White Lightning, the long-anticipated dance hall and saloon with a Vegas twist, opened its doors to friends and family Sunday, Oct. 8 for a private reception.The welcoming reception was held at Whiskey Thumper, which is White Lightning’s attached, Gulf-Coast cuisine and whiskey-themed restaurant and bar that opened Oct. 11.
Guests were ushered to the main entrance of White Lightning where they witnessed the nightly gas-lamp lighting that will be held every night at 8 p.m. prior to opening. Clint Smith, managing partner, gave a brief speech thanking all friends and family in attendance and expressed an abundance of gratitude for the continuous support to achieve this life-long dream of opening a venue of this magnitude. Guests proceeded to enter the venue and were welcomed with a DJ playing top country hits and staff staged at every bar, ready to serve their guests. The response to the venue could be seen on guest’s faces as they roamed White Lightning in awe and smiled before the luxurious finishes and unique characteristics.
The venue features a Texas-sized dance floor, three main bars – the largest bar being 70 feet long and featuring an arsenal of spirits – a 25-daiquiri bar powered by Fat Tuesday’s mixers, and a craft beer bar featuring 70 taps.
The Texas-sized venue, 30,000 square feet to be exact, is fully equipped with a stage that will welcome popular country music acts and set the stage for local up-and-coming artists. White Lightning aims to have the biggest spirit selection in Texas, ranging from vodkas to whiskeys, and bourbons to moonshines (the legal stuff). Currently, the venue houses more than 700 different labels of whiskey, but the collection is still growing as inventory continues to arrive daily and a final count is yet to be determined. This Vegas-style nightlife experience will feature a female-driven staff catering to guests with five-star service.
With a capacity for more than 1,000 guests, it is no doubt that White Lightning will provide Humble bounds of entertainment by the thousands. With so many amenities and entertainment possibilities, the venue will also offer a plethora of opportunities for social and corporate events. So dust off those boots and join White Lightning for a nightlife experience new to Humble.