Sammy's Place

★★★★☆

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Awesome scene. Good music, good dancing, good cultural mix, good vibes. The most fun..plus the HOTTEST bartender I have ever seenin Houston works there! Schwing!!

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★★★★★

Awesome scene. Good music, good dancing, good cultural mix, good vibes. The most fun..plus the HOTTEST bartender I have ever seenin Houston works there! Schwing!!

Pros: great music, great scene, multiple rooms, HOT chicks

Cons: wisky d!ck

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i haven't been in a looong time maybe since last year to see the spazmatics. it was really fun and had a really good crowd. the band got the whole place singing and having a good ole time... we had soo much fun that we wanted to do it again like a week or two later. unfortunately we didn't get in because the line was rediculously loooong... think we got in line like sometime after 11 but before midnight and the line barely moved... we ended up giving up and left the line... the location is also not that safe.... it's next to bus station and parking kinda sucked... so overall only been there once but it was fun... attempted to go a 2nd and 3rd time but line was tooo long and did not move if you arrive there after 11..

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★★★★☆

i haven't been in a looong time maybe since last year to see the spazmatics. it was really fun and had a really good crowd. the band got the whole place singing and having a good ole time... we had soo much fun that we wanted to do it again like a week or two later. unfortunately we didn't get in because the line was rediculously loooong... think we got in line like sometime after 11 but before midnight and the line barely moved... we ended up giving up and left the line... the location is also not that safe.... it's next to bus station and parking kinda sucked... so overall only been there once but it was fun... attempted to go a 2nd and 3rd time but line was tooo long and did not move if you arrive there after 11..

Pros: spazmatics were entertaining.... had a really great time

Cons: parking, location, long line

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I went on a thursday night for the first time.. the crowd is exzctly as explained, very diverse and energetic. I had so much fun watching them preform.

Good atmosphere and good prices on drinks. I would recommend Sammy's to anyone

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★★★★★

I went on a thursday night for the first time.. the crowd is exzctly as explained, very diverse and energetic. I had so much fun watching them preform.

Good atmosphere and good prices on drinks. I would recommend Sammy's to anyone

Pros: the great crowd

Cons: can get too crowded but it is barely a con

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I went to Sammy's for the first time last weekend. I had so much fun. The band was great, but beware the music is so loud! The drinks were good and strong but not overpowering and the bar staff was really fast to get the drinks out even though it was packed elbow to elbow. There wasn't really any place to sit since all the tables were reserved which was uncomfortable at first but once the crowd gets there who wants to sit anyway? Me and my girls danced all night long!!!

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★★★★★

I went to Sammy's for the first time last weekend. I had so much fun. The band was great, but beware the music is so loud! The drinks were good and strong but not overpowering and the bar staff was really fast to get the drinks out even though it was packed elbow to elbow. There wasn't really any place to sit since all the tables were reserved which was uncomfortable at first but once the crowd gets there who wants to sit anyway? Me and my girls danced all night long!!!

Pros: great music great service

Cons: very loud

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First time visit to this bar. They've really made most of the small, one floor space. Came to see Rockstar Fantasy Karaoke with Time Machine. They're probably the best coverband I've ever seen. You could sign up and sing songs with them from a list of of over 300. They got the crowd going early and into the midnite hour.

I wouldn't call this pace a "dive bar", but prices for drinks were above average at other bars I've been to in better condition. $5 for small mixed drinks I could understand but $4 for bottled beer? Sammy's is not far from the University of Houston campus. I expected college friendlier prices.

Pros: Great entertainment, smoking is outside, great looking bartenders!
Cons: A tad pricy, parking is almost exclusivley valet.

Recomended for all ages.

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★★★☆☆

First time visit to this bar. They've really made most of the small, one floor space. Came to see Rockstar Fantasy Karaoke with Time Machine. They're probably the best coverband I've ever seen. You could sign up and sing songs with them from a list of of over 300. They got the crowd going early and into the midnite hour.

I wouldn't call this pace a "dive bar", but prices for drinks were above average at other bars I've been to in better condition. $5 for small mixed drinks I could understand but $4 for bottled beer? Sammy's is not far from the University of Houston campus. I expected college friendlier prices.

Pros: Great entertainment, smoking is outside, great looking bartenders!
Cons: A tad pricy, parking is almost exclusivley valet.

Recomended for all ages.

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I was dead tired/sick the night I went to Sammy's and somehow this place was still entertaining enough to keep me there for a few hours. I went on a Sat and they had some soul jazz band singing anything from 60-90s.......and I mean anything, Princess by Spin Doctors? But this band was very crowd interactive and everyone was having a blast. It's kind of a very small place, so you do have to bump some elbows to get around. But I found the bar accessible and the crowd live. The ages were mainly 20-30s with a good chunk of 40-50s in there. I got a Red Bul and very good mixed drink for 10$, so the prices seemed reasonable. I did have to circle the block 3 times to keep from blocking the road while trying to get valet parking. Only 3-4 mens facilities, so it had a couple of us waiting, but not long. It looked like you could smoke in some far back room, but I didn't journey there. Very nice atmosphere for a live band establishment. In between performances and breaks, the club music booty grindtastic with..........a badd azz speaker system that will have you coughing. The cover was 10$ a piece, which really did seem outrageous looking at the place, but entertainment wise worth it.

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★★★★★

I was dead tired/sick the night I went to Sammy's and somehow this place was still entertaining enough to keep me there for a few hours. I went on a Sat and they had some soul jazz band singing anything from 60-90s.......and I mean anything, Princess by Spin Doctors? But this band was very crowd interactive and everyone was having a blast. It's kind of a very small place, so you do have to bump some elbows to get around. But I found the bar accessible and the crowd live. The ages were mainly 20-30s with a good chunk of 40-50s in there. I got a Red Bul and very good mixed drink for 10$, so the prices seemed reasonable. I did have to circle the block 3 times to keep from blocking the road while trying to get valet parking. Only 3-4 mens facilities, so it had a couple of us waiting, but not long. It looked like you could smoke in some far back room, but I didn't journey there. Very nice atmosphere for a live band establishment. In between performances and breaks, the club music booty grindtastic with..........a badd azz speaker system that will have you coughing. The cover was 10$ a piece, which really did seem outrageous looking at the place, but entertainment wise worth it.

Pros: entertainment, people

Cons: small space, toilets, drunk white 50 year olds dancing :)

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I am here to confirm...SAMMIE is BACK!
I walked in to his new bar a little unsure of what to expect...and then in happpened...PURPLE RAIN!

WOW...the place is called "THE REAL SAMMIES"...which I think is hilarious.

Corner of Franklin and Louisiana.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am here to confirm...SAMMIE is BACK!
I walked in to his new bar a little unsure of what to expect...and then in happpened...PURPLE RAIN!

WOW...the place is called "THE REAL SAMMIES"...which I think is hilarious.

Corner of Franklin and Louisiana.

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I was coaxed into going to Sammy's on a Thursday by some of my colleagues. They were more than excited to go see the band that plays on Thursday and I thought, maybe I will go check it out. I must say that it exceeded my expectations but that was not impressive because my expectations were very low. The entry was effortless. Once inside, the decor did not jump out but was average. The place was packed and loud (reminded me of a college party) but was relatively easy to maneuver. Drinks were decent. The band was decent and even got me with a few of their 80's renditions (the 80's are essentially a transition from the 70's to the 90's, like a middle child of sorts). What keeps this place going is really the willingness of the crowd to let loose. People were dancing without regard to how silly they may look which is awesome and encouraging. Go out and let your hair down, we all go out to have a good time . . . act like it. I honestly don't remember the last time that many people bought me shots. Place probably deserves 4 stars but although I am a fan of the 80's, I can't listen to 80's music all night long. If that is your interest, this place is great but it left me wanting a little more.

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★★★☆☆

I was coaxed into going to Sammy's on a Thursday by some of my colleagues. They were more than excited to go see the band that plays on Thursday and I thought, maybe I will go check it out. I must say that it exceeded my expectations but that was not impressive because my expectations were very low. The entry was effortless. Once inside, the decor did not jump out but was average. The place was packed and loud (reminded me of a college party) but was relatively easy to maneuver. Drinks were decent. The band was decent and even got me with a few of their 80's renditions (the 80's are essentially a transition from the 70's to the 90's, like a middle child of sorts). What keeps this place going is really the willingness of the crowd to let loose. People were dancing without regard to how silly they may look which is awesome and encouraging. Go out and let your hair down, we all go out to have a good time . . . act like it. I honestly don't remember the last time that many people bought me shots. Place probably deserves 4 stars but although I am a fan of the 80's, I can't listen to 80's music all night long. If that is your interest, this place is great but it left me wanting a little more.

Pros: People really let loose

Cons: 80's all night . . . really?

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the reason it is not as good is because Sammy had problems with management. He has relocated to 711 Franklin which is 5 minutes down the street. Nice new place. It is called The Real Sammie. Located right next to the old Power Tools. Mc.

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★★★☆☆

the reason it is not as good is because Sammy had problems with management. He has relocated to 711 Franklin which is 5 minutes down the street. Nice new place. It is called The Real Sammie. Located right next to the old Power Tools. Mc.

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I've been here about a half a dozen times. Usually it's been to see Sammy who is always entertaining. I think he becomes a bigger legend in his own mind each time I see him but it's hilarious, I love it and it's fun! A couple weeks ago we caught a band called Skyrocket. Apparently voted Austin's best cover band. One of the guys is able to pull off a dead-on cover of the Stones and Zeppelin. Actually everything this guy did was pretty damn good and he was totally in character with whoever he was covering. The female lead does some great covers as well. They are playing there pretty regularly throughout the year and my friends and I will be back.

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★★★★★

I've been here about a half a dozen times. Usually it's been to see Sammy who is always entertaining. I think he becomes a bigger legend in his own mind each time I see him but it's hilarious, I love it and it's fun! A couple weeks ago we caught a band called Skyrocket. Apparently voted Austin's best cover band. One of the guys is able to pull off a dead-on cover of the Stones and Zeppelin. Actually everything this guy did was pretty damn good and he was totally in character with whoever he was covering. The female lead does some great covers as well. They are playing there pretty regularly throughout the year and my friends and I will be back.

Pros: Great bands

Cons: Be careful parking, the nearby bus terminal is a dangerous spot.

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We went on a Thursday and I wasn't too thrilled to go in the first place (I had never been to Sammy's before). Got there and the Spazmatics were playing.... let me tell you, the mood changed quickly. I will go back again, and again, and again. Probably only on Thursdays..... just to see the Spaz's!!! If you have never seen them.... I HIGHLY suggest you do. But only if you LOVE 80's music.... otherwise you will be disappointed. I am a married 30-something and I saw people of ALL ages there and enjoyed everyone! I hear these guys also play at Scout Bar occasionally. That's my 2 cents!

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★★★★★

We went on a Thursday and I wasn't too thrilled to go in the first place (I had never been to Sammy's before). Got there and the Spazmatics were playing.... let me tell you, the mood changed quickly. I will go back again, and again, and again. Probably only on Thursdays..... just to see the Spaz's!!! If you have never seen them.... I HIGHLY suggest you do. But only if you LOVE 80's music.... otherwise you will be disappointed. I am a married 30-something and I saw people of ALL ages there and enjoyed everyone! I hear these guys also play at Scout Bar occasionally. That's my 2 cents!

Pros: Go on Thursdays for the Spazmatics

Cons: Bar staff is kinda slow.... but who isn't in Houston

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I tend to disagree with a review about sammy's being a bad place to work!! I have been working here for almost three years and have never worked for a better company! Ussually if someone asks if we're hiring I tell them that we are not because our employees don't budge. That must say something about the company. I have worked in bars for the past 8 years and never been so accomodated! The management is so understanding when you are sick or if you just need a night off for a social life. This comes from someone who does work here so consider the source when reading negative reveiws. Anyone who comes to this bar can see the chemistry between employees. The atmosphere is all around great. Our motto is to have a good time cause it's contagious

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★★★★★

I tend to disagree with a review about sammy's being a bad place to work!! I have been working here for almost three years and have never worked for a better company! Ussually if someone asks if we're hiring I tell them that we are not because our employees don't budge. That must say something about the company. I have worked in bars for the past 8 years and never been so accomodated! The management is so understanding when you are sick or if you just need a night off for a social life. This comes from someone who does work here so consider the source when reading negative reveiws. Anyone who comes to this bar can see the chemistry between employees. The atmosphere is all around great. Our motto is to have a good time cause it's contagious

Pros: All around good time!

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Sammy's has lost its flavor, fans and raised its drink prices ever since Sammy left. Absolute shame! It used to be the best place in town to tear up the dance floor.

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★★☆☆☆

Sammy's has lost its flavor, fans and raised its drink prices ever since Sammy left. Absolute shame! It used to be the best place in town to tear up the dance floor.

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Sammy's used to be the place to go - I used to absolutely love it! But ever since Sammy himself left, its not as good. They still have good live music that is really fun to dance to. However, its not as packed anymore, there's a $10 cover charge, and drinks are expensive. But if you're looking for a place to go dancing to live music, this is the best place to go in the city.

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★★★☆☆

Sammy's used to be the place to go - I used to absolutely love it! But ever since Sammy himself left, its not as good. They still have good live music that is really fun to dance to. However, its not as packed anymore, there's a $10 cover charge, and drinks are expensive. But if you're looking for a place to go dancing to live music, this is the best place to go in the city.

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Way to go Sammy's...that new VIP area is the best we have ever seen!! The view is amazing...it is raised about 3 feet off the floor ....got a great view of the stage... Our Bottle service was excellent.....Everything was there and waiting for us when we walked in....I have been a lot of places and this was the best customer service we have ever had!! Do make reservations...

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★★★★★

Way to go Sammy's...that new VIP area is the best we have ever seen!! The view is amazing...it is raised about 3 feet off the floor ....got a great view of the stage... Our Bottle service was excellent.....Everything was there and waiting for us when we walked in....I have been a lot of places and this was the best customer service we have ever had!! Do make reservations...

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My husband and some friends ours went last year for my birthday, we had a great time. Sammy's is a little place but the music is awesome. They had a live band playing some old school. Really brings the old times back. We had a great time!! Old school all the way.

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★★★★★

My husband and some friends ours went last year for my birthday, we had a great time. Sammy's is a little place but the music is awesome. They had a live band playing some old school. Really brings the old times back. We had a great time!! Old school all the way.

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I wasn't impressed. The crowd was older, and not really the kind of people I want to hang out with. If you're looking for a single mom divorcee or guys with fake tans and highlights, this is probably the place for you.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wasn't impressed. The crowd was older, and not really the kind of people I want to hang out with. If you're looking for a single mom divorcee or guys with fake tans and highlights, this is probably the place for you.

Pros: Music

Cons: People

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I went to sammy's for the 1st time on New Years Eve... The live music was amazing and they really had the ability to get the crowd involved... While it was packed to the brim inside, the "smokers" portable heated patio offered a bit of a relief from the crowds... (so yes there is an outdoor heated smokers porch, if your interested in that type of thing) The crowd was mostly young Biz Pro... We took a cab so I do not know about the parking situation... I would go again if onyl for the music...

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★★★★★

I went to sammy's for the 1st time on New Years Eve... The live music was amazing and they really had the ability to get the crowd involved... While it was packed to the brim inside, the "smokers" portable heated patio offered a bit of a relief from the crowds... (so yes there is an outdoor heated smokers porch, if your interested in that type of thing) The crowd was mostly young Biz Pro... We took a cab so I do not know about the parking situation... I would go again if onyl for the music...

Pros: GREAT LIVE MUSIC!!!!

Cons: SLOW bar service....

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It's great if you're looking for desperate 40 somethings that aren't that attractive. The music was pretty good. Not too many people there under 35. The atmosphere is better at Sky Bar. Not worth the $10 cover charge, plus parking.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's great if you're looking for desperate 40 somethings that aren't that attractive. The music was pretty good. Not too many people there under 35. The atmosphere is better at Sky Bar. Not worth the $10 cover charge, plus parking.

Pros: Good DJ

Cons: Pretentious croud & employees

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It was a very lively and upbeat place. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a good time on the weekend. The service was top notch, and the food was average. The drinks were pretty good, and I was impressed that they knew how to make such a wide variety of specials. The DJ was awesome and very friendly and took our requests.
Rock on Sammys! :) I'll see ya again next weekend. :)

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★★★★☆

It was a very lively and upbeat place. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a good time on the weekend. The service was top notch, and the food was average. The drinks were pretty good, and I was impressed that they knew how to make such a wide variety of specials. The DJ was awesome and very friendly and took our requests.
Rock on Sammys! :) I'll see ya again next weekend. :)

Pros: Good drinks

Cons: food was so/so, but not bad.

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I had the time of my life! !!Yea.. I heard about the cars getting broken into...that could happen anywhere...but there is no other place in Houston you can dance your butt off ...drink a "GOOD" drink and....I do mean A "GOOD" drink, make a fool of yourself dancing on stage with great looking girls!! I"ll take that any day!!! PRICELESS!!

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★★★★★

I had the time of my life! !!Yea.. I heard about the cars getting broken into...that could happen anywhere...but there is no other place in Houston you can dance your butt off ...drink a "GOOD" drink and....I do mean A "GOOD" drink, make a fool of yourself dancing on stage with great looking girls!! I"ll take that any day!!! PRICELESS!!

Pros: Good Drinks..Great looking Girls

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Went to Sammy's for the first time last Saturday and had the time of my life.. the mid city players have got to be the best band in the city..they're style is incredible and the sound system in sammy's rocks!! The D.J. in between the band has a nice mix of playing the good songs you forgot about plus all the newest music out...great mix!! The videomixing on the plasma's is a nice touch as well. The bar staff was very courteous as well as very beautiful. This bar has its own style and a good mix of everything...

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★★★★★

Went to Sammy's for the first time last Saturday and had the time of my life.. the mid city players have got to be the best band in the city..they're style is incredible and the sound system in sammy's rocks!! The D.J. in between the band has a nice mix of playing the good songs you forgot about plus all the newest music out...great mix!! The videomixing on the plasma's is a nice touch as well. The bar staff was very courteous as well as very beautiful. This bar has its own style and a good mix of everything...

Pros: good mix of live music and d.j...VERY GOOD drink service!!!

Cons: parking a little difficult..must use valet.

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Well...it had a good run.
But lets face the facts...there is no Sammy's with out Sammy.
And now that ownership has drained the life (Sammy) out of this establishment...Sammy Nation has no more reason to attend.

The Spazmatics are played out.
Faye is still strong.
But the crowd has changed.
Sammy's is no longer.

Sammy where are you?
Can we please bring back the days of the Gallant Knight?

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★☆☆☆☆

Well...it had a good run.
But lets face the facts...there is no Sammy's with out Sammy.
And now that ownership has drained the life (Sammy) out of this establishment...Sammy Nation has no more reason to attend.

The Spazmatics are played out.
Faye is still strong.
But the crowd has changed.
Sammy's is no longer.

Sammy where are you?
Can we please bring back the days of the Gallant Knight?

Pros: Good Dance club

Cons: Sammy, the main event, is no longer there

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i went there on a friday night when the badn fried ice cream was on stage. liked the band, liked the atmosphere the most. bartenders are ok too. i mean what is your expectation from a bartender? it wasnt so crowded but there was a nice crowd having fun. i love jazz clubs but whereever i go a white couple like us is very distinctive. though im ok with it, i dont care.. anyways, at sammy's it was very well balanced. i liked it more that people are cool having fun all together without any boundaries. its definitely a great place to go as a couple, single i dont know... i'll definitely go again.

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★★★★★

i went there on a friday night when the badn fried ice cream was on stage. liked the band, liked the atmosphere the most. bartenders are ok too. i mean what is your expectation from a bartender? it wasnt so crowded but there was a nice crowd having fun. i love jazz clubs but whereever i go a white couple like us is very distinctive. though im ok with it, i dont care.. anyways, at sammy's it was very well balanced. i liked it more that people are cool having fun all together without any boundaries. its definitely a great place to go as a couple, single i dont know... i'll definitely go again.

Pros: nice, fun crowd

Cons: parking maybe (though im always lucky with that)

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The first time myself... along with my friends and family hung out here was on my birthday a few months ago...and it kicked so much a** !! They had tables reserved for us...entertainment was non-stop !!! Drinks...ya a little pricey....but we were having such a great time...we didn't even notice !! Highly recommended...also...get there around 10...to avoid line...beware though....doorman is a major tool!!!!

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★★★★★

The first time myself... along with my friends and family hung out here was on my birthday a few months ago...and it kicked so much a** !! They had tables reserved for us...entertainment was non-stop !!! Drinks...ya a little pricey....but we were having such a great time...we didn't even notice !! Highly recommended...also...get there around 10...to avoid line...beware though....doorman is a major tool!!!!

Pros: live music !!!

Cons: beware doorman is a major tool !!!

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Ya, it did take about 45 min to get it. Mostly b/c the door guys pick and choose and it wasn't just girls that got the special treatment. One group gave one of the $80 bucks just to get in. Not really for me. Midtown is not that far up the road. When we did get in, it really was not that hard to get to the bar, which was the upside to the door fiasco. Now what really made it was the bartender Mike, he was busy but always had a smile and got to everyone in a timely manner. He made it all worth it. They had flat screens on the wall so that you could still see the band playing even if you could see the stage; I thought that was a nice touch. Besides the line and the $10 cover, I would go back, but only to see a really good band.

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★★★☆☆

Ya, it did take about 45 min to get it. Mostly b/c the door guys pick and choose and it wasn't just girls that got the special treatment. One group gave one of the $80 bucks just to get in. Not really for me. Midtown is not that far up the road. When we did get in, it really was not that hard to get to the bar, which was the upside to the door fiasco. Now what really made it was the bartender Mike, he was busy but always had a smile and got to everyone in a timely manner. He made it all worth it. They had flat screens on the wall so that you could still see the band playing even if you could see the stage; I thought that was a nice touch. Besides the line and the $10 cover, I would go back, but only to see a really good band.

Pros: Good layout and Mike the bartender

Cons: Make one line and stick with it!!! $10 cover

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How many people can you fit in one place???? The bathroom attendant is too much, there is not enough room for her and she expects a tip to hand me a towel that I could have gotten myself. The ambiance is nice but not romantic at all. Maybe you should think about this before you go.

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★★☆☆☆

How many people can you fit in one place???? The bathroom attendant is too much, there is not enough room for her and she expects a tip to hand me a towel that I could have gotten myself. The ambiance is nice but not romantic at all. Maybe you should think about this before you go.

Pros: the music

Cons: EVerything else

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Good live music. Fire dept would shut them down if they ever saw how many people they cram in there. Way too crowded, long lines for the bathrooms which are small (not to mention they have the annoying person in the bathroom that hands you a towel and expects you to tip him). Also double check your bar tab. I've never seen one that was not overcharged, and don't expect them to care that they consistently overcharge you.

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★★★☆☆

Good live music. Fire dept would shut them down if they ever saw how many people they cram in there. Way too crowded, long lines for the bathrooms which are small (not to mention they have the annoying person in the bathroom that hands you a towel and expects you to tip him). Also double check your bar tab. I've never seen one that was not overcharged, and don't expect them to care that they consistently overcharge you.

Pros: good music

Cons: packed shoulder to shoulder, you order 1 drink they charge 2 to your tab

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The spazmatics are AWESOME here on Thursday nights! Wow. Probably the most fun I have had a live music venue in Houston. Crowd is usually great, but get there early! It gets PACKED when these guys play. It's well worth it, though. You won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

The spazmatics are AWESOME here on Thursday nights! Wow. Probably the most fun I have had a live music venue in Houston. Crowd is usually great, but get there early! It gets PACKED when these guys play. It's well worth it, though. You won't be disappointed.

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All I can say is that on Thursday nights, you get there and you never want to leave!! The trick is to getting there by 9, to be sure you get inside! The Spazmatics are incredible, every song they sing is better than the last one...The DJ finally quit asking for money, he must have read all those reviews!!! The bartenders make great drinks, another trick or SECRET is the bar next to the bathrooms and the bar back in the VIP room, I may have waited like 3 minutes for a drink!!! That was almost as good as the Spazmatics!!!

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★★★★★

All I can say is that on Thursday nights, you get there and you never want to leave!! The trick is to getting there by 9, to be sure you get inside! The Spazmatics are incredible, every song they sing is better than the last one...The DJ finally quit asking for money, he must have read all those reviews!!! The bartenders make great drinks, another trick or SECRET is the bar next to the bathrooms and the bar back in the VIP room, I may have waited like 3 minutes for a drink!!! That was almost as good as the Spazmatics!!!

Pros: Great drinks, great music

Cons: none

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What can i say about Sammy's---not much. I wasn't interesting at all. The venue needs more bartenders. The music was good but the DJ needs some help. That all folks...

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★★★★☆

What can i say about Sammy's---not much. I wasn't interesting at all. The venue needs more bartenders. The music was good but the DJ needs some help. That all folks...

Cons: the parking could be better.

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I recommend Sammy's even if you don't like jazz - you'll still have a good time with the energetic and diverse crowd.

My biggest complaints are the wait time at the bar and the DJ. Sammy's is CROWDED and while the bar staff is great, expect to wait 10+ minutes for a drink.

Also, when the band is on break, a "DJ" plays popular music... except he played the same 5 songs twice (during the 1st break and at the end of the night)! Then, around 1:45 the music stopped and the DJ *DEMANDED* tips from the crowd if we wanted to hear any more music (this is on top of a $10 cover) and he was serious. After about 10 minutes of confused silence (except for the DJ yelling at everyone - not joking) I guess a some people tipped b/c the music started again. Still, wtf?

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★★★★☆

I recommend Sammy's even if you don't like jazz - you'll still have a good time with the energetic and diverse crowd.

My biggest complaints are the wait time at the bar and the DJ. Sammy's is CROWDED and while the bar staff is great, expect to wait 10+ minutes for a drink.

Also, when the band is on break, a "DJ" plays popular music... except he played the same 5 songs twice (during the 1st break and at the end of the night)! Then, around 1:45 the music stopped and the DJ *DEMANDED* tips from the crowd if we wanted to hear any more music (this is on top of a $10 cover) and he was serious. After about 10 minutes of confused silence (except for the DJ yelling at everyone - not joking) I guess a some people tipped b/c the music started again. Still, wtf?

Pros: Great Dancing, Fun Crowd, Live Music

Cons: Understaffed Bar, DJ

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The title above is true. I've never had a better time at a bar or club... ever! I'm not much of a dancer. I can count on one hand the number of times I've actually been on a dance floor, and I'm 32. Sammy and his wonderful band got me out there dancing and partying with a mix of people from all backgrounds. It was positively amazing! It was a friend's birthday, and she had reserved the VIP room. Our waitress, Sheila, was right on time with the drinks and fun to be around. When he's not on stage, Sammy treats everyone like they're an old friend. We will surely be back... again and again!!

2
★★★★★

The title above is true. I've never had a better time at a bar or club... ever! I'm not much of a dancer. I can count on one hand the number of times I've actually been on a dance floor, and I'm 32. Sammy and his wonderful band got me out there dancing and partying with a mix of people from all backgrounds. It was positively amazing! It was a friend's birthday, and she had reserved the VIP room. Our waitress, Sheila, was right on time with the drinks and fun to be around. When he's not on stage, Sammy treats everyone like they're an old friend. We will surely be back... again and again!!

Pros: stiff drinks, Sammy and staff, sounds

Cons: none

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I celebrated my birthday (3/12/06) at Sammy's and it was a great night! The drinks and cover charge were a bit pricey, but once inside it was worth the $$$!!! You get want you pay for... $10 cover charge, $3 something for the beer, getting on stage and shaking my groove thang.... PRICELESS!!!

2
★★★★★

I celebrated my birthday (3/12/06) at Sammy's and it was a great night! The drinks and cover charge were a bit pricey, but once inside it was worth the $$$!!! You get want you pay for... $10 cover charge, $3 something for the beer, getting on stage and shaking my groove thang.... PRICELESS!!!

Pros: music, great atmoshpere, parking was good

Cons: beer a little warm, a bit small, but ok

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I've only been on Sat. night, but I'm dying to try it on Thursday! The place is small and always packed, but I wouldn't have it any other way. There is a $10 cover, which might seem overpriced for just a bar... BUT it's so worth it! The live music keeps you rockin' all night and the times I've been there the live music doesn't stop at 2am. Don't come to just sit and people watch because Sammy keeps you on your feet, but do bring your credit card because with the $10 cover and the slightly overpriced drinks you need it. I can't wait to go back!

2
★★★★★

I've only been on Sat. night, but I'm dying to try it on Thursday! The place is small and always packed, but I wouldn't have it any other way. There is a $10 cover, which might seem overpriced for just a bar... BUT it's so worth it! The live music keeps you rockin' all night and the times I've been there the live music doesn't stop at 2am. Don't come to just sit and people watch because Sammy keeps you on your feet, but do bring your credit card because with the $10 cover and the slightly overpriced drinks you need it. I can't wait to go back!

Pros: live music, fun crowd, awesome staff

Cons: slightly overpriced

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Sammy's 2016 was hopping Saturday night. They had a guest musician, Glen Davis Andrews, vocals and trombone. His "Stand by Me" was very, very powerful in the week after Katrina. I WANT TO SEE GLEN AGAIN!!!! Of course, Sammy had the crowd groovin as usual. Note: Sammy's will feature New Orleans talent on Thursdays and Sundays. Everyone should take advantage of this opportunity and support the New Orleans scene while they are here. Let's not loose this music scene to other metropolitian areas.

2
★★★★★

Sammy's 2016 was hopping Saturday night. They had a guest musician, Glen Davis Andrews, vocals and trombone. His "Stand by Me" was very, very powerful in the week after Katrina. I WANT TO SEE GLEN AGAIN!!!! Of course, Sammy had the crowd groovin as usual. Note: Sammy's will feature New Orleans talent on Thursdays and Sundays. Everyone should take advantage of this opportunity and support the New Orleans scene while they are here. Let's not loose this music scene to other metropolitian areas.

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Sammy finally packed up from the Gallant night and moved to Main Street! This place is much better, less smokey and with a better looking crowd. Sammy makes everyone feel like family and you makes you feel like you can dance like no one is watching! Rasie the roof Sammy!

2
★★★★★

Sammy finally packed up from the Gallant night and moved to Main Street! This place is much better, less smokey and with a better looking crowd. Sammy makes everyone feel like family and you makes you feel like you can dance like no one is watching! Rasie the roof Sammy!

Pros: great staff, friendly valet, beautiful women!!!

Cons: lots of people

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I would highly recommend Sammy's Place. I went there a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed myself. I used to see Sammy all the time and he really gives out an energy that all the people can feel. The staff made us feel welcome and helped us to our table. Our waitress Jessica was a real sweetheart and took very good care of us. It was extremely high energy with a wonderful crowd. We danced all night to a very mixed range of music from R & B to Salsa. I would overall say that it is a Houston hot spot and if you do not attend you are missing out. I go there almost every weekend now and know that I will be taken good care of.

2
★★★★★

I would highly recommend Sammy's Place. I went there a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed myself. I used to see Sammy all the time and he really gives out an energy that all the people can feel. The staff made us feel welcome and helped us to our table. Our waitress Jessica was a real sweetheart and took very good care of us. It was extremely high energy with a wonderful crowd. We danced all night to a very mixed range of music from R & B to Salsa. I would overall say that it is a Houston hot spot and if you do not attend you are missing out. I go there almost every weekend now and know that I will be taken good care of.

Pros: Parking, Friendly Staff, Entertainment

Cons: Can get to crowded

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A little nervous for Sammy to leave the Gallant Knight because that place is awesome, but Sammy's new place rocks just as equally. There is a lot better A/C here so that cuts out the automatic sweat of the Knight and there is more room for dancing. The place rocks hard and is such a fun night out. As always the drinks are stiff and the people are not! So go let your hair down and have a great time!

2
★★★★★

A little nervous for Sammy to leave the Gallant Knight because that place is awesome, but Sammy's new place rocks just as equally. There is a lot better A/C here so that cuts out the automatic sweat of the Knight and there is more room for dancing. The place rocks hard and is such a fun night out. As always the drinks are stiff and the people are not! So go let your hair down and have a great time!

Cons: Parking

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The attraction is a combination great location great crowd & addictive entertainment. We all want to be wild...Sammy help us get there That's what I'm talk'in about

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★★★★★

The attraction is a combination great location great crowd & addictive entertainment. We all want to be wild...Sammy help us get there That's what I'm talk'in about

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I LOVE SAMMY'S, it's different from all other clubs downtown. You get to enjoy cool music, dance all night long, drink and meet awesome people, who ever hasn't been there is missing out!!

2
★★★★★

I LOVE SAMMY'S, it's different from all other clubs downtown. You get to enjoy cool music, dance all night long, drink and meet awesome people, who ever hasn't been there is missing out!!

Pros: Dancing to live music, cheap drinks, great crowd

Cons: extremely crowded

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This place is going to be a staple in Houston. It is the only of its kind for people who like to dance and drink in Midtown. It is a mixture of all kinds of people in a very intimate atmosphere. You must be ready to have a good time because there is no where to hide if you are not having one.

2
★★★★★

This place is going to be a staple in Houston. It is the only of its kind for people who like to dance and drink in Midtown. It is a mixture of all kinds of people in a very intimate atmosphere. You must be ready to have a good time because there is no where to hide if you are not having one.

Pros: Crowd, Drinks

Cons: Parking

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When Sammy steps to the stage you know he will bring everything he has every time. It's expected his club will do the same. The bar staff was hard working and friendly and the drinks were stiff. It's missing some of the ambience of the Gallant Knight but it's roomier and more people friendly and ... Sammy is there! Great place!

2
★★★★★

When Sammy steps to the stage you know he will bring everything he has every time. It's expected his club will do the same. The bar staff was hard working and friendly and the drinks were stiff. It's missing some of the ambience of the Gallant Knight but it's roomier and more people friendly and ... Sammy is there! Great place!

Pros: Good-sized dance floo, Great bartenders, Music, music, music

Cons: Parking

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Sammy's is what's been missing from the Downtown/Midtown scene. It's a great spot to really let your hair down without worrying about the superficial pretense of some LA wannabe venues. The genuine warmth and openess hit you when you walk in the door! It's truly a place for the REAL Cool people. Sammy and the band are so awesome that you want to dance from the moment you get there until the place closes.
It really reflects the SOUL of Houston!

2
★★★★★

Sammy's is what's been missing from the Downtown/Midtown scene. It's a great spot to really let your hair down without worrying about the superficial pretense of some LA wannabe venues. The genuine warmth and openess hit you when you walk in the door! It's truly a place for the REAL Cool people. Sammy and the band are so awesome that you want to dance from the moment you get there until the place closes.
It really reflects the SOUL of Houston!

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You NEED to check this place out!! It's refreshing from all other clubs/bars in the downtown/midtown area. Funky music, funky atmosphere, and awesome drinks!!

2
★★★★★

You NEED to check this place out!! It's refreshing from all other clubs/bars in the downtown/midtown area. Funky music, funky atmosphere, and awesome drinks!!

Pros: Music, Crowd, Drinks

Cons: too many girls, bar too crowded

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Sammy's blends the old and the new to help deepen the soul of the Main Street entertainment district. Different ages and races blend together to form a crowd that is energetic and fun. Musical acts include the Spazmaticsā€¦

 

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