by Nikki Metzgar - 206 Reviews - 77 List
Sure, it hurts to see bands skip over Houston music venues for others in Austin and Dallas--which they often do--but there's no better revenge than looking good. Thanks to our multitude of live music options, from the mega-sized stadiums to the underground bars, Houston still manages to hold its own. (Photo: Elaine Greer at Khon's)
Updated: October 05, 2010
Despite constant rumors of its closing, grungy Walter's remains wonderfully out of place among its sleek neighbors on Washington Ave. This is the place in Houston to catch the next big indie band (on a good night) or the underwear-clad punk rock ensemble from a local high school (still a good night).
The sister to the Continental Club in Austin hosts a regular rotation of local live music, from the Beatles cover band on Thursdays to the Houston Funk Factory on Sundays. Bonuses include shuffleboard, a killer back patio and a BBQ table.