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Address: 715 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006-2805
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RIPCORD is an iconic gay bar known for Bear, Cub, Daddy, Chaser, Leather...

RIPCORD is an iconic gay bar known for Bear, Cub, Daddy, Chaser, Leather and Masculine men. Established in 1980, RIPCORD is the second oldest gay bar in Texas and is a staple in the gay community, hosting a wide range of events.

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Not for the faint of heart!

Ripcord is a step above your typical gay bar. With a leather/bondage shop on site, the vibe is charged with sexuality and the alcohol just helps. Come dressed casual, or clad in... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
RaqVentures
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

not crowded and an outdoor area that's not too smoky. cheap/moderate drinks which are good. they had a pool table in great condition!

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Conyers, Georgia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Moderate size venue but ... Crowd was low on Sunday and Tuesday. No more than 12 customers each night I went. Music was good, in my opinion. Crowd was mixed black white, young and old, people dressed in street clothes, saw one person in jockstrap, another leather vest. It was a mixed group. Pool table, huge out door patio with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Ripcord is a step above your typical gay bar. With a leather/bondage shop on site, the vibe is charged with sexuality and the alcohol just helps. Come dressed casual, or clad in leather, or shirtless, anything goes. As a lady, I was deterred from using the restroom and I was certainly the minority. I had a blast though! If you... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Ripcord is a great bar. Nice, chill atmosphere. The bartenders are great, if you get a chance, check out Christopher Barry, he's the best. They're always having events from guest djs, rewind to the 70s-00s, to leather, and they even host geeks who drink on Wednesday's at 830 pm. They also host an art gallery which you can purchase. Over... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Updated review! I had the great joy of being at the Ripcord under the new management for GLUE weekend. The place has had a face lift and am very much impressed by the changes. It's not what it used to be and seems to be moving into a new day. I will be back.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I've been coming to the Ripcord for years. It's very friendly and come-as-you-are. No attitude here, unlike many other places here. Great staff, great patio, great theme nights keep things interesting.

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