This bar is most definitely the bar of my choice if I am in the Clear Lake area! My review will be broken down into sections: -Location Upstairs and to the right of Scout Bar Coming from Houston, take I-45s to Nasa 1 Parkway(new exit south of the old Nasa 1 rd exit), then exit Egret bay and take a right, it is in the big 2-story building on the left just past the 1st light. -Parking Parking is free. If there is no parking right in front of the bar, they have a whole parking lot on the south side of Bucks(some of it is covered) -Entry When you first walk up, you will be welcomed by the friendly staff possibly even the owner(Buck) himself. If you are one of the first 100 people to arrive, you will get in free. It may be first 200 now, not sure(If not its only $5). However, if you arrive early, make sure you are with a group of people and are just wanting to get started with the drinking because the bulk of the crowd won't arrive until around Midnight. -Drink Cost The drinks are pretty cheap between 10 and 12 o'clock, but they never become unreasonable. They are even cheaper before 10. I think $6 is the most you will spend on a drink with a top-shelf liquor during peak hours. **Buck will get on the microphone and offer dollar Jager, Tequila, or some other great deals "if you can find him" at one of the 4 bars his is standing at periodically.** -Inside Details As mentioned before, there are 4 bars, 2 dance floors(one of which has stage area in center for girls only), and several VIP areas of which are treated extremely well! The joint has an excellent sound system and DJs that play mostly today's hiphop with some dance and the random throwback songs. All in all, if you want to shake it on the floor, it accommodates you. They also usually have some pretty good break dancers in there going off for some entertainment! They even have a couple of pool tables and a punching bag for you guys that need to let some aggression out or have a competition with your buddies. Hell, I have even seen some cute girls line up for some action. -Crowd This is where some of you may like or dislike it, but I will be real. There is not a strict dress code, therefore, there is a mixture of styles here. They do have some very good looking people(both men and women) that come here, though. It is also 18 and up for women and some people don't like that. Even though I would have to say it makes no difference. For you 18-20yr old girls that want to come and still drink, beware! They will not hesitate on politely asking you to leave. So better be sneaky about it or else but I don't recommend it. -Bartenders First of all, they have a world champion bartender(he's awesome at flipping those bottles) who usually tends the bar to the left center. I personally use the bar to the right center bc it is closest to the main dance floor, but all the bartenders are nice, quick and FAIR to all that come up. -Bouncers Bouncers are friendly until you start crap. These guys do not put up with any BS, so don't plan on getting away with fighting. They will take you down to the cops that wait out front. But this is a good thing, there is hardly any fighting going on here. They even have 2 police officers that work inside the club as well. So, overall safe atmosphere. Restrooms Restrooms are in center of bar facing the main entrance and are decent. They do have an attendant inside the men's restroom. Can't speak for the women's though. * This is a smoking bar/club, however, it is well ventilated in here. It is actually not bad at all, there are lots of people that do not smoke that still come and don't complain
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Saltgrass Steakhouse on 59 hwy & FM1960 is a nice, comfortable restaurant. Indoors is Texas cattle & oil baron theme with wall murals, various country items mounted on the wall, lots of wood trim, wood slat ceilings, etc... . It is a nice family restaurant and well designed for small groups or large. Very comfortable surroundings. Parking is a breeze and it's easy to find a space. Pricing is in the Upper-Mid range. Entrees range from $12-$25 with average items being in the $16-$18 range. They have the full menu including; seafood, steaks, chicken, ribs and lots of other items. Most come with your choice of side item, which are normally very generous. The loaded mashed potatoes are an excellent choice, but so is the baked sweet potato or their version of upscale Mac-n-Cheese. You can order from a list of optional add-ons to your steak; mushrooms, grilled crab meat & seafood, blue cheese sauce or one of many other options. When you first arrive, they bring out the fresh baked bread with honey butter. That is a nice start. You'll want more and they keep bringing it. Order the raspberry tea for something different. It is served from a bottle and is lightly flavored. Add two packs of equal and it really brings out the flavor. For appetizer, the Crab Cakes can't be beat. I've only eaten better crab cakes on a few occasions, but these are some of the best still. The spinach & artichoke dip is OK if you're hungry, but nothing to get excited about. Forget the onion straws unless you just like a mound of semi-greasy onion straws (uughh!) Most meals come with choice of salad or soup. The Caesar salad is well made with nice flavor. The potato soup or steak vegetable soup were also very good choices. You will be starting to get full after the bread, one appetizer (split 4-ways) and salad. Then your entree comes. I've ordered the Two Shrimp dinner, which in my case was fried shrimp and coconut shrimp with baked sweet potato. The coconut shrimp sauce is pineapple & jalapeno. Without the sauce, the shrimp would be relatively flavorless. It's still a good meal, but a little on the bland side for me. The country fried steaks are huge and are nicely made. Ordered with loaded mashed potatoes and you have a hearty meal. My wife ordered the Prime Rib with an Oscar add-on (mixture of grilled crab & seafood). She ordered hers with the steak fries. Don't do that. That's one side dish that is just plain and really needs some help. The wait staff is incredible. Meals are served quickly and they make sure your experience is wonderful. Aaron and Courtney were a terrific team. They worked together really well. My family has eaten at Saltgrass several times and we will be back. The prices are just slightly on the high side, but no worse than Outback or Red Lobster or any other upper-med priced restaurant. You will leave full... or else it's pretty much your own fault because the portions are generous. This Saltgrass is definitely recommended.
I had my 30th birthday party at Live! at Bayou Place. It's 4 clubs in 1. The 90's beach-theme club (Shark Bar), techno-theme (Chapel Hill), hip-hop/R&B (Lucie's Liquors), and a pretty cool country-type club (PBR). PBR has a mechanical bull that you can ride--and we did. HOWEVER, WORD TO THE WISE, IF YOU BOOK A PARTY HERE, and you are quoted a price, be sure to GET IT IN WRITING. I'd never been to this club so I went the night before to check it out and speak to someone about pricing. While there, I reserved a section in Lucie's Liquors with CHELSEA. She quoted me an awesome deal which was what ultimately convinced me to have my party here. The next night I got there early to be sure our spot didn't get given away--just in case--and it is a good thing I did. My name wasn't on the "seating chart" and even though I was there before the person whose name was on the chart they were trying to seat me in another section all together. I spent the first 20 minutes of my party arguing with the hostess. After I threatened to leave they made other accomodations for the other person. THEN when it came time to pay, they charged me $60 more than I was quoted the night before. Courtney (who is a manager here) and another man claimed that Chelsea, the person I booked with the night before, had been fired and didn't want to honor the price she quoted me. Thankfully I had the sense to have her write it on the back of the business card she gave me and when I showed them I had it in writing, their tones changed and they honored the pricing.