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  • 6 Can't-Miss Theme Nights
    October 11, 2016
    Who doesn’t love a good theme night? When done right, they can give you a reason to hit the town, even on a school night. We’ve come up with a list of some of the best theme nights our favorite bars have on the calendar. This is far from your typical stand-and-model bar experience. Tuesday: Steak and Game night at Guava Lamp : $15 for a steak, salad and potato? Sign us up. Not only do you get to eat some delicious food by Chef Michele Free, from Free Grillin, after your dinner the...
  • Meet The Bartender: Natan Cruz
    July 26, 2016
    True Houstonians are celebrating the return of Rich’s . For almost 30 years, this mega club served gay and straight patrons before shutting down in 2013. Now under new management, the two-story bar/dance club is back open and already showing Houston bars it is still a force to be reckoned with. Natan Cruz is just one of the friendly faces seen hustling around Rich’s keeping drinks full. We wanted to know how working for the new bar was in addition to his side projects that made him...
  • Rich's Reborn
    June 22, 2016
    It's one of the most storied addresses in Houston nightlife. The dual-level mega-club at the corner of San Jacinto and McIlhenny streets in Midtown was ahead of its time when it opened in the 1980s. Rich's brought high-tech lighting and sound as well as larger-than-life music videos to the mostly gay masses who packed its enormous dance floor every weekend. The energy lasted for for more than three decades before the club shuttered in 2013 and saw management and name changes. This past...
  • Carole King Shines in 'Beautiful'
    May 26, 2016
    I dare you to find a jukebox in America that doesn’t have a least one song written by Carole King. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical follows the flourishing career of King, along with her writing partner and first husband Gerry Goffin. Together they wrote songs that soared to the top of the charts like “Up on the Roof,” “Take Good Care of My Baby” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) Natural Woman.” The story includes her collaborations with other...
  • Meet the Bartender: Crystal Murley
    May 19, 2016
    You can’t get the full Texas experience without going to at least one country bar. In Houston, one of the best places to go to satisfy that country twang and perhaps lasso a cowboy would be Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon . Just off Hempstead Highway, Neon Boots boosts the largest LGBT country concept in Texas and the largest gay bar in Houston. Crystal Murley is just one of the bartenders pouring Texas-sized drinks at the 11,000-square-foot dance hall/stage that has features performers...
  • Life in Drag: Violet S’Arbleu
    March 7, 2016
    Hot on the stilettos of the premiere of season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on March 7, we kiki’ed with Violet S’Arbleu, one of Houston’s most sickening drag queens. She spilled the tea on all things drag in Houston. Ryan Bellinghausen : What sets Houston queens apart? Violet S'Arbleu : Different places in the country (and indeed the world) are known for different things: Chicago queens sport some of the wildest makeup and costumes (examples from RuPaul’s Drag...
  • Meet the Bartender: Francisco Leal
    February 24, 2016
    The drinks are nice but let’s face it, the bartenders are what keep us coming back. Bartenders are the backbone of any great bar and their attitude and gregariousness, or lack thereof, can make or break any establishment. Each month we will look at the bartenders who are shaping the Houston gay scene and have us lining up for one more drink, even when we know we shouldn’t. This month, we are talking to Francisco Leal, a bartender at the ultra trendy F Bar . Opened in 2011, F Bar...
  • You Never Know Who You’ll Meet
    December 18, 2015
    It's the Holiday Season. Parties, toasts, special programs, gatherings, and expectations to make it a memorable one. Especially in light of all going on in the world. We all seek togetherness. With friends, new and old, loved ones, family, and those chosen friends we consider our extended family. If you're still in search of your ideal mate, take advantage of these holiday soirees to say hello to someone new. Don't let the cliques discourage you. Someone else at that party may...
  • Neon Boots Hosts Esquire Ballroom Reunion July 18
    July 17, 2015
    Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon will celebrate a Reunion of the Historic Esquire Ballroom this weekend. The event this Saturday, July 18, will pay tribute to the space made famous many years ago by renowned well-known singers and performers. The event starts at 2 pm at the same original location at 11410 Hempstead Road. The bar's owners invite everyone to attend and mingle with many of the people that were regulars many years ago at the historic entertainment venue. Now known as Neon...
  • JR's Gets Reinvented, More Changes Ahead on Pacific Street
    July 9, 2015
    A Houston gay nightlife institution is getting a much-needed, and much-anticipated makeover. JR's Bar & Grill has been a fixture in Montrose for more than 30 years, drawing multiple generations of gay men and women to its laid-back, come-as-you-are interior and patio. Other bars, some longstanding hangouts themselves, have come and gone through the years. But Charles Armstrong Investments' big investment in its flagship, suggesting this is one institution that's here to stay....
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