10 Best Country Bars and Venues for Dancing in Houston!

For Houstonians, the question is: are you an “Inner” or an “Outer?” When you check the city of Houston out on a map you’ll quickly notice it is encircled by two interstates: the 610 and further out, the larger interstate 8. Those inside the smaller, tighter loop of the 610 are your “Inner” Houstonians. These people enjoy easier access to the downtown and business district of Houston, while those further out enjoy the affordability of housing, things more spread out, and a life that is more family-friendly. So, the question is: are you in or out?

In gathering the places in the Houston area where there is country dancing going on, it is interesting to note that it’s all out! Are there any places downtown to go country dancing and listen to live country music? Please email me if there are!

But, honestly, it seems appropriate and stands to reason that country dancing is a little more “out in the country.” So wherever you are whether an “inner” or “outer” you’ll be on the outskirts of Houston to track down these country dancing watering holes! Check out the Google map below to see what I mean!

With about 10 great spots (including 2 franchises), you have lots of choices for dance communities to get involved with and put down your country dancing roots. But you will most likely have a little drive since these are spread out in the “outer” area of Houston. But they are all fabulous fun country dance clubs, so good luck choosing!

But, also one thing to note: If you are really looking for a good line dancing community that focuses on the current and popular line dances, of all these spots one, in particular, takes the prize: Neon Boots!

For the map above I ordered them in a counter-clockwise fashion (like the direction you dance on the dance floor!) And then spiraling in, concluding with Britt Beresik’s Cross The Line Dancing (which isn’t a country bar, but an opportunity for lessons).

The 10 best places for country dancing in Houston include Buck Wild Country Dance Club, Rowdy’s (2 locations), Whiskey River (2 locations), Mo’s Place,

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Stampede Houston Country Dance Club, The Westwind Club, Neon Boots, and Britt Beresik’s Cross The Line Dancing.

10 Houston Venues for Dancing At-A-Glance

Click on any of the list or any of the location pictures to jump down to more about that dance venue.

See below for some quick at-a-glance information about each place. Address, website, and what days to go there for country dancing. Then click on the pictures to jump down to learn more about that Houston area dance venue.

Buck Wild Country Dance Club

1025 West NASA Parkway, Webster, TX 77598

www.buckwildcountrydanceclub.com


Rowdy’s Webster

803 East NASA Parkway Suite #140, Webster, TX 77598

www.rowdysdancehall.com/webster


Rowdy’s Spring

19959 Holzwarth Road
Spring, TX 77388

www.rowdysdancehall.com/spring


Whiskey River North

7637 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77070

www.wrnorth.com


Mo’s Place

21940 Kingsland Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450

www.mosplace.com


Whiskey River West

6535 S Peek Rd, Richmond, TX 77407

www.wrwest.com


Stampede Houston Country Dance Club

11925 Eastex Fwy, Houston TX 77039, USA

www.stampedehouston.com


Westwind Club

5905 Guhn Rd, Houston, TX 77040

www.westwindclub.com


Neon Boots

11410 Hempstead Rd.
Houston, TX 77092

www.neonbootsclub.com


Cross The Line Dancing Houston

with Britt Beresik

St. Martins Episcopal Church
717 Sage Rd, Houston 77056

www.linedancinghouston.com


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One thing that really helped me gather up some information about these hot spots was a YouTuber/Musician from Alabama named David Bridwell. David hits up anywhere and everywhere in Texas to get a chance for an open mic and the opportunity to sing his songs to the crowd. But, what is unique about David is that he also enjoys bringing us along on his adventures via his YouTube channel. Check that out here. But, for this article watch the video below documenting when he went to 6 of these Houston dance halls! And, God bless you, David Bridwell–you even tried out some dance floors!

Singer-songwriter David Bridwell takes us on a tour of 6 Houston Dance Halls!

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1. Buck Wild Country Dance Club

Beginning in the south of Houston for great places to go dancing you have Buck Wild Country Dance Club. Located on West NASA Parkway it is conveniently accessible from Interstate 45. This one is near Clear Lake and in the Bayway Village shopping mall.

While first on the list, it is the last one mentioned in the video above, and as mentioned there is line dancing going on here with a good crowd and a good mix of ladies and dudes that come out and enjoy showing off their line dancing chops!

Buck Wild is a pretty big place with a large dance floor and the longest bar In Texas! There’s also 3 room, 2 DJs, giant video screens, a mechanical bull and pool tables. You could say there is much fun to be had at Buck Wilds!

Hours & Cover Charge

Friday-Saturday7 pm-2 am
Cover ChargeFREE for 21+ until 10 pm

Dance Lessons

NightLessonTime
FridayFREE Two Step Lessons7:15-8:15 pm
SaturdayFREE Line Dance Lessons7:15-8:15 pm
Check out this great promo video for Buck Wild – what a great dance floor!

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2. Rowdy’s Webster

For the #2 place to go dancing in Houston, check out the 1st Houston Rowdy’s franchise: Rowdy’s Webster!

But, before you go, check out the Yelp reviews! Like the other Rowdy’s (below), Rowdy’s Webster doesn’t have great reviews. There seem to be some issues going on. But there is some dancing and even some free line dance lessons, so just try to be ready for what might go wrong and good luck!

A night at Rowdy’s Webster with Randall King in concert!

Days Open & Weekly Lesson Schedule

Sunday-Tuesday & ThursdaysClosed
Wednesday FREE Line Dance Lessons with Leeann Smith7-8 pm
FridayFREE Dance Lessons with Cindi Wiggins
Two Step, Polka & More!
7-8 pm
SaturdayConcert – For details see concert schedule7 pm

Cover Charges

NightLadiesMenVeterans & First Responders
WednesdayFREE (Ladies’ Night)$5 before 10 pm
$8 after 10 pm
FREE All Night
FridayFREE before 10 pm
$5 after 10 pm
$5 before 10 pm
$8 after 10 pm
FREE All Night
SaturdayFREE before 10 pm
$5 after 10 pm
$5 before 10 pm
$8 after 10 pm
FREE All Night
Cover charge specials do not apply when there is a concert.

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3. Rowdy’s Spring

For the #3 place to go dancing in Houston, check out the 2nd Houston Rowdy’s franchise: Rowdy’s Spring! This place was formerly known as Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon but is now open as Rowdy’s.

Also, this was the first place that David Bridwell talks about in the video above. And as a Stoney LaRue fan myself, I was pretty jealous to see that going on. And how interesting that the dance floor is an oval around the bar! And it looks like the dancers are enjoying dancing the Slappin’ Leather line dance! Click here if you still need to learn that one!

There is a great stream of country acts making their way through Rowdy’s Spring, so check out their concert schedule here for that! But a heads up on buying the VIP package. Check out their Yelp reviews. Some folks had some bad experiences with this. I guess you get a special table and then people that don’t pay extra end up standing in front of you anyway–doesn’t sound like a great experience!

Rowdy’s Spring with its oval dance floor circling around the bar in the middle!

Weekly Lesson Schedule

Sunday-Tuesday & ThursdaysClosed
Wednesday & FridayFREE Dance Lessons with Julissa
Two Step, Polka & More!
7-8 pm
SaturdayConcert – For details see concert schedule7 pm

Cover charges

NightLadiesMenVeterans & First Responders
WednesdayFREE (Ladies’ Night)$5 before 10 pm
$8 after 10 pm
FREE All Night
FridayFREE before 10 pm
$5 after 10 pm
$5 before 10 pm
$8 after 10 pm
FREE All Night
SaturdayFREE before 10 pm
$5 after 10 pm
$5 before 10 pm
$8 after 10 pm
FREE All Night
Cover charge specials do not apply when there is a concert.

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4. Whiskey River North

For the 4th place to go country dancing in Houston we have the first of another franchise in Houston: Whiskey River. The first one to check out is Whiskey River North! Whiskey River North may not be the largest dance hall in Houston (That one goes to Stampede). It is actually a small to medium size dance floor, so a little more intimate. While Whiskey River North may not be huge, they do claim to be the best!

This may be true since they were voted one of the top 100 nightclubs and Bars in the US! From the video below that tours and shows off the space, you can see it really is a cool venue with an outdoor patio area as well where there is another small dance area.

Whiskey River North is open 3 nights: Thursday-Saturday, (see hours below).

Friday is Ladies’ Night, so ladies are free all night! And Friday nights are also the night for free line dance lessons from 7-8 pm. Lessons are taught by Wedding Dance to Remember.

Whiskey River North, is just off of Tomball Parkway, 25 northwest of downtown, Houston.

This promo video for Whiskey River North really shows how large and expansive this dancing venue is!

Hours of Operation:

Sunday-WednesdayClosed
Thursday8 pm-2 am
Friday & Saturday7 pm-2 am

Cover Charge:

At Whiskey River North they have a “Guest List” you can sign up for on their website. Do this and you will get free admission before 10 pm! See their website for the current schedule of events.

Thursday-SaturdayNo cover ’till 10 pm if on the guest list! (sign up!)
$10 Cover (VIP card/bracelet holders +1 guest allowed, with VIP line)
FridayLadies are FREE
SaturdayLadies are FREE ’till 10 pm

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5. Mo’s Place

Couples dancing during live country music entertainment at Mo’s Place.

If you watched David Bridwell’s video above you know Mo’s was his favorite spot of the bunch he visited. It seemed largely because of how Mo’s is a historic spot for country music having hosted many greats over the years. Mo, the owner seems, according to David, to be the instigator to get these acts into his place over the years. You can see on their photo wall Mo posing with many of these awesome country music stars over the years.

I think that is often what makes a honky-tonk feel like an authentic honky-tonk–that country music history. These of course make great places to country dance, and there is country dancing at Mo’s!

Mo’s Place is located in Katy, TX about 25 miles west of downtown Houston conveniently off of the 10 (Mason Road exit).

Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 10 am-2 am


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6. Whiskey River West

Whiskey River West has a similar feel and schedule to its North Houston counterpart. Located in Richmond, TX about 25 miles west of the downtown Houston area, taking the 69 and then the Westpark Tollway toll road out to South Peek Road.

Like Whiskey River North, this similar venue is also open Thursday-Saturday with similar hours (see below).

Check out this cute promo video for Whiskey River West! This gives a great look at the dance floor and venue!
Check out this past event at Whiskey River West – Jack & Jill dance competition finals!

Hours of Operation:

Sunday-WednesdayClosed
Thursday8 pm-2 am
Friday7 pm-2 am
Saturday8 pm-2 am

Cover Charge & Schedule

At Whiskey River West they also have a “Guest List” you can sign up for on their website. Do this and you will get free admission before 10 pm! See their website for the current schedule of events.

Thursday-SaturdayNo cover ’till 10 pm if on the guest list! (sign up!)
$10 Cover (VIP card/bracelet holders +1 guest allowed, with VIP line)
ThursdayFREE Latin Dance Lessons (by Rhythm Inc. Dance Studio)
Friday6:30-7:30 pm – FREE Intermediate Dance Lesson
7:30-8:30 pm – FREE Beginner Dance Lesson

Law Enforcement and the military are always free.


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7. Stampede Houston Dance Club

Moving on to the next great country dancing opportunity in Houston is Stampede Houston located off the Eastex Fwy, in North Houston. Stampede Houston has the largest dance floor in Houston at 3,500 square feet. Check out the promo video below to get a glimpse!

The Stampede is only open Friday and Saturday nights, but you can see that it is a nightclub on fire when the weekened hits. Dance Lessons are on Friday night at 8 pm and are FREE! The Mechanical bull is also free.

Reservations are encouraged as you plan your night out at Stampede Houston, check their page that has all the details. Check out their site here for more information.


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8. Westwind Club

Next at #8 is the Westwind Club on Guhn Rd. south of the Northwest Fwy. The Westwind is said to be one of Houston’s best-kept secrets! The great thing about Westwind is that there’s Two Stepping going on there and it is a true Texas country dancehall.

Opening in 1992, it is said to have “the smoothest dance floor this side of the Rockies.” It is open for drinks, music, and dancing three nights a week with a DJ Friday and Sunday and live music on Saturday nights-from new country artists to country legends. And the Westwind DJs are great and even throw in some oldies, rock, and hip-hop toward the end of the night.

Cover Charge & Hours:

Cover Charge$10
Hours of Operation: Friday-Sunday8 pm-12 am

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9. Neon Boots

For the final country bar on my list, its Neon Boots! Neon Boots is the most historical honky-tonk in Houston with great roots reaching back to the 1950s. Check out the page on their history that delves deep into their history, mentioning some of the greats of the past that have played there such as George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Pride, Patsy Cline, and Willie Nelson!

For dancing, there are many opportunities with the dance floor open 5 nights total (4 for country dancing and line dancing). And while you’re there check out the boot-shaped disco ball above the floor!

And as I mentioned above, for serious line dancers in Houston, Neon Boots is your best bet to see a good setlist called and to find fellow line dancers that know the current and popular line dances.

Check out this great news clip that spotlights Neon Boots and their dance lessons!

Neon Boots Weekly Dance Lesson Schedule

DayDance LessonTime
TuesdayTwo Step or West Coast Swing6:45-8:30 pm
ThursdayLine Dance Lessons (Free)7:30-9:30 pm
FridayLatin Dancing7 pm-2 am
SaturdayCountry Dancing7 pm-2 am
Sunday (2nd of the month)West Coast Swing Lessons5-9 pm
Sunday (3rd of the month)Advanced Line Dance Lessons5-7 pm
Cover Charge (unless not dancing)$10Free Parking

Hours of Operation

Monday & Wednesday (Closed)Space Available for Special Event Booking
Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday5 pm-12 am
Friday & Saturday5 pm-2 am

On Tuesday nights they call their lessons the “Flavor of the Month,” meaning that they concentrate on a certain country dance style for a whole month. Recently they had a month of Two Step lessons. So, check the website for what they are currently doing.

Also at 6:45 is a Free Beginner Lesson. But there is a $10 cover generally if you want to partake in the lessons. For more current information about their dance lessons including some of the dances scheduled to be taught check out their site here. Also call for information: (832) 582-5022.


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10. Cross The Line Dancing with Britt Beresik

For my last place to go dancing in Houston, I have something different! This isn’t a country bar but is a Social Line Dance Group created by local Houston line dance instructor Britt Beresik. Britt is a great line dance choreographer and an instructor whom I first found out about at last year’s Vegas Dance Explosion. Check out her video here that recaps some of her moments in Vegas!

Also, check out her fun video above called “What is Line Dancing?” – you’ll get a glimpse of Britt’s tireless enthusiasm for line dance!

On her site she states: Cross The Line Dancing – Houston is a Social Line Dancing Group for those looking to make friends, learn how to line dance, and have fun! Line Dancing is for all ages. Come challenge your mind and body while shaking off those weekday stresses.

Currently, she conducts classes 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday) and meets in two locations: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church each week on Mondays, Thursdays, and then the last Wednesday of each month. Tuesday nights she is teaching at the Bellaire Rec Center. See below for all the class times etc.

DayClassTimeLocation
Monday & Thursday (Free!)Beginner + Level1-2 pmSt. Martin’s Episcopal Church
Tuesday ($8 covers both hours!)Beginner / Improver6:30-7:30 pmBellaire Rec Center
TuesdayIntermediate7:30-8:30 pmBellaire Rec Center
Wednesday (Free!)
(Last Wednesday of the Month)
Family Dance6-7 pmSt. Martin’s Episcopal Church


Cost for classes: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday are FREE! For Tuesday night, Bellaire Rec Center classes $8 covers for both hours!

Also for more about Britt and her classes check out her website and her page featuring her recent line dance choreography.

Update: After just returning from this year’s Vegas Dance Explosion, I was happy to see her again there amongst the choreographers teaching workshops. I took her workshop featuring her great line dance Tijuana. Check it out on Copperknob here. And check out all her Copperknob dances here.


More Great Places to Dance

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Brian Sheridan

I'm the owner of CDT. I live in Fullerton, California, and enjoy country dancing with my friends at least once a week.

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