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  • 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....
  • (We Are) Nexus to Rock Out for Pride Fest
    June 23, 2015
    Electronic pop music duo (We Are) Nexus will help celebrate Pride this weekend in downtown Houston. The band will play on the Bud Light stage in front of City Hall at 12: 30 pm as part of the Pride Festival. This is the first year the festival and parade are being held downtown. Composer Nick Gunn and vocalist Carmen Rainier formed the band in 2012. They exploded onto the scene in August 2013 with the debut of their EP "It Feels So Good," a cover to Sonique's hit by the same name....
  • Julie Mabry on Creating Houston's Best Lesbian Bar
    March 9, 2015
    Julie Mabry has been a vibrant influence on the Houston club scene for years. But beyond her work with Girl Jam Productions, she wanted to expand her talents into a bar that would be a destination for the local lesbian community. Her dream came true when she took ownership of the already established Pearl Bar on Houston's trendy Washington Ave, which has since become everything she's wanted and more. We spoke with Julie about some of the things that influence, encourage and challenge...
  • The Eagle Has Landed in Montrose
    July 17, 2014
    Following a couple months of downtime, Eagle Houston has opened its doors once again, this time in Montrose. The bar formerly located in north Downtown took over the space at 611 Hyde Park Avenue, close to the Pacific Street strip. The spot has been completely renovated and includes a large, dual-level patio with a great second-floor perch perfect for watching the action below. The interior is well-lit with plenty of neon lights and a small dance floor. There's even a leather/gift shop...
  • JR's and South Beach Show Strong Sales, Not Closing
    August 6, 2013
    Rumors are swirling around Houston's LGBT community of the pending demise of the city's largest collection of gay bars. But the company says the rumors are nothing more than that and reiterates the bars aren't going anywhere. Charles Armstrong Investments -- owner of JR's, South Beach, Montrose Mining Co. and Meteor -- has not sold the bars, nor is there any plan to, says CAI's operations manager Jose Apodaca. "These rumors surface no less than every two years since...
  • New Gay Bars Joining the Houston Scene
    July 9, 2013
    Several new bars and lounges opening around Houston are looking to attract LGBT customers with unique experiences. Venus, a mostly lesbian-oriented concept, opened last month in Midtown. The roughly 5,000-square-foot, dual-level lounge is situated near the corner of Tuam and Fannin, just one block off the MetroRail. With multiple bar tops and a posh interior with semi-secluded VIP seating areas, Venus hopes to attract a diverse crowd with its "open to all" attitude (guys will feel at...
  • Two New Spots Aim to Spice Up Houston's Nightlife Scene
    April 26, 2012
    Thirsty Houston? You're in luck. Two new lounges from folks behind popular Austin concepts are set to open soon in Houston. J. Black's (pictured), an upscale lounge that debuted on Austin's West Sixth Street in 2007, is opening at 110 Heights Blvd. The spot on the corner of Washington Avenue was built for, and briefly held, Phil's Texas BBQ. In Austin J. Black's is known for its above-par bites (items like lamb lollipops and crab cakes with remoulade sauce) and extensive...
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