The Bottom Line
- Drinks are moderately priced
- Located within walking distance of several other nightlife venues
- Always has a solid late night crowd
- Plenty of hipsters
- Can occasionally reach towards pretentious (though not terribly often)
- Despite advertising there will be nights when ‘80s music isn’t the venue’s genre of choice
- 1424 Westheimer
- Etro Lounge
Guide Review - Review - Etro Lounge
The interior has a very sleek, loft-like industrial feel to it –stained concrete floors, lots of metallic accents, strange art on the walls, that whole bag. As mentioned in the above Cons, it can occasionally reach towards being pretentious, but it’s not very often, it just seems that way because ‘80s enthusiasts are (unfairly) classified as being inherently annoying.
The crowd is usually very artsy (that’s the intention of owner Reese Haisler, who is a pleasant guy in his own right) with the average patron being somewhere from 23 to 33 years old.
Each day during happy hour (until 9 p.m.) ‘80s board games are laid out for your enjoyment, and there are even ‘80s-inspired retro drinks on the drink menu (such as the I Think I’m Turning Japanese martini).
All things told, Etro Lounge is one of Houston’s more fun late night hangouts in town and has a solid shot at living a long life.