Lonesome cowboy

Kick up your boots at these gay country hangouts

A handsome cowboy drinks whiskey at a western bar.

Grab a whiskey, your finest plaid, and dancing shoes, we’re going to show you our favorite country western bars where you might find that lonesome cowboy you’ve been dreaming about since you first saw Brokeback Mountain.

Round-Up Saloon (Dallas, Texas)

Round-up is Dallas’ largest LGBTQ+ country and western dance club. Bring your cowboy boots!

A handsomely disheveled bartender at George in Houston stares peers at the camera with his piercing blue eyes.
Credit: George

George (Houston, Texas)

This hole-in-the-wall country watering hole is the place to sip beer, chow down on BBQ, and watch the game on flat-screen TVs with other queer sports lovers while the country-western music hums along in the background.

A handsome Mexican ranchero sings a ballad at El Ranchero in Tijuana Mexico.
Credit: El Ranchero

EL Ranchero Bar (Tijuana, Mexico)

El Ranchero is a popular cruise bar and restaurant with affordable drinks in the heart of Tijuana’s Plaza Santa Cecilia. The first floor plays reggaeton and Norteño music while the upstairs plays mainly pop music. Nightly drag and stripper shows make this one of the neighborhood’s steamy mainstays.

The  suave server at Pacos Ranch in Puerto Vallarta beckons you with a tray of fine tequila and shot glasses.
Credit: Pacos Ranch

Pacos Ranch (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

 Paco’s Ranch is a wild late-night drag and dance club where the tequila flows into the night. Interactive drag queens make this one of the more popular clubs in PV. Shows don’t start until midnight and go into the morning.

A drag queen in a red, white, and blue bedazzled outfit poses at the Urban Cowboy in Dallas.
Credit: The Urban Cowboy

The Urban Cowboy ( Dallas, Texas)

The Urban Cowboy is an 18+ bar in Dallas with various parlor games to keep you entertained, ranging from darts to corn hole to billiards and even Jenga. Everything is truly bigger in Texas, including the drag queen’s bedazzled outfits.

A crowd gathers outside of the Rainbow Cattle Company during the town's annual Pride Parade.
Credit: Rainbow Cattle Company

Rainbow Cattle Company (Guerneville, CA)

Just two hours north of San Francisco, in the gay resort river town of Guerneville, you’ll find the Rainbow Cattle Company. On most days, you’ll find a dark, chilled-out saloon where locals drink whiskey and play pool, but during the summer months, when the town hosts a variety of queer events, it becomes a rowdy dive full of city queers looking to be taken home by a willing townie.

Venture-N

More Levi than leather 1239 N 6th Ave · Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 882-8224
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Venture-N (Tuscon, Arizona)

More Levi than leather, a friendly, non-pretentious crowd gathers here for drinking and conversation on the patio. Although Venture-N has traditionally been a men’s leather bar, it welcomes everyone through its doors with a smile and a good time.

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