Houston Music

Houston's Top 10 Hipster Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses

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, coffeehouse or live-music venue is fair game.

In this case, we've bent a few of the above rules (just a bit) and rather than confine ourselves to a specific area of town, have cobbled together the most "hip" places in town and put them all into one spot. This is a list is for places -- a typical night at some of these places; a specific night at others -- where young Houston dresses not necessarily to impress, but to see and be seen nonetheless.

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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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