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It's a Gay ol' time in Houston



Houston has had its ups and downs with the changes in its gay club scene, but one doesn't have to look too far for a hopping bar or dance club.  The LGBT community's bar scene is located dowtown, midtown or Montrose. The area of Montrose is one of the most pedestrian friendly hubs in Houston offering folks of all walks of life plenty to do.


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Meteor


Looking for a Meteor shower? Well, that's exactly what you'll get at this gay club. The front of the club has a large shower where scantily-clad go-go dancers strut their stuff. The clean, contemporary interior also has white leather couches and tables for those who want to observe rather than dance. There's also an outdoor bamboo-enclosed patio for a little fresh air.




Although it's been around for more than 30 years, BRB continues to thrive, thanks to its focus on country and western music and its appeal with the two-stepping gay community. Lots of folks attend its weekly events, whether they hit the dance floor, shoot a few rounds of pool, or simply prop up the bar, cold beer in hand. You can be assured of a friendly welcome when you come, and you'll likely be inclined to try out your karaoke skills or even capitalize on Thursday night's dance lessons. Busy and popular.


Montrose Mining Company


Popular with Houston's leather-wearing crowd, this gay bar doesn't stand on formalities and is ideal when you need a low-key night out on the town. While the place can get crowded, it's a terrific destination for chatting and people watching, grabbing a game of pool, or chit-chatting with friends on the outdoor patio. When you've tired of checking out what the "bears" are wearing, take a gander at the male dancers. The Mining Co. has been a staple in the Montrose community for a long time and most likely won't be changing its unique style anytime soon.


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Chances


Unfortunately, this lesbian-frequented club that welcomed all walks of life has closed. There is currently a memorial website for those who are still crying in their beer.


South Beach


For some of the city's premiere dancing, take advantage of this always-hip gay club. Within its walls, pulsating mixes of the world's top music have patrons moving to the beat, showing off toned bodies, coiffed cuts, and expensive clothes. When the place gets too hot, suspended jets spray liquid ice, cooling the dance floor as laser lights shift and throb overhead. The lobby offers comfy seating when the club's activity becomes too pronounced. Drinks can be expensive, but that's a small price to pay for the ambience and fun.


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Heather J. Taylor grew up an “Army Brat” with her family roots deeply grounded in Texas.  When she was twenty, she moved to London on scholarship to study performing arts at Regent's College...  More About Heather

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