“The jeans-and-tennis-shoes-on-a-Saturday-night crowd may not feel comfortable at Bronx, but anyone looking for good music, a great crowd and lots of energy will be right at home.”
“It was good spot to grab a drink, but not the best spot to relax due to the limited seating.”
“the location of this place is perfect: in the heart of rice village, amidst numerous bars and hangout spots.”
“Bronx is a great place to hang out with friends.”
“But if you want to hear great dance music, see nice looking people and see people that are dressed nice, then go to the Bronx Bar.”
“(There was a time when the bar management wasn't so idiotic and let all types of people in, but even then, the overpriced drinks and cramped confines were not fun.)”
This place is RACIST! I'm not usually one to pull the race card....
I try to believe I'm living in 2012 and NOT 1965 but sometimes I'm sadly reminded of my beautiful chocolate skin tone. My African American girlfriend & I went here on 3/24/12 because we heard about the $13 all you can eat crawfish. We planned all week to come here after participating in a fundraiser that morning downtown at First City Tower. We and our other 3 white girlfriends all met there to chow down on crawfish. Our white friends made it there before us, and were already seated sipping on drinks. We got there about 10-15 minutes later but the door man wouldn't let us in. He claimed we needed a reservation. In the meantime two young, good looking white girls were let in before AND after us. True, they could have had a reservation, or maybe already checked in, but the sign on the sidewalk only said "$13 all you can eat crawfish". The sign said nothing about "reservations required or preferred" (even though their Facebook page says they are preferred). Anyway, we proceeded to question the doorman about why we could not get in. We tried not to make a scene even though we did ask for the manager. BTW, we were appropriately dressed. While waiting on the manager, we called our friends, who told us they were already inside. They flagged us down from inside the bar. The doorman couldn't help but notice we were part of a large party and eventually let us in before the manager could come. More of our white friends, who came later, did not have a problem getting in. We have since flamed this place on Facebook and apparently Bronx Bar has a racist reputation. Needless to say our group is boycotting this place. We now go to the Mezzanine Lounge for all you can eat crawfish on Sundays. So said this happened in 2012. On a positive note, the crawfish there WAS good...the butter dipping sauce is phenomenal...and we put a big dent in their crawfish as payback for their 1960's treatment!
Whooo!. Finally a club that isnt full of black people. Thank God.
Its 2010 these scumbags needs to get with program and stop selective admittance into their freaking bar based on skin color....are u kidding me!
Oh the Pony-Tailed white Bouncer......Only if his unknown biological father had used a condom...we would have been spared another Racist retard to deal with in this country.
Uneducated fool...he would continue to remain a bouncer and earn $5.50/hr for the rest of his unfortunate excuse as a life.
Don't even go here to waste your hard earned money!
Racist Bouncer. Yesterday, July 9th, 2010, four of my friends and I went to the bronx to have a good time. When we got there we stood in line like we normally do with our ids in hand. The first bouncer was Hispanic with salt and pepper hair while the other bouncer was Caucasian with long blond hair which he put up in a pony tail. He wore a black shirt with long sleeves and light blue jeans (for pants). These bouncers allowed 5 people go in before us. At first we didn't think anything of it until he allowed 17 Caucasians get into the bar before us. Much to our dismay, imagine how we felt when we realized that the only people standing in line were African Americans. Did I mention we had been standing in line for a long time when he allowed the entourage of 17 Caucasians who came in minutes after us in!!!??? When my friend tried to ask him why, he blew him off saying they were all females which by the way wasn't true because they had two male companions with them. So my friend said, please allow my female friends in then which he went further to say he couldn't because the club was too full (which by the way wasn't true either. You had people coming and going like if they were at a state fair). What do you know, right after he said that a few people left the club and 6 white folks came behind us and guess what, he let them in. Right in front of us. Some nice guy from inside the club who witnessed the whole thing approached the blond ponytail bouncer and protested on our behalf but his protest fell on deaf ears as the ugly blond headed bouncer proceeded to allow only white people get into the club right in front of us while we were neglected. I should emphasis, the bouncer with the long BLOND PONYTAIL was the instigator. We taped this racist activity on a cell phone and we forwarded it to ABC news. This is ridiculous, that at a time like this there are racist people in our society. Did I mention that as a result of his idiotic behaviour we had to go else where??? Please say no to racism!!! Please don't bother going to this spot, it is a waste of time.
Ridiculous!. Once you are "black," you can't get in and they make you wait in line forever till you get frustrated and live (Um..duh..that's what they want). I was in line with 5 of my well dressed friends and the bouncer won't let us in saying "it's full to capacity". 7 white folks came in behind us and guess what, he let them in. I was like dude ? He was like they all females ( really 6 females and 1 male). I was like well, i got 2 female friends with me, you should let them him. He said again "it's full to capacity". Couple of minutes later, about 15 folks left the club at once, guess what, he said "it's full to capacity". The bouncers (Mexican and White dude, i think) then let about 10 other people in while we were there waiting. The White guy was all confused and knew what he was doing was not right. But had to go with the flow i guess by what the BOSS says "no blacks" ??? I guess. We ended up leaving and for me, I am never going to that F***** bar again!
staff was wasted. While i did enjoy the music I thought the place was TINY and overcrowded. Tough to get service and every staff member i encountered seemed to be more intoxicated than any of the patrons.
The Bronx Bar; a Village hotspot.
This particular Saturday night it was pouring in Rice Village. My destination was the Bronx Bar, a smaller joint on Morningside, wedged in between Brian O’Neill’s Pub and the street housing the Ginger Man. I had seen the Bronx Bar on my way to the Ginger Man some weekends ago, and made a mental note to stop by sometime.
The only way I can describe it was Spartan in decor. Pretty to the point. The layout of the place reminded me of a Starbucks on the rocks with a twist of bar. This was certainly emphasized with its attractive but not too innovative lighting. Distressed colored glass lamps hung over the bar which was a somewhat illuminated marble top. It was raining outside so I didn’t nose around the deck very much. But the energy was very warm inside. It was good spot to grab a drink, but not the best spot to relax due to the limited seating. They had the XM on until the VJ showed up.
It’s really the little things that make a bar pass or fail at providing these basic services to their customers. The busboy was like a ninja expertly clearing a table as stealthily as possible. You’d really have to be looking for him to notice. You could tell the manager ran a, not to be cliché, tight ship.
Parking was a downside but that’s the way rice village is. Just a little heads up there’s a CVS a block away. It was all too easy to park there and just walk up Morning side.
The weekly rundown; Thursdays ladies drink free till eleven, Wednesdays eighties night, Tuesdays 5$ patron 3$ wells Fridays and Saturdays VJ Gabe graces Rice Village with his presence exclusively at the Bronx Bar.
*On a side note I had researched some existing reviews on this establishment and thought it was disturbing and ironic the multiple reports of “racism” exhibited by the bar. I only say Ironic considering the group I had found my way to mingle with consisted of; an African American, a Jordanian, two Caucasians, and four Hispanics. I am no subject matter expert on the topic, However I believe these reports may be somewhat over exaggerated.
a good stopping point in a night out in rice village. Bronx Bar can be a ton of fun, or a pain in the butt. If you get there early, you are guaranteed a spot to sit and there are usually good drink specials, but there aren't a lot of people. If you get there when it's crowded, it can be a lot of fun, but harder to get in. Sometimes the bouncers tend to get a little selective, but I've never had problems getting in, nor have any of my friends (who are of various races). The best time to go is Thursday nights for the drink specials.
Worst Bar in Houston. There are many great places to grab a drink with friends, family, and colleagues in Houston - Bronx bar isn't one of them. As many bars/clubs are selective about the women to men ratio (understandably so), this place is more concerned about what races hang out inside their cramped overpriced establishment. (There was a time when the bar management wasn't so idiotic and let all types of people in, but even then, the overpriced drinks and cramped confines were not fun.) There is no need to go to this establishment in Rice Village when there are about a dozen other places within walking distance. I've been to hundreds of bars -- from dive bars to posh high-enders --in Houston and throughout the country, and Bronx Bar has to be, by far, the worst one I've ever come across. Don't even bother trying to sweet talk the moronic ogre-like bouncers that work here - what a horrible job to have (not being a bouncer, but being a bouncer at Bronx Bar). Stay away. The bars that are next door to Bronx are heck of a lot more fun, cheaper, and an overall better environment. Enjoy your next night out!
All recent stories are SO TRUE .. Doorman is an absolute d bag. All I can tell you is that the doorman is an absolute tool, and i can not for my life understand why they try to be so " selective" about the people they let in... I did not think it was racially motivated, but after reading the reviews below and my previous experiences i have to say i believe this is the case .. there's absolutely nothing special about the bar or the area, its RICE VILLAGE, theres nothing but broke college students and a bunch of d bags/pretenders with spiked up bleached hair (actually he doorman looks like that),.. but still, not worth putting up with the doorman's bs.. sorry, but this place is BIG TIME THUMBS DOWN