The Petroleum Club of Houston is a private social club located on the 35th floor of the Total Plaza in Downtown Houston. Established in 1946 by several prominent businessmen as a place where big business deals could be made in an elegant and refined environment, the Club’s original location was at the top of the Rice Hotel in Downtown Houston before moving to the 43rd and 44th floors of the ExxonMobil Building in 1963, and later to its current location on the penthouse level of the Total Plaza on Louisiana Street. Boasting an energy-inspired theme in bronze, gold and metallic hues, the Club features a full-service bar with breathtaking vistas of the Houston skyline.

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Amenities & Facilities

Surrounded by spectacular views of Houston's Downtown skyline from the 35th floor, the Petroleum Club of Houston offers stylish and sophisticated spaces for special events and celebrations. Decorated to exude the power of the energy industry in bronze, gold and metallic hues, the venue’s central event space features stunning chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling, expanding windows that embrace incredible views both day and night, and soft lighting t create an elegant and romantic atmosphere. The Petroleum Room can cater for up to 250 guests for a grand reception or formal dinner, while the Aramco Suites are ideal for smaller, more intimate affairs and ceremonies.


The Petroleum Club of Houston offers an array of amenities with the rental of the venue including their own on-site catering and beverage services team, a dance floor and podium or stage, and a coat check room. Also offered are tables and chairs, linens, silverware, glassware, full kitchen facilities for catering and food preparation, security during the event, and valet parking in the building, as well as a shuttle service, if required.


The Petroleum Club of Houston provides on-site catering and beverage services with an expert culinary team who uses fresh locally sourced ingredients to create delicious cuisine. Guests can discuss and create customized menus to suit every budget and taste with the culinary unit, and a wide range of dining concepts is offered from buffets to plated dinners. Full-service bar options are also provided, ranging from hosted bars to cash bars, along with professional bartending and wait staff.

General Information

The Petroleum Club of Houston is located on the 35th floor of the Total Plaza at 1201 Louisiana Street in Houston and offers valet parking in the building for an additional fee, and shuttle service if required.

Centrally located on the tunnel system in the heart of downtown Houston, the Petroleum Club of Houston is ideally located within easy access of several of the city’s top attractions, world-class performances and sporting events, such as the Theatre District, the Minute Maid Ballpark, and the Toyota Center. Other things to do in downtown Houston include taking in the arts at one of the many grandiose theaters housing Houston’s ballet and symphony. Take in a Broadway show at the Hobby Center, listen to the Houston Symphony Orchestra at Jones Hall, watch a classic production at the Wortham Theater Center or the Houston Ballet or enjoy award-winning comedies and international thrillers at the Alley Theater Company.

1201 Louisiana Street, 35th floor, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: 713-659-1431

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