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4100 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX, 77006, United States
TEL: (713) 522-9621

Found, unexpectedly, in a rambling ivy-covered brick building that houses a homey-looking branch of the Houston Public Library, the Kraftsmen Bakery, and the Black Labrador pub, Cezanne's is the city's most endearing jazz establishment. Above the pub, at the top of a paisley-wallpapered stairwell, this tiny club has been hosting local and touring acts on Friday and Saturday nights only from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. for the last 17 years. Featuring walls ringed with framed portraits and landscapes of the venue's namesake, Cezanne's has hosted the Pamela York Trio, Randy Brecker, and Eddie Gomez; audience members and musicians alike thank the jazz gods for such an intimate venue. Between sets, step outside into the front garden area to play chess with two-foot-tall game pieces on a giant chessboard painted on the pavement.


Tip: With a no-reservations policy and a cover that's just $10 per person with a one-drink minimum, this place draws a crowd, so it's best to arrive early.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Cover Charge
  • Food Served
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Table Service

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