As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>
Four years of being The Nightfly.
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On last night's "Between The Lines" on CW 39's Newsfix, you get a bit of the background related to the past cover story we ran, "Getting Past the Bouncer," that was spun off the Hudson Lounge debacle that started over Christmas 2010 and reached a head in early January. You probably remember the t ... More >>
Caps Piano Bar has had regulars dancing for 25 years.
Our deal of the day is even better than this. Times are tight, and we're all looking for ways to pinch a penny here and there. But the current recession has led to the meteoric rise in online coupon sites, offering fantastic savings of up to 90 percent on everything from clothing to Caribbean ... More >>
Midtown Lounge has a prestigious location, but none of the usual neighborhood pomp.
Readers share stories of barroom discrimination.
Local nightclub door policies aren't always black and white
Marc BrubakerPrivilege: Late to the Party?Today the Rocks Off team unveils our newest cover feature, "Getting Past The Bouncer" (or, in print, "Bar Codes"), in which we investigate more in-depth December's "Hydeout at Hudson" controversy, and examined the door policies at some of the other ni ... More >>
Readers discuss "The Whipping Boy."
Is there racism within Houston's nightlife community? Of course there is. It's certainly not early 20th-century racism, but it's still very much there. In three-plus years of writing the Nightfly column for the Houston Press, I've only ever had one club owner or manager go on record as say ... More >>
Photo by Roy OdomThe HPD car that showed up as the Hudson Lounge party broke upHudson Lounge. Again. Yesterday on Hair Balls and on the music blog, Rocks Off, we summarized the Hudson Lounge ordeal that has gripped Houston nightlife patrons, with accusations of racism and exclusionary pract ... More >>
The fallout from the December 28 "Hydeout at the Hudson" party continues to fester. As you probably know by now, the party organizers say Hudson Lounge's owner threw them out and shut down the chichi Rice Village club because they were black, while the staff contends it was because too many p ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
The Hudson Lounge: Racist or not?Last Wednesday, the Houston Press Twitter page was inundated with quick terse statements from our followers calling out the chic Hudson Lounge in Rice Village for being overtly racist after a party of African-American revelers was shut down early the night be ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerLast Wednesday, as everyone around here was gearing up to leave for the New Year's holiday, the Houston Press Twitter page was inundated with quick terse statements from our followers calling out the chic Hudson Lounge in Rice Village for being overtly racist after a p ... More >>
West U's Hudson Lounge is a down-home sort of upscale club.