Thinking about your next gaycation in the USA? You might want to put Houston on your radar. Despite Texas' long-held conservative views, gay Houston is fast becoming a hotspot for LGBTQ travelers. Houston has a large and diverse community, where gay men are welcome to be themselves and have a good time. Fun fact: Houston boasts the 4th largest gay pride parade in the USA, as well as the biggest LGBTQ population in Texas. Thanks to the Supreme Court ruling in June 2015 which banned outlawing same-sex marriage, a report showed that over 2,500 same-sex marriage licenses were issued before the holiday season even kicked off.
With a solid selection of gay bars, Houston has plenty to offer for a good time. The gay area of Houston is the eclectic Montrose neighborhood of west-Central Houston. Here, a mix hipsters, artists, and musicians have affectionately transformed the area into the ‘Heart of Houston’, making it the ‘it-scene’ for gay Houston. Throughout this gayborhood, you’ll discover a vast selection of gay bars and top-notch restaurants that will leave most foodies drooling.
Montrose is home to popular eateries like Hamburgers Mary’s, which has become a bit of a local institution thanks to the seriously good burgers on offer. Do Tex-Mex right at Hugo’s, with their funky Latin-inspired decor, or Mexican cuisine at El Tiempo Cantina where the margaritas and fajitas will blow your mind. Between Westheimer Rd and Montrose Boulevard, there is something for everyone. That said, a must is JR’s, which offers cheap drinks, fast service, and good music - sold! On weekends, Etro Lounge never disappoints, and it’s usually a great place to find someone - whoever you’re looking for. Locals and visitors also flock to Dem Damn Dames, which has a reputation for its impressive ‘boylesque’ performances.
In addition to the main gay area, Houston will charm you with various other attractions during your stay down south. Must-visits include everything from historical sites and museums, to art and supernatural experiences. The Space Center at NASA might inspire your biggest gay dreams. A tour of the River Oaks Bayou Bend has a collection of fine arts, and a breathtaking 13-acre garden. You may need to hold hands during the famous ghost tours, which take you through the city’s most haunted locations. If you have time, make a trip to the historic Galveston Island. Find several budget-friendly activities, so you can save your coins for Houston’s gay nightlife.
No need to worry about gay accommodation, Houston has many gay-friendly and gay-exclusive listings to make you feel right at home. With misterb&b, finding the perfect gay hotels in Houston is all the easier, with various establishments catered to a range of tastes and budgets. Hotel Icon is a downtown staple, boasting an excellent reputation, a great location, and thoughtful amenities. The Four Points-City Centre even allows for pets to stay if you enquire ahead of time. Alternatively, if you are traveling solo or with a large group of people, why not book a misterb&b apartment? Choose to stay with a host, or opt for an entire apartment all to yourself. Whichever option you go for, enjoy gay hospitality in Houston with misterb&b.