Whether it is country, blues, or rock and roll the top oldies music bars all have one thing in common, great music. But they also have much more than that with delicious drinks and cocktails, live performances, dance floors, dining and more. What you want the best music bars in Houston which play “oldies” music has it.
300 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-1121

Fridays are fun with a mix of popular songs from the 80’s that make you want to head to the dance floor. The other nights of the week are reserved live music and special events. There’s no dress code and it’s a casual club for ages 18 and up. Bands which have played here over the 33 years since it opened include The Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Thompson Twins, Pointers Sisters and The Bangles.

Revention Music Center 
520 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 230-1600

Home to performances by Etta James, James Brown, and Steely Dan, the Revention Music Center is a concert and special event venue unique for it’s VIP section and Jack Daniels Bar. With a superior sound system it is hard to find “cheap seats” but there won’t be much sitting when you are enjoying concerts like Alice Cooper, Steve Miller Band, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper,

The Continental Club
3700 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 529-9899

The Continental Club is a live music venue with a slightly “dive-y” feel. The performances are as varied as the audience so if you are looking for oldies music it is best to check their calendar. Choose from rhythm, blues, Beatles cover bands, and tribute bands going back to the disco area. Some events require a cover, others may not. Be sure to have your ID on hand as the doormen take their job seriously.

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Sambuca Restaurant 
909 Texas St.
Houston, TX 7002
(713) 224-5299

Sambuca Restaurant offers both dining and dancing. While the menu remains the same for dining, the dancing changes up depending on the performers which range from powerhouse jazz musicians playing music from the past to groups which have opened for bands in the 70’s and 80’s for award winning bands you have known and loved like Steely Dan and Chaka Khan. Come for the dinner, stay for the dancing.

The Concert Pub
2470 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX 77068
(281) 583-8111

The Concert Pub is known for being “No 1” for Crawfish in Houston but that’s not all that brings you to the table. Friday and Saturday nights are live music performances from cover and tribute bands, many of which are local. Enjoy nights of tribute to the 60’s and 70’s, the Beatles on one night come again on another for rock band tributes to Megadeth and Metallica. Other nights offer happy hour pricing, steak dinner specials, beer and sports. Now with two locations one in Cypress the other in the Galleria it is a good idea to check the live music calendar of events before you head out.

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