In business for 30 years, Nick's Comedy Stop has served as an essential venue for up-and-coming comedians, having hosted Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and other notable jesters before their big breaks. The venue hosts shows twice a week, featuring hilarious headliners, emerging comics, and moments of silence for misunderstood punch lines.
Baseball may not be France’s national pastime, but that didn’t stop Eastern Standard from ramping up its sports-bar décor with elegant Parisian flourishes. Just blocks away from Fenway Park, the restaurant features a 46-foot bar where mixologists blend classic cocktails that smack of French elegance.
The Hawthorne plays up its location inside the Hotel Commonwealth with décor inspired by a penthouse suite. There’s no better place to enjoy one of renowned mixologist Jackson Cannon’s innovative cocktails. Paired with deviled eggs and other accessible finger foods, the drinks would fit right in at a casual cocktail party.
To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Houston keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage and proudly displays the traditional crazy quilt. As the only venue in the revered chain to be built vertically rather than free floating, House of Blues Houston stands as a pillar of entertainment in the Houston Pavilions complex. The hot spot’s Bronze Peacock Room commemorates Houston's rich history and the blues clubs where Lightnin' Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton held sway, and features an enormous hand-painted mural depicting other local legends such as Albert Collins and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.