Hudson Lounge

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Rooftop Bars and Lounges

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    The World's Shittiest Superhero

    Four years of being The Nightfly.

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    Night of the Living Dead

    A former funeral home anchors Houston's next nightlife nexus.

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    Members Only

    Is Simone on Sunset the best bar in West U...already?

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    TV Party: Dress Codes at Bars?

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011

    Tighten Up

    Caps Piano Bar has had regulars dancing for 25 years.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Dining Deals in Houston

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    Come Here and Hang Out

    Midtown Lounge has a prestigious location, but none of the usual neighborhood pomp.

  • News

    February 24, 2011

    Behind That Door

    Readers share stories of barroom discrimination.

  • News

    February 10, 2011

    Getting Past the Bouncer

    Local nightclub door policies aren't always black and white

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Washington Avenue, One Year Later: Not As "Wild"

    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 >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Expanding Class Size

    Readers discuss "The Whipping Boy."

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Racism And Houston Clubs: The Nightfly's Story

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Hudson Lounge: Still No Agreement On What Happened

    Photo by Roy OdomThe HPD car that showed up as the Hudson Lounge party broke up​Hudson 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Hudson Lounge Situation Still Clear As Mud

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Comment Of The Day: Hudson Lounge Vs. The Big Easy

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Hudson Lounge Comes Under Fire For Supposed Racist Practices

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Hudson Lounge Racism Allegations Continue To Fly

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Last 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 >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    Sleek Chic

    West U's Hudson Lounge is a down-home sort of ­upscale club.