Houston >Bars & Clubs > JR's Bar & Grill
808 Pacific St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700629.746930 -95.390176
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
great evenings – the friendliest bartenders in town always gracious with a smile and lots of good looking guys. the crowd is friendly and unpretetious.
This popular Montrose hangout is where young gay men go once they've outgrown their fake IDs. – The Scene
JR's is patronized predominantly by handsome, semi-professional 20- to 40-year-old gay men and the straight females who love them. "Blazer dykes" (lesbians noted for their fondness for the vehicle and the garment; think Dana Scully on "The X Files") hover together on the adjacent Santa Fe Patio.
Award-winning margaritas and frequent ticket giveaways (concerts, theater, etc.) pull in the crowds. Slabs of plywood transform billiards tables into mini-stages for male dancers at night. Cheap vodka well drinks enhance the immensely popular Sunday karaoke, featuring singers of surprising quality elevating show tunes to high art.
Tried and True – A Houston gay landmark, but can't figure out why? Moderate after-work happy hour, but Thursday nights kick off more fun. Crowd has recently gravited to young, pis*y, twinks. Music = moderate/videos. Dancers = Yaaaawn! Can be cruisy at times, but mostly S&P (stand and pose)
Snotty, rude jerks everywhere....they were swarming like FLIES! – If you LOVE being surrounded by arrogant poseurs who treat everyone around them like a doormat, then JR's is your place to be! ENJOY! This club has by far the most stuck-up, arrogant, rude, and haughty clientele of any place I've ever been. The "dancers" (and I use that term loosely) are anorexic junkies who are clearly barely old enough to get into a bar, let alone know how to behave in one. I took a friend of mine from out-of-town and was actually 'shoved' aside by some stuck-up idiot trying to get to the bar - only to find out it was a bartender!!! To the owner of JR's - yes, you may be laughing all the way to the bank, but how do you sleep at night once you get home?
JR'S The Best Gay Bar In Houston – JR'S is by far the best gay bar in Houston....
Music is the Star – While the atmosphere is a bit dated, overall JR's is a great place to go! the music and videos are great and the DJ/VJ's are truely talented.
Not bad, but not good either – It's really not that bad a place to go. The main problem you're going to run into is the crowds and trash that makes its way through.
Again, not really a bad place, but it does not live up to it much hyped reputation.
Tired and Worn – JR's used to be fun -- back when "fern bars" were chic and people were friendly. This place needs to be gutted and disinfected -- and how about a name change? "Dallas" was cancelled over a decade ago! I don't get why people crowd in to be treated rudely by staff and fellow customers -- is it the "nostalgia" of the 1982 decor?
Very Texan – JR's is an institution a great place to unwind with friends and meet new ones.
JR's Home away for Home – What a great and fun way to unwind..Teh bartenders are the best. especially George and Ryan. And the guys are always having fun.
I recommend it to everyone!
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