return of the cap
A Houston restaurant and bar devoted to live music begins its comeback this weekend. Caps Supperclub & Bar opens this Friday, June 9.
Located in the Briargrove neighborhood at 2610 Briar Ridge, Caps Supperclub (styled CAPS in press materials) is a reimagining of Caps Piano Bar, which operated at that location for almost 40 years until it closed in 2021. Dr. Venkata Diddi saw an opportunity to preserve the space’s intimacy while adding a full food menu and upgrading the interior.
“I immediately recognized the potential. Not only is it a great location in Houston, it’s also a concept that any customer at any age enjoys — a sophisticated spot with delicious food and entertainment,” Diddi said in a statement. “We are not a dueling piano bar or a jazz lounge, but an upscale dining establishment with great live music Tuesday through Sunday. And I think that’s rare to find in Houston.”
To create that delicious food, Diddi retained consulting chef Omar Pereney of Culinary Concepts. He created a familiar menu built around shareables (deviled eggs, calamari, a cheese board, and more), raw dishes such as caviar and oysters, and steaks. Other entree options include a burger, pastas, and seafood items, all of which can be paired with sides such as creamed spinach mac and cheese, roasted root vegetables, and parmesan truffle fries.
“The dishes we will serve will only hold three or four components, but they make each other stronger,” Pereney said. “Our menu will be constantly evolving, and though there isn’t one flavor or ingredient that inspires it, seafood will be a main theme carried throughout.”
The Tighten Up Band will take the stage nightly. Carl Davis, Gale Evans, Travis Doyle and Cleveland “Moose” Hendricks have performed together for more than 20 years, according to a release, in a refreshed dining room that seats 94 people.
"We're thrilled to be back at Caps, and can't wait to create new memories with our loyal fans and provide an unforgettable experience for all who walk through the doors," Davis added.
Caps will be open Tuesday-Sunday beginning at 4 pm.