Whether you’re looking to have a good time with your friends or mingle with some potential hotties, there are plenty of places in Houston that offer a hip singles scene. The best singles bars in Houston offer a little bit of something for everyone and plenty of opportunities for socializing. -Amber Hilton

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Sambuca – Houston
909 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-5299

Marketed as a “Rockin’ Dinner Club,” Sambuca has four locations nationwide, including three clubs in Texas and one in Nashville. The Houston location is a unique club that offers the perfect combination of fine dining, drinks and live music seven nights a week that inspires plenty of dancing. It draws in a large singles crowd, and is a great place for music lovers. The music styles here range from acoustic rock and jazz to pop and Latin rhythms, with a little bit of something for everyone. Bar Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. See the bar’s website for a monthly music calendar.

Lounge at Benjy’s

Rice Village Location
2424 Dunstan
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 522-7602

Washington Location/West End
5922 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-1131

If you prefer a casual yet modern atmosphere, the Lounge at Benjy’s is the place for you. With great food and a fun atmosphere, you can kick back and have a good time with friends or mix and mingle with other hip singles. Locally owned and operated since 1995, Benjy’s offers two Houston locations in Rice Village and on Washington. Both locations offer a restaurant and a separate lounge area that features a full bar and healthy wine and martini lists. Either location is a great idea for Happy Hour or a low-key Friday or Saturday night out with friends. The seating is comfortable and after a few drinks you’ll be ready to mingle. Lounge Hours: Monday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Rice Village location is also open on Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Drink Houston

3718 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 290-0041

If you prefer to celebrate your single status with a girls’ night out or flirt with some fellow singles on the dance floor, the Drink in Houston is a great place to go. This popular H-Town night spot is divided into five separate clubs: Rush, Retro, Rain Latin Lounge, Center Stage Karoke, and Shady’s Rock Pub. No matter what your age, crowd, or anthem, you are bound to find a good time here. Plenty of singles come to the Drink to have a good time on Friday and Saturday nights, so if you’re looking to meet Mr. Right, or even just Miss Right Now, they’ll be plenty of socializing to be had. Events here include Cover Free Thursdays, Top Shelf Fridays, and a live radio broadcast on Saturdays. This 21-and-up venue even brings in big-name acts like Lil’ Jon. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.