Check out Barbarella Houston the newest dance club to hit Midtown, an Austin import which purports to brake the barriers between social cliques and archetypes while embracing them all.
Seems like a lot of Austinites are trying to get to Houston these days. Barbarella Houston is no exception. Named for the Sci-Fi B-movie vixen portrayed by Jane Fonda, this no-holds-barred, all-in-good-fun dance club started in Austin in 2009 and expanded its act to Houston at the tail as the summer of 2013 began to cool its jets.
Open four nights a week, Barbarella specializes in a different crowd and theme every night of the week.
- Grits n’ Gravy Thursdays – Celebrating all pre-80s music, this night is heavy on classic soul, motown, disco and good old rock n’ roll. Expect to hear James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, David Bowie, Abba and everything in between in the mix.
- New Noise Fridays – Highlighting the most modern, newest and hippest tracks of today, the bar promises that you’ll only hear fresh material you can dance to, but nothing that you’d hear on the radio or techno dance club.
- Footloose Saturdays – Saturday is 80s night. Expect to hear a mix of The Smiths, Siouxsie & the Banshees and Depeche Mode along with the classic pop of Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson.
- theGlitoris Presents: SunGayz – It’s everything else at this part indie, part electro, part gay dance music night, led by the larger-than-life host, creator and DJ known as theGlitoris, who also rules over TuesGayz at Barbarella Austin.
Barbarella Houston Dance Club in Midtown
- Address: 2404 North San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77002
- Hours: Thursday to Saturday 9pm to 2am (or sometimes 4am); Sunday 9pm to midnight.