I’m always excited for new bars and restaurants opening around town! This year I decided to celebrate my birthday with a staycation in the Woodlands, Texas! I stayed at the Westin Woodlands and I really love this hotel because it reminds me of the boutique hotels in NYC; it is classy, swanky and really luxurious! I really wanted my birthday to be very chill and low key…but I also wanted a really romantic vibe. This place was perfect for so many reasons (you can read more about that here) but one of my favorite parts about staying here was having Como Social Club inside the same establishment.
Como Social Club is right next to the Westin Woodlands pool, meaning that this poolside bar will be the perfect summer hangout for anyone who lives in the Houston area. There are beautiful poolside cabanas that are set to open later this month and you can enjoy an amazing drink menu along with light bites. The vibe here is hip, stylish and set to recreate the ambiance and allure of Lake Como in Italy. Unfortunately due to bad weather, I didn’t get to enjoy it during the daytime hours but it was such a beautiful bar to visit at night.
Friday and Saturday nights get really lit here! At night the bar (which is above Sorriso Modern Italian Restaurant) turns into a really classy establishment with some really amazing drink specials! There is live entertainment inside the main room, with a beautiful piano in the middle of the room! It is not your average piano bar though, there are old hollywood flicks playing on the big screen while the guest singers carry out the most amazing tunes on the piano. You can order anything at the bar but I loved the way they prepared my Apricot Spritz so I had several.
My boyfriend and I found a comfortable couch outside overlooking the waterway. The seating areas are all different but we were lucky enough to score a couch and enjoy the cool weather while still getting a close up view of the entertainers. They sang a lot of tunes by my favorite singer the late Amy Winehouse so I was in heaven and loved the fact that this birthday celebration was very vintage hollywood glam!
There are various seating areas inside the establishment also! You have these very comfortable leather chairs and sections for private parties. This bar is not just perfect for date night but they can accommodate pretty large parties for any type of celebration you might be having (be sure to call ahead and book your reservations with the lovely staff). There is no cover charge which is awesome and the lineup of entertainers is truly amazing (click here for dates and schedule). I really love this bar and I love the old glamorous hollywood vibe it gave me because it really stands out from all of the other bars in the Houston area! I hope you make time to check it out soon and summer is coming so you might just want to stay and book a poolside cabana too!