International Ballroom Houston Texas - Houston Live Music Clubs

14035 S. Main Houston, TX 77035 Phone: (713) 629-3700

This huge venue used to be a grocery store before it was stripped to make this huge venue for events. Many big names have graced the stage here including Tool, Primus, Sex Pistols, Corrosion of Conformity, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Black Crowes, Sonic Youth, Rage against the Machine and other notables. The International Ballroom is massive and usually is the venue of choice when someone's too big for a local club and too small for Compaq center. Shows are thrown sporadically so call before going out unless you want to waste a trip.

Seating is not a problem here since there are no seats. Most of the time but you might want to avoid the stage if you don't want to get swept up in the pit but other than that this place is wide open. Alcohol and T-shirts are sold from side tables but other than that it is usually pretty bare bones. The crowd can be a bit rough at times so expect to be frisked at the door. The drinks are a bit steep and its a bit of a drive but other than that not a bad place if you want to throw a fairly large concert.

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