Houston, Texas is a city of great diversity, a city where cultures from around the world converge in a spirit of harmony and sharing. The Hispanic and Latina communities are the largest of all in Houston and they have contributed greatly to the cultural landscape of the city. They also love great entertainment and Houston has countless establishments where anyone can spend an evening swaying to the beat of Latin tunes. Here is a list of some of the best Latin clubs in the Houston area.
Escapade 2001
11903 Eastex Freeway
Houston, TX 77039
(281) 372-1100
www.escapade-houston.comServing a mostly younger crowd, Escapade 2001 is a top night spot for dancing, parties and fun. The Escapade features mostly Latin music while its sister establishment next door, Escapade 2006, plays American tunes. Guests often switch back and forth between the two, but most who visit enjoy Escapade 2010 the most, thanks to its memorable music and electric atmosphere. The club sometimes features live dancers but even when the music is supplied solely by music videos, the dancing and enjoyment are non-stop and the mood is festive.
Club Tropicana
3222 Fondren Road
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 977-4188

Live Latin music attracts people from across the Houston area to this entertainment hot spot. Casual, but with a flair for style, Club Tropicana is known for its live salsa and merengue music, excellent dance floor and fun atmosphere where patrons can let loose and leave their troubles behind. The live music usually begins later in the day and continues through the late hours when the facility can get quite crowded. In addition to dancing and watching others dance, Club Tropicana is also a great place to learn how to dance, with salsa dancing lessons offered two nights per week.
Pistachos Lounge & Bar
5887 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057
(832) 755-6491

Pistacho’s Lounge and Bar is a diverse place for meeting and entertainment. The establishment hosts parties, sporting events, live music and even business meetings. The music, however, is what keeps guests coming back to Pistachos. It could be a small reggae band or a larger, louder Latin music ensemble. There is usually no cover charge any evening so guests can walk through the door and enjoy a night of music and fun without any added cost. Pistachos is located in the Galleria area, making it convenient for most Houston residents and keeping it close to other entertainment.Related: Best Local Rock Bands In Houston
Rain Latin Lounge
Drink Houston
7620 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 471-1896
www.drinkhouston.comDance, karaoke and sports are the name of the game at Drink Houston. This establishment offers different rooms to suit your pleasure, among them a karaoke room, top 40 hit room and the Rain Latin Lounge. At Rain, guests can salsa dance while listening to an assortment of Latin-inspired tunes and sipping on a cold drink served from one of several skilled bartenders. People watching is also popular, so those with less honed dancing skills can sit back, enjoy a drink and gaze at the amazing dance moves of others. The fact that this establishment is really multiple clubs in one makes it a great choice for those who like a little diversity in their nightlife.
Club Salsero
9232 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 334-6433
www.clubsalsero.comSmaller in size but large on entertainment and fun, Club Salsero is a nice place to visit when you want a more intimate atmosphere and room to move around. You won’t find overflowing crowds at Club Salsero, making it a great place to visit when you want to dance a little without the worry of someone bumping into you or stepping on your feet. Club Salsero features regular parties and events and besides the non-stop Latin music and theme, it caters to a mostly Columbian clientele, for an authentic Latin atmosphere.Related: Amateur Night: Best Places To Take The Stage In Houston

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