lone star state

This southern state has a surprising amount of awesome gay bars

A couple sits in a crowded outdoor patio holding their two french bulldogs and smiling at each other. Photo via visitdallas.com

Despite its size and plethora of activities to enjoy, Texas might not have the same appeal as the other larger (gayer) states in the US, destinations like California and New York. However, now that some of The Lone Star State’s biggest cities have experienced an influx of young, progressives – times are changing

Next time you’re down in Texas, check out these fantastic bars and nightclubs that cater to our community. 


Station 4

Massive dance club and drag lounge 3911 Cedar Springs Rd · Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 526-7171

You can’t talk about being gay in Dallas without mentioning Station 4. This massive party hub has 14 different bar areas, constant themed nights, and plenty of booty-shaking contests to win!

JR’s Bar and Grill

Extremely popular spot at the center of it all 3923 Cedar Springs Rd · Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 528-1004

JR’s has solidified its reputation as a Dallas hotspot over the years, offering an amazing 2nd story balcony patio, tasty food, and a crowd that never stops dancing. 

Round-Up Saloon

Country bar and dance hall 3912 Cedar Springs Rd · Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 522-9611

It wouldn’t be Texas if there weren’t a little cowboy flair. Undeniably, Round-Up is Dallas’s largest country line-dancing venue, offering fun events every weekend.



Leather bar with dark corners and a kink shop 715 Fairview St · Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-2792

This lively spot is always ready to show you a good time. Expressive drag performers, great drink specials, and a dark corner or two for dark deeds make this a local favorite. Stop by the shop on your way in or out to get some new gear!

South Beach Houston

Sultry, sweaty and so very sexy 810 Pacific St · Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-0107

With a crowd that doesn’t quit, this sultry club is always packed to the brim. Never without plenty of eye candy and great performers, you’ll always have a great time at South Beach.

Eagle Houston

For leather lovers 611 Hyde Park · Houston, TX 77002
(713) 523-2473

Much like the other Eagle locations around the country, this delightful dive is welcoming to all. Leather lovers and others frequent this watering hole, coming for the nightly events and great company. 


Oilcan Harry’s

Austin’s busiest gay bar and dance floor 211 W 4th St · Austin, TX 78701
(512) 351-8423

One of the favorite dance floors in the warehouse district, this hotspot is always packed. Go-go boys, drag shows and DJ sets galore!


Popular lounge 217 W 4th St · Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-1150

It’s raining men, hallelujah! This popular and upscale club offers anything you could want on a night out. Enjoy the gorgeous eye candy, tasty drinks, and committed drag performances. 

San Antonio


Festive LGBTQ+ nightclub 1402 N Main Ave · San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 299-4222

For three decades Pegasus has been a popular watering hole for the local gay community. Enjoy a casual game of pool or enjoy the night air on the tropical patio. 

Bonham Exchange

Voted best LGBTQ+ dance club in town 411 Bonham · San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-9219

If you’re looking for a night full of dancing and drinks in a lively venue, there is none better than Bonham Exchange. Offering 10 bar stations, and three floors of action, you’ll need more than one night to experience it all!

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