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“Typical blues bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club

Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club
5731 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77005
1-713-523-9999
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Ranked #3 of 241 Nightlife in Houston
Type: Blues Bars, Clubs
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Fort Worth, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Typical blues bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Located on Kirby near Robin Hood St. it's perfect for the traveler to locate. The parking is limited and you might have to park on a sidestreet if you don't get there early. The configuration of the club inside is rather strange but your typical blues bar. There were more patrons than places to sit by 10pm on a Saturday nite. It's your basic serve yourself type place and that's OK with me. Live music is the draw and it was good.

Visited November 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“The Big Easy rocks -- literally and figuratively”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The Big Easy has gotta be the best place for blues and zydeco in the Houston area. And that’s saying a lot! Tom, the owner, is extremely hospitable, and the bartenders and wait folks are truly outstanding. When you look at the place from the outside, your first impression may be, “What a dump!”. But when you get inside you will quickly revise that to “What a dive!” Just kidding. It has, er, character.

But once the music starts flowing -- usually not til past 10. Not a place for early to beds! -- you will rock out. If this place doesn’t get your mojo movin’, you’ve got a hole in your soul, as Albert King said.

Plus, the prices are right. When there is a cover, which is not all that often, it’s a trivial five bucks. The drinks are incredibly fair priced. I was there from 7:30 pm the other night and helped close the place down at 2. I had several high-quality IPA tap beers -- usually really expensive -- plus several lites. And I bought a couple drinks for folks. My bill, including a tip representative of the great service, did not even reach $40.

I didn’t have any hard stuff, but they have a great selection of spirits, including Gray Goose vodka. Only minor hitch is that their wine selection is limited. This is no place for a wine snob!

Can’t wait to return and bring some friends!

Visited August 2012
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“BEST BLUES CLUB!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

If you love blues music & dancing, go to this funky little place on Kirby St. Consistanly good bands (Alan Haynes a local favorite) plays there the last Sat of every month, which is why we came to Houston. Get there early as the tables fill up QUICK. Standing room only by the time the bands start. There's nothing fancy about the place (hey! it's a blues bar!!), But the owner is nice & keeps a clean place with cold drinks!

Visited July 2012
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