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.