The Concert Pub Sports Bar & Grill
5636 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
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03/02/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Some friends of mine went there to have crawfish and said it was good so I decided to take my wife there.
We got there around 8PM and there were still plenty of customers.
We stood there at the door for what felt like forever and not a single staff even acknowledged us. We left as they obviously didn't want our money.
11/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Perhaps the best thing about the CPG is that you can see some good bands there, including a lot of well-done tribute acts (e.g., Alice Cooper, Led Zep, Rush, Queensryche, etc). Also, the service staff has been routinely friendly and attentive on my visits. With resepct to the overall atmosphere and accommodations, it's a rock and roll club with a kitchen - plain and simple - so I do not expect the ambiance to be too fancy or elegant.
On the minus side, the parking situation is certainly a drawback, and you will have to pay for parking unless you arrive early enough to find a spot among the limited spaces in front of the venue. I am also not a fan of the bathroom attendant thing; I do not need for someone to insert themselves in my way in order to perform meaningless and unnecessary things on my behalf (e.g., dispensing soap, turning faucets on and off, and offering hand towels) with the expectation of being tipped. So that along along with the 'pay to park' situation makes me feel sort of unnecessarily 'gouged' for money. Drinks are also a little pricey considering the situation (i.e., the virtually dead Richmond strip).
Also of note - the 1/2 price Wednesday lunch thing - in my one and only experience with it - seemed like sort of a sham. I ordered the fish and chips entree and received a medium sized dinner plate with two smallish catfish nuggets (about the size of a pack of gum and about 1inch thick ) - not catfish 'filets' as advertised. This was served along with a fair amount of 'chips' to 'round out' or fill up the remaining space on the plate. Although I was only charged $4.98 (half) for the food, the deal is half price _presumably for_ the regular portion amount, and I cannot imagine any way in the world that the amount of food I was given is the same that would be sold regularly for $9.95. You know, if it's basically just a case of half price for half portions, then it's really just a shell game :(
09/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
For the first time in my life do I wish there was the ability to offer negative stars. We went here to assist in the fact that there was a company party for a friend and they wanted to find a place outside the loop for people who were from out of the country that worked for them desired to try crawfish.
One step inside this den of iniquity and the first thing you think about, after wondering if you need a tetanus shot for touching the door handles, is that the calibre of people in here, the overall scene, reminded one of the Mos Eisley Cantina from Star Wars: you were waiting for a fight to break out, someone to lose their arm in a fight, a bounty to attempt to be collected, and the bouncer to point at your two droids (assuming you had them) and go ""we don't serve their kind.""
The tattooed white trash lady in the overly tight and not at all flattering black tank top who was apparently a regular patron was meandering from table to table drunk speaking with whomever would listen, while the bouncer did nothing. The cocktail waitress who was at the bar when I placed my order - classy as she was, drinking a double-vodka and Red Bull ""because my shift is about to start"" as she scarfed down a Sysco Ceasar Salad - and to be honest, her and the blonde bartender Amanda were the only two people who seemed to have any sense of the reality they were in. They knew their lot in life - and they were content with knowing that the world around them was progressively getting worse and worse and worse. All they were doing was going along for the ride.
Tattoo white trash later finally belted something to the bar and went to the rainy patio to smoke. Not sure what happened to her - though the crowd next to our table had enough to drink by 6:45pm had enough to drink that they crashed glassware and one of their company goes ""OHMYGAWD! WE NEED MORE JAGER SHOTS!"" (note, there was no need to yell, all forty people in the bar could hear). Sadly, of the 40 people in, our crowd of 5 was feeling like something, somewhere, was about to go down. And we were clearly at ground zero.
The lifesize poster of Eminem, sweaty, with the concert lights in his eyes, as he shouted angrily into the mic - oversaw a den of empty Texas Hold 'Em tables which led one to understand that this crapfactory of douchebaggery obviously sinks to unprecedented depths in ways no one can imagine, yet alone stomach. The ordered chips-n-queso were enough to make us cringe, and the declaration by the bouncer when he walked in about ""the incident"" with white trash lady prompted me to declare that we were closing out the tab. Add to that the two people smoking - inside the bar, mind you - and you realized rather quickly that this establishment is indicative of what has happened to the Richmond Strip: the trash of Alvin, Pearland, Pasadena, Richmond, Rosenberg, Conroe, Humble, Clute, and the lot have all descended on it and have turned it away from its once great days. From Sinatra to Larry the Cable Guy, it seems.
I have never left a building so fast to go into a rainstorm. And even worse was the fact that they had a ""private dining room available"" which one wondered what sorts of shenanigans go on there. I imagined that you swing the doors open and you will find a flea market of ""off-the-truck"" JBL speakers for sale at a special discount . On the way out, I noticed the sign ""NO CHILDREN ALLOWED"" on the door - and any place of such ill repute that makes such a statement leads one to wonder what parent would bring their kid here? Life lessons, perhaps - ""Here, little Johnny, this is why mommy doesn't like your uncle to drink, see these people?""
We got in our cars, fast as could be, and sped inside the loop to Giacomo's cibo e vino, and we kissed the whole crawfish concept goodbye at the Concert Pub. To call this place a dive would actually be an insult to dives.
The Concert Pub - you will never find a more wretched hive of scum
07/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I took a couple of my sorority sisters here when they came into town and they loved it! The drinks were very good and the service was fast. We were jamming out to every song they played. I feel bad for scorpio698 but I guess things have changed for the better at the concert pub over the past 2 years. They had valet to park for us and security in the parking lot watching over the place. I thought the waitresses were very nice and all of them had a smile on their faces! My sisters and I can't wait to go back!
04/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This place needs better security and parking. I was robbed at gun point here two years ago and come to find out there security cameras are dummy cameras therefore do not work and just last night my friends car was side swiped and broken wind shield and of course no cameras and whoever did it drove off as typical people do in Houston when they damage property. .. And out waitress sucked.
01/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The Concert Pub Galleria and North location (1960 & Kuykendahl) both have fantastic food, drink specials and rock-n-roll vibe. theconcertpub website provides a schedule of live local and national bands, DJ's and karaoke for both venues. Their staff works diligently to provide superior service. Definitely the places I recommend to my friends and family. Two great locations!!
I love coming to the Concert Pub! It is a fun place. They have awesome bands every night. Saturdays they have tribute bands! IT is also a grill, they have a menu you can order out of, the service is quick. The staff is very friendly, they always make you feel welcome! The is a great place to be if you just want to hang out and listen to live music and munch! I recommend it to everyone!
Great Owner, Waitstaff, Manager, And AMAZING FOOD... If You Are Looking For A Place That Is Relaxing Go To The Boat Where The Seafood Is Amazing... Then Come Back To The Bar For Amazing Bartenders, And Great People... The Concert Pub North Is My Second Home!!!
I frequent The Concert Pub North a little more than the one on Richmond but every time I have gone to The Concert Pub Galleria I have had a wonderful experience. The music is always awesome and the food is always amazing from the pizza to the steaks... The waitstaff has always made us feel welcome giving it a warm feeling when we are there. I have referred all of my friends and family to The Concert Pub & The Concert Pub North for that matter. If your looking for a great place to call ""home"" The Concert Pub is that place!!!!
12/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
When I went there I saw an Santana tribute band, which was over the top! The bartenders/staff were very friendly. The food was excellent! My friend had the pizza which was homemade & very tasty!
The lights & sound we're incredible and really made for a great show! We met the owner while I was there and he made us feel right at home and really got the crowd into it. HELL YEAH!
05/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I had this happen twice. The first time I thought it was just a mistake and cleared it up with my credit card company but TWICE is no accident.
They charged my credit card for my tab then a couple of days later ran it again for almost the same amount.
IF you go here, DO NOT OPEN A TAB and DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR CREIT CARD! pay cash only.
service is slow but wait staff is friendly
03/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Save your money and see the same bands at better venues where greedy bastards won't try to cheat you for every penny, lose your keys at the valet or add phantom exorbitant tips onto your card that you never signed for. Trust me, the same bands all play at much better places. For example, I was there to see Black Dog.
I was forced to valet for $5, paid a $12 cover and was then somehow charged $30 for a Guinness. The worst part? This greedy bar makes the band STOP their sets to tell the crowd about drink specials!
I can see Black Dog at Fitzgerald's for a cheaper cover, free parking, cheaper drinks and food, band plays until 2am and the vibe is much better.
12/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Parking is bad. Music didn't start until almost 10pm. My wife ordered a margarita and got a snowcone. Thick chunks of ice, hardly no tequila. The bartender sighed and rolled her eyes when i asked for frozen!
There are a lot better places around the area to go, so you are not missing anything by avoiding the Concert Pub.
12/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've become so obssesed with this place that I go weekly! It is an amazing place! The food is good, I've had multiple things there to eat; they have a large selection on food and its all been good so far. The music is awesome, live bands inside and a dj on the outside! some nights they even have kareoke, the crowd is energetic, they have a large range of different people there from the younger crowd to older and yet everyone is having a good time!!! this place is so awesome!!!!!
11/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've been coming here for the past 7 or so years and wanted to write in hopes the new owners would take notice and hopefully change things to the way they were. First the bad, I hate being forced to pay someone else to park my car. This yuppie scam is something you expect downtown, but not for a local sports bar. The same thing applys to bathroom attendants. I'm perfectly capable of washing my own hands. I dont need to be shook down for money everytime I have to take a wizz. Next, it used to always be free to watch the bands. Now you're charging $10? Thats a huge markup especially in a recession. Not to mention how much you raised the price of beer all the sudden.
I gave it 3 stars because of how cool this place used to be and still could be if the owners would quit trying to milk its patrons dry and go back to the days when you could have fun for $20.
Oh, in case you havent heard you have some new competition over on the Northside that ""ROCKS"" as big as ""TEXAS"" and guess what? They aint charging cover or making you valet to go in their ""TAVERN"".
10/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Always a good first, the parking was adequate. After all, no one likes circling the block five times just to throw back a couple with the boys. The Concert Pub has a welcoming exterior; upon entering the first thing I noticed was the massive deck. Housing its own bar the deck is as large as some establishments in Houston.
It was also welcoming in the sense that I couldn’t help but notice a feeling of anticipation on my way in to take my seat and join the ranks. It could have been the murmur of its patrons emanating from within or the almost theme park array of amenities.
I’d say this was a pub/sports bar on steroids. An inside capacity of 299 and outside I would assume of just as many. The pub has three bars, its own stage and an absolute must, pool tables. It also adds to its list of festivities foosball, air hockey and darts. A nice convenience but not one to be taken for granted if you needed some cash or some quarters for the tables you didn’t have to hit the bar every time. ATM and a change machine are strategically located just a step away. The bathrooms were large and clean always a plus.
The crowd was boisterous and energetic. The staff was top notch. A couple of times I found myself wondering how the six of them managed to keep up. The beers were immense and immensely cheap $1.75 for the big ones and $2.75 for the imports.
The Concert is decorated in tribute rock. Large pictures of artist like Madonna, Eminem, and John Lennon hung over booth seating in the lounge areas. The entire joint was a tribute to the music. You couldn’t take a step without catching a glimpse of an old Rolling Stone cover. The décor was entertaining and engaging; a conversation starter by itself.
The Concert Pub hosts three different DJ’s on rotation throughout the week; DJ’s Idol, Jason and Real. As well as a live tribute band every Saturday. Next Saturday, I was told to expect a Rolling Stones tribute, and later this month Iron maiden and Metallica tributes just to name a few. Wednesdays are Ladies Nights; two dollar drink specials and Karaoke and Tuesdays more live bands. The place has a line up like no other. Big place, big beers, untouchable schedule, and savory meals, it is no question why the Concert Pub has such a loyal following of dedicated regulars.