Houston Music

Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In the Galleria Area

As does our sister blog Eating...Our Words, 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.

10. Cap's Piano Bar Tuesday through Saturday, Caps Piano Bar boasts one of the best house bands in Houston. Jazz and blues hits from days long gone by are interspersed with present-day hits, though you'll need to keep the tips coming to ensure you hear the latter. But don't worry about racking up a huge bill: There's no cover charge, and the drinks are affordable.

While you wait on your beverages, enjoy some complimentary popcorn as you enjoy the tunes and watch couples cut a rug on the dance floor. Caps is hidden just behind House of Pies off Westheimer, but it's definitely a find.

2610 Briar Ridge 713-784-0024, facebook.com/capspiano.bar

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
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.
Contact: Matthew Keever