History of Spindletop

On January 10, 1901, Spindletop Hill in Beaumont, Texas burst with black gold, creating the biggest oil boom in America. Many oil companies started in Beaumont, including The Texas Company (Texaco), Gulf Oil Corporation (Chevron), and Humble Oil (ExxonMobil). Paying homage to the birthplace of the Texas oil boom, Spindletop opened in 1972 high atop downtown's Hyatt Regency Houston and quickly gained notoriety for its revolving dining room, the first of its kind in the city.

Spindletop has been a favorite Houston seafood restaurant and fine dining experience ideal for birthday parties, family reunions, anniversaries and engagements. From the moment you enter the "Spindletop Express," our glass-enclosed elevator, and ride the 34 stories to the restaurant, you'll know you've stepped into a special place. Our glass-walled restaurant makes one revolution every 45 minutes, ensuring you'll enjoy 360-degree views of the city and all of its famous landmarks. Multiple levels ensure that everyone has a perfect view.

Created by a team of award-winning chefs, Spindletop's menu focuses on fresh American seafood with a southwest flair. Our menu is designed to showcase the very best produce and ingredients from local and regional purveyors.