Houston Music

Houston's 10 Best Bars Close to Rice University

10. ARMADILLO PALACE Part of the Goode Company empire of Houston restaurants, this music venue, barbecue joint and bar can be easily spotted by passersby on Kirby thanks to the giant 12-foot metal armadillo hanging out in front. Inside the all-Texan, western theme continues with mounted longhorns, ranch paraphernalia, and stools with leather saddles on them. Live Texas music on Saturday night gets the patrons out on the floor two-steppin'; expect a good lineup here of rodeo afterparty entertainment next month.

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