810 Pacific Street
Between Stripper Circus Fridays, which is packed with 10 go-go dancers, and carnival games, to Saturdays with almost-weekly RuPaul’s Drag Race stars, it’s truly weekend-packed fun. Especially looking forward to Latrice Royale on March 26.
This comfortable club located in the Heights is a convenient alternate to inner-Montrose haunts. Patrons journey past the comfy seating and romantic lighting to find a spacious patio where they sometimes fire up the barbecue grill.
1537 N. Shepherd Drive
BAYOU CITY BAR & GRILL
This cozy bar is the home for the famous Breakfast Club (which dates back to 1986), opens at 7am, and continues throughout the day with a full kitchen and menu along with late-night dancing! Known for Drag Bingo on Tuesday, Steak Night on Wednesday, and Wing Night Thursday. DJs nightly. 7 days a week.
2409 Grant Street
This multi-level dance club features a patio upstairs lounge and balconies that overlook Pacific Street. Ladies enjoy Wet and Wild Wednesday, 18-year-olds are welcome on Thursday, resident DJ Lorenzo spins Wednesday–Saturday nights, DJ Pollo spins Karumba Latin night on Sunday. Happy hour 8–10pm; free cover before 11pm.
710 Pacific Street
Located downtown, this urban club features Clubbers Friday with male and female dancers. Its 6,400 square feet also offers theater-sized viewing screens and VIP rooms.
2020 Leeland Street
If you miss the now-closed Inergy, you’ll find many of its former staff, management, and décor at this two-room Latin/hip-hop club. Sunday evening drag shows rule the roost.
6680 Southwest Freeway, next to Colorado
Resident DJ Johnny spins on Friday and Saturday nights at this comfortably remodeled Montrose nightspot that also offers karaoke on Tuesdays and Thursdays and extended happy-hour prices throughout the week.
2312 Crocker Street
The Eagle has landed at its new location in the heart of Montrose, and it looks great. Sexy bartenders, lots of outdoor deck space, and even a gift shop to check out. Monday–Saturday, 4pm–2am; Sunday, noon–2am.
611 Hyde Park Blvd.
Award-winning DJs spin nightly at this “boutique nightclub” that offers elegance without arrogance and features a stage, dance floor, VIP area, glass-encased quiet bar, and attractive patio. Tuesday and Sunday drag shows feature frequent special guests.
202 Tuam Street
Regulars rule at this comfortable neighborhood sports bar, just like most other neighborhood sports bars in town. But George’s occasional benefit drag show makes it a wonderful, campy alternative. Sports Saturdays start at 3pm with dart and pool tournaments; Steak Night is Sunday, 3–7pm.
617 Fairview Street
This trendy and friendly video and cruise bar gets busy during happy hour and stays busy ’til closing. Karaoke on Wednesdays and Sundays, sometimes offering prizes, always packs the place.
570 Waugh Drive
JR’S BAR & GRILL
With house emcee Kofi, OutSmart’s Gayest and Greatest reigning drag champion, this Montrose standard offers drag and strip shows throughout the week, karaoke Thursdays and Sundays, plus pool tables, male dancers, and award-winning cocktails.
808 Pacific Street
The men of Manwatch and Muscles in Action rinse down in the “Meteor Shower” stall in this posh but comfy lounge on the downtown edge of Montrose, accompanied by DJ Athena on Friday and award-winning DJ Eddie E on Saturday. Open Thursday–Saturday.
2306 Genesee Street
Jerry Atwood, Clay Howell, Neil Massey, Steve Wheaton, and Roger Woest take turns at the keys at this comfortable neighborhood piano bar.
1419 Richmond Avenue
MONTROSE MINING COMPANY
Studly male dancers bump and grind every night at this leather/denim spot, offering Montrose’s lowest vodka drinks with Trash Disco Sundays. The two-tier back patio bar provides a perch for viewing the Pacific Street scenery.
805 Pacific Street
NEON BOOTS DANCEHALL & SALOON
Houston’s only LGBT country dancehall is located in the historic Esquire Ballroom and opens Wednesday–Sunday. The new outside patio and stage are open. Wednesday features Steak Night and Bingo. Free dance classes on Thursdays and Karaoke. Saturday night the dance floor fills with the best C&W . . . check their website for all specials, events and times.
11410 Hempstead Highway
This LGBT-friendly lounge is open under “familiar” management in the Washington corridor. Daily highlights range from open mic night to steak night to appearances by DJ Kittie and DJ Ben Phoenix from KRBE. Drink specials and more.
4216 Washington Avenue
This well-kept, multi-roomed leather bar for men and their friends boasts a busy patio, especially on the weekends. The Black Hawk Leather shop is located inside the club, providing BDSM essentials.
715 Fairview Street
The eclectic British pub is known for its craft beers as well as for the burgers. Most weekends you’ll find up-and-coming local bands rocking the house.
2010 Waugh Drive
This mega-dance club is a frequent winner of OutSmart‘s Gayest and Greatest awards, with DJ Eddie E spinning on Fridays, and DJ Joe Ross playing pop & dance music videos on Saturdays. No cover before 11pm.
810 Pacific Street
With the longest daily happy hours in Montrose (8am–10pm), it’s no wonder this neighborhood watering hole is so popular. Owner Tim Pugh says TC’s has built quite a reputation as the perfect spot to celebrate special occasions. Other big draws are the drag shows Wednesday–Sunday and karaoke Monday & Wednesday.
817 Fairview Street
TONY’S CORNER POCKET
This comfortable club located close to downtown has one of the friendliest bar staffs in town, both inside & outside at its patio bar. The raised stage where local charities perform also features an amateur dance contest each Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 11pm. Opens daily at noon.
817 W. Dallas Street
HALO VIDEO BAR
The only LGBT dance club in Bryan/College Station, this sleek spot is open Thursday–Saturday. Smack in the middle of Aggieland, “our venue is always packed with the hotties,” the owners promise.
121 North Main Street
23RD ST. STATION
A new face on the Island bar scene is here. The bar features a neighborhood-bar feel with octane. Drink specials daily and the weekend is filled with pulsing music, hot dancers, drag shows, and a Sunday Tea Dance.
1706 23rd Street
A neighborhood bar, the Island institution attracts a colorful crowd of regulars and travelers. The private patio includes a swimming pool. On Saturday and Sunday nights, the Ladies of Lafitte show takes the stage.
2501 Avenue Q (at 25th)
THIRD COAST DOWNTOWN BAR
The newest and largest dance club in Galveston features the best shows on the island Friday and Saturday nights hosted by KiKi Dion Van Wales. Sunday Fun Day features Drag Bingo, followed by The Chat—an hour of humor and topical discussions. Then there’s the Texas Hold ’Em tournament, and finish the night with karaoke hosted by Taylor L. Much more Monday through Thursday. Doors open at 4 p.m. Monday–Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday.
4216 Postoffice Street
RANCH HILL SALOON
With its two pool tables, 52-inch plasma televisions, and large dance floor, this popular northside spot also offers DJs Thursday–Saturday.
247041 I-45N, Suite 103
THE ROOM BAR AND LOUNGE
One of only two LGBT hangouts in North Houston/Spring, this bar and video lounge has a laidback atmosphere where everyone is welcome and everyone is friendly to each other. The Room Bar and Lounge offers something for everyone, including daily drink specials, karaoke, free pool, drag shows, and live DJs several nights a week.
4915 FM 2920
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