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George Bar Remodel Survived Hurricane Harvey

George Country Sports Bar Re-Model Complete In Montrose Before Harvey

George Country Sports Bar Completed Re-Model Before #HurricaneHarvey Made Landfall In Houston

(Houston) – Hours before #HurricaneHarvey decided to make a lasting impact on Houston one LGBT bar in Montrose completed a total outside remodel – leaving the friendly neighborhood bar named George Country Sports Bar to fear what would happen.

“We have a completely new rear patio that expands when we open the fence for special nights, like Thursday night steak night,” explained George Country Sports Bar manager Walter Pollpeter. “The staff who came to work and worked during those stressful times, they were incredible. I am grateful to them.”

The LGBT community bar sits off Fairview Street at Stanford Street and has been a staple in the Houston community for the past 10+ years. Currently owned by George Konar, the bar was originally built in 1955 and was called ‘Past Times,’ and ‘Bricks II,’ before becoming ‘George Country Sports Bar.’

The new renovations include a newly laid rear drive way, a new black canopy for the front patio, new roof, new fencing and beautiful new siding.

“The rear patio fence opens and allows us to expand for special events. Our Thursday steak night is one of those,” Pollpeter said.

“We were lucky to not get any damage during Harvey, and were able to be open and help feed the community.”

The inside of George stays very much the same, ‘hardwood’ everywhere! The walls are lined with flat screen’s that display every sports game or news channel available.

Chaos At Spire Nightclub Wednesday Night Scare Club Patrons

Chaos At Spire Nightclub Wednesday Night Scare Club Patrons
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Popular Downtown Straight Club ‘Spire Nightclub’ Known For Ever Growing LGBT Presence Has Scary Wednesday Night For Club Patrons.

(HOUSTON) — A night out in downtown Houston gets chaotic for club goers, leaving at least two people with gunshot wounds, and other injured as a vehicle drives into a crowd leaving Spire Nightclub.

According to Houston Police, pandemonium broke out in the nightclub’s parking lot shortly after closing. “It’s a really confusing scene at this point,” HPD Lt. Larry Crowson said, “We’re not exactly sure who’s the victim and who’s the suspect in this.”

According to the Houston Chronicle, ‘a fight led three individuals to drive a car into a crowd of people. The car hitting a patron with impact enough to shatter the vehicle’s windshield.’

A club patron in the crowd produced a weapon and fired shots at the vehicle. As the vehicle attempted to escape the gunfire, it hit a utility pole.

Houston Police Investigators are attempting to reconstruct the scene, but everyone involved – witnesses, victims, and perpetrators – fled the scene.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the department’s Major Assaults Unit at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Miss Gay Texas Violet S’Arbleu

Violet S'Arbleu stole the talent portion of last weekend's Miss Gay Texas America pageant with "A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place" from The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. (Photo by Clay Gore, Houston Press)

(HOUSTON) People might associate Texas with yellow roses or bluebonnets, but this year an unmistakably different flower is taking over the state. Houston-based drag entertainer Violet S’Arbleu, née Jacob Chaput, will shower the Lone Star State with a purple reign as the newly crowned Miss Gay Texas America.

“The Miss Gay Texas America legacy is 43 years of stellar, inspirational entertainers,” he says, “and honestly I’m just so humbled and thrilled to have the honor to join those ranks and represent the system this year.”

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Best 5 Bartenders In Montrose For 2017

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5 Of The Best Bartenders In Houston For 2017

(HOUSTON) — Everyone deserves a drink, but today here’s a little secret. The list of the top 5 bartenders in the LGBT community. Because everyone deserves a drink from this year’s best bartenders.

Even though we suggest getting to know all the bartenders in our community, we really suggest acquainting yourself, your friends, with these innovators of all things boozy, and yummy in Montrose. Great bartenders wear many different hats while they sling those cocktails. Because of this, it’s very difficult to pick these masters. But we tried our best.

#1.

Austin Abernathy at Hamburger Mary's

Austin Abernathy of Hamburger Mary’s probably won’t admit it, but he’s a huge puzzle piece who has helped Hamburger Mary’s grow their sales from behind the bar. With all the seasonal science experiments that Austin is constantly cooking up, there’s really no way to ever tell what kind of new flavor experiments he has up his sleeve. That’s why it’s probably best to give him a few clues and then sit back and enjoy whatever he whips up for you.

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#2.

Christopher Hunter at Guava Lamp

If you’ve wandered down Waugh Drive in Montrose on a Wednesday night and been drawn into Guava Lamp by the glowing neon lights, you have most likely been served a drink by Christopher Hunter. Guava’s resident cocktail master, Hunter is deliberate and precise with his drinks while also making sure that no one is thirsty for too long.

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#3.

Jared Miles at Jr's Bar & Grill

The word ‘green’ comes to mind when talking about Jared Miles. While holding it down behind the bar of Jr’s Bar & Grill, Jared treats the thirsty of Montrose. He can whip you up a made-from-scratch margarita or extra-dirty martini to the beat of the drag queens or dancers. Jared’s genial nature and welcoming warmth are what keeps regulars coming back and visitors likely to become regulars.

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#4.

Eric Ervin at Rich's Houston

For years, the undisputed cocktail master of the Montrose cocktail scene has been Eric Ervin. Even though he now mixes his master cocktails at Rich’s in Midtown. There’s a reason that Eric is considered “the bartender’s bartender.” Don’t be surprised if he remembers your drink and exactly how you like it even after only a few visits.

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#5.

Chris Contello at The Eagle Houston

If you visit the Eagle Houston, you’re likely to be served a drink by Mr. Chris Contello. He’s the one at the end of the bar, near the DJ booth. Chris hides a great secret: He’s secretly a cocktail master and one of the sweetest bartenders you will encounter. He remembers your name and your flavor.

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