Continental Club Houston
The Continental Club is the kind of place every Houstonian should visit at least once. The high ceiling is reminiscent of an old parlor and the retro signage and décor inside give the club a cozy atmosphere.
The original Continental Club is located in Austin and, although Houston’s version of the music venue/bar has only been around for 14 years, the Houston location has its own sense of history that hearkens back to the original club’s aesthetic. According to their website, the building was formerly a general store in the 1920s and has many of its original fixtures, which makes walking into the club feel like stepping back in time to pre-depression era Houston.
The Continental Club leverages its old-school style by booking local and less-known bands, and showcases its lineup in an intimate setting that is unlike any other music venue. The acts are eclectic and can range anywhere from a Beatles cover band (appropriately named “Beetle”) to bluesmen such as Little Joe Washington to a local punk rock band. This dedication to Houston artists reinforces the club’s no-nonsense, uniquely personal style that has made it a mainstay of the city’s entertainment scene for years.
With a strong connection to its past and an eye for the present, the Continental Club is a unique bar and music venue that introduces Houstonians to a slice of their city’s history while still providing a night of quality entertainment. So if you’re looking for a place to kick back and relax while catching a show by a local band, the Continental Club is the perfect spot. Insider’s Guide
• Be sure to get there early if you want a seat!
• The club is located on Main Street, so you can get there using the Metro Rail.
• Bring cash for a donation at the door and to tip the band for song requests.
• The Continental Club is located on a block that has plenty to offer! It shares a big patio with Big Top Shoeshine Charlie’s, and Tacos A Go-Go and Double Trouble are right across the street!
3700 Main St., Houston, TX 77002
Check out their event calendar for show times: http://www.continentalclub.com/Houston.html.
Paid Lots – $5 to park on Winbern Street Lot
No, venue is 21 and up.