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Etta's Lounge

5120 Scott St.
Houston, TX 77004
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  • Sun, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am, Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm
This venerable Third Ward establishment - "open 'til it closes, seven days a week" - has reined it in significantly from its glory-ridden heyday. Once a raucous blues joint frequented by Lightnin' Hopkins, Etta's no longer hosts live music, but the friendly bar and eatery still cooks up a mean piece of catfish or some tasty barbecue, and serves plenty of cold beer to wash it all down. Be mindful that whenever folks are done buying food and drink, and the dominoes in the corner cease slamming onto the tabletop, Etta's shuts down for the night. It won't likely be your late-night spot of choice, but you just might fall in love with Etta's all the same.

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