The Drake Bar
1902 Washington Avenue, Suite E
Houston, TX 77007
Hipper than hip, the Drake is a luxurious lounge that has a sexy, high-end atmosphere. The interiors are lush, yet cozy, including three beautiful bars, leather banquettes, rich fabrics, secluded alcoves, and exposed brick, all lit with elegant chandeliers throughout. It’s not the dance club experience, but if you like a good cocktail in an upscale environment, The Drake is the place to go in Houston. The club offers four luxurious rooms, ideal for parties of up to 400 people. For the ultimate VIP experience, reserve the VIP room above the mezzanine, which features its own restrooms and private bar.
15625 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
A true dance club, Hush is definitely on a short list of the most exclusive nightclubs in Houston. Crowds head to this two-level, 25,000-square-foot dance club to listen to DJs from around the globe and cut loose on a 1700-square foot dance floor that includes a robotic motorized truss. Other attractions include more than 75 plasma and video screens, a state-of-the-art light show and live entertainment. A strict dress code is enforced and a cover charge is a given. To really experience the most exclusive amenities that Hush has to offer, you’ll want a VIP membership, which is offered at five different levels – Hush VIP, Hush VIP Gold, Skybox, Skybox Platinum and Skybox Black “Corporate Skybox.” As a member of the highest level, you’ll enjoy perks like priority entry and service, no cover charge, invites to members-only events, full access to VIP/skybox areas, valet parking, limo service and premium bottle services. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
2020 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77003
Another of the most exclusive nightclubs in Houston, Next was modeled after the upscale nightclubs of NY. Nestled away in the city’s warehouse district, with no obvious signage, the club’s hard-to-spot locale is a testament to its exclusivity. Touted as a “grandeur dance club,” Next offers a state-of-the-art sound system, built-in strobe lights, polished metal DJ booth and an elevated dance floor. This modern dance club is known for its VIP areas, which each have their own theme and bottle service. If you can find this underground club, you’ll be among the beautiful people at THE place to see and be seen in Houston. Visit the venue’s website for hours, events and reservations.