Housed in a traditional Texas country dancehall-style building in Northwest Houston, Westwind is now the oldest running honky-tonk in Houston after Blanco's in River Oaks closed in 2013. Speaking of Blanco's, Westwind is now hosting a lot of artists who played there, including the Cornell Hurd Band, Jesse Dayton, and the Derailers, who are scheduled to play an upcoming Blanco's reunion show with more planned for the future.
As their website states, the patrons of Westwind come out to do some “two-steppin' and long-neckin',” and for most customers the long-neckin' consists of drinking Bud Lights, other domestic beers, and the occasional import; there are no fancy craft beers served here, thank you very much. The club is big enough to accommodate the two-steppers out on the dance floor on Saturday nights, but small enough to feel like an intimate neighborhood bar during the afternoon happy hour.
Country Legends 97.1 FM broadcasts live here every Saturday night and DJ Ron plays nothing but classic country hits released before 1980 on Sundays starting at 1 p.m. A game room with shuffleboard, pool tables, video games, darts and a Texas Pride Meter is available, and the outdoor patio for smokers is air-conditioned for hot Texas summer days and nights.