Where to Throw a Party in Houston

Whether it's a formalized night out, or a last-minute get-together, sometimes you need room for all of you. It can be a bit of a headache trying to go out with a big group, but you can put away the Aspirin with these picks, which range from bars big enough for the whole lot of you, to restaurants that are more than happy to host your next night out. (Photo: Lucky Strikes)

Updated: September 10, 2011

Where to Throw a Party in Houston


Lucky Strike (houston)

1201 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77002

Reserve a lane and put on your bowling shoes: Unwind at this downtown hot spot by throwing back a few cocktails and working on that strike. But just because you're wearing tacky shoes doesn't mean you can't get all dolled up.


Boondocks

1417 Westheimer Ave, Houston, TX 77006

This isn't a place to be seen or where you'll have to wait to get in and then buy bottle service. It's just a laid-back, hip bar that you can bring a bunch of your friends to and have a good time. For when you do want to get down, there's the occasional electro night and dance party.


Tasting Room Llc

1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77005

Sure, this giant Uptown Park wine bar has plenty of seating, but you can still enjoy its fine fare without the crowd of wine geeks and girl groups. Ask for the Reserve Room for a night of wining and dining to the nines. Or you can reserve a private room and plan the perfect party or happy hour just the way you want it.


Concert Pub

5636 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057

You and your friends will never be bored at this Galleria bar, thanks to its many distractions--pool, arcade machines, air hockey and shuffleboard. If you're feeling lucky, enter to win a happy hour for you and 20 of your drinking buddies, and let the booze flow for free.


Drink Houston

7620 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024

Three different themed clubs in one keep this place hopping, from the ?80s room to hip-hop dancing to a lounge perfect for sipping martinis. Hit all of them with your friends, and act the part in every one. Just be sure to plan ahead and dress accordingly--the dress code is strictly enforced.