Club Houston

The History of Club Houston

Club Houston is one of the oldest gay social clubs in Houston. Located in midtown, the club is known for its chic surroundings and state-of-the-art amenities. Founded in 1973, the club offers an alcohol-free alternative to the local bar scene. There are several private rooms available, including a VIP room for $10 per hour. The club also features a fitness center and pool area. Guests can enjoy a relaxing jacuzzi, a maze/video game area, and a sun deck. Club Houston

Throughout the years, the club has occupied six locations, including the Chamber of Commerce Building II (from 1930-1955), Mason Building (1894-1904), and One Shell Plaza (later renamed 910 Louisiana). In 2012, the building was moved to its current location at 2205 Fannin Street. This building was originally a drugstore. Eventually, the owners realized that the building was too outdated for them to maintain.

In the early 1970s, Club Houston was the go-to spot for many Houston area gays. At the time, many of the city's gay bars closed on weekends. Fortunately, the owners of the club decided to offer an alternative. Guests could use the pool and patio areas for free. Those that wanted to enjoy the waterpark and other amenities, however, needed to pay.

During the 1980s, the club experienced its most turbulent times. After an arson attack on the building, the fire department determined that the incident was an intentional act. After a year, the club purchased the property. It then had to build a new structure to accommodate the increased demand.

A year and a half later, the new construction was completed. The second floor featured two-level glory holes, a large dry sauna, and two bathrooms. Additionally, the swimming pool area was revamped. New lighting designer Tim Hannum installed color-changing LEDs and an 8-foot quartz crystal chandelier hung over the dance floor.

As part of its renovation, the club added a television lounge with a window overlooking the pool area. In addition, a new privacy wall was built, which can withstand winds up to 160 miles per hour. These improvements have helped the club become one of the best gay bathhouses in the country.

In the late 1990s, the club made major updates to its facilities. The George and Barbara Bush Ballroom have the highest views in downtown Houston. An outdoor heated pool, a maze/video game area, a fitness center, and two private member dining rooms are other amenities that guests can take advantage of.

Today, the club's main focus is its members. Guests can enjoy a relaxing environment, and memberships are also available to families. Couples can also benefit from an all-inclusive membership package.

Club Houston is an excellent destination for anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable night out. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the gay scene or are just beginning to explore it, the club has a place for you. Visitors can also take advantage of the various business opportunities that the club offers.