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A Guide to Bayou Place Houston

Everything you need to know to navigate Bayou Place Houston


A Guide to Bayou Place Houston
Bayou Place
Bayou Place at a Glance:

Bayou Place is a dining and entertainment center in Downtown Houston that opened in 1997. It is located in Downtown Houston’s Theater District and is 130,000 square feet.

Bayou Place on the Map:

Bayou Place is located in Downtown Houston at the corners of Texas and Smith. The actual address is 500 Texas Ave.

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Bayou Place Attractions:

Bayou Place houses numerous dining and entertainment venues. They include:

Angelika Film Theater – A mature feeling movie theater that often features art and indie films not typically shown in larger movie theaters. In addition to the movies they play, Angelika also serves foods and wines.

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RocBar – An expansive night club centered around a glitzy rock ‘n roll vibe. There are pool tables, VIP areas, a large patio, an accommodating bar (with swings above it) and, periodically, a stage for where live music is played.

Mosaic – This is a smaller room that is actually connected to RocBar, though it focuses more on providing a DJ-driven environment. It shares the patio balcony with RocBar.

Banzai Sushi – These guys do a good job of offering up some surprisingly solid sushi dishes. Nothing really stands out about the place, good or bad, but there’s something to be said for consistency.

Mingalone – A quality Italian restaurant that offers fine(-ish) foods with little to no smarmyness.

Slick Willie’s Family Pool Hall – It’s exactly like every other Slick Willie’s pool hall you’ve ever visited. Expected lots of pool tables and fast waitresses. Curiously, kids are allowed in.

Hard Rock Café – If you prefer to enjoy your American cuisine while surrounded by loads and loads of music memorabilia, this is the place for you. It’s one of the more family-friendly environment venues at Bayou Place.

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Bayou Music Center – A slightly-bigger-than-medium-sized music venue that usually provides a fun concert experience. They feature upwards of 100 shows annually. Bayou Music Center is the concert venue formerly known as Verizon Wireless Theater.


Valet parking is available for $3 during lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., $8 Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and $8 on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Self parking is available at the Rusk, Capitol, and Texas entrances. Prices for self parking range from $5 to $8.

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