fight with and drink with the Gilley rat crowd.

 

The later 70's would be the early days for ZZ Top, and many others at Rockefellers  or the Continental Club ( which might happen again at anytime today, also Rockefellers just reopened in 2017 as a venue again, it is a must check our concert venue), the Yesterdays Future and Yesterday Once More were disco clubs and there were a few more of them.   

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On 8/25/2014 at 6:40 PM, vaughan2374 said:

There was also another one called Yesterday Once More. I worked nights there as a waitress and it was the best money a single mother could make. They thought nothing about how much they tipped. It was nothing on a Friday or Saturday to go home after work and you had made about $200.00 to $300.00 in tips. And on Friday & Saturday nights it was a packed house. Waitress's had to raise their trays up over their heads and work their way through all the people. Those were the good ole days.

    I use to go to Yesterday Once More all the time and it was very busy every Friday and Saturday.  It was the good ole days !!!!!!!!!! I know spent lots of money there every weekend, who know might gave you few good tips back then.

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On 8/20/2017 at 1:03 PM, Richard Valley said:

Yes, those were truly the Good Ol' Days:  Gilley's, Bavarian Gardens, Catacombs, Love Street Light Circus & Feel Good Machine, Market Square, Elan (Ocean Club), 

Mom snuck me in to Love Street. I was a dancer aka extra and my friend's aunt was the choreographer for us, still have my costume tshirt Gilley's, he's in the movie and his friend too...Urban Cowboy. Catacombs, loved it. Liked The Ocean Club but Market Square, where was that?

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On 10/9/2017 at 4:23 PM, Chuck Allen said:

LMAO..I just by chance happened to land on this thread....I am an expert child of the 60's on this topic.    In the early 70's there were country bars and then there were honky tonks...    Houston has several of both but the most notable was the Fools Gold Club way out on the West side, out Westheimer, it was live music every night and the hopping place for country bars for many years.  For honkey tonks there's none bigger than my beloved Gilley's...I was there the day Sherwood shut her down.  We all cried.   It was an example of the excesses of the 80's in the end...especially in the glowing light of the movie, for a glorious while, it not only created the Urban Cowboy craze, but they rode it harder than a mechanical bull for the few short years it lasted.  Sherwood plowed the money into Gilliey's..  Leon Beck can probably talk to it better than me. It simply grew too big, and then Sherwood screwed Johnny Lee out of his road money. It started over Johnny wanting to buy some land after he married Charlene and then his band and Gilley's band reacted badly when they could not get paid, which started Gilley's imploding fast.   Big Tin Ban off Huffmeister was another great dance hall. There were also Saturday Night live music dances at the "Crosby Stomp" at the American Legion on 2100 in Crosby TX was most notable. I spent a lot of saturday nights there as a young un in the early 70's before I was old enough to mix with, fight with and drink with the Gilley rat crowd.

 

The later 70's would be the early days for ZZ Top, and many others at Rockefellers  or the Continental Club ( which might happen again at anytime today, also Rockefellers just reopened in 2017 as a venue again, it is a must check our concert venue), the Yesterdays Future and Yesterday Once More were disco clubs and there were a few more of them.   

Houston and Crosby Bug Tin Barn, Gilley's all the 70 thru 80's  lived it. Even the bars in the apartment complexes, bartended in alot, danced too. Good ol days. 

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On 10/3/2017 at 2:19 PM, Reefmonkey said:
  • The Official Preppy Handbook (published 1980) has a section on "where the preps are" each day of the week in several cities across the country, including Houston, and gives some good insight into Houston's bar scene in the late 70s. I was born in 1976, so I don't remember any of this, but below each entry from OPH I give a "where are they now" update as best as I can:

 

Monday

Roscoe’s Cafe & Jazzbar. 3230 Chimney Rock. Live Jazz, big name performers, Backgammon tables.

I never went to Roscoe’s and I don’t ever remember hearing about it. Now it’s a digital printing center.

Tuesday

Butera’s. 5019 Montrose. Deli, very casual, with millions of different beers. The place to be seen, but closes early at 8 p.m.

Butera’s had phenomenal sandwiches. My favorite was one with roasted portobella mushroom and red pepper slices. They were still open at least into the early 2000s, but have been closed for several years now.

Wednesday

St. Michel. 2150 Richmond. Jazz, very sophisticated atmosphere.

I never went there, never heard of it. It looks like now there is a fairly new building in that location filled with doctors offices.

Thursday

Kay’s Lounge. 2324 Bissonnet. Neighborhood bar with game room. Relaxed.

Ah Kays, I’ve been there several times, as has my wife, it’s one of many places in Houston we figured we probably just missed meeting each other before we finally met. My wife ended up stuck there during Tropical Storm Allison when her car got flooded in the street, two years before we met. This was also a favorite hangout of longtime Channel 13 ABC affiliate evening anchorman Dave Ward. It only closed last year (2016), and I think the building is still there and nothing has reopened in it yet.

Friday

The Hofbrau. 1803 Shepherd. Texas roadhouse for steaks and heavy imbibation. Fraternity hangout.

The Hofbrau is still there, I went a few times in the late 90s. It lost its cache, though in the mid 90s when Tilman Fertitta of Landry’s Restaurants chain bought it and turned it into a nationwide chain. That man is much despised here in the Houston area.

Saturday

The Cadillac Bar. 1802 Shepherd. Roast quail at this bar /restaurant. Famous for its Ramos Gin Fizzes.

The Cadillac Bar is still there, across the street from the Hofbrau, and it endured the exact same fate, also bought by the Landry’s group and its concept taken nationwide.

Sunday

Cody’s. 3400 Montrose. Top floor (10th) with great view. Key spot. Good jazz, dress code.

When I was young and single in the late 90s, early 00s, this location was called Scott Gertner’s Sky Bar, but other than that it was pretty much as described by the OPH. I took a lot of dates there, because you could step out of the bar and onto a patio on the 10th floor with great views to downtown, the Medical Center, etc. Dates that stopped there always went very well, if you know what I mean. Unfortunately, the bar closed maybe 10 years ago, and the building was razed. It’s now a luxury apartment highrise

 

Also, when I moved back to Houston after college in 1998, I lived in the old Westpoint Apartments on Westheimer and Fondren. My parents laughed that I lived there, because they remembered going to parties there when they first moved to Houston, young and childless, in the early 70s. They talked about there being a nightclub right there at the apartment complex called Barbary Coast.

 

Sorry, this website is acting really buggy today, I go to post or edit, and it tells me I can't, but then posts anyway, and I then try again before realizing it's now double posted.

Cadillac and Fitzgeralds, Dome Shadows, 2nd Office, cactus Club, O.P., ha even The Copa was entertaining lol, Art Wrens now that was a scream, lol... But after a few we'd just have to go "site seeing" lol, I think I miss The Palace and Pisces, most the places SW Houston and all along Westheimer but Damien's near River Oaks was nice and laid back. 

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On 9/23/2017 at 8:08 AM, texianjoe said:

 

Also there was Cooters, Roxy's, the Rubiat, Tuesdays, The Crazy Bannana, and one I cannot remember the name at the moment but it was on the westbound side of Wertheimer around

Fondren area.  It was two stories and in the middle of an apartment complex.

 

On 9/23/2017 at 8:08 AM, texianjoe said:

 

Also there was Cooters, Roxy's, the Rubiat, Tuesdays, The Crazy Bannana, and one I cannot remember the name at the moment but it was on the westbound side of Wertheimer around

Fondren area.  It was two stories and in the middle of an apartment complex.

I was a bartender in the late 70’s at The Woodhollow Club, Cooter’s, and Lord Jim’s. The Woodhollow Club was disco, and Randy was the DJ. Fond memories! 

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 I worked as a bartender in the late 70’s at the Woodhollow Club, Cooters, and Lord Jims. Anyone remember these awesome places. Randy was DJ at The Woodhollow Club, and manager/partner at Cooters. Later owned his own place, Randy’s!  

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I don't remember what the two story place was before '87, but the company I worked for did the lights/sound in it when it because a teen club called Club Soda.

 

it then became Bayou Mama's after a couple of years.

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I think I read that someone on here used to be a bartender at Todd's in the 1970s - next to TGIFridays in Windsor Plaza. I'm trying to find a matchbook fromTodd's - anyone have any ideas?

 

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The club close to Fondren on Westheimer was called the Barbary Coast, I think the apartment complex was the Westpoint Apartments....owned by Harold Farb....Another complex he had in Southwest Houston was Napoleon Square and it had a club called Bonaparte's Retreat....both were great clubs and I spent a lot of time in my early twenties in both clubs..There was also a club in the Galleria area called Foxhunter, a very upscale club that was also very cool, I used to take my girlfriend there and we would dance and have a great time!

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