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Downtown Houston, Central Houston
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Bellaboo

12/01/2010

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Fuel Concert

Wow, Thank you Meridian for bringing FUEL to town. It was a great show especially with the original lead singer, Brett Scallions. The lights and sound were perfection. Keep up the good work.

Houston Music

11/30/2010

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Yeah Buddy

The Red show this past weekend was awesome! This place is turning around and booking some great national acts!

maddogzs

11/29/2010

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The Meridian Houston Renovation is On Target

All 6 Rooms are in planning to be remodeled
Just wait a bit to see what we have done with it!

Alicia123

03/02/2010

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worst live band venue

Why does this venue have 4 stars when everyone (excluding the editer) has hated it, since 2008? The door people are rude and nobody will take your coat, even if you pay them. There is no way to get cash because the ATM is always broken and they refuse to do cash back at the bar ( I couldn't buy any merch/t-shirts). They have no salt for your beer or tequila and no sweet-n-sour, either. Most of the bartenders were rude and unfriendly (even when I tipped them way too much).
If your looking for somewhere fun, with live music, try FITZGERALD'S or House of Blues, instead. Those places are much more welcoming. If you have to go to Meridian, bring cash and remember that you were warned.

Stickylollipop

12/31/2008

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Mixed Drink Ripoff

This place is a joke for mixed drinks or even beers for that matter. If you want to spend way too much money for a 6 ounce plastic cup filled to the brim w/ ice & hardly any alcohol content, this is your place. A ""can"" of Heineken is $5.00, no bottles available.. I felt like a giant sucking machine was connected to my wallet in order for me and my crew to cop a buzz. Don't do it man, party before the show someplace else or sneak in your flask because its an insult to pay so much for a plastic freakin cup filled w/ ice!

demilieu

10/02/2008

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good music venue

i like the meridian. i'm not sure i like the idea of two venues in one, each with a seperate cover, though. having said this, the place is large enough for dancing and is professionally run. as others note, the toilet rooms are relatively new and clean. the main draw of the meridian's concert and dance hall is obviously the entertainment they book. i've not been to the 'other' lounge-like venue yet. parking is $5 at nearby lots where owners have found a secondary means of generating income from their strip center. event tickets are available at the door before the show or on-line through ticketmaster, but there's an added $6 charge. the 2 bars inside the concert hall are okay, but i would have liked to check out the other lounge to take a break from the live bands and possibly meet some people. after all, people don't come to concerts to meet other people, they come to hear and see the act.

cschace

01/16/2008

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This place RAWKS!

Seriously, this place rocks. This is undoubtedly the best venue in Houston for live music. I've been to several shows of varying genres... all were fantastic. The management and staff are by far the most friendly and coolest around.

garpkman

12/26/2007

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The best Place in Houston for Live Music

I love concerts at the Meridian... The sound is incredible and the staff is warm and friendly. A great place to relax, listen to music, grab a drink and just have a great night. The central, easy to get to location and ample parking is a nice change from the chaos of Main street.

aus10m

05/14/2007

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Nice Sized Venue for Houston

This place is pretty big when you get inside. I first came here for RENT which is a monthly house music party held on the last Saturday of every month. Alot of shows/concerts are held here because it is a nice sized venue in the middle of downtown. This place can get really smokey though, so bring a smoke mask!

lindz0915

04/21/2007

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Poorly Organized

Last night I went to The Meridian to see Nickel Creek. I have been a fan for years and purchased tickets well in advance. I also requested my tickets be held at will call to avoid the additional charge for shipping. I arrived over an hour early and there was already a line starting. Now, any other concert or event I have ever been to will open will call at least an hour before doors open. This was not the case. We waited in line, ticketless, for over an hour. As doors were opening, the line that wrapped around the building was then divided into two sections: those with tickets in hand in one line, will call and those needing to purchase tickets in another. This is where things began to get confusing. We were told that the lines would be permitted to enter at the same time (we wanted to get in early to get a good view; the whole reason for sitting outside for an hour to begin with). This is not what happened. The will call line was held as most of the other line was admitted. When we get to the front we find that we were all ultimately going to the same place, they were only checking purses at the front! We then discovered that ticketmaster had not delivered the tickets. I understand this is not fault of the club but that hour in line could have easliy been spent solving this problem if they had opened will call earlier. We calmly made this suggestion to people at the front desk only to be told that we could cut the attitude or leave. Ignoring the comment to avoid any escalation, we were finally admitted.
Since we were no longer able to get a good spot, we sat on one of the couches for a drink before the show. My boyfriend had his feet up and was slouching, nearly laying down, when the bouncer told him he couldn't lay down because this is a bar. So, he sat up with his feet still up and asked if that was okay. The bouncer told him that if he was going to be a smartass he could leave.
I doubt we will ever go there again.

mannymanolo

08/28/2006

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Dress comfortable

me and my lady decided to start going to clubs again, I'm from houston, but it had been a while since I went to a club. I wore a Long sleeve and square toe boots, I think i was a bit overdressed, i should of wore a t-shirt and diesel shoes. The DJ's where awsome, the house music was definately happening, I totally recomend it.

pbandj

04/01/2006

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Great Club - Sam Bush Show

I went to Meridian to see Sam Bush and was blown away by the opener Classical Grass. That's one of the things I love about Meridian-they bring in new acts along with the popular repeats. I also like that they have different kinds of music - not just the same thing. I love jam and they seem to have really sewed that up with great shows, but I also like some new stuff and rockabilly (shame on anyone who missed the Blasters! Great show!). I wish they had food, but you can eat and get there early enough to chill in the small room before the show - plenty of drinks (good $) and usually something funky playing on the big screen. The shows in different rooma are a cool option. The staff's cool and you don't park a mile away.

zipdrivedaddy

02/02/2006

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north mississippi allstars

we went to see the north mississippi allstars at the meridian and i had an absolute blast.the band layed down some of the funkiest blues grooves ive heard in a long time ,and the electrified washboard was a mindblower!! as long as the meridian keeps getting shows like this im gonna keep going there!!
one note ,they dont have any food but we lucked out ad found a place just a block away called the district seven grill ,i had the grilled tuna sandwich with homeade steak fries ,yummy!!
next time i go to see a show ill have dinner there again!!
all in all it was a excellent combo,the meridian and district seven!!

kweyzhar

12/16/2005

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Gwar

This Was one of the best venues ever super hot bar staff and barbacks. they all seemed to truely enjoy working there. the view of down town couldn't be better especially to give local and touring bands a big bite of houston. i love you meidian. i think i have a new crush!!!

bob1411

10/24/2005

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The best

The best place to see live music that I have ever been to.

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