Nightlife in Houston

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Movie Outing with Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

The Fashion Opera Presents "Fashion Arena" for Two at The Gardens Houston on October 19 at 2 p.m. (54% Off)

The Fashion Opera: "Fashion Arena"

The Gardens Houston

$54.50 $25

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Event showcases the work of established designers, including the latest collection from The Fashion Opera Founder Antonio Wingfield

$6 for One Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Up to a $9.50 Value)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Multiple Locations

$9.50 $6

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Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

"Damaged Divas of the Decades 2" at The Music Box Theater, September 13–October 24 (Up to 50% Off)

"Damaged Divas of the Decades 2"

The Music Box Theater

$58.46 $29

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Popular cabaret-style revue returns to poke fun at pop culture and eccentric stars with a mix of sketch comedy and hit tunes

Hookah for Two or Four at Kaif Hookah Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Kaif Hookah Lounge

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$22 $11

Up to four friends relax with chips, sodas, and hookahs available in a variety of flavors

One or Two Speed Dating Events from It's Date Time (Up to 54% Off)

It's Date Time

On Location

$35 $17

Meet potential dates in 6-minute intervals in a low-pressure environment

One or Two Admissions to Singles Mixers, Tennis Events, or Speed Dating from EightFriendsOut (Half Off)

EightFriendsOut

On Location

$40 $20

Rotating speed dates over light appetizers introduce singles to fun, attractive new people

_The Whodunnit Dessert_ Murder-Mystery Show for Two or Four from Murder by Chocolate (41% Off)

Murder by Chocolate

Webster

$76 $45

Guests find clues and solve puzzles to solve a mystery; includes a dessert buffet and non-alcoholic drinks

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at The Phoenix on Westheimer

The Phoenix on Westheimer

Neartown/ Montrose

$20 $11

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Fish and chips, bangers and mash, and veggie shepherd's pie in a pub bustling with events such as a St. Patty's Day parking-lot party

12 Annual Ziegenbock Festival with Josh Turner, Pat Green & More on Saturday Oct. 18, at 12:30pm (Up to 42% Off)

12th Annual Ziegenbock Festival

Sam Houston Race Park

$30 $17.50

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Josh Turner, Pat Green, Roger Creager, Buck Yaeger, Kimberly Dunn, Cam, and over a dozen other country artists rock out across three stages

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist at House of Blues Houston on September 20 at 9 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist - Renegades of Rhythm Tour

House of Blues Houston

$40.83 $20

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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist collaborate using Afrika Bambaataa’s original record collection to celebrate his & Zulu Nation's 40th anniversary

"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome!" Exclusive Presale at Bayou Music Center – Houston on November 30

"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!"

Bayou Music Center - Houston

$31 $31

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Colorful and hip kids' show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

Two Tickets to BOOMSTOCK Electronic Music Festival on Saturday, August 23, at 4 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

BOOMSTOCK Electronic Music Festival

Rey de Oros Fairgrounds

$65.90 $39

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Progressive house DJ duo Sultan & Ned Shepard headline a festival pulsating with frenetic beats from Vinai, K Theory, and more

Lynyrd Skynyrd at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, August 23, at 6 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Sam Houston Race Park

$62 $30

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Southern-rock legends behind “Sweet Home Alabama” perform an evening of classic-rock hits

LMAO Comedy Tour for Two at Arena Theatre on Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

LMAO Comedy Tour

Arena Theatre

$98.50 $45

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Rudy Rush, the youngest-ever host of Showtime at the Apollo, hosts Tony Rock, Capone, Tiffany Haddish, and Rob Stapleton

Gala of the Royal Horses at NRG Arena on August 17 at 3 p.m. (Up to 59% Off)

Gala of the Royal Horses

NRG Arena

$64.96 $33

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Flamenco artists dance with powerful Spanish horses that also dazzle with classical dressage and playful routines

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti LaBelle at Toyota Center on Saturday, August 30 (Up to 37% Off)

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti LaBelle

Toyota Center

$60 $38

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R & B legends with 30 hit singles, including “Can’t Get Over You,” play slow jams; soulful singer behind “Lady Marmalade” also performs

Lil Jon DJ Set feat. Butch Clancy at Bayou Music Center on Friday, August 8, at 9 p.m. (Up to 37% Off)

Lil Jon DJ Set feat. Butch Clancy

Bayou Music Center

$47.99 $30

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Southern hip-hop star behind "Get Low" spins his signature brand of bass-heavy crunk alongside burgeoning Detroit DJ

311 at Bayou Music Center on July 30 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

311

Bayou Music Center

$53.04 $26.52

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Genre-defying rock outfit blends rap with reggae grooves on "Down" and "All Mixed Up"

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Since opening in 2003, The Tasting Room has morphed from a wine bar to a full-service restaurant with four locations—all while retaining its wine-bar charm and racking up numerous awards and accolades. Diners can select libations from a list that boasts more than 200 wines, pairing them with contemporary dishes whipped up by executive chef Jonathan LeBlanc. TTR offerings run the gamut from small plates of mini grilled sandwiches and classic bruschetta to entrees including creole-spiced quail and Jamaican jerk chicken breast, which diners can savor at windowside tables or on the plant-ensconced patio and garden area.

The eatery doesn't just sate hunger for eclectic classics and thirst for fermented grapes. It also hosts live music, meetings, and events such as 2011's Grapes vs. Grains, which pitted beer against wine in a liquid wrestling match. The owners have their hands in other culinary enterprises, too. There's the Houston Cellar Classic, for example, an annual celebration of food and wine. Also popular is MAX's Wine Dive, a destination for gourmet comfort food best defined by its slogan—"Fried chicken and champagne? ... Why the hell not?"

818 Town And Country Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

It's a good idea to arrive early at Movie Tavern, and not only if you hate missing the opening credits. Early birds can peruse the extensive menu of chef-crafted American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. But even after the show begins, the snacks keep coming. Unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. Guests can even sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the full bar before heading in to the theater. The family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies.

As for the entertainment, audiences get to enjoy all-digital presentations of first-run films any day of the week, plus Retro Cinema every Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Audiences also benefit from Movie Tavern's membership program. Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free bag of popcorn, plus a free ticket every year on their birthday, special offers, movie news, and invites to screenings and other special events.

15719 North Fwy
Houston,
TX
US

Surrounded by Winetopia's brick-laden walls, visitors sample a succinct selection of tapas, absorb the notes of live music and karaoke, and explore the flavors of rare wines gathered from around the world. In the dining room, the arched tops of built-in wine cabinets fit snugly into exposed-brick walls, and the chatter of guests clustered around intimate tables syncs with the clinks of wineglasses alighting on a granite-top bar. A menu of small plates romances appetites with everything from light snacks, such as marcona almonds and indian popcorn, to more substantial morsels, including veggie samosas. Plates strewn with various cheeses find companionship in chatty napkins and the sweet notes of fresh fruit or the deep flavor of assorted cold cuts. The rotating selection of more than 200 small-production wines overrides the need for a formal list, so instead sommeliers pilot patrons through vinos imported from New Zealand, South Africa, Oregon, and Argentina. The less traveled can charter entire flights of wine or sign up for a tasting class, or eschew grapey spirits altogether for one of the bar’s 59 domestic or imported beers.

6363 San Felipe St
Houston,
TX
US

Chefs at Aztecas Margarita Bar & Grill prepare a full menu of authentic Mexican fare including guacamole made to order, dark mole poblano sauces, and fresh ceviche. The pollo Azteca—marinated and chargrilled chicken breast with Azteca sauce, grilled onions, and chili con queso—ignites palates with more flavor and fewer missing teeth than chewing firecrackers. Meanwhile, mariscos mex-tex enchiladas with sautéed shrimp and crab topped with house-made ancho poblano cream sauce follow up orders of Azteca nachos and twice-fried, cheese-filled jalapeños rellenos. The red, green, and yellow walls adorned with exposed bricks and flat-screen TVs surround diners during the day and dancers twirling to live music or DJs throughout the night. Behind the full bar, bartenders pour signature margaritas, frozen or on the rocks, infused with fruit flavors such as guava or mango. An outdoor patio holds additional seating for dining alfresco or picnicking without bears.

2207 Richmond Ave
Houston,
TX
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

11470 Westheimer Rd
Houston,
TX
US

At The Mezzanine Lounge, a sports-oriented upstairs and a lower-level lounge stack atop each other inside the double-decker bar that Citysearch named Best Sports Bar in 2008 and 2009. The kitchen, like the bar, stays open until 2 a.m. daily, grilling chicken tenders and fresh half-pound patties for burgers such as the Twisted Texas burger, slathered in spicy barbecue sauce and topped with jalapeños. DIRECTV and other cable packages wire round the clock sports coverage to the bars’ more than 30 TVs sprinkled artfully throughout the venue, supplying clear sightlines from anywhere, including the restrooms. Between strolls to the covered patio, patrons can aim cues atop red felt pool tables and drop quarters into an internet-capable jukebox, which stocks more than 150 CDs and can download further titles or add fictitious Grammy wins to Percy Sledge’s Wikipedia page.

2200 SW Fwy, Ste 150
Houston,
TX
US