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The Red Room opened in December 1965 and was early prominent bar in Houston. The bar hosted amateur night for female impersonators on Tuesdays. They hosted prominent female impersonators such as Tiffany Jones. The Red Room closed in December 1974.

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The Wagon Wheel was a female impersonation club that opened in 1936. This was one of the first Houston clubs that featured female impersonators. A fire destroyed the club in 1938, which was suspected to be arson.

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The Miss Camp America Pageant began in 1969 as a birthday party for Pat Petty. This competition ran until 2006 and included more than 250 members. In 1988, the pageant became a foundation has donated over $1 million in profits to charity, primarily…

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Said by Outsmart to have anchored Houston’s gay community in Montrose, Mary’s was a gay bar in Houston, Texas that opened as Mary’s Naturally in 1970 by Jim “Fanny” Farmer. Before its closing in November 2009, Mary’s contributed a significant amount…

Rich’s Nightclub was opened in 1983, shut down in 2013, and reopened in 2016 with extensive remodelling. The venue still occasionally has drag shows. Some of the parties that Rich’s used to hold were a garden party, grey party, tea dances, trash…

South Beach is a club in Montrose inspired by the nightlife in South Beach, Florida. This club is known for popular drag shows, male dancers, and foam parties. South Beach frequently hosts contestants from Ru Paul’s Drag Race on Saturdays. The “So…

TC’s Premiere Showbar is located in Montrose that opened during the summer of 2009. This venue was formerly known as Cousin’s until it was purchased by Tim Pugh. It has since been remodeled and the crowd that frequents the bar has completely changed…

JR’s Bar and Grill is a gay watering hole located in Montrose. Opened in 1986, it is the oldest bar in Houston that is still operating. The building was originally a train depot, a grocery store, and then an emporium before it became a bar for the…

FBar is a high energy, upscale gay club located in Midtown. They have a velvet-draped stage, several chandeliers, and a lavish patio. Fbar has won awards from ZAGAT, VisitHouston.com, HoustonPress for Best Hot Gay Dance Club, Favorite LGBT Bar, and…
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