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Best Dive Houston 2010 - The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

1248 Witte Road

Houston, TX 77055

713-827-7085

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You'd have to drive all the way to the seedier backstreets of Galveston to find a hive of villainy as delectable and Star Wars cantina-like as the Blue Lagoon, the dean of Witte Road dives. Beyond the deceptively folksy latticework entryway in this old Spring Branch strip-mall hole-in-the-wall is a bare-bones main room with a full bar. On a recent visit, we found three customers — a long-bearded guy who looked like the ghost of a Confederate general; a skinny, late-fortysomething dude with an enormous growth on the bridge of his nose; and a fortysomething woman in a boater cap, linen pants and a cotton blouse who fucking loved Elton John and didn't care what you or any other fucker thought about it. "This is a B-side of some great Elton John," she was telling the Rebel Ghost as we made our drink orders. "I don't want any fuckers talking over my fucking Elton John." There is also an amazing little smoking patio out behind the place. An old oak draped in white Christmas lights adorns the tiny backyard; a couple of picnic tables sit under a tin roof hard by an antique wood-burning stove right by the back door.

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d2
d2

AP...I think I was there on said 'tit display' night! Good times! Good people watching, stiff drinks...tons of laid-back fun!

Woody
Woody

I grew up in Spring Branch, and as a kid, the Blue was the place my parent's friends went to. Now, its the place I go to drink. The previous commenter is completely right, Rocken Randy kicks it Friday nights, and its always a good time.

AP
AP

We tear this place up quite frequently. There is a large and older stable of day time drinkers there. But Friday Nights Rockin Randy does Karaoke and various overweight slatterns show up and get slammed then show off their tits leading to a fistfight between said slatterns man and whoever was ogling thier ample boosomage. Or sometimes there is a fistfight without any tits. Either way, whenever Keely is pourin em deep and the spring branch locals are tieing one on, you are hard pressed to find a more entertaining dive set. Being a dive bar afficianado, you nailed this one Houston Press.

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