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|Restaurants|Houston, TX 77006

715 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

(713) 521-2792

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With friendly staff, awesome DJ nights and arguably the best LGBT crowd in the city,Ripcord has turned out to be a popular partying and meeting place for the gay community in Houston. Talented male performers at this nightclub have somewhat of a celebrity status among their patrons and constantly attract a large crowd from across the city. Make sure to ask for the bar's daily drinks specials and reap the benefit of their exciting discounts. Ripcord nightclub stands strongly as a symbol of gay pride in Houston.

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Jyles H. on Yellow Pages

a year ago

11/27/2018, 01:29 AM
So I've been coming to this bar for years. RIPCORD has made some great improvements over the last few months, including drink specials, staff and decor. It's a a far cry from the RIPCORD of the past, but still a great place to meet old friends, new friends and the occasional play thing. You can always find what you are looking for. Great cruising bar...Yummm!
Has a great patio, events like 80s night on Friday's and strip pool on Mondays. The bartenders Rock and are sometimes Rock Hard!
Christopher B. on Yellow Pages

5 years ago

02/11/2015, 12:50 PM
I first visited RIPCORD in 2001. I've seen it go through a few phases. Some better than others.
Fortunately, the new managment has done a great job of bringing the gay bar into a new era of masculinity along with renovated bathrooms, a new paint job, wide range of events, cheap drinks, and friendly bartenders.
RIPCORD is a gay bar usually full of 23-55yo men (Bears, Daddy's, Cubs, Twinks) and their LGBTQIA friends. The patio is the largest of all the gay bars in the Montrose and is synonymous with a fun and friendly bears.
Basically, a laid back bear bar with pool, darts, and great music.
Ripcord B. on Yellow Pages

5 years ago

02/11/2015, 06:07 AM
RIPCORD is a friendly gay bar with a very laid back atmosphere. There's a spirit of acceptance for all shades of gay from leather to lesbians, twinks to tranny's and everything in between. RIPCORD is the most diverse gay crowd by hosting a wide range of events from Sunday Show Tunes, Art Shows, Geeks Who Drink and theme parties.... The bottom line is RIPCORD is everything gay.
RIPCORD also has the biggest outdoor patio of all the gay bars in the Montrose, pool tables and darts. TV's have videos and regular shows during the week. An unassuming facade with a very welcoming interior.
"Bring a friend. Talk to strangers."
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rangerukitena on Citysearch

11 years ago

10/10/2008, 01:15 AM
What a place! – The Ripcord, the "Leather" bar in Houston, Texas, has a management team that is not concerned about the customers or the employees......It seems, since the employees are segregated by physical handicaps.
justinmymind on Citysearch

11 years ago

07/03/2008, 04:35 AM
What? Spotless restrooms? – Who the hell wrote that? Spotless restrooms? I won't even write in here the things I have seen in those restrooms out of respect for the bar staff. I have been going to the Rip for almost 10 years now and I have to say it is not what is was 10 or even 20 yrs ago (before my time). I like the "different" types of gay men it brings in. I sit on the patio and people watch (not recomended on a day it has rained or early summer due to mosquitos, its damp out there). You get to meet some of Houston's more friendler gay men most have either been here for a million years or are natives like me. Not a place to bring women unless they are into leather and don't mind being lo...  more>>
truckingcub79 on Citysearch

12 years ago

08/09/2007, 08:49 AM
Depends on what your looking for – This isnt your "preppytype" bar. Like most leather bars you have to go there the right night to get anything out of it. Saturdays are the best, rest of the week is pretty slow. If your not big in to smoking then stay away from the bar, but keep in mind that this is "Leather" bar and smoking is a big part. Twinks are also welcomed, but dont wear anything bright colored or too preppy. Jeans, t-shirts and boots work.
Contributor on Citysearch

15 years ago

03/30/2005, 01:54 AM
Down a beer with some burly men and dig through the storehouse of naughty goods at this edgy but legendary S&M bar. – In Short
This biker-friendly leather bar features spotless bathrooms and a leather shop with occasional S&M and/or B&D demonstrations. Mostly men frequent this legendary Houston leather bar, home to the infamous yet charitable Brotherhood of Pain. Unescorted women and/or cross-dressers aren't particularly welcome, but male patrons needn't be leathered up to enjoy Ripcord--then again, it doesn't hurt.
OrgyMan on Citysearch

17 years ago

11/04/2002, 03:10 AM
Disappointed, but not giving up hopes – Just went to Houston's Ripcord on October 2002 and what I saw was a BIG disappintment...they were showing "Moulin Rouge" on the damn television. This is a leather bar, not a fu-fu bar. Get with the program. Leather bars in Texas have become sissy-social bars. Guys in cologne were there too.
royboy713 on Citysearch

17 years ago

10/25/2002, 11:33 AM
Cashmere STAY AWAY! – Denim & Leather, leather & denim & skin. Serious cruising for MEN. Twinkies not welcome.
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