City: Houston
Neighborhood: Westwood
Address: 9301 Bissonnet St.
Closed doors in: 1985
Famous for: Top metal venue in Texas in the '80s

In the early '80s, Cardi's was the premier spot for Texas's heavy metal bands to showcase their talents. Unfortunately, what was once a tour-spot for Metallica and Dokken is now a karaoke joint. In memory of the venue, a documentary filled with unreleased footage and VHS interviews was compiled in The Advenutres of Hank Balz and Cardi's.