The Lesbian Bar Scene

Houston has an impressive LGBTQ bar scene. Although only Pearl Bar is H-Town’s true girl bar, per se, there are a wealth of places where the girls go out to play. Here’s a smattering of the places where you’ll find yourself both welcome and in excellent company!

Pearl Bar

When the subject of lesbian bars in Houston comes up, Pearl Bar is likely the first name you’ll hear.  In addition to plenty of dancing and drinking, you’ll also find a host of entertainment from burlesque shows to musicians to comedians and even sports and TV stars. The patio is a locals favorite and everyone is welcome at the place that invites everyone to “Come out of your shell…”

Neon Boots Dance Hall and Saloon

With Thursday night dance lessons, Happy Hour all night long on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, Wednesday game nights, Thursday karaoke, and plethora of guest performers and events, it’s no wonder that Neon Boots is a favorite of the gay girls – and boys – when it comes to dancing and playing and otherwise causing a ruckus!

Ranch Hill Saloon

Actually in Spring, TX, Ranch Hill Saloon is known for cold beer, loud music, and a crowded dance floor filled with cowboys and cowgirls alike. The staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming, keeping regulars coming back time and time again.


Definitely known as a gay bar first and foremost, the girl set is always welcome. Known for its hot dancers (yes, male), packed dance floor, killer drag, and nightly specials, JR's can always be counted on for a night out that will be anything but boring.

The Montrose area, Houston’s own gayborhood, is also a great area to find hangouts that are perfect for hanging with the girls.

Other local H-Town favorites include:

Thirteen The Heights Bar
The Creek restaurants
Anvil Bar & Refuge
Nouveau Antique Art Bar
Poison Girl
Guava Lamp

In other words, Houston has plenty of places for girls to play whether it’s drinking, dancing, or just hanging out that’s on your agenda. No matter who you love, Bayou City is definitely full of hopping locations to see and be seen!

By Jenny Block