9. Ponde Rosa
To put it simply, Ponde Rosa is one of the crown jewels of the Houston music scene. For lack of a more accurate description, we'll classify it as a house-venue. Due to extenuating circumstances that need not be detailed here, there aren't exactly four walls or a roof on this place — but that's all probably for the best.
Ponde Rosa is almost strictly a late-night venue. There's no physical promotion, which adds to the romantic mystique of the place. Bands usually play at 2AM or later, making it a venue for the true creatures of the night and combers of the music scene.