Best New Club - 2008
When Boondocks celebrated its first anniversary in July, it was kind of a shock. Somehow, it seemed that the split-level bar had been around a lot longer. But in that short time, Boondocks has evolved into an impressive cross-section of the Houston music scene. Its DJ nights feature everything from '60s rock (Reverberations) and hard rock (Hell's Bells) to deep soul, funk and R&B (Dirty Honey) and old-school hip-hop and electro (Shake & Pop). If live music is more your thing, Houston guitar legend Little Joe Washington will blow your mind on Tuesday nights, and Monday's Boondocks Live shows feature a who's who of up-and-coming and established local bands (and $2 Lone Stars). Throw in periodic road shows and free5 p.m. barbecues every Sunday, and we hope Boondocks is just getting started. It certainly seems that way.