Want to get some drinks and have a blast out on the town with your girlfriends? Houston is not only home to a great restaurant scene, but a thriving nightlife as well. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away to music from a live band or find a classy, relaxing place to sit and sip some cocktails, there’s something for everyone in Houston’s nightlife. Don’t forget to go out for the ladies night specials – there’s almost always a deal for you and your girls.
5175 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 963-8067

Located inside Saks Fifth Avenue in the Galleria, this Houston gem is also a great place to get together with the girls for drinks. Especially with it being so close to all of the wonderful shopping there is to do in the Galleria, its the perfect place to end a day out on the town. If shopping’s not your thing, don’t worry! 51fifteen has an external entrance facing Westheimer, too, so you can make it your first or only stop for great drinks and appetizers. Wednesday evenings they have happy hour specials and offer free valet parking to ladies.

Club Tropicana
3222 Fondren Rd.
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 977-4188

Like live music and dancing? Don’t waste time searching for a great place to salsa, head over to Club Tropicana for a live band, hot music and cold drinks. Tuesdays and Thursdays have no cover for ladies, and you and your girls can also get in free on Fridays before 11 p.m. Don’t let the outside fool you – inside this gem in a shopping center is a classy nightclub where you can enjoy a mix of more traditional latin music and popular latino hits to dance to.

Wild West
6101 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 266-3455

Bust out your boots and get ready to two-step! You don’t have to wait for March and rodeo season to enjoy a great time with cowboys and cowgirls when you can go to Wild West just west of the Galleria. Wednesdays and Thursdays are reduced cover prices for ladies, and if you come by on a Sunday afternoon (from 4:30 to 6 p.m.), you can learn from the best western dancers around. Stay afterwards to practice your moves and enjoy a free fajita dinner.

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The Phoenix On Westheimer
1915 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-3100

What was once known as The Firkin and Phoenix has been renovated and transformed into a brewpub with great ambiance, food and drink specials. They’ve been brewing and selling their own house-brewed Kinfolk beer for less than a year, and it’s already getting great reviews. For a more relaxed night out with the girls, grab some of their drink specials and a few sharable plates for the table while you enjoy the great service and staff the Phoenix has always been known for. If you want to make it more of a ladies morning, their brunch menu features $3 mimosas on Saturday and Sundays.

Pimlico Irish Pub
810 Waugh St., Suite 110
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 560-1721

When the weather’s good, make sure to have your ladies night on the patio of Pimlico Irish Pub. They’ve got great beers on tap – the best pour of Guinness in town – and some fun Irish specials. The owners are Irish immigrants and have brought their own twist to drinking in Houston – try the Guinness and apple cider special! Regulars love the strong mixed drinks and happy hour on the patio on Friday nights catered by RePast events.

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Gillian Kruse is a freelance writer living in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with a great love for all performing and visual arts. She enjoys writing about arts and cultural events, especially little-known ones, to help Houstonians learn about what’s going on in their city. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.