Last updated on October 1st, 2020
Anyone that wants to learn about the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Houston will do so right here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town Montrose and more!
There are some annual or more frequent pride events that we will also tell you about. And we can’t forget about the best LGBT dating sites since many people prefer them to going out these days.
We all like to do things our own way so we will list everything we know about so that you can choose your own adventure. You may also want to look through more of our posts on North America at that link.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Houston
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Houston:
- Ranch Hill Saloon at 24704 Interstate 45 Ste
- Pearl Bar at 216 Washington Ave
- Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon at 11410 Hempstead Rd
- JR’s at 808 Pacific St
- South Beach at 810 Pacific
- Crystal at 6680 Southwest Fwy
- George at 617 Fairview St
- Michael’s Outpost at 1419 Richmond Ave
- Guava Lamp at 570 Waugh Dr
- Ripcord at 715 Fairview St
- Eagle at 611 Hyde Park Blvd
- Blur Bar at 710 Pacific St
- Tony’s Corner Pocket at 817 West Dallas St
- Axelrad Beer Garden at 1517 Alabama St
- Anvil Bar at 1424 Westheimer Rd
- Poison Girl at 1641 Westheimer Rd
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs in Houston for men to meet men you can use that list we just posted. We used to live in a world where things were far less inclusive, but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of strictly gay bars.
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunities for men to meet men at plenty of spots around town.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Houston
Along those same lines we are not aware of any straight up lesbian bars in Houston for women to meet women. The mixed list should have plenty of options for you and if there are no cute girls around to hit on head out and find another place around Montrose to try.
With that said Poison Girl and Anvil Bar could be good places for you to start your search.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Houston currently but you can find drag shows that may help you meet ts near you at:
- Drag Show at Guava Lamp on Saturdays
- Millennial Dolls at JR’s every Wednesday
- Numerous Drag Shows at Hamburger Mary’s
Please use the comments to let us know if anything you notice on this page is no longer relevant or if any new LGBT hot spots have opened up since our last visit here. We also want to say that we know how things are here pretty good but we are not local experts by any means.
If you think we should be listing any venues as strictly lesbian or gay bars definitely let us know. We have tried our best, but we can’t keep up with the whole world without a little assistance.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of Montrose. The Montrose gayborhood should offer you just about all you need.
You can look through more of our posts on:
- Gay Nightlife in Dallas & Fort Worth
- Gay Nightlife in Austin
- Gay Nightlife in San Antonio
- Gay Nightlife in New Orleans
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Houston Gaymer Meet Up at Guava Lamp
- Cabernet at the Cabaret at Michael’s Outpost on Fridays
- Eye Cons at Michael’s Outpost on Saturdays
- Line Dance at Ranch Hill Saloon on Thursdays
Houston Pride in June may be the biggest party in the city every year but we bet you already knew that.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Trying to find other LGBT people near you for dating or hook ups was not pretty difficult in the past, particularly for people who didn’t enjoy nightlife. Gay or lesbian bars were pretty much your only choice, but thankfully that is no longer the case.
We have no idea what your current status and frankly don’t care but we are pretty sure that there are some reading this who may not want to have their photos taken at a gay bar and posted on social media. Adult Friend Finder has been the biggest hook up site on the planet for almost two decades and they actually have a big network of sites which some may not know.
Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and you might be surprised at how many people use it in major cities like this one. Lesbian Personals is where to go to find hot women near you to hook up with.
Those who are bi-sexual and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow should just go with Adult Friend Finder. It combines all of the users on their numerous sites across their network which are not only straight and LGBT but also include swingers and numerous types of kinks and fetishes.
As more ts near you feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be trans dating in Houston is only going to get bigger and better. At this point we have covered the Houston LGBT nightlife in full.
You have read about all of the best mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs plus drag shows to party with trans, all sorts of LGBT dating sites and the Monroe gayborhood. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.