RICHMOND STRIP, Houston
The Richmond strip used to be THE place to party about 5-6 years ago. This was before the revitalization of the Downtown/Midtown sections of Houston. Now, the bars and clubs on the Richmond Strip are typically filled to bursting with skanky people. If you want to have a nice, classy time, do not go to the Richmond Strip. For instance, on a typical Saturday night, you will see a group of young women, shamelessly stuffed into their cheap lycra clothing with fat bulging out from all sides (one of them at least 6 months pregnant), dancing up on tables with the intent to score as many finger-f***s as is humanly possible, with a group of equally-skanky men eager to oblige. On top of this, the cover charge is usually $10+. You can get plenty of wild times and beautiful people in the Downtown/Midtown area, without the skankiness and cover charges.
Dress Code: Generally speaking, you can wear whatever you want to these places.
Tropicana is my favorite Latin club in Houston, especially on Friday nights when the best Latin Bands play. And by Latin I mean the real deal. I am Venezuelan and if you want true Latin music this is the place to go. On the weekends they always have a live band. They play Salsa, Merengue, Bachata. Very classy place. In betwween they have a DJ who plays all of the above and Reggeaton. The crowd is a 30 something crowd. You will hardly find any 18 years old who will get on your nerves! You definately want to give this place a try if you are looking to dance the night away.
Dress Code: Dress to impress!!
It's hard to name one favorite spt in Houston to party, I will name my favorite street...Richmond Avenue. This is probably Houston's most party oriented area with all types of clubs, pubs, restaurants and all sorts of other entertainment. From Acid Rock to Zydeco this street has it all!!
There is always something going on here and you can never get tired of trying out new places to dance and meet people. Richmond Avenue brings together such a large cross section of cultures and people that you are see something new in each face. You gotta love it!
Dress Code: In most clubs on Richmond Ave. the dress code goes as follows: Girls- clothes of any sort. No swimsuits.
Guys- No shorts(this one varies), No sandals, No baseball caps.
This 'British'-style bar is right in the heart of the Richmond Strip, a clubbing district which waxes and wanes and changes every month. But the Richmond Arms always stays the same (my father went here for happy hour when I was a kid!). This bar is fairly low-key for the area, and serves fairly good food. Also a great lunch spot.
Dress Code: Business casual or 'clubbing' attire.