2540 University Blvd, Houston, TX | Directions 7700529.715275 -95.417447
Neighborhoods: University Place, South Central
Will never go here again – My first & last time going to this establishment was on a Friday night. I'm used to going to clubs in Houston & I usually don't mind paying the high cover charge but when we got in there & found out a "sippy" cup of Margarita was $11 I was outdone. To make matters worse, if I have to pay $20 to get anywhere I am not gonna stand up all nite or sit outside. This is ridiculous that you have to "buy" a table for only two people to sit down. When we got there the music they was playing wasn't anything I ever heard of. The promoter needs to get a new job & they need to advertise or have the ladies the front inform you before you pay that you will have to stand up all nite. We was there for about 10 minutes & left. What a waste of $40. Left there & went to Grooves & had an excellent time.
Reverse Discrimanation! – Turned Away! My husband and i showed up on Friday night only to be turned away by the african american door men! We were there on "Urban Night" and they said we" would not like it". They refered us to their sister club, downtown. HMMM! Were we too old...or too hispanic?? Or they thought we we looked too much like white folk? Wow, any which way, it was just wrong!
Great! – There's nothing I do not like here. The food is superb...the steak on steak night melts in your mouth. The beer selection is first rate. I've introduced my parents here as well and they raved about it. The staff is top notch as well. Cheers to Red Lion! My only regret is that i've not been able to make it here more often since i moved out of the neighborhood
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER! POOR PROMOTERS & POOR MGMT – DJ's & Music lovers stay clear of this establishment. Worst experience I've had in years!! Promoter, Evin Anothony and the bar manager need to find jobs they are qualified to do. "Overhead" is not a viable reason to close your establishment before your posted and advertised regular business hours. Promoting is more than a Facebook invite and is the Promoters job. The DJ's are hired to spin. .
The promoter booked 2 very talented DJ's, Darrin Sterling & Bjorne Larson to spin from 9:00pm-2:00 am on Thursday night. They advertised that Bambou would be open until 2:00 am... we were KICKED OUT at 12:31am. They not only misrepresented their business hours but they used their inability to promote their establishment properly as a reason to close during the middle of the DJ's set. The bar manager was extremely rude & condesending. I'll never visit this establishment again and if I were a DJ I'd be extremely leery of spin'n at BamBou. $10.00 is an insult not payment for a DJ gig. WORST LOUNGE IN HOUSTON!!
Poetry Lounge at BamBou – Poetry Lounge has now moved to BamBou. Open Mic Poetry every Sunday. Doors open at 6 and show starts at 7. Hosted by Se7en the Poet. Dress Code is enforced. No Shorts,Baseball Caps or Athletic sneakers. Call 713-516-2513 for info!
Best time ever!! – I must say it has been awhile since I had been to this club, almost a year. The first time I went I had an OK time, this time it was a great experience. Once we got thru the doors the ladies at the entrance asked us if we had a reservation and we said we did not have one. They were able to find us a table, gave us a business card so that we could book in advance and told us the waitress would be with us shortly. As soon as we sat down our waitress came over and told us about the specials that they had and we ordered. The manager came by and asked us how everything was and we told him we had just gotten there and we where there to celebrate a birthday and he wished the birthday girl happy birthday and said he would be right back. Next thing we know there is a bottle coming our way with sparklers and the birthday girls name on all the T.V.'s in the club. I was really impressed with attention our party was getting! Everyone in the club turned and looked our way! We celebrated the night to the extreme. When the night was over we saw that the manager was at the door and thanking everyone for coming out. I am going back on a regular basis now. the Band was awesome and the DJ was great! The staff was friendly and attentive!!
One Of The Best Lounges In Houston – I Love this place.. The Music is really good, and the place is nicely decorated.. It has an amazing atmosphere.. This lounge is really upscale and very classy..
What happened? – We use to frequent this establishment on a weekly basis. I enjoyed the security team and the preferential treatment when ordering a bottle which was a regular occurance. Our most recent visit was a major disappointment. The great security team that was in place was let go. The staff ignored our party the entire 30 minutes were there and the male bartender verbally replied that he did not care that one of the drinks he had made did not taste right plus refussed to replace it. The same band has been playing at Bam Bou for the last several months so that gets a bit boring after awhile. I gave a 1 star rating due to all of the negative changes this company has made that are all non-customer focused changes. Good luck with your business!
Great time!! – I went to Bam Bou for a birthday party and we had the greatest time I have had in Houston in a long time. From start to finish they made it a faboulous night for us!! The music was great and so was the staff.
Bar service extremly slow – We attended a a happy hour event with about 200 people. There were only 2 staff at the bar. The service was extremely slow. It took so long just to get a drink. Poor planning of the location not to have enough staff. They lost a lot of business because of this and the people in attendance were not very pleased.
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