They say two things come out of Texas; steers and queers! I traveled to Austin to keep it weird and check out the gay bars. They were right, steers and queers!
If not for the great music and cheap drinks, then Dane the bartender is reason enough to visit Oilcan Harry’s! This staple in the gay nightlife of Austin has specials 7 days a week. Friday and Saturday’s best for dancing, and Sundays come in for the $1 mimomsas. A frequent hub for Rupaul Drag Race contestants, Oilcan Harry’s comes highly recommended!! Oilcan Harry’s 211 W 4th St Austin, TX 78701
Make it Rain!!! This little lounge on 4th street fits the description for small town, gay dance club. We made it just in time for their “Hey Cupcake” event on the last Tuesday of the month! They celebrate everyone’s birthday that month and give them “employee pricing”, whatever that means. For a Tuesday night, we danced till we dropped!!! Rain 217B W 4th St Austin, TX 78799
If I am going to Austin, I am looking for a big burly man! I found him, at the Iron Bear, obviously! Austin’s premiere bear bar, although small, is guaranteed to be filled with hot, beefy boys! Fun and cheap bear busts, and wicked strong drinks the rest of the time! Iron Bear 121 W 8th St Austin, TX 78701
When in Texas, do as the Texans do! We went to Rusty’s for some good ol’ country fun! The local country gay bar playing the latest hits in country music, as well as some vintage Reba! Rusty’s is a great spot for gay and gay friendly people. Not pretentious at all, this bar has an amazing outdoor space for when the weather is nice, and plenty of dancing space to to do the Dosey Doe! Rusty’s 405 E 7th St Austin, TX 78701
For all you Austin hipsters, Bernadette’s is a little piece of the East Village right in east Austin. What we loved most about Bernadette’s…its BYOB. A dream come true to the heavy drinkers with empty pocket books! Not for the faint of heart, Bernadette’s is no upscale lounge, but is perfect for you low maintenance gays! Bernadette’s 2039 Airport Blvd Austin, TX 78722