5015 Kirby Drive
Leon "Pappy" Selph just may have been the best fiddle player that ever lived. He was the inventor of Texas swing and is best known for having written "The Orange Blossom Special." Back when the Original Goode Company BBQ opened on Kirby Drive, he'd play the first Friday of every month for a flat rate of $65 and a bottle of Jack Daniels. He'd always take the whiskey upfront. And at the end of the evening when Jim handed him the money, the fiddle player would quietly fold it up and stick it in Jim's shirt pocket. He'd tell him, "Jim, things will get better. You just stick with it." It was a kind gesture and good advice.
This all left quite an impression on Jim's son, Levi. So it was no surprise, when years later, Levi decided Houston needed a dedicated home for Texas music and created the Armadillo Palace right across the street from the original barbeque place that Pappy played all those years ago.
Goode's Armadillo Palace hosts live Texas music several days a week. It serves a full menu of Texas comfort food and is available for parties of just about every size. Levi is no less demanding than his father is, and no place captures the spirit of Texas music the way the Armadillo Palace does.
Tuesday: 11am - 11pm
Wednesday: 11am - 12am
Thursday: 11am - 2am
Friday: 11am - 2am
Saturday: 4pm - 2am
Private Events: The Armadillo Palace will host private events 7 days a week. Please contact the events office for more details (713) 844-8180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions5015 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77098
One-Of-A-Kind Event Space
A towering 12-foot-tall, stainless steel-tiled Armadillo greets you and your guests upon arrival at Goode's Armadillo Palace, brilliantly customized with lighted eyes and longhorns. Once inside, every vantage point at Goode's Armadillo Palace is a virtual shrine to classic Americana and the Old West. Rare vintage collections of saddles, boots, cowbells, vintage photographs and more line the walls floor to ceiling - each telling a tale. Leather saddle bar stools circle the massive three-sided bar that anchors the main room, while mounted longhorns overlook Armadillo Palace throughout (including one who reputedly killed a piano player). Among the remarkable collection is a sterling silver saddle from the 1945 Rose Bowl parade, original Republic of Texas currency and even a rusted-out moonshine rig -all of which have you smiling before you even settle in.
For more information and details, please contact: email@example.com (713) 844-8180